The international conversation between the Global South and the North, at this year’s COP26, has been an ethical debate.
For Janet Rogan, COP26 regional ambassador for the Middle East and Africa, climate change does not discriminate. “It’s about looking at how do you ensure that developed countries really do reduce the emissions, which have been [having an] impact on […] climate. I do not think climate change cares who you are or where you are,” she tells The Africa Report.
Rogan’s philosophy has been widely contested at this year’s COP summit. Delegates from rising superpowers, India and China, disagreed with the complete phase-out of carbon, settling for a “phase down [of] unabated coal”.
The argument, often used by the Chinese government, suggests that countries that have been allowed to develop in the past, such as the US and the UK, should take the lion’s share of responsibility
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