The Sixth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change strongly concludes that human beings are almost wholly responsible for climate change and its calamitous effects. The Conference of Parties (COP), an annual multilateral summit which brings together – and frequently divides- countries on the issue of climate change, is the first summit to take place on the heels of a devastating pandemic. How have countries such as India fared on their commitments to the Paris Agreement of 2015? Should developed countries take on the greater share of responsibility for contributing to climate finance? What are the prospects of transitioning away from fossil fuels?
Harjeet Singh, a senior adviser with Climate Action Network- International (CAN) and Strategic Advisor: Global Partnerships to the Fossil Fuel Non Proliferation Treaty Initiative talks to Beyond Nation and State about what we can expect from forthcoming COPs, why we should be talking more about climate finance and the effects of global warming on migration. Harjeet Singh is a global expert on the issues of climate impacts, migration and adaptation. He has been supporting countries across the world on tackling climate change.