Are global climate conferences just an excuse for wealthy bureaucrats to get together and enjoy a few daiquiris? A lot of people probably think so but with COP28 getting underway in Dubai this week, is public scepticism about climate events justified?
There is one book that says it’s not: Heroes of Environmental Diplomacy: Profiles in Courage, a book filled with stories about some of the amazing work done by scientists, politicians, diplomats, activists and businesspeople – who passed on the daiquiris – to focus on bringing about real and transformative change. The heroes in the book are an antidote to the idea that climate events are a waste of time; and with COP28 on the horizon, it is a book that will help reignite your hope that Dubai could still be a major turning point for people and planet.
Innovators Magazine has covered every COP since 2017 and will have a team in Dubai covering this year’s event, taking place from 30 Nov-12 Dec. We are also official media partners of the World Climate Summit’s Investment COP in Dubai, on from 7-8 December.
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