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Publishers boost climate change coverage as the issue takes the world stage

Digiday 27 Sep 2021 04:01
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September 27, 2021 by Sara Guaglione

The countdown to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) — arguably the most significant meeting of world leaders to discuss climate change since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015 — is underway, and publishers want to capitalize that attention with a boost in coverage leading up to the major summit.

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July 2021 was determined to be the hottest month on Earth in 142 years of record-keeping.

Last week’s Climate Week in the U.S. — a series of speeches, awards, presentations and protests organized by The Climate Group — coincided with the United Nations General Assembly gathering in New York City to discuss the critical issue of climate change around the globe. The COP26 conference, which will be held in Glasgow in November, will focus on countries’ plans to cut carbon emissions. The topic is urgent: July 2021 was determined to be the hottest month on Earth in 142 years of record-keeping. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said recent climate data signifies a “code red for humanity.”

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