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COP-out: from MAD to SAD

by Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D. Mathis Wackernagel, founder and president of Global Footprint Network There is a misconception that COP26 in Glasgow did not produce concrete decisions. But it did. World leaders decided that it is not worth saving the Maldives. No wonder the youth ambassadors from around the world participating at COP26, like Vanessa Nakate,... View Full Blog Post

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