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Are COP talks really worthwhile?

image credit: Following yet another round of COP negotiations, only limited progress was made in the global effort to keep global warming limited to 1.5C. This week, the team discusses the value of these negotiations in the quest to avoid catastrophic climate change.
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From FORESIGHT Climate & Energy, Watt Matters is a podcast all about the energy transition and the shift to a decarbonised economy

Off the back of an intense two weeks in Egypt, the COP27 negotiations were once again deemed underwhelming. There were some successes: Developed countries will provide finance to emerging economies affected by climate-related disasters. But much of the focus remained on climate adaptation rather than mitigation. 



After nearly 30 years of international climate talks, questions are being raised over the efficacy of these events and what value they hold as the global community seeks to decarbonise.

This week the team is joined by Simon Evans, deputy editor and senior policy editor at Carbon Brief, a website specialising in the science and policy of climate change, to discuss his experiences of the talks, what needs to be done to truly begin phasing out damaging fossil fuels from the global economy, and the power of social media in the debate around the energy transition. 

Enjoy the show!

If you have any thoughts or questions about anything that has been discussed in this week’s episode, you can reach us at our Twitter accounts:
Simon Evans
Michaela Holl
Jan Rosenow
David Weston
Anna Gumbau
FORESIGHT Climate & Energy

Listen and subscribe to Watt Matters wherever you get podcasts. Follow us on Twitter at @WattMattersPod or email us at You can also find FORESIGHT Climate & Energy on LinkedIn.

Illustration: Masha Krasnova-Shabaeva. Art director: Trine Natskår.

Show notes:
Barcelona students to take mandatory climate crisis module from 2024
A policy toolkit for global mass heat pump deployment – Regulatory Assistance Project
A ‘buildings breakthrough’ agenda at COP means heat pumps are in the limelight – FORESIGHT
COP27: Key outcomes agreed at the UN climate talks in Sharm el-Sheikh – Carbon Brief
Daily Briefing | Revue
Living with Heat Pumps – Fully Charged Show
Live recording of Watt Matters: Shocks, stability and sustainable markets


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