Popular Pressure for Climate Change Action Puts Heat on COP20 in Peru

Popular Pressure for Climate Change Action Puts Heat on COP20 in Peru
A performer during the opening ceremony the U.N. Climate Change Conference, Lima, Peru (U.N. photo by Mark Garten).

LIMA, Peru—The thousands of national delegates and observers who have gathered here for the two-week United Nations Climate Change Conference known as COP20 have endured exceptionally hot weather. Air-conditioning units are barely able to cool the tent pavilions erected on the grounds of Peru’s Defense Ministry for the event, and delegates frequently remove their suit jackets when walking between pavilions or dining in the venue’s open-air restaurants. The heat wave roasting Lima several weeks before the start of the Southern Hemisphere’s summer serves as a reminder of the need for international cooperation to halt global warming, which has been an […]

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