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The Edit: Learnings from COP28
The Edit

The Edit: Learnings from COP28

Young people at the UN climate summit, trends for 2024 and more in this week’s #TheEdit.

2 minute read

8th Dec 2023

Our weekly round up of the best articles, podcasts and videos focusing on purpose in life, work and the world.

  • COP28: Is the world about to promise to ditch fossil fuels? The UN climate change conference in Dubai is close to a big breakthrough on reducing the gases heating our planet, its United Arab Emirates hosts believe – BBC
  • Young people’s plea to COP28: ‘World leaders owe it to future generations’. Children at the UN climate summit urge governments to commit to policies that put their needs first – The Guardian
  • How the poet Christian Wiman keeps his faith. Nearly two decades ago, Wiman was diagnosed with a rare cancer and told he probably had about five years to live. In a new book, he makes the case against despair – New Yorker
  • Could COP28 catapult the carbon credit market? FT climate reporter Kenza Bryan explains the risks that could come with an expanding carbon credit market – FT Podcast
  • Ten trends to watch in 2024. Elections next years will impact more than half the world’s population, plus what else is to come for 2024 – The Economist
  • What happens at COP? The UN climate summit is the one place the countries suffering most from climate change can face down the countries causing it – The Atlantic
  • How leaders fake psychological safety. When it comes to psychological safety, leaders want the best of both worlds – Harvard Business Review
  • Reconnecting with the things we buy. Is the first step in creating a more sustainable future repairing our relationship with the things that we buy?  – The Beautiful Truth 

“I saw a tree inside a tree / rise kaleidoscopically / as if the leaves had livelier ghosts.”

Christian Wiman