The fact that the COP26 Summit to address the urgency of climate change has already been postponed for a year is a cruel irony of the pandemic, and there are many of them.
The coronavirus was rewarded at a meeting held in November 2020, hosted by the United Kingdom in Glasgow. Currently underway in the second half of the 12 months this fall, the situation at Covid in Scotland could limit some groups, especially environmental activists. – From attendance.
And now, what is being thrown into this already uncertain combination is the fallout diplomatic disaster from the US-UK-Australia Defense Pact that has infuriated both France and China.
Beijing, about whether or not to reveal that it is seen to be a “very irresponsible” the agreement of Aukus that building a nuclear submarine to patrol the Indian Pacific Ocean, as a result, Xi Jinping President to appear directly in the COP26 Questions have arisen.
China’s presence at the talks and the willingness to sign the promises made in Glasgow are essential not only to the success of the summit, but also to humanity’s ability to tackle climate change.
There is no doubt about the importance of the tripartite Aukus agreement and the importance of increasing its Western presence in the region in response to China’s military claims.
But the timing of the deal, just weeks before the COP26 Climate Summit, again casts doubt on Boris Johnson’s strategic thinking about foreign policy after the disastrous withdrawal of US and British troops from Afghanistan.
Like the withdrawal from Afghanistan, it is very embarrassing because it could take climate negotiations off course rather than the policy itself rather than the strategic timing of the Augs Agreement.
The Aukus deal had been planned for years, but was secretly finalized between President Biden and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall in June. rice field.
At that time, “optics” meant that President Biden approached French President Emmanuel Macron at the expense of Mr Johnson.
This seems to have been all the diplomatic feints to please President Macron, while US, British and Australian leaders weren’t tying up secret deals behind the dunes.
France is likely to kick more sand when the permanent members of the UN Security Council meet on Tuesday, but in the context of climate negotiations, it is China’s anger that has the power to pierce.