Glasgow, protest on opening day of COP26, October 31, 2021
The UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26) being held in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12 has adopted the slogan “uniting the world to tackle climate change.” The comments and commitments of various leaders about what they are willing to do sets the orientation for the rest of the proceedings where negotiators will work out agreements and decisions that will be announced at the end of the Summit.
The Opening Ceremonies on November 1 were revealing as regards the agenda of the rich and powerful countries which dominate the climate change narrative. Talk centred on the urgency of the situation and the need for every participating and non-participating country to reduce carbon emissions, increase carbon capture and develop renewable sources of energy to prevent the world’s temperature increase going above 1.5 °C by 2030. There was also a lot of talk about the “developed countries” fulfilling their commitment to fund the “developing countries.” [More]
G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting in Sorrento, Italy
Mary Ng, Canadian Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade issued a statement on October 13 following the conclusion of the G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting in Sorrento, Italy. She reiterated the Trudeau government fraud of “strengthening the rules-based international trading system that has the WTO [World Trade Organization] at its core.” [More]
The statement from Minister Ng following the G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting in Sorrento, Italy also made mention of the Trudeau government supporting “businesses seeking to expand into international markets, including support for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), which are vital to Canada’s economic growth and the prosperity of Canadians.” This language is code for government handouts to the oligarchs and their cartels to better compete against rivals in international trade. [More]