The Limits of Solidarity at the Global Climate Action Summit | Pacific Standard


The problem is that the people marching outside the summit are furious with the people inside it, and most of the people inside don’t seem to understand fully why.

Any international climate summit is inherently about solidarity, or at least about sharing: Leaders from politics and business talk about sharing technologies and making investments across borders while issuing broadly acceptable statements about a common plight—”Emissions know no borders”; “Many solutions, one Earth.”

These can sound funny coming from people in $2,000 suits, like hearing a Dr. Bronner’s label read aloud by someone who would never consider using the product, but often they are deeply sincere. It’s illuminating this year to hear so many big-city American mayors speaking with intelligence, sometimes even nuance, about environmental justice.

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