Vanuatu's big plea does little to arrest climate change
Having a universal Non-Proliferation Treaty banning the use of fossil fuels globally would do very little to arrest the problem of climate change. There is a possibility that COP27 may not discuss climate change mitigation on account of the ongoing energy crisis in Europe. The ongoing conflict has resulted in a global energy supply shortage, and has dented everyone's ability to reduce emissions. Vanuatu’s call aims at the ground for making fossil fuel elimination a part of the national climate plans at COP27, writes Mr R R Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.