COP26: No Countries Have Delivered on Promise to Improve Climate Plans


By Paul Homewood

I am amazed anybody seriously thought they would!

As I commented after COP26, why would any country suddenly come up with a new emissions cutting plan, if it refused to before Glasgow?

And as usual, the author of this piece clearly has not read the COP26 agreement, because it contains no such “promise”. Below is the relevant section:

Yes, that’s it!

“Urges” and “requests”. There is no obligation whatsoever, even non-binding. It is just the sort of “non-agreement”, that allowed everybody to “agree”. In other words, a piece of paper was waved around, enabling everybody to claim, Neville Chamberlain style, that they had saved the planet.

The New Scientist seems to believe that the rest of the world gives two hoots about global warming.

Meanwhile the Climate Action Tracker continues to show that, at best, emissions in 2030 will still be around current levels. They would need to be cut in half by then to be in line with the Paris targets:

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May 18, 2022 6:05 am

But it was a great carbon spewing trip wasn’t it.

It makes you wonder what other schemes are involved…
German ex-leader Schroeder loses privileges over Russia ties – ABC News (

Reply to  ResourceGuy
May 19, 2022 4:47 am

And COP27 and 28 are already in the diary, so plenty more partying at taxpayers’ expense for some to look forward to.

May 18, 2022 6:14 am

Prince Charles, who is currently touring Canada, will be hosting a roundtable discussion today on sustainability and net-zero.

Maybe he will have some answers concerning the lack of action with climate plans.

Reply to  M.W.Plia
May 18, 2022 7:39 am

Charlie has predicted 2 or 3 more years before “eco-geddon” for a couple of decades now. Otherwise he would have absolutely nothing to talk about at the various functions he is asked to attend and say a few “words of wisdom”. It’s pretty standard stuff for stale celebrities to find a heart-string-tugging cause that can increase the demand for their speaking engagements.

michael hart
Reply to  DMacKenzie
May 18, 2022 1:57 pm

I wish he would go back to his former hobby of pontificating about architecture.
If he ever gets the top job in UK royalty I hope the government reads him the riot act upon accession.

His son, and wife, actually seem quite sensible and are well liked by the public. Many want to skip a generation.

It doesn't add up...
Reply to  michael hart
May 18, 2022 2:30 pm

He has been indoctrinating his son, who seems to have been terrorising his grandson by letting him watch Attenborough programmes with no balancing view.

Reply to  michael hart
May 19, 2022 1:24 am

Many of us wish that Princess Anne would succeed Elizabeth. At least we would get some sanity for a few more years.

After that, well whatever.

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  M.W.Plia
May 18, 2022 7:42 am

Prince Charles is most-eminently qualified to know about net-zero.

Reply to  M.W.Plia
May 20, 2022 8:55 am

He might, if he had to fear being asked such a question, but the press are in on the joke, so I doubt it.

May 18, 2022 6:47 am

No sweat, bidet fix!!!

Thomas Gasloli
May 18, 2022 6:49 am

And the “evil” US has had the greatest CO2 reductions. We need to stop playing this game designed to make the US lose.

Reply to  Thomas Gasloli
May 18, 2022 12:54 pm

I think my old buddy Vlad Putin has reinserted some reality into the situation. What a great guy!

Some benighted idiot (Francis Fukuyama) thought history was over with the fall of the Soviet Union. It should now be crystal clear, even to a novice in a nunnery, that there will always be malign actors from whom we have to protect ourselves.

The postmodern, woke, Marxist, dweebocracy who seek to weaken America should be treated like the traitors they are.

Defund the universities. Find some actual scholars and rebuild the universities from scratch.

Tim Spence
May 18, 2022 6:53 am

This is the rub or the trick, there are lots of these nonbinding accords that get implemented. They are instruction manuals and are treated as commandments or ‘en vigor’ law, like the Marrakesh immigration pact.

They might get delayed or ignored at times but we can’t deny the continual avalanche of laws that prejudice common sense relating to fossil fuel energy.

Ron Long
May 18, 2022 7:00 am

This whole IPCC, CAGW, COP325, etc, is a giant Cluster..ah…ah…Deception. The Mind Masters (those who write the stuff for Brandon to read) damage the US economy so China can run wild? Follow the money.

Reply to  Ron Long
May 18, 2022 7:05 am

Yes, the gaslighting is not meant to be for our benefit.

The hot drought is so bad in Colorado that they are forecasting this weekend’s rain as snow.

Elle Webber
Reply to  Scissor
May 18, 2022 3:23 pm

Yes. The warming is so bad in British Columbia that we are running 6 C degrees ( about 10 Fahrenheit degrees) BELOW seasonal expectations. No doubt though, 2022 will still be “the hottest year EVAH! “

Paul S.
Reply to  Ron Long
May 18, 2022 5:08 pm

Predictions of up to 18″ in the hills (mountains as we call them)

Reply to  Ron Long
May 19, 2022 4:48 am

There are still plenty of griffs out there who fall for it.

May 18, 2022 7:30 am

One must consider the possibility that they WANT the present promises to fail so that more can authoritarian measures can be justified somewhere down the road…..

jeffery p
Reply to  DMacKenzie
May 18, 2022 9:28 am

I think it’s a “greater fool” strategy — Let some other sucker ruin their economy and we will gain a competitive advantage. But a simpler explanation is probably closer to the truth — the politicians know the public won’t bear the costs. They know they can’t survive politically and implement the policies necessary to meet the goals. They straddle the fence and hope the climate mongers are satiated.

Reply to  jeffery p
May 18, 2022 1:02 pm

The politicians are putting large amounts of public money into these schemes, They are making plans to make things much worse, and they are writing legislation to restrict people’s lives and liberties. This might not be enough for those dreaming of complete centralized world power, but they are making things worse for a great many of us.

Coeur de Lion
May 18, 2022 7:31 am

There is no chance whatever that the rise in the level of CO2 in the atmosphere will be checked. And it will soon emerge that the ECS is so low that it doesn’t matter

Reply to  Coeur de Lion
May 18, 2022 1:04 pm

Very solid evidence has been put forth that ECS, if it has any meaning at all, is very low but that will never emerge because it goes against doctrine.

It doesn't add up...
Reply to  AndyHce
May 18, 2022 2:32 pm

Some of use read things like Wijngaarden & Happer.

Reply to  AndyHce
May 18, 2022 4:41 pm

You are quite right Andy
So many pushing this scam are well aware that future increases of CO2 and CH4 cannot and will not effect the worlds climate .
It has been known for over 100 years that the effect of C02 on temperature is logarithmic .
The band widths in our atmosphere that C02 effects are saturated and increases in C02 cannot increase temperature .
Methane CH4 is also close to saturation and is constantly breaking down into C02 and water vapour and is a very small amount under 2 ppm.

The world has far more to worry about than climate change .

Food shortages are looming and inflationary pressures are affecting billions around the world .
What so many people do not realize is that due to ill informed decisions right around the world there is an extreme shortage of fertilizer in many countries .
Crop yields will suffer and who knows what is going to happen in Ukraine which is a major food exporter .

Reply to  Coeur de Lion
May 19, 2022 3:32 am

1) Human CO2 emissions cannot be significantly reduced intentionally and practically. Not even close, it’s a pipe dream.
2) Even if they could, they have no significant effect on atmospheric CO2.
3) Even if they had, atmospheric CO2 has no significant effect on global temperatures.

May 18, 2022 7:32 am

It’s easy to talk a good plan and virtue signal. And when you think about it, that’s all you have to do to win approval. You can always blame poor delivery on others so what’s to lose?

Gordon A. Dressler
May 18, 2022 7:40 am

It doesn’t take an Einstein to figure it out:

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
— attributed to Albert Einstein

But on second thought, maybe all the pampered participants to COPs over the last 26 years do expect the same results regarding liquors, hors d’oeuvres, exceptional food, and great entertainment that accompany these “conferences”. After all, most jet-in for the experiences.

Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
May 18, 2022 6:30 pm

You left out the hookers, Gordon. That’s one of the COP perks that make it all worthwhile for the attendees.

What? Was it COP19 where there was a hooker shortage that helped derail all the agreements? Something like that, anyhow.

Bryan A
May 18, 2022 7:43 am

So long as China is allowed to INCREASE emissions, they will take up any reduction by any other country and levels won’t be affected. Net Zero Decrease

Reply to  Bryan A
May 20, 2022 5:49 pm

Never Net Zero

Art Slartibartfast
May 18, 2022 7:58 am

Also in the corporate world there is not much traction for the environment. “Of the 12,492 proposals submitted globally in 2021, governance issues accounted for 93% of them while social factors amounted to only 5% and environmental the remaining 2%“.

Reply to  Art Slartibartfast
May 19, 2022 4:52 am

Good spot.

michael hart
May 18, 2022 8:47 am

The New Scientist died the death many years ago.

Reply to  michael hart
May 18, 2022 10:55 am

Yes, its Party Line the whole way now.

It doesn't add up...
Reply to  michael hart
May 18, 2022 2:35 pm

Probably after Nigel Calder ceased to be editor.

Reply to  michael hart
May 20, 2022 7:29 am

Neither New Scientist nor Scientific American seem to be thriving right now, judging by the poor quality paper they are printed on.

Dr. Bob
May 18, 2022 9:08 am

Even the EPA thinks the US is doing the best job in the world at reducing GHG emissions.

Recently we took a look at how each state stacks up to international carbon emissions. The results were telling: Our overall per capita CO2 emissions are much higher than the global average. But then we looked at how our CO2 emissions have changed over the last 13 years and found that the U.S. has reduced CO2 emissions more than any other country on Earth. It’s not even close.

INTERACTIVE: Energy Intensity and Carbon Intensity by the Numbers | Department of Energy

May 18, 2022 9:09 am

At least Neville Chamberlain, whether intended or not, bought Britain some time to arm up against a real threat. The global warming crowd are seeking support for something that is not real.

In a way Chamberlain did good while the global warming crowd are up to no good.

Old Cocky
Reply to  Olen
May 18, 2022 2:19 pm

Chamberlain is much maligned. He did, indeed, preside over a massive UK preparedness effort, particularly air defences and the RAAF.

Craig from Oz
Reply to  Old Cocky
May 18, 2022 9:10 pm

RAAF? RAF maybe?

Point with Chamberlain and 1938 is that there was no interest outside of the Czechoslovakia area for actually denying A.H. and his demands. I am pretty sure Chamberlain was well aware of the risks, but when sounding out allies in standing up to Germany (ie – military action) he discovered he was standing alone. No one wanted a war. The majority – with the Great War still painfully fresh in their minds – didn’t want another war. Germany was playing the ‘my way or violence’ card and, not seeing any way to force them to back down, Chamberlain was forced to play middle man in getting, well, Germany to be apleased.

So, no war in Europe, everyone breathed in relief and Chamberlain was a national hero. He didn’t just aplease Germany, he apleased the very (rationally) war shy British public.

The other point with Chamberlain is that when he gave the German leader one last warning in 1938 that violence would not be tolerated he meant it in 1939. Chamberlain was the PM who took Britain to war over violent German expansion.

Old Cocky
Reply to  Craig from Oz
May 18, 2022 9:43 pm

D’oh! Yes, RAF.

Thanks for the quick history lesson – quite enlightening.
It’s amazing how memes can grow with only minimal contact with the evidence.

There was a recent doco series on the rise of Mr Hilter, which I only caught part of. That made the point that Chamberlain had managed to forestall the Third Reich’s ambitions in the Sudatenland for some years.

jeff corbin
May 18, 2022 9:11 am

COP26 and so many other climate initiatives are like the old weather balloons. Pump them up, let them fly and when they reach their peak altitude they pop are are forgotten. Other than WUWT, where can you readily find reports about COP26, West Coast Wind, Southern Solar bubbles popping. All that endures are taxes, spiraling prices and increasing demand for hydrocarbon fuels. Come on Elon, where is the Battery?!

jeffery p
May 18, 2022 9:24 am

But what counts is they all pledged allegiance to the talking points.

May 18, 2022 9:41 am

COP26, the prelude to COP27

Trebles all round.

Old Man Winter
May 18, 2022 10:31 am


This should be the song Jankowicz, the Mary Poppins of Misinformation, sings on her departure:

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Old Man Winter
May 18, 2022 10:36 am

Has anyone else noticed Brandon is looking more like Walter each & every day- sunken beady eyes,
hardened facial muscles, & down-turned mouth? Must be what happens when puppets get old! 😮

Reply to  Old Man Winter
May 18, 2022 11:27 am

The resemblance is almost scary when Brandon frowns. I did see a sign that somebody had found a lost puppet in DC and they wanted Dunham to swing by and pick him up.

Reply to  Old Man Winter
May 18, 2022 11:55 am

Now show us a picture of Walter so we can compare.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Scissor
May 18, 2022 12:29 pm

It’s going, it’s going, it’s gone! GRAND SLAM HOMERUN!!!

John Larson
Reply to  Scissor
May 18, 2022 4:11 pm

I’m pretty sure such a “dehumanizing” joke would be grounds for immediate suspension of your free speech rights, if the masters of disinformation get their way. For spreading a far-right radical extremist conspiracy theory about the President being just a puppet . . (prolly under the control of some sinister cabal . . of the most vulnerable, non-white trans-gender leaders, of the ever vulnerable trans-gender community.)

(And quite likely land you on a terror watch list, prohibiting you from air travel, owning a BB gun, attending schoolboard meetings, or exhaling CO2 pollution outdoors ; )

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Old Man Winter
May 18, 2022 11:34 am

Rand Paul has said that the US is the largest source of disinformation & Jankowicz is much more
involved in keeping people disinformed especially about her disinformation work. 😮

May 18, 2022 12:44 pm

As Yale economist William Nordhaus has made clear, there is not a single climate agreement that has changed anything.
William D. Nordhaus – Prize Lecture –

Reply to  Andy May
May 18, 2022 4:36 pm

You are right.
This is an insightful biography of the Nobel Prize winner and the money quote is Nordhaus’ statement that his reservations on the economic models have not changed over the years.
We cannot accurately assess the 2 degrees target (arbitrary as that is) without considering the cost of combatting climate change and the benefit accruing from avoiding any damage.
The same issue arises in another guise.
Despite Johnson PM (mimicking Greta Thunberg) apologising for the Industrial Revolution and Britain’s role in it, the benefits of the Industrial Revolution outweighed its detriments by a factor of plenty as Judge Alsup pointed out in the Cal v.BP litigation.

May 18, 2022 4:58 pm

As I commented after COP26, why would any country suddenly come up with a new emissions cutting plan, if it refused to before Glasgow?

Australia is on the cusp of much more political will for Net-Zero. If Labor get in this weekend, they want to set a 50% reduction target by 2030. That will require much more generous subsidies for intermittents and the capacity payments for dispatchable plants will need to be accelerated.

Labor are wanting to host COP?? – the next one not already locked in. Australia’s new Prime Minister could be as unhinged as Biden.

There are converted LNP pollies now labelled “teal” because they give strong support to the green agenda from a historically conservative stance. Should any teal independents take seats from LNP then Labor will have control either outright or by joining with the greens.

Coeur de Lion
May 18, 2022 7:13 pm

Can someone help me. There is a killingly funny cartoon describing the trajectory of the COPs with quotes from each. Something like. Last chance to save planet, ambition, arrival of celebrities, impasse, breakthrough, cold light of day. Can’t find it

May 19, 2022 12:37 am

An extract from paragraph 2.1 of the WMO A Guide to the Global Observing System:
Weather prediction and other environment-related activities involve observational data analyses. Weather prediction, in particular, is based on precise meteorological analyses. All analyses require highly reliable observational data received in a timely manner at analysis centres from a sufficiently dense network or other observation source”.

IF “All analyses require highly reliable observational data” – WHY is the data still subject to human interference and corrections? The data is either accurate or not; so how can they say it’s precise analyses? It is, or it’s not!

May 19, 2022 8:47 am

People are beginning to recognize gaslighting. The ultraviolet component of the solar cycle is more effective at causing warming, and it grows strongly with maximum solar activity, causing “global warming” and striking fear into the hearts of indoctrinated believers in the CO2 effect.

May 20, 2022 7:56 am

One could say these countries have “COP-ed out”

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