The COP26 Outcome: What it Means for Orchid City

This year’s COP26 meeting and the subsequent Glasgow Agreement is a wake-up call — we can no longer rely on our leaders to initiate effective policies to reduce the impacts of climate change. — Daniel Leal-Olivas/Agence France-Presse

Finally Discussing Fossil Fuels

The economic slowdown of 2020/2021 caused a dip in global fossil fuel emissions. However, this figure has risen and is predicted to continue increasing. — Global Carbon Project 2021.

Controversial Coal Disagreement

Coal is cheap, plentiful, and our single largest source of energy generation. It also happens to be the cause of severe environmental and public health impacts and the premature death of millions. — REUTERS/Ajay Verma.

Shortened Timelines for Negotiations

Financing the Global South

Annual UN Climate Change Conferences discuss global environmental issues to try and build consensus on desired outcomes and effective action. — AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, Pool.

Summary of Outcomes

Orchid City is a blueprint for fully-integrated closed-loop communities that enhance food systems, biodiversity, economies, and living standards to address all the UN’s 2030 SDGs, not only climate change.

How Orchid City Matters

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