Cop26 has received extensive coverage. The general contours of its outcome are discussed in detail elsewhere and are very likely familiar to our readers: Success by India in weakening the coal phase out; efforts to weaken agreements by the oil lobby and oil producers; modest praise from more advanced economies for the progress made; frustration and concern by climate vulnerable countries, compounded by lack of financial compensation from greenhouse gas producing countries; profound disappointment and vows of continuing pressure by activists; scientific consensus that so much more needs to be done.

This mailing shifts from the global to the regional, with a focus on the climate crisis as it appears in the Middle East: varying perspectives from Israel, climate policy in Jordan, and reports on Iran, Morocco and Syria.