Negotiators from over 190 governments continued to bicker over every detail of any agreement to combat climate change even as they admitted in private that their efforts may become irrelevant in a changed global polity.
In ratifying the Paris Agreement, Indonesia has committed to reducing its emissions by 29 per cent from projected 2030 levels. Meanwhile, the country plans to expand its power generating capacity by 70 per cent. Can these two goals be reconciled?
While day one largely focused on the impacts of a 1.5C warmer world and how to adapt to them, day two turned towards meeting the 1.5C goal set out in the Paris Agreement, and the implications for emissions reductions, financing, and governance.
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Permanent representatative of Nauru to the United Nations Ambassador Marlene Moses and former IPCC chair Robert Watson defend the international goal to limit global warming to below two degrees Celsius.
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Satellite observations show that West Antarctica's ice has now entered a state of "unstoppable collapse". But it is still within our control to limit the degree of ice melt and sea level rise, says Anders Levermann.
Volker Blandow, head of e-mobility at TÜV SÜD AG, looks at e-mobility in Asia, questioning its viability while addressing the greatest challenges around the widespread adoption of electric powered vehicles.
In early March 2014, China's important yearly political consultation began, followed by the annual parliamentary sessions, known as Lianghui. Timed to coincide with these sessions, this new briefing interprets outcomes ...