The progress in the first week of climate negotiations in Katowice has been painfully slow, and a logjam over financial transparency can unravel agreements in other areas such as green technology transfer.
Arjuna Dibley –
As the world meets at COP24 in Poland—itself led by a populist government—people who care about achieving the Paris Agreement goal should push for new strategies to reduce emissions in countries headed by populist leaders.
and Hongjoo Hahm –
Overhauling wasteful manufacturing and consumption to achieve a circular economy would benefit the climate, people, and businesses, write UNIDO’s Li Yong and UNESCAP’s Hongjoo Hahm.
People power has brought down dictators and secured civil rights for the marginalised. Former UNFCCC executive secretary Christiana Figueres and 350.org executive director May Boeve believe that the people are now rising up to demand climate leadership.
Jocelyn Timperley, Carbon Brief –
Patricia Espinosa is tasked to steer the international climate negotiations through the finer details of the Paris Agreement. What happens if the US renegades on its current commitment? Is Brexit a threat? Her answers on this video.
With 31 more countries submitting their instruments of ratification for the Paris climate pact last week, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is confident the Paris Agreement will have entered into force before his term concludes.
Joydeep Gupta, The Third Pole –
Despite strenuous efforts by many rich governments, loss and damage due to climate change is evident everywhere; UN environment and climate bodies suggest some ways to deal with it.
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