The Paris Agreement addresses various elements on mitigation, adaptation, finance, but also importantly, the Agreement and the COP21 decision are milestones for “migrants” as the two acknowledge the impact of climate change on migrants.
The theme of this climate – energy conference is actually part of the 4 thematic priorities of GGGI, namely : green city, energy, water and land use. And, the topic of this conference — “On the Road to Paris and the Green Big Bang” — is spot on.
The Paris summit must lay the ground for a solid process to formulate, discuss and finalize the next round of mitigation commitments. One critical issue in Paris will be climate finance. Leaders at COP 21 need to agree a way forward on finance to support developing and emerging countries.
Paris matters because it is likely to turn the corner – to set a foundation for governments to make increasingly effective efforts to coordinate policies on emissions while also helping countries adapt to the big climate changes that will be in store.
Why I believe the Paris talks may turn out to be a key step in the international negotiations, and more important, a significant step in efforts to address the threat of climate change.
if the current rates of growth and improvement in price/performance in solar photovoltaics and self-driving electric cars continues, the USA economy, famous for creative destruction, will have destroyed its largest fossil fuel, electric utility and car companies within 15 years.
Under President Xi Jinping’s leadership, China now is writing a new chapter in achieving green development. By “new”, I mean Xi Jinping’s thinking on green growth is new, some of his policies on green development are new, and some results of his policies concerned are new.