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Scientists issued a statement today saying that it’s Paris or bust for our hopes of steadying the rate of climate change.
The French capital, known for its fashion and beautiful landmarks, will be drawing an altogether different crowd this December for the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference!
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The primary aim of the conference will be for all of the world's leaders to agree a legally binding and universal agreement on climate.
- Limiting global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius
- Keeping future CO2 emissions below 1,000 gigatonnes (billion tonnes)
- Creating a zero-carbon society by 2050
- Equity of approach - with richer countries helping poorer ones
- Technological research and innovation
- A global strategy to address loss and damage from climate change
- Safeguarding ecosystems such as forests and oceans that absorb CO2
- Providing climate finance for developing countries.
Meanwhile…in nearby Westminster, London, the UK election draws closer and, just yesterday, Greenpeace UK released this information on election candidates opposed to fracking.
As countries focus on techniques to reduce emissions and meet their commitments, some questionable proposals (like fracking) have surfaced and, in the UK, fracking has opened the debate wide open on how the UK should manage it’s migration away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy sources.
One thing’s for sure; the next eight months will really determine the future of not just both nations sitting either side of the Channel (or ‘ La Manche’ as the French would say), but the future of all the world’s countries, oceans and skies!
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