Paris Climate Change Agreement, 2015: the good, the bad and the ugly.

A lot has been written on the Paris international agreement on climate change.  To try and cut through all those words to the essential issues, here is our very brief analytic summary.

The good

  • Aspiration of no more than 1.5ºC warming.

  • All countries endorsing.

  • Both historically industrial and new industrial countries beginning to commit to mitigation.

  • 5 yearly reviews.

The bad

  • No delivery mechanism.

  • Country pledges amount to at least 3ºC warming.

  • Pitiful funding for poorest countries.

  • China and India emissions to continue rising til at least 2030.

  • Targets are not mandatory.

  • No challenge to the model of continued expansion of the economy.

  • It doesn’t start until 2020.

  • Nothing on food.

The ugly

Mark H Burton

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4 Responses to Paris Climate Change Agreement, 2015: the good, the bad and the ugly.

  1. Excellent stuff. I¹m flattered and thrilled to be working with people of such obvious ability!

    Mike. Mike Riddell 07711 667725 @mikeriddell62

    From: Steady State Manchester Reply-To: Steady State Manchester Date: Tuesday, 15 December 2015 13:11 To: Mike Riddell Subject: [New post] Paris Climate Change Agreement, 2015: the good, the bad and the ugly.

    WordPress.com The Steady State Manchester team posted: “A lot has been written on the Paris international agreement on climate change. To try and cut through all those words to the essential issues, here is our very brief analytic summary. The good Aspiration of no more than 1.5ºC warming. All “

  2. Rashid says:

    Best summary ever. I can actually understand it. Can I get permission to reblog it?

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