COP21: in spite of the show, the glass is 80% empty
Publisher: System Change Not Climate Change
Date Written: 20/12/2015
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX18617
The COP21 Paris Climate Conference has, as expected, led to an agreement. It will come into effect from 2020 if it is ratified by 55 of the countries which are signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and these 55 countries account for at least 55% of global emissions of greenhouse gases. In the light of the positions taken in Paris, this dual condition should not raise any difficulty (although the non-ratification of Kyoto by the United States shows that surprises are always possible).