Tuesday 26 April 2016
Sustainable Development News
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Energy and Climate Change
http://gsc-research.de/gsc/research/hv_berichte/detailansicht/index.html?cHash=372d1d6b17 The Guardian view on the UN climate change treaty: now for some action (Opinion)
The danger of gala events like the official signing of the climate change treaty at the UN in New York on Friday, crowned with a guest appearance from Leonardo DiCaprio and with 60 heads of state in attendance, is the impression they create that the job is done. It was certainly a spectacular demonstration of global intent to get more than 170 signatures on the deal agreed in Paris in December at the first time of asking; but what matters is making it legally binding. For that, it must be not just signed but ratified by at least 55 countries, and it must cover 55% of emissions.
- Paris climate deal signing ceremony: what it means and why it matters
- World leaders sign Paris agreement on climate change (Video)
- The Paris Agreement signing ceremony at a glance (Infographic)
- NZ and climate change: Three reports you need to read