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On April 22, if there is no Global Vision & firm commitments, signing of the Paris Agreement and will undermine the agreenent will lead nowhere PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow
Thursday, 21 April 2016 10:51

 

 

 

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SDG Goal 13 Climate Change; urgent means urgent

 

At Cop 21, Ban ki-Moon urged states to negotiate with a "global vision"

not with national vested interests. (A paraphrase of his statement at a COP21press conference)

 

There is an unclear relationship between the UNFCCC and what came out of Paris. Unless the voluntary contributions become revised and firm commitments, made to address the global carbon budget and to keep well below 1.5 degrees, the Paris Agreement will undermine Article 2 of the UNFCCC, (stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.)

 

A global vision  to implement article 2 would be, at a minimum, to immediately end all subsidies for fossil fuel, to divest in fossil fuels, to not use “transition” to justify the continuation of the fossil fuel industry, to reinvest in socially equitable and environmentally sound renewable energy, to calculate the carbon budget for each state, to enforce fair  share of the carbon budget, to commit  to 25% reduction of GHGs emissions below 1990 levels by 2020, to decarbonisation by 2050, to conserve nature (not  just as a means to offset emissions), to compensate for historical  emissions which have impacted on vulnerable states, to avoid all false solutions such as nuclear, geo-engineering and biofuels which would all violate principles within the UNFCCC,  to  end the exemption of the contribution of militarism to greenhouse gas emissions, and finally to implement the following 1992 commitment ”to reallocate resources at present committed to military purposes (Article 16e,Chapter 33, Agenda 21, UNCED)

 

 

 

 

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