Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Nations Discuss Details of the Paris Climate Deal in Bonn
While Paris was driven in part by popular support, the Bonn conference is taking place in virtual obscurity. However this is the place where different strategies are being explored. In what is being called a "Climate Action Fair" participants in Bonn are assessing the economic value of carbon. Ever elusive carbon pricing will also have to be considered as an important part of the suite of solutions that help us meet our target.
It is expected that there will be a pronounced role for non-state actors which includes cities, regions, businesses and investors.
Momentum on the ground is changing post Paris and people are prepared to take to the streets to demonstrate. To illustrate the point in the last little while there have been anti-fossil fuel protests in Germany, the Philippines, and Bangladesh
Now is not the time for negotiation explained Morocco’s Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar, now is the time for cooperation and implementation, he said.
The COP22 talks, will take place in Marrakech, Morocco, in November.
Posted by Richard Matthews