Perhaps the largest threat to the new climate agreement is that the USA may not sign, and in that case other countries, particularly other large emitters, may feel justified in also withdrawing from the process.
- Monday, 30 November 2015 13:05
- Rehana Dada
Days ahead of the last stage of the new climate agreement, negotiators and observers were variously jogging, vitamin-boosting, or banking sleep to build up their personal resources, for what promises to be a "tough COP".
- Wednesday, 25 November 2015 00:00
- Patrick Smith
At the end of this month, all diplomatic roads will lead to Paris for a global summit on the looming catastrophe of drastic and irreversible climate change. On its present course, man-made climate change will destroy the livelihoods of a quarter of the world's people and hundreds of millions of them will be in Africa.
- Wednesday, 18 November 2015 13:33
- Kingsley Ighobor
Newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals could transform the African continent. Education, climate change, ending hunger and increasing investments in rural infrastructure are priorities for Africa, as are economic growth, access to energy and water and investments in agriculture
- Friday, 06 November 2015 16:41
- Nicholas Norbrook
[Overheard today the 16th arrondisement of Paris, one elderly cane-shaking French white man to another elderly French white man]: Une greve ! Regarde-moi ces putains de cons... (a strike! look at those fucking idiots...).