COP24 to World: No Climate Progress Without Diversification!

The Problem of Implementation: In the face of immediate climate impacts and a closing window of opportunity to avoid irreversible catastrophic damage (see IPCC Special Report on 1.5 Degrees Celsius), the global policy toolbox to combat climate change appears limited. At COP24, delegations readily acknowledged these conditions, calling for a drastic ramp up of efforts …

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What’s the Big Deal? : Stakeholder hopes for COP21

USA[1] Mitigation: reduction in emissions of major emitters Transparency: UN oversight to be sure countries fulfill pledges Monetary assistance for less-developed countries China[2] Negotiators will do a better job reaching a deal than heads of state (learned from Copenhagen 2009) Would limit warming to 2C or less Encouraging mobilization of $100 billion from developed countries to help less-developed …

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Adaptation Funding – A Real Need

From inside the UN Delegation Hall - 2:00 pm: Professor Thomas Gladwin, instructor for the University of Michigan's annual Erb Seminar, asked his students to debate the following statement: “Humanity will be able to limit global warming to no more than 1.5-2.0 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and will thus experience abrupt, irreversible, runaway and …

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