Sunday, November 30, 2014

Optimism greets UN-sponsored climate change talks

LIMA: Representatives from more than 190 countries have been making their way to Lima for the annual UN-sponsored climate change talks (COP20) over the weekend. "Never before have the risks of climate change been so obvious and the impacts so visible," said Christiana Figueres, the UN's climate boss ahead of the Lima meet which begins on Monday. 
And while there is cause for optimism, there is much to be cautious about. The key political questions on how developed countries and developing countries are differentiated, the question of equity to ensure that industrialised countries are liable for the historical emissions and developing countries have the space to ensure economic growth and meet their developmental aims continue to be unresolved. Read more>>>
The Economic Times