The Paris Agreement: Climate Ambition, Climate Justice

Alvin Leong from the Pace Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies welcomes the agreement but argues that in achieving a political consensus, the Paris Agreement fails to reach a moral accord. He highlights the inequality in emissions reduction pledges between the rich and the middle-income countries, arguing that each should contribute their ‘fair share’.

 

 

The Paris Paradox

Daniel Mittler from Greenpeace International celebrates the inclusion of the 1.5°C target in the Agreement but cautions against complacency and calls upon civil society to focus attention on the global trade agreements that stand in the way of progress post-Paris. 

 

 

COP21 success?

Andrea Karpati from Climate-KIC underlines that only our actions will tell whether COP21 has been a success and emphasises the importance of innovation in finding the solutions to tackle climate change.