The starting point in the fight against a climate change should be that it is the advanced countries that must make by far the biggest proportional reductions in CO2 emissions.
The IEA World Energy Outlook 2021 sets out in very clear terms and stark figures what the world needs to do to keep below an average temperature rise of 1.5C; and how far short we are falling. It envisages the total investment required will have to rise to $4 trillion a year by 2030 to achieve Net Zero by 2050.
President Biden is hosting 40 international leaders for a climate summit on 22-23 April. The US needs to significantly increase its commitment to climate action, increase funding to deliver Green New Deal and support developing countries to pursue sustainable development.
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December 12 – Paris demonstration
By Paul Lewis
The run-up to the critical 2015 Paris climate talks begins in earnest this week with the United Nations’ Secretary General’s ‘Climate Summit’ in New York. The likelihood of an inter-governmental deal has improved with the Obama administration bringing the USA properly into the talks. But the price of US participation has been an attempt to remove historic responsibility for causing runaway climate change as the basis of negotiations.