At the Paris Climate Conference world leaders figured out it will take a lot of money to make the world sustainably green. Not Rex looks at the faint hope from Paris.
Paris climate talks
On Dec. 12, nearly 200 nations approved the "Paris Agreement." The document spells out humanity's new plan to confront the crisis of climate change, but is it enough?
Despite hopeful words reported at COP21, global warming is still a very real concern.
Tar sands corporations appear unfazed by the Trudeau government's support of the 1.5-degree target in the Paris Agreement.
A new draft climate agreement has been reached on the last day of the COP21 talks in Paris. It's framed as "ambitious and equitable" but does it deliver real commitments?
So did we save the planet? The answer is maybe: IF countries go back and deliver on their commitments, and IF they table more ambitious policies in the coming years.
Next to the triumphs of Paris climate diplomacy must be set the tragedy of the military-industrial complex model of development that prevails and drives economies in wealthier nations.
The climate accord is not historic, but the growing climate justice movement is.
It's almost the end of COP21, and pressures are rising palpably at the conference centre.
With ambitious targets must come ambitious actions. This means freezing tar sands expansion, rejecting both the Energy East and Kinder Morgan pipelines, and planning for a just energy transition.