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Live Debate: Road to Paris

Peter Maxson World Bank

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What impact will the EU’s 2030 targets for greenhouse gas reductions have on the negotiations at the United Nations summit in 2015? 20 comments from our contributors

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Peter Maxson

Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist

World Bank

Posted on: 16/12/2014  | 

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Elisa Pottock

Account Manager

Cicero Group

The European Union is one of the global leaders in low carbon technology, its ETS system has inspired other countries such as China and Australia in tackling emissions reductions and just now with the agreement on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework, the EU aims to continue playing a leading role in global fight against climate...

Posted on: 15/12/2014  | 

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John Dimitropoulos

Associate Director, Power & Utilities

KPMG

The stakeholder consensus right now is that literally everybody is “scratching their heads”. Yes the targets are there, but exactly how we are going to meet them, and how we are going to deliver them is unclear. Everybody is wondering how is it going to work? There is no such action plan in place in terms of how these targets are going...

Posted on: 15/12/2014  | 

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Laurent Donceel

Account Director

GPlus

If EU governments have managed to agree on a ‘not too ambitious’ climate and energy deal in October, it is becoming increasingly obvious that in the current economic context, pressure is mounting on leaders to ensure that climate and energy objectives do not come on the way of growth. The 2030 energy and climate package will allow the...

Posted on: 11/12/2014  | 

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Chris Bagley

Head of Energy

KTN

I think given that the United Nations summit in 2015 covers a whole raft of different areas, and looking at the post 2015 development agenda that the UN is working on, it is worth bearing in mind that this is only going to be one of seven or eight topics to be discussed. So I don’t think we should set expectations about the possible impact...

Posted on: 11/12/2014  | 

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Pascal Canfin

Senior Advisor, Climate Affairs

World Resource Institute

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Posted on: 02/12/2014  | 

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