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Road to COP21

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The Road to COP21: will the commitments made in the next few months lead to a successful, global agreement in Paris later this year? 29 comments from our contributors

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Bruno Hamamlian

Business Development Manager EMEA

Homerider Systems

Posted on: 25/03/2015  | 

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Janan Al-Asady

Commercial Barrister, advisor and researcher on energy policy

School of Oriental and African Studies in London

There is a level of hope and expectation ahead of the COP21 meeting in December this year and quite rightly so. Since Lima there has been a concerted effort on the part of many countries to address climate change. A mark of progress came in November 2014 as the two largest polluters, China and the US, accounting for over a third or approximately...

Posted on: 25/03/2015  | 

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Alastair Marke

Principal Advisor (Policy & Research)

Shantalla Inc.

Climate pledges of top 3 emitters just ‘show-hand’ of carefully calibrated numbers Rising global temperatures may have already molten frozen soil and caused methane gas to erupt from underground. More giant craters have appeared in Siberian permafrost in Russia – a country that believe it would somewhat benefit from climate...

Posted on: 25/03/2015  | 

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Chris Bagley

Head of Energy

KTN

There’s reason to be cautiously optimistic about the run up to COP21. We’ve seen the European statement that came out last week, Friday and there are some good words in there, looking to deliver some quite challenging emissions targets. The thing, which really needs to happen in the next few months, and perhaps the June meeting in...

Posted on: 19/03/2015  | 

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Matthew Spencer

Director

Green Alliance

Posted on: 16/03/2015  | 

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Pascal Vinard

Founder and Managing Director

Geospace Experts

I am convinced that in the global context, COP21 will not lead to anything substantial. There will be a lot of declarations of intent but most countries, and especially the powerful ones, will do everything they can to avoid binding targets and schedules. In other words, the short-term economical interests and the perception of the situation by...

Posted on: 16/03/2015  | 

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