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  • Q&A: Road map for post-2015 climate response

    Lou Del Bello

    05/12/14
[LIMA] The coming year will be crucial for the world’s response to climate change. At the end of 2015, countries will meet in Paris, France, under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change with the aim of signing a legally binding agreement on adaptation measures and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
 
This year in Lima, Peru, at the UN’s COP 20 climate summit, researchers are looking ahead and putting forward ideas and proposals to facilitate the process and set priorities based on scientific evidence.
 
The Agreement on Climate Transformation 2015 (ACT 2015) consortium has focused on thinking through the core elements of the Paris agreement and suggesting practical ways to make it work in the long term.
 
In this podcast, Jennifer Morgan, director of the climate programme at research organisation the World Resources Institute, which is a partner of the consortium, explains the key findings and proposals of ACT 2015.
 
She detailed some of the practical actions that could be put in place after 2015 and answered a question that many shy away from: how to deal with countries that opt out of climate negotiations.
 
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