COP21: Day 9 & 10

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by Make it last on 10 December, 2015

As the deadline looms for a new global climate deal, Make it last gives you the latest from Paris.

As the deadline looms for a new global climate deal, Make it last gives you the latest from Paris.

Late last night, BBC summarized the current status of the new climate agreement – with two days left of negotiations in Paris.

    • Overnight negotiations proceed as two-week UN summit approaches Friday deadline for a climate deal
    • The first ‘clean’ draft of the agreement text was debated at length in a plenary session on Wednesday evening
    • It runs to 29 pages (down from 43) and has lost 75% of its bracketed, contested points – but big decisions remain
    • Major sticking points are the overall temperature goal, a climate finance plan and the demarcation of developed versus developing nations

Other COP 21 news

The latest draft version of a potential world changing agreement represents a substantial improvement on previous versions. It’s much shorter, with the key text of the actual agreement running to just 14 pages – the number of square brackets, indicating areas of disagreement, has reduced significantly to around 300 from more than 900. But the deal is far from done.” (BBC)

“There are a number of other unresolved issues.” (NY Times)

“If we continue to allow calculated obstruction to derail the urgency of this moment, we will be liable for a collective moral failure of historic consequence”. US ecretary of State John Kerry announced the US plans to double spending on helping poor countries mitigate the effects of climate change by 2020. (NY Times)

As the Paris talks draw to a close, there has been late flourish of artistic and cultural response to the potentially catastrophic threat of climate change.” (The Guardian)

“Warming has been the ultimate ‘threat multiplier’ in fragile countries, fuelling conflict and extremism. We must build resilience, and with it a climate of peace.” (The Guardian)

Pictured: Mesoamerica is fighting back! by the Beehive Collective

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