Paris talks to push for voluntary hike in emission cut

The legally binding climate agreement likely to be forged in December 2015 in Paris will be based on the "willingness of each country" to implement its own plan to cut carbon emissions.

Every country will also be expected to "overachieve" its own targets in a joint effort to keep global temperature rise below two degrees, which is the scientific threshold when impacts of climate change become extremely pronounced.

France's chief climate diplomat Laurence Tubiana recently shared with a group of Indian journalists how the negotiations in Paris ought to be long-term, "not just ten years", and how countries will have to "unilaterally" enhance their commitments to prevent dangerous impacts of climate change.............Read more


Source: The Times of India

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