Climate change

Posts on climate change

Climate finance: definition, integration, alignment, scaling and disclosure imperatives

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reminded us earlier this year that in order to avoid dangerous interference with the climate system we need to do (at least) three things: implement Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), strengthen the economic case for climate [...]

Trump versus the planet? No global climate action derailment but uncertainty on the horizon

The US is the second largest greenhouse gas emitter with 14.4% of global emissions in 2012, after China (25.36%) and followed by the EU (10.16%) (note the data exclude emissions from Land-Use Change and Forestry in addition to excluding greenhouse gas emissions from bunker fuels). As climate change is [...]

Climate change and Big Data

Immense amounts of data, from a wide variety of sources, are becoming available at an incredible speed. But what is the link between climate change and Big Data? The Ramón Areces Foundation recently hosted a meeting on this topic. During the meeting we were told that climate change mitigation [...]

The Paris Climate Agreement could positively disrupt Latin America’s development

Last December a major shift in the tectonic plates of climate governance occurred. Over 190 countries were able to agree a ground breaking new global agreement on climate change in Paris. A number of Latin American countries including Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Chile, among others, were instrumental in [...]

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Lessons from the Paris Climate Summit: the inductive global governance

Beyond its specific results –the commitment to limit global warming, to lower global temperature this century to 2 degrees –or even 1.5– above the levels of the pre-industrial era and to make carbon energy a thing of the past–, the Paris Climate Summit (COP21) has given rise to a [...]

Riding solo in the climate change battle is working

For UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the climate change issue is frustrating. His only hopes now lie in Paris, which will be the stage of the 2015 United Nations Climate Conference. His ambition is to bring together the uneven patchwork of binding and non-binding agreements in one solid universal [...]
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