The President of France Emmanuel Macron at COP23. Photo credit: UNclimatechange via Flickr.
By Anders Lorenzen
This year’s UN climate talks, COP23, have been hailed as a success after producing advances on critical issues, organisers have said. But the talks also made clear how far there still is to go. That was evident when the Global Carbon Project, at a press conference on the opening day of the summit, announced that they project CO2 emissions would rise in 2017 – blaming increased coal use as a consequence of a pickup in the Chinese economy.
Merkel on the sidelines
This years’ COP made more evident that German leadership on climate change was faltering and France is entering a position as the EU’s foremost climate leader. First, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel openly admitted that Germany had more work to do as they had failed to gain control of their emissions due…
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