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EARTH SUMMITS: STOCKHOLM 1972 -> RIO 1992 -> PARIS 2015

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Climate deal: Carbon dated? ‘The Paris Agreement Is Adopted’ Analysis: The final Paris climate deal. 9:30pm Update: Carbon Brief has just left a press conference with Amber Rudd, the UK’s secretary of state for energy and climate change.

Analysis: The final Paris climate deal

Here is the audio. At 5:02 minutes in, Leo Hickman, Carbon Brief’s editor, asks a question about how the deal now implies that the world, EU and UK will all need more carbon capture and storage and negative emissions in the future… 7:00pm update – The Paris deal has been adopted. The Global Village for the Alternative. Global Village, Paris, France, COP21, December 2015. by Marienna Pope-Weidemann Activists in Paris are laying out inspiring visions for a fair and sustainable future – with the help of 196 stolen bank chairs, writes Samir Dathi.

The Global Village for the Alternative

‘Bourget is full of thieves and murderers! Art, oil and arrests in Paris. Today, hundreds protested against oil sponsorship at the Louvre and ten were arrested.

Art, oil and arrests in Paris

Jess Worth was in the thick of the action. Performers ritualistically spilled ‘oil’ on the Louvre floor in an act of art and protest. by New Internationalist Art met protest in the Louvre today, as six performers ritualistically spilled ‘oil’ on the gleaming marble floor. As security guards, police and gun-toting soldiers looked on menacingly, the black-clad figures removed their shoes and socks, and walked ‘oily’ footprints in circles, to symbolise the polluting influence that two oil companies wield through their sponsorship of Paris’s most iconic museum. Singing ‘Total and Eni, out of the Louvre, allez allez allez!’ Hundreds gathered by the famous pyramid to spell out ‘FOSSIL FREE CULTURE’ with black umbrellas.

The intervention inside went off peacefully and calmly. The Paris Climate deal addresses 1pc of the problem. How is that a victory? The Paris deal promises to keep temperature rises below 2°C.

The Paris Climate deal addresses 1pc of the problem. How is that a victory?

However, the actual promises made here will do almost nothing to achieve that. It is widely accepted that to keep temperature rises below 2°C, we have to reduce CO₂ emissions by 6,000Gt. The UNFCCC estimates that if every country makes every single promised Paris deal carbon cut by 2030 to the fullest extent possible and there is no carbon leakage, CO₂ emissions will be cut by 56 billion Gt by 2030. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international environmental treaty negotiated at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), informally known as the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro from 3 to 14 June 1992.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

The objective of the treaty is to "stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system".[2] The treaty itself set no binding limits on greenhouse gas emissions for individual countries and contains no enforcement mechanisms. In that sense, the treaty is considered legally non-binding. Instead, the treaty provides a framework for negotiating specific international treaties (called "protocols") that may set binding limits on greenhouse gases.

United Nations Climate Change conference. BBC intro to COP21 (with video) Media playback is unsupported on your device BBC News looks at what we know and don't know about the Earth's changing climate.

BBC intro to COP21 (with video)

What is climate change? The planet's climate has constantly been changing over geological time. The global average temperature today is about 15C, though geological evidence suggests it has been much higher and lower in the past. However, the current period of warming is occurring more rapidly than many past events. 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 or CMP 11 was held in Paris, France, from 30 November to 12 December 2015.

2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference

It was the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the Meeting of the Parties (CMP) to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.[1] The conference negotiated the Paris Agreement, a global agreement on the reduction of climate change, the text of which represented a consensus of the representatives of the 196 attending parties.[2] The agreement enters into force when joined by at least 55 countries which together represent at least 55 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.[3][4][5] On 22 April 2016 (Earth Day), 174 countries signed the agreement in New York, [6] and began adopting it within their own legal systems (through ratification, acceptance, approval, or accession).

Background[edit] Global carbon dioxide emissions by country in 2015. China (29.5%) Earth Summit. The Earth Summit was a UN event The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known as the Rio Summit, Rio Conference, and Earth Summit (Portuguese: ECO92), was a major United Nations conference held in Rio de Janeiro from 3 to 14 June 1992.

Earth Summit

In 2012, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development was also held in Rio, and is also commonly called Rio+20 or Rio Earth Summit 2012. It was held from 13 to 22 June. Overview[edit] 172 governments participated, with 116 sending their heads of state or government.[1] Some 2,400 representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) attended, with 17,000 people at the parallel NGO "Global Forum" (also called Forum Global), who had Consultative Status. Earth Summit 2002. The World Summit on Sustainable Development, WSSD or ONG Earth Summit 2002 took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 26 August to 4 September 2002.

Earth Summit 2002

It was convened to discuss sustainable development by the United Nations. WSSD gathered a number of leaders from business and non-governmental organizations, 10 years after the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. (It was therefore also informally nicknamed "Rio+10".) Declarations[edit] United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment was held in Stockholm, Sweden from June 5–16 in 1972.

United Nations Conference on the Human Environment

When the United Nations General Assembly decided to convene the 1972 Stockholm Conference, taking up the offer of the Government of Sweden to host it,[1] UN Secretary-General U Thant invited Maurice Strong to lead it as Secretary-General of the Conference, as the Canadian diplomat (under Pierre Trudeau) had initiated and already worked for over two years on the project.[2][3] The United Nations Environment Programme, or UNEP, was created as a result of this conference.[4] History[edit] Greenhouse gas emissions accounting. Maybe later |Close Thank you! We will send you a reminder email. Dear readers in Canada, time is running out in 2016 to help Wikipedia. To protect our independence, we'll never run ads. We're sustained by donations averaging about $15. Sponsors and Partners of UNFCCC COP 21 side event.

European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers (CECED) The European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers (CECED) is the trade association for the home appliance industry in Europe. It is based in Brussels, Belgium. Chasing a Climate Deal in Paris - Environment.