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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. Check Carbon Brief next week for in depth analysis of the agreement. 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.

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)

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 will be held in Paris,[1] from November 30 to December 11.[2] It will be the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.[3] The conference objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world.

2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference

Leadership of the negotiations is yet to be determined. Background[edit] Shows the top 40 CO2 emitting countries and related in the world in 1990 and 2013, including per capita figures. 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 to June 16 in 1972.

United Nations Conference on the Human Environment

When the UN General Assembly decided to convene the 1972 Stockholm Conference, at the initiative of the Government of Sweden to host it, 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.[1][2] History[edit] Sweden first suggested to ECOSOC in 1968 the idea of having a UN conference to focus on human interactions with the environment.

ECOSOC passed resolution 1346 supporting the idea. General Assembly Resolution 2398 in 1969 decided to convene a conference in 1972 and mandated a set of reports from the UN secretary-general suggesting that the conference focus on "stimulating and providing guidelines for action by national government and international organizations" facing environmental issues.[3] 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. Greenhouse gas emissions accounting is a method of calculating the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted by a region in a given time-scale. There are two conflicting ways of measuring GHG emissions: production-based (sometimes referred to as territorial-based) or consumption-based. Which technique is applied by policymakers is fundamental as each can generate a very different NEI.[4] Different NEIs would result in a country’s choosing different optimal mitigation activities, the wrong choice based on wrong information being potentially damaging.[5] The application of production-based emissions accounting is currently favoured in policy terms, although much of the literature favours consumption-based accounting.

Rationale[edit] Advantages[edit] 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. CECED members are Arçelik, Ariston Thermo Group, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, Candy Group, Daikin, De’Longhi, AB Electrolux, Gorenje, LG Electronics, Liebherr Hausgeräte, Miele & Cie.

GmbH & Co, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Groupe SEB, Vestel, Vorwerk and Whirlpool. In addition, National Association members are present across the EU. CECED's main objective is to represent the home appliance industry interests at European level. Chasing a Climate Deal in Paris - Environment.