Egypt’s COP27 Presidency set out its vision for the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference. The aim is to make COP27 an “implementation COP” by urging action across prior agreements through all areas of climate change need, with a focus on protecting people from the immediate impacts of climate change, ensuring no one is left behind.
As you know, this year, 2019, is a very important year for the protection of our oceans from climate change. Our knowledge of the oceans, although still limited, has provided considerable information and evidence that turn on the alarms to push us to promote concrete actions to protect our oceans.
In 2017, one climate story has dominated the international news: Donald J Trump. The incoming president confirmed in June he intends to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement his predecessor invested so much political capital in bringing to fruition. But climate change is bigger than one man, no matter how obstructive.
As nearly 200 countries arrive in Paris for the COP21 UN climate summit, this year's Respond Magazine charts the huge rise of clean technology, financing and green thinking around the world. We look ahead to the Paris talks, speak to some of the key players and look back at a hugely important year for the climate and clean energy sector.
From 400,000 people marching in New York to the New Climate Economy report, 2014 was a year to build momentum for a climate deal. Respond Magazine 2015 looks forward to the critical summit in Paris and showcases an array of low carbon projects making the green transition happen. Featuring commentary from IPCC chair Rajendra Pachauri, former UN climate chief Yvo de Boer and Costa Rica’s environment minister Edgar Gutierrez.
This year’s Respond Magazine focuses on the remarkable growth of low carbon and renewable energy systems around the world. As the global economy starts to gather pace again, so investments in clean-tech are rising. The publication includes commentary from UN climate chief Christiana Figueres, Poland’s Environment Minister Marcin Korolec, IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri and Ambassador Moses from the Alliance of Small Island States.