The world must honour the promises made in Paris six years ago. That ultimately, rests with world leaders; success, or failure, of COP26 is in their hands. And so is the fate of the Paris Agreement.
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.
The special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change unequivocally states that the world is not on track to limiting global temperature rise to 1.5C, as outlined in the Paris Agreement - and the window to achieve this is closing rapidly. We’re almost out of time.
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.
A year after the Paris Agreement was sealed by 195 countries in the French capital, we look at the rapid deployment of green and clean technologies around the world, and assess the policies that could drive yet further private sector investments in the low carbon economy.
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.
This year's Respond Magazine focuses on low-carbon business success stories from around the world. Despite a global recession the green economy is booming, with renewable technologies, energy efficiency and investment in innovation increasing wherever you look. Includes comments from UNFCCC executive secretary Christiana Figueres, COP18 President Al Attiyah, GCCA chief Kelly Rigg, Business Green Editor James Murray and IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri.