30 November 2015 - COP21 United nations conference on climate change
Jethro Mullen (CNN, 30/11/2015)
World leaders arrived in Paris on Sunday for potentially historic climate talks that will play out amid security concerns driven by the November 13 terror attacks in France.
Frustrations over restrictions on protests put in place following the attacks gave rise to what French President Francois Hollande called "scandalous" scuffles between protesters and police at the Place de Republique, the site of a memorial to victims.
French authorities have clamped down on public demonstrations in the aftermath of the deadly attacks, blocking environmental campaigners' plans for a big march on Sunday.
The end of fossil industry?
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard (The Telegraph, 29/11/2015)
Economists at Barclays estimate that greenhouse gas pledges made by the US, the EU, China, India, and others for the COP-21 climate summit amount to an epic change in the allocation of capital and resources, with financial winners and losers to match.
They said the fossil fuel industry of coal, gas, and oil could forfeit $34 trillion in revenues over the next quarter century – a quarter of their income – if the Paris accord is followed by a series of tougher reviews every five years to force down the trajectory of CO2 emissions, as proposed by the United Nations and French officials hosting the talks.
Fiona Harvey (The Guardian, 30/11/2015)
David Cameron will set out his personal commitment to tackling climate change at the opening of a crunch UN conference on global warming in Paris on Monday, and will pledge support for poorer countries likely to suffer most from extreme weather.
The UK prime minister will meet world leaders including Narendra Modi of India, Barack Obama of the US and Xi Jinping of China at the talks, but will also hold sessions with representatives of small islands and the world’s least developed countries.
More than 130 heads of state and government will attend the first day of the two-week talks on Monday, instructing their negotiating teams on coming to a deal.
Questions about climate change
Justin Gillis (The New York Times, 28/11/2015)
The issue can be overwhelming. The science is complicated. Predictions about the fate of the planet carry endless caveats and asterisks.
We get it.
And so, as the Paris climate talks get underway, we’ve provided quick answers to often-asked questions about climate change.
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