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IPCC 5th Assessment Report – exposing NZ on climate policy

by Kennedy Graham

The IPCC’s 3rd Working Group has just released the final section of its 5th Assessment Report.  Following WGI report on the science and WGII on impact, this one focuses on a response strategy.

The Report recalls that annual global emissions were 38 Gt. (billion tonnes) in 1990 and 49 Gt. in 2010.  Some 40% of emissions since the ‘pre-industrial era’ (1750) have been emitted in the past 40 years.  In short, things are extremely grim.

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The future of Earth’s climate

by Kennedy Graham

The IPCC has released today the 2nd Working Group’s report of its 5th Assessment Report.

The WG II report follows the WGI report on the scientific basis of climate change, released in Sept. ’13. This report assesses the impact on the planet of the expected climate change.  A 3rd report by WGIII, due mid-April, explores the possible response strategies.

This trilateral structure – science, impact, strategy – has been followed in all five IPCC reports.

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The future of Earth’s climate

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A global climate policy – thoughts for Xmas

by Kennedy Graham

These past five weeks, I have visited Europe studying climate policy.  I attended the UN’s 19th climate conference, UNFCCC COP-19, in Warsaw.  After Poland, I visited Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, United Kingdom and European Union (Brussels).  And I retraced my UN steps to the Middle East (Jordan) and spoke with leaders there as well.

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Regional/National climate policy – 4. European Union

by Kennedy Graham

They are not perfect but they lead the world in climate policy.

If humanity rescues itself from dangerous – or worse, catastrophic – climate change, it will not be because of the US, or the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, China) or CANZ (Canada, Australia, NZ).  It will be because of the EU.

Before the defining 1992 Rio Earth Summit, the Europeans were active.

-    It was Sweden that convened the first UN environment summit, back in ’72.

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地區/國家氣候政策(四)─歐盟

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