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Lima Climate conference agreement contains no commitments by anybody

The UN Conference of the Parties, Twentieth session, held in Lima Peru from 1st to 13th December 2014 is now over. The conference agreement is well worth reading as an  example of how an exercise with 9,000 delegates from 196 participating countries, could spend some $ 50 million over 2 weeks to accomplish – by their own expectations – absolutely nothing. 990 more words


UN climate conference in Lima collapses and defers all contentious issues to next meeting

The UN climate conferences are an exercise in futility for something quite unnecessary. But they provide an annual jamboree for the “global warming community” of do-gooders, pseudo-scientists, advocacy groups, bureaucrats and politicians. 813 more words


U.S.-China climate change pact: Empty promises, lame-duck liberalism or the road to real change?

Environmentalist and Guardian columnist George Monbiot described the 2012 Rio+20 Summit as ‘perhaps, the greatest failure of collective leadership since the first world war’. He argued that Governments have again passed up the opportunity to prioritise ecological health and climate change over economic growth. 531 more words

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