Volume 93 Issue 32 | pp. 46-47
Issue Date: August 17, 2015

Pressure Intensifies On Climate Negotiators Ahead Of Paris Talks

Officials seek to manage expectations that new accord will avert catastrophic change
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Climate Change, Economy, Sustainability
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: climate change, Paris talks, 2 degree celsius climate goal, national climate plans, climate diplomacy

High expectations for upcoming climate change talks may drag out the diplomatic process for slashing global greenhouse gas emissions.

Set for December in Paris, the talks are aimed at keeping the rise in the world’s temperature below 2 °C. Although negotiators are well aware of the failure of past diplomatic efforts, they are confident about their chances for real progress. Firing their desire to get something done is a growing sense that time may be . . .

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