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Paris Climate pact at stalemate

Joanne Parkinson

2nd May 2018

Nearly 200 countries have met once again in Germany to negotiate a way forward over global climate change.

It is expected that by the end of 2018 a final list of regulations will have been outlined and agreed on for how countries who have signed to the pact will aim to reduce their emissions.  The sticking point now is that the developed countries want all countries to monitor and report in the same way, but that is difficult for countries who aren't developed, where technology might be the issue.

Equally concerning is that as the developing countries strive for a higher level of economic development, they are wanting slightly different rules, whereby the richer countries have to show how their emissions are being cut whereas the developing countries don't.  The fact that the level of industrialisation in many of these developing countries is at an unsustainable pace, with regards to air pollution, is concerning if they are not forced, as part of the agreement to adhere to stringent guidelines.

The talks will continue until the 10th May.  Read the report to find out more...

Joanne Parkinson

An experienced, outstanding Geography teacher, GCSE examiner and Head of Humanities in a 11-18 school. I'm passionate about all geographical events and am a keen blogger.

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