The discussions included ideas, technologies and short term actions that will be required to change the global energy map and limit the increase in global temperatures to no more than 2 degrees Celsius. This is a fairly complex situation as there is a need to examine development methods of low-carbon energy sources and that may eliminate some of the fossil fuel investments that some countries and governments have made.
The generation of electricity and heat combined with transport is responsible for almost two thirds of the energy related CO2 emissions globally. It’s therefore crucial to make progress in a meaningful way when discussing climate change. The sessions concluded that emission in its core scenario are consistent with a longer term goal for an average global temperature increase of 3.6 degrees Celsius, however, to limit the warming to 2 degrees is now recognized as a more difficult, challenging and costly process as each year passes without action.
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Well, it really doesn’t sound like they made any major headway, but I guess having a meeting with so many people represented from so many countries, is a start. Is it me? Or shouldn’t the first meeting have been held ten years ago? Are we waiting until the world is choking on pollution before they decide to do anything about it?July 15th, 2013 at 9:26 am
I am glad that people are paying attention and it’s not just we tree-huggers, screaming about global warming and everyone throwing trash on the ground as they pass us. I just hope this meeting isn’t like so many of the corporate meetings I have been in. A lot of talk, head nodding and nothing done after they walk out the doors.July 14th, 2013 at 11:04 am
First it starts with reports, surveys and data. Then scientists are notified of the results. Scientists bring this to the attention of others, and are ignored. Big business steps in to see if an money can be made and walks away. It isn’t until all of these pieces come together that they finally decide to send the government reps to a meeting on it. Sadly, this is the way things are done, no matter how sick the earth gets. Until it effects their wallets or intentions of progress, nothing moves.July 13th, 2013 at 3:33 pm