Will Trump withdraw US from the Paris Agreement?

While on the campaign trail Trump promised again and again that he would pull the US out of the international Paris Climate Change Agreement. It was classic Trump rhetoric, an overly simplistic but enticing sound byte that panders to his audience, but also thankfully like almost all of his other promises is not going to be delivered. The … Read more

Paris Agreement for Climate Change is now officially an International Law

Yesterday the Paris Agreement formally entered into force. That means it is no longer a document that is simple a wish list or an expression of “Well we will try and do something like this”, instead it is now legally binding. Basically what happened is that we are following the articles contained within that agreement … Read more

Milestone achieved – Now we put the Paris Agreement into effect

Back in December 2015 as many as 174 nations signed what is now known as the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, but that is simply ink on paper and is quite frankly meaningless in that it did not commit anybody to do anything. The far more important aspect is that it marked a beginning of a … Read more

Huge leap forward for Paris agreement on Climate Change

Last Wednesday, 21st Sept, the ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change leapt boldly towards coming into force. We are not quite there yet, but it is a lot closer. I was blogging about this a few days ago, and so this was something I did anticipate. At the time the expectation was that another 20 … Read more

Climate Change: Huge leap forward for Paris Agreement on 21st Sept

As you are no doubt aware when it comes to addressing climate change the Paris agreement is not a done deal. Currently, there are 180 signatories to the Paris Agreement.  Of these, only 27 States have also deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval accounting in total for 39.08 % of the total global greenhouse … Read more

Climate Change: Was the Paris Summit the only chance we had?

Back in the first week of last year the Paris summit (also known as COP21  – the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC)) was held. There an agreement that had been hammered out in the build up to that summit was finally agreed by an unprecedented … Read more