Thursday 27 July 2017

Climate deal in Paris may be a game-changer - and Ireland must step up and play its part

People put the final touches to an installation for the ‘Paris de L’Avenir’, a showcase for climate solutions ahead of the World Climate Summit, in front of Paris City Hall
People put the final touches to an installation for the ‘Paris de L’Avenir’, a showcase for climate solutions ahead of the World Climate Summit, in front of Paris City Hall
Eamon Ryan

Eamon Ryan

I believe there is going to be a climate deal done in Paris in the next two weeks and there is a real possibility this could be a moment when the path of history turns.

How will we know if it is the right deal? One of the signs will be whether it includes more than just the commitments that have already been given to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

If there is to be any justice in this turning point, then there will have to be long-term financing to help developing countries pick up the pace of their own transition.

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