Countries still falling behind: WWF
November 18, 2017 7:16 pm
Despite the momentum in Bonn, the head of WWF’s global climate and energy Programme Manuel Pulgar-Vidal says countries are still falling behind in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Pulgar-Vidal says in a year marked by extreme weather disasters and potentially the first increase in carbon emissions in four years, the paradox between what we are doing and need to be delivering is clear: countries must act with greater climate ambition, and soon, to put us on a path to a 1.5°C future.
He says by raising the profile of pre-2020 action in the UNFCCC process, and agreeing on the design of a process to review and increase ambition through the Talanoa Dialogue, COP23 has provided important building blocks to move the spirit of the Paris Agreement forward.
Pulgar-Vidal says we will now look to Poland to continue Fiji’s legacy to translate the ambition and vision of the Paris Agreement into reality.