Some weeks ahead of the next climate negotiation round that will take place in Bonn, Germany, optimism is in short supply. Only two years after the landmark Paris Agreement, the international community is struggling to maintain the positive dynamic started in COP21.
Four months ago US President Trump announced the US would withdraw from the Paris Agreement – an announcement which has yet to take effect.
We can add to that the EU’s inability to agree on its mid-term climate strategy or to successfully enforce policies that have already been agreed, like the EU’s Court of Auditors announced last week.__________________________
In France, climatologists are having a hard time trying to understand a government that announces a grand Climate plan but keeps subsidising fossil fuels and leaves the back door open to oil exploitation.