ECO 6, COP 17, English version
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I know it’s a closed session, but I would like to ask a question...on rights
Who’s got the right to light-up a furnace
And just watch it burn through the blackest, darkest
Light of a blind man’s midnight – and while its fire still flickers,
Here’s a quick reminder: According to the latest UNEP report, the weak pledges from Annex I countries get us only about a third of the estimated emissions reductions that are needed if we want to have a two-in-three chance of avoiding more than 2° C warming. Unfortunately we have even more bad news: loopholes!
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