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Fast Facts About Countries That Can Increase Their Ambition in Qatar!
Bonus Double Saturday Edition!
|National term of endearment/greeting:||Garçon! (only for use in oldstyle cafés, in Paris, by innocent foreigners)|
|Annual wine consumption:||54 litres/person/year (decreasing due to Frech winery climate change impacts)|
|Annual cheese consumption:||24 kgs/person/year (increasing to make up for decreased wine drinking)|
|Best things about France:||The wine and the cheese (see above). Beaches in Brittany up north now that one can enjoy warm and sunny summers there (see: global warming).|
|Worst things about France:||Dangerous addiction to nuclear energy. Unemployment due to lack of green jobs (see: dangerous addiction to nuclear energy).|
|Things you didn't know:||Frog legs taste just like chicken.|
|Existing unconditional pledge on the table:||The EU's 20% below 1990 levels by 2020.|
|Existing conditional pledge (upper end):||The EU's 30% below 1990 levels by 2020.|
|Next step to increase ambition by COP18:||This year: a KP QELRO consistent with cuts of at least 30% below 1990 levels by 2020. And a commitment to work in the ADP process to raise ambition to 40% below 1990 levels by 2020.|
|Rationale:||The EU, including France, is close to reaching its 2020 target, a mere 8 years, too early. Moving to an interim 30% target this year would be honest, boost our economy, provide jobs and reduce health budgets. What else can a new President want?|