17 Dec 2018

Polish climate talks solid but not spectacular - Business NZ

From Morning Report, 6:12 am on 17 December 2018

A member of New Zealand's private sector delegation to the Polish climate talks says the deal reached is a solid but not spectacular result. Climate-change negotiators secured agreement on a package that will make the 2015 Paris Agreement operational in 2020 which aims to limit a rise in average world temperatures to well below two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. But critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming. A sticking point among the states was whether to bring in more ambitious climate protection targets before 2020. Business New Zealand's John Carnegie says it's tricky trying to deal with more than a 190 quite different countries.