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12/11/15 - Compromiso RSE

La ONU confía en que hoy se llegue a acuerdo global ambicioso en la COP21

El Secretario General de la ONU expresó ayer su optimismo respecto a la adopción de un acuerdo global ambicioso en la última jornada de la Conferencia de Naciones Unidas sobre Cambio Climático (COP21), que concluye hoy viernes en París. No obstante, Ban Ki-moon, afirmó en declaraciones a la prensa y a grupos de la sociedad civil, que hasta el momento siguen existiendo importantes temas pendientes.

12/11/15 - RTVE

Cumbre de París 2015 La Cumbre del Clima retrasa el acuerdo definitivo hasta el sábado

La Cumbre del Clima (COP21) de París avanza para lograr cerrar un acuerdo global de lucha contra el cambio climático. Laurent Fabius, el ministro francés de Exteriores y presidente del encuentro, ha explicado que el nuevo borrador, presentado este jueves, supone “un progreso” aunque todavía quedan puntos conflictivos por cerrar, como las diferentes responsabilidades que tendrán que asumir los países ricos y pobres y la financiación.

12/11/15 - Time

These Are the Disagreements Holding Up Paris Climate Change Talks

The clock is ticking for negotiators to come to agreement in several key areas

Less than 24 hours remain before negotiations in Paris aimed at crafting the world’s most significant agreement to address climate change are scheduled to close. The draft agreement now measures just less than 20,000 words, down from nearly 35,000 last month, as negotiators have whittled down their options, according to a site tracking the fine print of negotiating progress.

12/11/15 - The Guardian

Paris talks: new draft climate deal published – as it happened

Negotiators from governments around the world continue to work to iron out their differences over a draft text of the COP21 agreement to stop dangerous global warming

12/11/15 - The Huffington Post

New Draft Climate Agreement Leaves Major Sticking Points

The latest draft of a new global climate agreement was met with cautious optimism on Thursday night, as the clock ticks down on the 21st Conference of the Parties, or COP21, in Paris.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius presented the revised text just before negotiators headed into closed overnight meetings. While the final agreement is due on Friday, some experts speculated talks will bleed into the weekend.

12/11/15 - UNFCCC

DRAFT TEXT on COP 21 agenda item 4 (b) Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (decision 1/CP.17) Adoption of a protocol, another legal instrument, or an agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention applicable to all Parties Version 2 of 10 December 2015 at 21:00

12/10/15 - The Huffington Post

COP 21: Clock Ticking, Negotiators Have Less Than 48 Hours To Reach An Agreement

ARIS — The clock is ticking at the Le Bourget Centre.

The latest draft of the climate change agreement is littered with brackets, leaving less than 48 hours for negotiators to resolve their ideological and practical differences by Friday evening.

There is a resounding call for compromise to get the deal done, but observers are concerned about leaving COP 21 with a weak agreement to save face, and pushing tough decisions down the road.

12/10/15 - Forbes

John Kerry Calls For Climate Agreement With ‘Legally Binding Transparency System’

PARIS—Secretary of State John Kerry demanded Wednesday a climate agreement with a legally binding enforcement system that will reassure investors who have to carry the low-carbon economy beyond what governments can do.

In his primary speech to delegates and the press at the UN Climate Conference, Kerry acknowledged that the Paris agreement alone cannot achieve the emissions reductions needed to hold the increase in global temperatures to 2º C—a political target based on a level scientists long ago proposed as the point at which climate change becomes dangerously disruptive to human life.

12/10/15 - The Guardian

French MPs vote to force supermarkets to give away unsold food

French MPs have voted unanimously to force supermarkets to give away unsold food that has reached its sell-by date. Shops will also be banned from destroying food products, as they have in the past – sometimes by soaking them in bleach – to prevent them being distributed.

12/10/15 - Reuters

Aviation emissions deal expected next year, no matter outcome of Paris talks – industry official

A deal on limiting carbon dioxide emissions from aviation will likely be reached next year, no matter the outcome of this week’s climate change talks in Paris, a senior official from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Thursday.

The aviation industry is not covered by the United Nations climate talks currently being held in Paris because it is organised under a separate U.N. body, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

12/10/15 - The Guardian

The six key road blocks at the UN climate talks in Paris

Negotiators at the UN climate talks in Paris are now into their eighth day of talking in search of a global deal on climate change. The mood is upbeat but there are still significant disagreements over some key issues. They came out in thepublication on Wednesday of the draft negotiating text.

12/10/15 - The Bottom Line

Business is willing to do so

As negotiations enter the final stage, the French Presidency has expressed that it will continue to push for an ambitious Paris Agreement; an agreement where nothing is left behind.

The draft text published yesterday made that clear. On a range of issues, the Presidency took the initiative to slim the text and significantly reduce the remaining areas of political contention while still maintaining key language to keep the agreement ambitious.

12/10/15 - International New York Times

A New Draft of the Paris Climate Agreement, and What Remains

LE BOURGET, France – It all comes down to the nitty-gritty. The latest draft of the international climate agreement that 195 nations have been haggling over was released midafternoon Wednesday, just after Secretary of State John Kerry gave an impassioned speechurging consensus.

12/10/15 - Business Green

COP21: Ministers work through the night as talks reach “crunch time”

The scale of the challenge faced by Ministers attempting to deliver a new international climate change agreement was underlined last night, as countries detailed their concerns with the current negotiating text.

In a lengthy plenary session to provide feedback on the text released yesterday by the French Presidency, numerous countries criticised the current proposals, emphasising the dividing lines that continue to mar the talks.

12/10/15 - The Guardian

UK has ‘lost world climate leadership role’ by axing domestic green policies

The UK has given up its leadership role at the UN climate talks in Paris and is “moving backwards” with a string of cuts to green domestic policies, according to Prof Anne Glover, the former chief scientific adviser to the European commission.

Her comments were endorsed by business people, NGOs, an ex-diplomat and two former ministers who are worried that the government is squandering the UK’s international standing on climate issues.

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