Bangkok climate conference sounds alarm ahead of UN summit

Posted: September 4, 2018 by oldbrew in alarmism, climate, Politics, Subsidies

Yet another climate conference?

It’s always alarm time in the climate alarm industry, obviously. This time it’s because the Paris agreement begging bowl is not filling up at anything like the required rate. The Green Climate Fund is in disarray and the US government has turned against the whole globe-trotting circus.

Time is running out to save the Paris Agreement, UN climate experts warned Tuesday at a key Bangkok meeting, as rich nations were accused of shirking their responsibility for environmental damage.

The six-day UN conference opened with an urgent plea from delegates to finalise a “rule book” governing the Paris Agreement, the most ambitious global pact yet, to address the impacts of climate change, says

The rule book will have guidelines for the treaty’s 197 signatories on how to provide support to developing countries worst affected, and manage the impact of climate change.

If nations cannot reach an agreement by a December summit in Poland—known as COP24—the Paris Agreement, carved out in 2015, will be at risk.

“The credibility of the process… is at stake,” Michal Kurtyka, president designate of COP24, said at the opening of Tuesday’s meeting.

“We are not moving as swiftly as we can,” he added. “We need concrete propositions and solutions now.”

Money is at the heart of issue. The Paris Agreement has promised $100 billion annually from 2020 to poor nations already coping with floods, heatwaves, rising sea levels and super storms made worse by climate change.

Developing countries favour grants from public sources and demand visibility on how donor nations intend to scale up this amount.

Rich countries want more private capital in the mix and prefer projects with profit potential.

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  1. oldbrew says:

    Date: 04/09/18 Global Warming Policy Forum

    Each year since 1995, the nations of the world have gathered to try to reach a global agreement on carbon dioxide emissions.
    – – –
    Only the USA has seen the light and stopped the nonsense.

  2. oldbrew says:

    The WSJ is still promoting the idea of a man-made climate, but even so makes a few good points here.

    Environmentalists Need to Get Real
    The problem isn’t climate-change denial. It’s doubt that activists have the answers.

    By Walter Russell Mead
    Sept. 3, 2018

    The Climate Action Tracker estimates that only Morocco and Gambia are on a “Paris agreement compatible” path.

  3. stpaulchuck says:

    the International Association of Pocket Pickers to meet up once again at taxpayers’ expense to figure out how to keep the cash flowing in

  4. clive hoskin says:

    We gave up windmills a hundred years ago along with the Stanley Steamer.It was a failure then and nothing has changed.If these”Climaters”were serious then why are they not promoting Nuclear?It is clean energy and produces no dreaded CO2,but is more expensive to set up.Coal is king because it is cheap,reliable and plentiful.So instead they are promoting a failed technology,just like they are.

  5. oldbrew says:

    Clive – in climate alarm world it’s all about image and (fake) drama, not practicality and common sense.

  6. oldbrew says:

    Looks like another 25,000 hotel days ahead…

    An early start has been called for climate talks in Poland in December, with negotiators facing a huge task to write the rules for the Paris deal.

    The UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa wrote to governments on Thursday to let them know that the Katowice COP24 would start a day earlier than scheduled – on 2 December.

    “An early opening of the session will provide an opportunity to make the best use of the time available to finalize negotiations,” said Espinosa.

  7. oldbrew says:

    Not got $100 billion to spare? Knock me down with a feather 😐

    Date: 06/09/18 Reuters

    BANGKOK (Reuters) – Developed countries are not taking their commitment to generate $100 billion in climate finance seriously, experts meeting in the Thai capital said on Wednesday, possibly jeopardising the 2015 Paris accord. “If they don’t commit to real finance, it’s all going to fall apart.”

  8. oldbrew says:

    Date: 07/09/18 The Australian

    Scott Morrison has declared the national energy guarantee dead and will seek endorsement from cabinet to tear up the Paris emissions target legislation when it meets formally for the first time on Monday, as the new Prime Minister moves to stamp his authority over a new policy direction for the government.

    Plenty of shale gas on offer if they want it.