Climate Emergency CoP 25: Circumventing climate action – Down To Earth Magazine

For instance, according to German-based Climate Tracker, the United States, Russia and Saudi Arabia's actions are 4°C compatible; China, Japan are 3-4°C; and, even the European Union’s actions are insufficient — 2-3°C compatible. For most of us who have worked in this contentious climate territory, these are familiar terms — in the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) started with the same lofty ideas of paying for technology transitions in the developing world, but soon deteriorated to become the cheap and convoluted and even corrupt development mechanism.

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