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4 months before Clement Attlee PM chaired the ratification of the UN Charter (#UNday) he noted:

"Every attempt to remedy crying evils was blocked by the same plea of 'freedom for the individual'

It was in fact freedom for the rich & slavery for the poor"
August 2016
➡️'CLEXIT aims
➡️to prevent ratification
➡️of the Paris global warming treaty
➡️promoted by the EU / UN
➡️and their green army'
-DeSmog Blog has been documenting the anti-climate movement (

Guardian article link (……) Image
3 years before #COP1 in Berlin:
Agenda 21 was adopted by world leaders after the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.

Agenda 30 was adopted in September 2015 and #COP21 gave us the UN Paris Climate Agreement

At #COP24 in 2018
2 veto powers (& Saudi Arabia & Kuwait) blocked the climate report Image
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Dernière journée de #COP25Madrid

AUCUNE MINISTRE Fr n'est présente, alors que les négociations sont enlisées sur

➡️politiques climatiques plus ambitieuses en 2020
➡️marchés carbone
➡️pertes et dommages

@Elisabeth_Borne @brunepoirson : où êtes-vous ? Image
@Elisabeth_Borne @brunepoirson @attac_fr @Alternatiba_ @AnvCop21 @bizimugi @Conv_Citoyenne @Youth4Climatefr @Min_Ecologie @lemonde_planete @20minutesplanet @Reporterre C'était déjà le cas pour la clôture de la #COP24

➡️@EmmanuelMacron : NON (ni à l'ouverture d'ailleurs)
➡️@FdeRugy : NON (à peine resté 24h) (il recevait le lobby de l'automobile ce jour-là)
➡️@brunepoirson : Non plus, elle avait déserté la clôture

Pourquoi faudrait-il un.e ministre en clôture des COP ?

➡️pour marquer l'importance qu'accorde le pays à l'urgence climatique et à la nécessité de faire avancer les négociations

➡️pour peser justement sur la clôture des négociations, là où se décident des arbitrages importants
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#COP25 #COP25Madrid
As nations across the globe gathered for the 25th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Spain, Madrid with various expectations and agendas. #COP25 #COP25Madrid
The Honourable Minister of @FMEnvng @DrMuhdMahmood has tasked Nigeria delegates to the Convention to actively engage in International Climate Policy Negotiations that will facilitate the realisation of Nigeria Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).
#COP25Madrid #COP25
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1/20 Because someone has hacked my daughter's Twitter account, I am going to do something very unCanadian - I am going to showcase all the work she has been doing to create a liveable world over the past 6 years.
In 2013, CCL Canada held its 1st cconference. I ran it with no paid staff. I worked 80+ hours/week in the last 3 weeks before the event. My children neglected. At the event, Sophia found me in private room, climbed up on my lap & said, "you are doing this for me mommy aren't you?
Sophia started lobbying politicians to protect her world in Canada when she was seven and in the US Congress when she was nine. She has spoken to dozens of politicians. She has shown many adults how powerful children are when they speak to politicians.…
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¿Qué hay tras la adolescente sueca @GretaThunberg, esa "heroína juvenil"que llama a combatir el cambio climático y que recientemente lanzó la convocatoria mundial #FridayForFuture? No es todo tan espontáneo como parece. [Hilo informativo] 👇👇👇
La figura de Thunberg como "activista" se construye mediante una campaña de marketing lanzada en 2018 desde Estocolmo por la fundación privada "We Don't Have Time" (@WeDontHaveTime0), cuya junta está conformada por personas vinculadas al mundo empresarial.
Se trata de una fabricación mediática con un guión planificado: La prensa le da notoriedad mundial difundiendo masivamente sus intervenciones en 2018 en la Cumbre del Clima de Naciones Unidas (#COP24) en #Katowice y en 2019 en el Foro Económico Mundial de #Davos.
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Following #cop24, check the storylines we derived in the @IPCC_CH #SR15 report for possible futures at a) +1.5°C without overshoot, b) +2°C, and c) +3°C. They start in 2020, when the #ParisAgreement comes into force. We have 2 critical years ahead.…
For full report (still proofs version), see:… (checked with @anna_pirani that it was ok to share the text of the storylines here!). @valmasdel
These storylines were developed with @JoeriRogelj, Roland Seferian @meteofrance, Myles Allen @ecioxford, Marcos Bruckeridge, @kristie_ebi, @oveHG, Richard Millar, Tony Payne @Bristol_Glac, @PetraTschakert, Rachel Warren @TyndallCentre, @NevilleREllis, Richard Wartenburger @eth.
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THREAD - #COP24 #COP24Katowice

We're not just fighting #climatechange; we're working on "a world that works for everyone." /1
#COP24 #COP24Katowice

We're not just fighting #climatechange; we're working on "a world that works for everyone." /2
#COP24 #COP24Katowice

We're not just fighting #climatechange; we're working on "a world that works for everyone." /3
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While we await word from #COP24, it’s worth being clear on the implications if Art 6 is left out of the decision (as looks likely). The bottom line is that countries can move ahead with international transfers even without guidance under Art 6.2 (1/4).
PA Art 6.2 specifically recognizes that countries may use transferred mitigation outcomes toward NDCs — whether or not the CMA acts. The crucial phrase is “consistent with guidance,” which means that if guidance exists it must be followed — but action does not depend on guidance.
That language was specifically written into the agreement and fiercely negotiated over in Paris precisely because the US and others feared that Brazil would try to hold 6.2 hostage to 6.4 — exactly what they are trying to do in Katowice.
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Negotiatiobs are still goint, but im just getting home from #Cop24 now...

So proud of @DeSmogUK @DeSmogBlog at this one. We went with a solid idea of what we wanted to do and delivered.

Full list of stories here

Some highlights ->
In week 1, @ChloeFarand highlighted how a Just Transition was finally at the heart of the discussions. The backdrop of a coal town and the #gilletjaune really focused minds, For what felt like the first time in 24 attempts...…
There was also a heavy police presence at the talks, but that didn't stop around 1000 turning out for the #climatemarch and actions taking place throughout the talks. @DeSmogUK tried to be there for them all...…
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Symbolic walkout at #COP24 event organised by @GasNaturally - the gas lobby claiming it supports the aims of the Paris Climate Agreement
That's the CEO of @gasnaturally completely ignoring the people and carrying on regardless. Nothing symbolic about that at all.
Simon Roscoe Belvins who was jailed for proteatong against fracking in the UK now speaking to the press.

"Natural gas is not the solution to climate change. There is no place for it, now or in the future", he says.
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THREAD (The Global Status of CCS)

CCS is moving, but moving way too slowly for for 1.5°C or 2°C.

Even if you are not a CCS fan, worth checking the report by @GlobalCCS to get an update on the current status of CCS around the world.

There currently exists ~40MtCO₂ per year capture *capacity* (0.1% global emissions), the vast majority for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR). It is harder to know how much of CO₂ is stored (not commonly reported or verified), but the estimate here is 200MtCO₂ (cumulatively).
Of the 230MtCO₂ cumulative storage, the vast majority is in the US and for enhanced oil recovery. Norway is the only country (substantially) sequestering CO₂ specifically for storage purposes, where carbon pricing makes it beneficial to store the CO₂. Policy is important!
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▶WATCH LIVE: #TimeToWakeUp: 24th Conference of the Parties(COP)…
For this week’s #TTWU speech, I discussed #COP24, the climate gathering happening right now in Poland.
The U.S. is present, but American leadership on climate change is decidedly absent because #darkmoney & sleazy operatives control @realDonaldTrump & the #Republicans.

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With government #ParisAgreement commitments, global warming in 2100 will be 3.0˚C - twice the agreed 1.5˚C limit. With current policies, it’ll be higher, at 3.3˚C. We have just released our annual update at #COP24… Image
We have a new, optimistic scenario - the policies that have been promised and discussed but not yet implemented - this will get warming back to the #ParisAgreement #NDC level of 3.0˚C #COP24 Image
Looking more deeply into Government action we can see some stirring of #climate policies on the ground. We've got a new set of ratings that explain it. First, our "best in class" ... if #India were to abandon #coal, it could be #1o5C Compatible. #COP24 Image
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Despite promises to end subsidies to the oil and gas industry, the [Canadian] government has introduced more subsidies to oil sands and LNG...maybe we have different definitions of the world "promise"?

Watch the press conference at #COP24 -…
Read the press release:…
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President Trump upended decades of U.S. policy that started with Richard Nixon when he declared that the goal of the U.S. was no longer “energy independence” but rather “American energy dominance.” This wasn’t Trumpian hyperbole.…
/2 Few policies have been pursued by the administration with more cohesiveness, zeal, and success — or with more potential to yield great and lasting harm. Trump has unleashed a massive, untethered expansion of oil, natural gas and coal production.
/3 Trump's "American Energy Dominance" policy seeks to make the U.S. the world’s foremost fossil fuel powerhouse. Its origins are in the radical writings of 2 Trump campaign advisers who call fossil fuels "The Master Resource,"as I wrote in @RollingStone…
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On Saturday, wind power generated 25% of Europe’s electricity!
Denmark: 95%
Germany: 71%
Portugal: 28%
UK: 28%
NL: 27%
Belgium: 26%
Lithuania: 25%
Spain: 24%
Austria: 24%
Poland: 21%
France: 19%
Saturday was a massive wind power day in Germany. 35-45 GW of wind (light green) turned off gas and hardcoal, pushed down lignite (brown coal) a lot, and even triggered some throttling down of nuclear power plants. Wholesale prices around zero.
Thanks to these windy days, Germany is still on track to exceed 40% renewable electricity this year, for the first time ever! Year-to-date shares:
Wind 20%
Solar PV 9%
Biomass 8% (mostly biogas)
Hydro 3%
Total renewables 40.1%
Nuclear 13%
Fossil 47%
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1st wk of #COP24 is nearly over & climate talks are grinding slowly forward.

Negotiators have agreed new "iterations" of many parts of the Paris rulebook – even on climate finance. But there are some exceptions.

So where do things stand & what to look out for?

(lengthy) THREAD
Background 1

The aim is to agree the Paris "rulebook": the detailed technical guidance that will allow the Paris Agreement (pictured) to enter force in 2020.

Negotiators are working on a bunch of "agenda items" under the "Paris Agreement Work Programme"…
Background 2

…these bits of text started out as suggestions from countries and negotiating blocs. They are being progressively crafted – via "tools", "reflections notes" etc, see pic – into a series of options in "draft decision text".…
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In light of rising global emissions, it's good to stay optimistic, because, as @CFigueres et al write, "every fraction of a degree matters"…
But it's irritating that a @nature commentary contains several factual errors & questionable claims, for example... Image
The EU does not intend to ramp up its 2030 target from 40 to 55%.
@Europarl_EN had a resolution on this, but doesn't decide on headline targets. 28 heads of state and government do, unanimously.
@EU_Commission suggested 45% this summer, was stopped by German Chancellor Merkel Image
While general support for climate action might remain strong among non-state/sub-national actors, UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2018 (ch5) notes that it's almost impossible to evaluate the mitigation impact these commitments really have, giving a low estimate… Image
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THREAD (Global Fossil CO₂ Emissions)

Global fossil CO₂ emissions are on track to rise more than 2% in 2018 (2.7%, range 1.8% to 3.7%). Emissions rose 1.6% in 2017 (leap-year adjusted) after a temporary slowdown from 2014 to 2016.

#CarbonBudget #COP24…
Countries that need to slowdown:
* China, up 4.7% [2.0–7.4%]
* India, up 6.3% [4.3–8.3%]
* Others (largely developing), up 1.8% [0.5–3.0%]

Countries that need faster reductions:
* USA, up 2.5% [0.5–4.5%]
* EU, down 0.7% [-2.6–1.3%]

#CarbonBudget #COP24…
There is a broad spread in CO₂ emissions per capita, but for a chance of 1.5°C or 2°C, countries with low per capita emissions also have to reduce emissions.

Yes, developed countries have to do more, but they can’t do it alone!

#CarbonBudget #COP24…
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La #COP24 se está celebrando en Katowice (Polonia) hasta el 14 de diciembre. Con motivo de la cumbre del clima, @Nuclear4Climate, que reúne a 150 asociaciones nucleares del mundo, ha lanzado un manifiesto para reivindicar el papel de la energía nuclear. ¡Se viene hilo! ⬇️ Image
En esta #COP24 se negocian las reglas del juego para la puesta en marcha del #AcuerdodeParís. Los más de 190 países participantes llegan a la cita consiguiendo un nefasto nuevo récord en los niveles de emisiones a la atmósfera: 405,5 partes por millón, no es para estar orgullosos Image
Ante la importancia de la cita, los compañeros de @Nuclear4Climate (junto a muchos profesionales y organizaciones) están trabajando en dar a conocer cómo la tecnología nuclear puede echar una mano en reducir las emisiones. Aquí el manifiesto ➡️
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#UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2018 shows (once again) that current (unconditional) NDCs under the Paris Agreeement would not eben lead to a global emissions peak before 2030
(2017: 53 Gt CO2eq -> 2030: 56 Gt CO2eq)…
#COP24 Image
Full implementation of (unconditional) NDCs would lead to temperature increase of 2.9-3.4 °C by 2100, albeit based on rather opaque 'constant level of effort throughout century' methodology (see…)…
#COP24 Image
It was already clear at #COP21 in Paris that 1st round of national pledges wouldn't get us near 1.5-2 °C. That's why 'ratcheting-up' was a fashionable term back then (e.g.,…)
The term 'rachet' is still in use, but you hear it less often nowadays
#COP24 Image
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Oil drilling and climate change have decimated the Yamal Penninsula of Russia. The devastation they have wrought are the subject of the documentary of tonight's @NatGeoChannel #MARS episode.
/2 @Greenpeace Russia reports that every 18 months, over 4 million barrels of oil spew into the Arctic Ocean from Russian operations.
/3 Oil and gas prospecting in the continental sector of the Russian Arctic began as early as in the 1930s, prison labor was used.
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President @MBuhari arrived Katowice, Poland, yesterday, to attend the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (#COP24) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (#UNFCCC), from December 2-4, 2018. #PMBinPoland
The #COP24 Summit, which will be held at the International Conference Centre (MCK) and the adjacent Spodek Arena in Katowice, is being convened under the Presidency of Poland. #PMBinPoland
According to the organisers, the conference is expected to finalize the rules for implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change under the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP) – the rule book for implementation. #PMBinPoland
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