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Climate change, international security and the way to Paris 2015

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Draft Special Report by Philippe Vitel (France), Special Rapporteur - 066 STC 15 E

Climate change is arguably the most critical challenge of the 21st century. In its latest report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change maintains that greenhouse gases (GHGs) produced by human beings have been ‘the dominant cause of observed warming since the mid-20th century’. In 2015, the international community seeks to adopt a universally applicable agreement on climate change at the 21st meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris. The last attempt dates back to 2009 with the COP15 in Copenhagen – an attempt that failed unreservedly. With this special report, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly wants to contribute to the international debate and negotiations on climate change. It examines a) the status of climate change science, including the future scenarios and efforts to cope with the impacts of climate change; b) the links between climate change and international security; and c) an overview of the building blocks already in place and the position of several key actors.

If the world wants to stop unacceptable damage to the planet, governments must agree to an ambitious, binding agreement on climate change that applies to all countries. Following the discussions on this report at the Assembly’s Spring Session, the rapporteur hopes to put together a set of strong recommendations for adoption ahead of COP21 negotiations in late 2015.

 

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