On Tuesday, the United Nations will hold its first climate change summit in 20 years, and while the event is often viewed as a chance for governments and corporations to come together, many analysts say it’s not the time to start drawing up a new protocol for the future.
The global talks, set to take place in Paris, France, in December, will be the first ever under a new climate change deal, and some experts believe it’s going to be a disaster.
The deal has been criticized for not addressing the issue of CO2 emissions, and instead focusing on the effects of climate change.
But experts say the fact that talks are taking place at all means that the world will be facing another climate change crisis in the coming years, even as they hope the talks will eventually lead to a major agreement on how to limit emissions and limit climate change in the long term.
“What we’re going to have to do is we’re in a crisis and we need to be able to say, we’ve got to do something to address it,” said Chris Rupkey, senior fellow with the Centre for Climate Change Strategy and Governance at the University of New South Wales.
“And I think this is the time for governments, businesses, business groups to say ‘let’s make this happen,'” he said.
“I don’t think there’s any doubt the climate talks are a big deal for the world.
It’s a very good opportunity for us to get a lot of things done in this area.”
But it’s a bad idea for business and it’s an incredibly bad idea to not address this issue, and that’s why I think it’s important that we get it right.
“In addition to the global talks taking place, there are also talks taking up in South Africa, Canada and Mexico.
The United Nations is looking to set up a working group to look at what can be done to slow the spread of climate disruption and what steps the world can take to limit CO2 in the atmosphere.
And while some are hopeful that some sort of agreement will be reached in Paris that will lead to some sort the kind of comprehensive deal, RupKey said he believes there is a lot to work out before any major breakthrough is made.”
We’ve got a long way to go,” he said, “but I think there are many things we can do.
“The idea of this is that it’s just about finding a way to work through the issues that are at the core of climate policy.”
There are a lot going on, but the most important thing is we get a good deal for everybody,” Rupkeys said.