Christiana Figueres: Course Set In The 2015 Paris Agreement Is “In Serious Danger”

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Setback: In a recent interview with the German Klimareporter here, former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres said that a global energy system transformation “can be a joint solution to the current crises” and that she was “very disappointed” by the cancellation of the 50th Earth Day anniversary event in Washington. 

Image: Profile photo Christiana Figueres, Twitter

She also said that the Paris Agreement is in serious danger since key countries have ignored it. 

Figueres also told Klimareporter that greenhouse gas emissions of the world “must be drastically reduced so that we achieve a reduction of half in ten years”, which corresponds to an annual reduction in greenhouse gases of 7.6 percent from now until 2030. This would be needed to keep the earth’s atmosphere from heating over to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Climate change “threatening demoncracy”

The former UN official also said that “climate change is threatening our democratic systems” – and that “we all need to take political action to ensure that decision-makers act in accordance with our values.”

Since early March the climate issue has been pushed out of the international spotlight as countries struggle to keep the spread of the COVID-19 virus under control. Many have implemented strict, controversial lockdowns which have led to extreme economic hardship.

World now hit by 3 crises

When asked if she was afraid the COVID-19 crisis would soon justify the dilution in climate protection, Figueres said that before the corona pandemic hit, “We were already facing two other major crises: the oil price crash and climate change. The three crises are actually independent of each other, but they have converged and now have a previously unknown impact.”

 Paris Accord “in serious danger”

When asked if the Paris Agreement is in jeopardy since Japan, Russia  and others are unwilling to tighten their climate targets – and the USA is withdrawing completely – Figueres said that the course set in the 2015 Paris Agreement “is in serious danger”.

She also noted: “Although the current economic shutdown caused by the Corona crisis will reduce global emissions by a few percentage points this year, but of course that is not sustainable”.

Figueres still believes there’s a chance to meet the ambitious 2050 targets, telling Klimareporter: “We have the solutions, the technologies and the money to do it.”

Christiana Figueres is the former head of the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from 2010 to 2016.




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11 responses to “Christiana Figueres: Course Set In The 2015 Paris Agreement Is “In Serious Danger””

  1. Petit_Barde

    Christiana Figueres : “climate change is threatening our democratic systems”

    This is laughable.

    I will just correct some words to reflect the doublespeak of this Marxist psychopath :
    “OUR Climate change fraud is our opportunity to destroy YOUR democratic systems”.

  2. Curious George

    I can’t express my horror and disbelief – the 150th anniversary of Lenin’s birthday won’t be celebrated in Washington?

  3. drumphish

    The fourth crisis among the crises, to add another, is human stupidity, which reeks of malfeasance if you ask me.

    Criminal behavior. Imposition of will. Not good.

    How so?

    Right here in her own words: “we all need to take political action to ensure that decision-makers act in accordance with our values.”

    In other words, do as we say, we will impose our will, you will obey, we have our ways.

    Go home and find a new plan, you old witch, you. Stop with the Nazi stasi shtick.

    Thanks in advance. har

    1. Watcher of the road

      Human stupidity: The worst disease. One day all afflictions will be curable, except stupid.

  4. Watcher of the road

    Figueres said that the course set in the 2015 Paris Agreement “is in serious danger”. That’s the best news I read these past 5 years.

  5. RickWill

    The UN sustainable development goals Agenda 2030 has a “Roadmap” that states the program requires a mere USD2.5tr – 3tr each year over the decade.
    https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/EXEC.SUM_SG-Roadmap-Financing-SDGs-July-2019.pdf

    So far 2020 is not panning out well for funding any UN programs.

  6. Shoki Kaneda

    In a just world, Christiana Figueres and her ilk would be in serious danger.

  7. John F. Hultquist

    She said “the Paris Agreement is in serious danger since key countries have ignored it.”

    Quite funny. Most countries were hoping to tap into the UN Green Slush Fund. When Pres. Trump, acting for the USA tax payers, said “No Way!” those other countries said “Oh Darn!” or something like that. Home they went. Dejected.

  8. tom0mason

    If Christiana Figueres says the sky is blue then go out and check.
    As she’s a lifelong communist there is nothing she says that can be trusted! Everything she does is to glorify herself and the communist movement, she is a parasite on humanity.

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  10. Steve

    I will buy property in Antartica.
    Think of what I will be able to do with all that Alien Technology buried down there.
    I am off to sharpen my shovel.

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