Road To Paris: UN Climate Talks Powered By Fossil Fuel Companies, By Ajiroba Oladipupo

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“With broad scientific agreements existing on the alarming impact of climate change, world leaders head to the climate summit with the consciousness that it can no longer be business as usual. This year, negotiators from 195 countries will head to Paris in December for the COP 21 United Nations climate negotiations with an effort to reach a universal binding climate agreement. This agreement is expected to drive ambitious actions to protect people and planet from the imminent catastrophe of climate change. With current commitments on greenhouse gas emissions to run out in 2020, the Paris climate talks is expected to produce a new agreement that at least exceeds the present commitment period by a decade. However, what some people may not be aware of is that the Paris meeting is being funded by the coal industry.” Read the full article at Leak Times Nigeria here.