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'Globalization'

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Globalization Makes Addressing Climate Change Easier (Ouest, France)

 

"The formula remains far from resolved. Yet at the dawn of this new century, it appears that the globalization of trade and information will inevitably lead to the finding of common solutions. Common sense would dictate that both should be focused on reducing inequality and repairing ecosystems. This is the ambition of the Paris summit, which will highlight the most virtuous examples - those who create wealth while preserving the planet - and regulate others who threaten humanity. For President Holland, this will likely be his only opportunity to restore color to a quite monochrome five years in office."

 

EDITORIAL

 

Translated By Jill Naeem

 

September 28, 2014

 

France Ouest- Original Article (French)

Copenhagen's mermaid is still crying about the failure of the 2009 Climate Summit. Men and their inability to agree on the basics is a never-ending disappointment to her.

 

Since then, emissions of greenhouse gases have continued to reach record highs, the earth has warmed and the sea level has risen, threatening inhabited areas in the short term. In a huge wave of reports, the scientific community had warned world leaders about the consequences of climate change, and their hypotheses have come to pass. Climate change is happening right now.

 

Storms, rainfall, flooding ... the violent phenomena observed in recent years have become the tragic allies of those with a planetary awareness. They have shaken the beliefs of those in places like China and the United States who worship development at the expense of future generations. And where consciences have failed, the visible effects of pollution and the pharaonic costs that have resulted from natural disasters have altered views.

 

 

It is in this somewhat new spirit that the climate summit organized by the U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was held in New York. Although no law emerged from the meeting of heads of state, it marked the opening of a grand ballroom of world diplomacy, the finale of which will be held in Paris in 2015.

 

The last-chance conference

 

France has committed to hosting this last-chance conference with as its delicate objective, the signing of a binding agreement for countries to reduce their CO2 emissions. She can in no way fail, or will risk thoroughly discrediting action already taken by world leaders on behalf of the planet.

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In New York, and in Lima in December, the commitments and claims of leaders must be put on the table. Even if they reach a fairly widely-shared view, the means of accomplishing anything are far from certain. Finding compromises while relaying demands and moderating positions: French diplomacy will have to elbow in and oil the wheels.

 

Not offending the major fossil fuel producers, listening to the demands of developing countries that don't want to pay for the excesses of the great powers of the North, finding a way to perpetually feed the scrawny little Green fund meant to assist the poorest countries onto the path of sustainable development ... the formula remains far from resolved.

 

 

Yet at the dawn of this new century, it nevertheless appears that the globalization of trade and information will inevitably lead to the finding of common solutions. Common sense would dictate that both should be focused on reducing inequality and repairing ecosystems. This is the ambition of the Paris summit, which will highlight the most virtuous examples - those who create wealth while preserving the planet - and regulate others who threaten humanity.

 

If France manages to live up to this challenge, its global stature will grow, and it will successfully develop greater expertise in this field. For President Holland, it will likely be his only opportunity to restore color to a quite monochrome five years in office.

 

 

SEE ALSO ON THIS:  

Die Tageszeitung, Germany: Climate Summit; Merkel's 'Cerebral Circuitry Overload'

News, Switzerland: Polar Vortex: To Warm Up - Move to Alaska!

Opera Mundi, Brazil: GMO's Benefit No One but Multinationals Like Monsanto
Nachrichten, Swtzerland, Spain: Science Explains Global Crises: People are Nuts!
Carta Maior, Brazil: Will Humanity Allow itself to be Excized Like a 'Cancer'?
The Tribune, India: Developing Countries Demand 'Climate Equity' from Wealthy
El Espectador, Colombia: U.S. Climate Change Deniers are a Threat to Other Nations
Dernieres Nouvelles d'Alsace, France: Obama Hits on Greatest Danger: The Way We Live

Estadao, Brazil: Rio+20 Fully Justifies Environmental Pessimism

El Espectador, Colombia: U.S. Climate Change Deniers Threaten Other Nations  

DNA, France: The Men and the Mermaid  

El Pais, Spain: 2009 - The Year Earth Outgrew Nation States

El Watan, Algeria: The 'Madness' of Copenhagen

Le Quotidien d'Oran, Algeria: Fiasco!: West Bets Climate Change Will Hurt Poor

Der Spiegel, Germany: German Press Concludes: 'Copenhagen Was All-Out Failure'

The Telegraph, U.K.: British Leader Says China and U.S. to Blame for Summit Failure

The Telegraph, U.K.: There'll Be 'Nowhere to Run' from New World Government  

Liberation, France: Global Cooperation - Gone Like a 'Mirage'

Le Monde, France: Copenhagen Climate Talks - 'Failure and Disappointment'

Le Figaro, France: The Climate and the Challenge of Governing a Planet

Der Spiegel, Germany: Gunning Full Throttle Into the Greenhouse  

Estadao, Brazil: The Rich Show Their Hand at Copenhagen

Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Russia: Gorbachev Presses World Leaders to Deliver on Climate

Kurier, Austria : Potentially Negligent Mass Murder: Climate Change Must Be Faced

Guardian Unlimited: Climate Summit in 'Disarray' After Leak of 'Danish Text'  

Frankfurter Rundschau, Germany: 'Grotesque Behavior' of Climate Powers

Financial Times Deutschland, Germany: Beijing Instead of Copenhagen  

Hurriyet, Turkey: History's Judgment of Our Generation Depends on Climate Summit

 

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Posted By Worldmeets.US September 28, 2014, 8:19am