"What’s at Stake in the Bonn Climate Talks?"

"The Paris climate agreement of 2015 was a key moment in the battle against climate change: 195 countries vowed to help limit the rise in global temperatures since the industrial revolution to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

But the Paris deal was just the start of a long, arduous process. The world’s nations are still struggling to translate their lofty promises into meaningful cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. Which explains why diplomats are now meeting for yet another round of climate talks in Bonn, Germany, from Nov. 6 to 17.

Much of the attention at these talks will be on the Trump administration, which has vowed to withdraw the United States from the Paris deal by 2020. In response, a gaggle of world leaders, American governors, major corporations and advocacy groups will make a big show of insisting that global action on climate change is still trundling forward, with or without President Trump."

Brad Plumer reports for the New York Times November 10, 2017.


"One Nation, Two Tribes: Opposing Visions Of Us Climate Role On Show In Bonn" (Guardian)

"What’s It Like To Be An American at the UN Climate Talks?" (PRI's The World)

Source: NY Times, 11/10/2017