From Paris to Marrakech

Paul Hatchwell: What matters now for business is how quickly the recent paradigm shift in thinking on the need to tackle climate change translates into practical climate policy

Paul Hatchwell, climate and energy editor, ENDS ReportAs autumn gives way to winter, the historic Paris Agreement on climate change stands out all the more as a beacon of hope. By 2020, global commitments will have kicked in, making it look more like a dazzling light show.

A successor to the contentious Kyoto Protocol has been a long time coming, after diplomatic failure in Copenhagen and much cynicism. Seven years to be precise. But the speed of ratification of the Paris Agreement – less than a year – has been unprecedented.

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