Oscar Reyes

Biography

Oscar Reyes is an associated fellow working on the Climate Policy Programme at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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Seven flies in the ointment of the Paris climate deal euphoria


15 December 2015

They managed to seal a pact that sets a surprisingly ambitious target for limiting global warming, reflects the vast differences between countries in terms of their different historical and current responsibilities for causing climate change, and recognizes poorer countries’ need to eradicate poverty even as they embark on a more sustainable development path.

Unfortunately, however, the main text of the agreement is long on rhetoric and short on action. Here are seven takeaways from a closer parsing of the deal.

 

Rich countries cough up (some) for climate justice


24 November 2014

Countries from the global north have pledged $9.5 billion to help fight climate change. But it's going to take hundreds of billions more.