February 12, 2019

Stalemate in Poland Revealed Central Tension of Paris Agreement

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

The 2015 Paris Agreement became the most important climate accord of its decade by encompassing and embracing different circumstances and capacities around the world. But with that broad accommodation came the challenge of crafting a single set of rules for all to follow, writes Jackson Ewing for Climate Home News. That tension was clearly on display in Katowice in December, as the UN climate talks dragged more than 24 hours beyond their scheduled close before finally failing to resolve differences over how carbon markets will be governed.