This is one of the most honest articles written about the COP21 Paris Climate Conference. Besides articulating the gaps that need to be addressed it also talks about potential solutions and how philanthropic capital can be used to fill the holes.
In my opinion, most critically the author discusses how the world needs to get rid of false solutions such as carbon markets. Its almost like dealing with alcoholics - the first step is to admit we have a problem! We need to decarbonize, not have a carbon market - only then can we make the shift from climate change to climate resilience.
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COP21 contains false solutions such as “carbon markets.” Many large global funders are still wedded to false-solutions such as fracked gas, mega-dams, clean coal, and carbon capture. Let me be very clear about this: In the same way that a person cannot cure his or her alcoholism by switching to lite beer, we cannot cure climate change by switching to lower carbon fossil fuels. Carbon markets allow polluters to continue polluting. Fracked gas has a large CO2 output and massive methane emissions. Mega-dams have enormous methane emissions that are sometimes even worse than burning coal. Clean coal and carbon capture so far are simply fairy tales.