If you haven’t been paying attention to the news there was just major step forward towards international support towards clean energy. Nearly 200 countries took part in the negotiations to strike the first climate deal to commit all countries to cut emissions, which would come into being in 2020. POW ambassadors, Gretchen Bleiler and Brody Leven, caught up with E.P.A. Administrator Gina McCarthy outside the conference. To support Protect Our Winters please go HERE.
The measures in the agreement included:
• To peak greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible and achieve a balance between sources and sinks of greenhouse gases in the second half of this century
• To keep global temperature increase “well below” 2C (3.6F) and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5C
• To review progress every five years
• $100 billion a year in climate finance for developing countries by 2020, with a commitment to further finance in the future.