As reported in newspaper ‘Business Reporter’
Corinne Le Quere, professor of climate change science and policy at the University of East Anglia and director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, said: “The three key elements to do it are there in some form: keep warming well below 2C, practically move away from fossil fuels, and review each country’s contribution every five years so they scale up to the challenge.
“The emissions cuts promised by countries now are still wholly insufficient, but the agreement as a whole sends a strong message to businesses, investors and citizens that new energy is clean and fossil fuels belong to the past. There is a lot of work ahead of us to make this happen.”
Prof Sir Brian Hoskins, chairman of the Grantham Institute, Imperial College London, said: “The Paris agreement is the culmination of more than 20 years of negotiation.
“With it the countries of the world have recognised that they all have to work together to tackle the shared problem of dangerous climate change caused by human activities.