COP21: draft text supports free trade deals at the expense of the climate
December 10th 2015
According to Maxime Combes, economist and spokesperson for Attac France on climate issues, "the new draft agreement has dropped any reference to reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from international aviation and maritime bunker fuels despite being the equivalent to the emissions of Germany (5%) and South Korea (3%) while many civil society organizations are claiming that specific targets should be assigned to these two sectors whose emissions could increase by 250% by 2050".
"An agreement that leaves almost 10% of global emissions out of the text can not be considered a universal agreement. The new draft dropped any requirement for developed country Parties to provide financial resources to address barriers created by policies and intellectual property rights (IPRs) to facilitate access to and the deployment of technology. These decisions show how economic globalization is a priority on the climate emergency : this is not coming as a surprise since the UN Convention on Climate Change prohibits states from taking any action that wouldn't be consistent with trade rules international "