Climate change is expected to cost the world trillions of dollars in economic damage aside from the irreparable environmental impact some communities are facing even now. Considering the urgency, are our world leaders doing enough in the fight against climate change? On the 30th of November, COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will gather global stakeholders to what will be one of the largest climate conferences ever organized. In the first episode of this four part series, we explain the must knows about the talks, the issue, and the science.
Professor Gurdial Singh Nijar, Lead Spokesmen for Like Minded Developing Countries | His Excellency Christophe Penot, Ambassador of France to Malaysia.
The notion of development must take a turn away from fossil fuels, but to achieve this, both developed and developing countries have to pull their respective weights and uphold a “common but differentiated responsibility”. But what does this really mean? In the second episode of COP21, we discuss the conflicting interests of the developed and the developing world, particularly with regard to this year’s talks. Joining us for this debate are Professor Gurdial Singh Nijar, Malaysian Negotiator for the Paris talks and lead spokesman for Like Minded Developing Countries (LMDC) and His Excellency Christophe Penot, Ambassador of France to Malaysia.