Renewable Matter # 19 / December-January

EU Engagement, USA Disengagement

by Francesco Petrucci

During the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference (known as COP23), held in Bonn from 6 to 17 November 2017, participants continued working on “technical” aspects with the objective of fully implementing the December 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate, and having to deal with the issue of USA “disengagement.” 

Whilst the 195 participants’ work led to small steps forward, a group of countries achieved an important outcome with the approval of the “Powering Past Coal,” committing countries to reach carbon neutrality before 2030 (the European countries who signed are Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom). The next meeting will be held in...

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