Any carbon emissions deal in Paris is only a first step

Members of the Commission on Global Security, Justice and Governance published and op-ed in the South China Morning Post today about climate governance and action to be agreed upon at COP21 in Paris. Commissioners Yoriko Kawaguchi, Shyam Saran and Erna Witoelar argue that any carbon emissions agreement in Paris must be followed up with concrete action to address the governance challenges arising from climate change, highlighting recommendations made in the Commission’s report.

“Our recommended way forward is threefold: create more innovative climate governance, incorporate climate consciousness into the work of key global bodies, and encourage market-based incentives to reduce emissions.”

Yoriko Kawaguchi, Shyam Saran and Erna Witoelar

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