With more than 24 hours of delay from the original schedule, the COP24 is finally over. Getting to a deal is probably always better than no deal at all, but crucial questions remain open… Is this enough? Is it already too late?
The election of the new President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro has drawn the attention of the whole world. And within all the socio-economic implications of his election, he is probably going to have a pivotal role in particular for the energy and climate future of Brazil and the entire world.
The substantial increase in the CO2 global emissions registered in 2017 shows that the world is still very far from an absolute decoupling, and it probably also casts doubts on the goodness of the Paris Agreement, and on the more recent internationally shared pledges of green growth.
The Bonn conference ended up in a mixed result. Some progress was achieved, but differences on financing, implementation and coal phase-out remain. The U.S. is increasingly isolated, Will the world be ready one year from now to take concrete stepts to achieve the Paris Agreement goals?
On 6th October 2017 the EU and India adopted a joint statement on clean energy and climate change, confirming their commitments under the Paris Agreement and agreeing to step up cooperation to enhance its implementation and meet its ambitious goals.
The outcome of the 2017 G20 summit raised criticism and approval. Not everything has been achieved, but the worse has been avoided.
What is most needed now is a set of clear and effective policies to bring implementation.
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