Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, urges nations in 2015 to seize the moment and support a ‘no regrets’ agreement in Paris to achieve international climate action.
The original meaning of Common Weal, or Commonwealth, is the happiness, health and safety of all of the people of a community or nation. In Paris, nations of the world will emerge with a universal climate change agreement that offers a new chance for all countries to live under a common weal.
In essence, the agreement represents a turning point in the way countries cooperate and support each other based on the increasingly obvious revelation that the only sustainable future for all is founded on the production and use of clean, efficient energy; and on societies and economies that are resilient and quick to recover from setbacks…
*Statistics within article correct at original publication date of CHOGM 2015 Report.
Former Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change