Patricia Espinosa: Next Two Years Critical For Low-Carbon Pathway


The next two years must see major progress towards the low carbon, sustainable development model which offers the only realistic path to security and well-being for all people.

The Paris Climate Change Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals, universally agreed under the United Nations, stand as the international community’s momentous commitment to turn humanity back from the cliff edge of extreme climate change and environmental collapse.

The challenge is like none that we have seen before because it encompasses every nation, every person and demands that all work together towards the common goal.

If this reads partly like an extract from the founding principles of the Commonwealth, it is meant to do so and reflects the strong lead that the Commonwealth has continued to take in pressing for the full implementation of both agreements.