“COP25 Must Change The Course Of Climate Action And Ambition” - High-Level Segment Kicks Off


The High-Level Segment of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 (to 13 December) kicked off today, with urgent reminders that the international community is running out of time to effectively tackle the climate crisis and must change course and step up ambition in order to prevent the worst climate impacts.

The UN’s top climate change official also said she was optimistic that progress could be made, given that the Paris Agreement remained an “unprecedented multilateral success story,” with the bulk of the operationalizing guidelines already agreed.  “Because of your work, the cornerstones of the Paris Agreement are in place and fully functioning,” she said.

Whilst there are many facets of climate action, and progress needs to be made on finance, technology and capacity building, one key topic that needs to be resolved at COP25 and is crucial to raise climate ambition is the use of carbon markets in order to tackle climate change.