This in from the IW Green Party. Ed
The Isle of Wight Green Party say the Paris Agreement on climate change does not go far enough, and will not result in the much needed limit on global warming to 2°C by the end of the century.
Whilst it was good to see the developed nations commit to financial assistance for those parts of the world who are most suffering the effects of climate change, the Agreement is not clear enough in how exactly the limit on carbon emissions will be achieved.
Divest from fossil fuels
It is now more important than ever that we divest from fossil fuels, and leave them in the ground.
This includes oil, coal, gas and damaging processes which are anticipated to take place on the Island such as fracking.
The 195 countries who signed up to the Agreement are committed to reporting every five years on how successful they have been on achieving the targets on the reduction of carbon emissions. We must continue to put pressure on our government and to hold them to account.
Vix: “The UK should be leading the way”
Vix Lowthion, Isle of Wight Green Party leader said,
“Whilst the Paris Agreement is not legally binding, it does demonstrate the global consensus to tackle climate change.
“There is an even greater need to put forward even firmer targets and proposals in the future, and the UK should be leading the way.”