Podcast 8: Why are we waiting?

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change was established in 1990, and after 30 years we are still waiting for the operationalisation of the Paris Agreement, that at the level of ambition pledged by participating countries would today fail to ensure to keep average global warming “…well-below 2°C, pursuing efforts to stay within 1.5°C …”. What are we waiting for taking decisive steps towards these objectives, putting them at the top of political, business and civil society’s agendas?

Maybe the main question then is “why” are we waiting, and this relates to a political dimension that strongly depends on more general worldviews.

Andrea Tilche, UiT The Arctic University of Norway – Why are we waiting?