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Subject:  Re: Time Magazine Date:  12/12/2019  6:13 AM
Author:  DrBob2 Number:  523156 of 526613

At present, none of the world’s 20 largest economies, responsible for 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, have increased their modest and inadequate carbon-reduction pledges since the Paris Agreement of 2015. None is expected to do so in Madrid....

COP25 news and views: What’s happening in Madrid
As most delegates and observers at COP25, the European Commission has admitted it had to fly to Madrid, implying a heavy carbon footprint. “We were looking for our delegates to come here by train, but it would have taken 14 hours, and the price was three times higher,” said Elina Bardram, head of international unit at the Commission’s climate action directorate (DG Clima). “As we rely on taxpayer money, we couldn’t make that choice,” she said.

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