MAINTENANCE – For France’s former negotiator at COP21, the pace must be stepped up, even if the lack of trust between the partners is significant.
Laurence Tubiana, former negotiator for France and important architect of the Paris agreement during the COP21 in 2015, is now director of the European Climate Foundation.
LE FIGARO. – Since the Paris agreement, the COPs have gone almost unnoticed: how is the one that will open this Sunday in Glasgow different?
Laurence TUBIANA. – This is very important because it was specifically written into the Paris Agreement. Countries had five years to transform their intentions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions into a definitive contribution to the fight against global warming. Some countries had never carried out a climate plan at the time. The latter were therefore sometimes imprecise, incomplete, or even not endorsed by the national government in place.
The idea was therefore that in 2020 they would be much more in line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement, which are to do everything to limit global warming.