Separating mitigation and adaptation in UN climate talks is wrong, argues UNEP chief

Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), meets with environment journalist Sonja van Renssen to talk about the challenge of reaching a global climate deal in Paris later this year.

Steiner hails Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) as an encouraging sign that the international community is ready to face up to the climate challenge and that the sacred principle of “common but differentiated responsibilities” (CBDR) is evolving. It’s not UNEP’s role to compare individual country pledges however, he warns, emphasising that the conference’s overall goal is to unify the world around a shared commitment. Adaptation and mitigation must be addressed together, Steiner says.

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