Climate Change

A text for Paris

Print edition : December 11, 2015

Residents collect fish in a drought-affected lake in Bac Ninh province, outside Hanoi, Vietnam. Environmental ministers of ASEAN countries and China, Japan and South Korea gathered in Hanoi from October 26 to October 30 to consider and approve an ASEAN declaration on climate change in preparation for the COP 21 in Paris. Photo: KHAM/REUTERS

The "pavillon circulaire" (circular pavilion), an experimental construction built with reusable materials on the forecourt of the City Hall in Paris for COP 21. Photo: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP

The Bonn draft that will be the basis for the negotiations in COP-21 in Paris is to the general satisfaction of developing countries as well, though contentious issues, such as finance and equity in terms of the carbon budget, remain to be sorted out.

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