The word jungle is no more associated with trees and animals anymore. Cities have taken over the word and we now have the oxymoron called concrete jungles.
After a little more than three days of negotiations, the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP), the body charged with drafting a new climate agreement, has released a new version of the Paris text. Here is a brief analysis of the main issues at stake from a young "Climate Tracker" at COP21.
Climate and nature policies are too often treated in a compartmentalised and separate manner. However, nature provides all kinds of ecosystem services supporting both climate change mitigation and adaptation. Why not better integrate these policy areas and take profit from their synergetic benefits?