World Energy Council concerned over the slow progress in climate talks

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The World Energy Council has expressed concern over the slow progress and level of ambition in the negotiations ahead of the COP21 meeting in Paris.

After the World Energy Council’s meetings during its Executive Assembly in Addis Ababa, the organization decided that key actions are required to enable the energy sector to deliver a sustainable energy system.

The organization is planning to write to all Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change expressing their concerns over the issue.

World Energy Council is calling for “A clear carbon pricing scheme in line with the global objectives that will allow all to make efficient economic decisions.”

Added Christoph Frei, secretary general of the World Energy Council, “We want to affirm to the Parties that the energy sector across the world is ready to respond to a strong signal from Paris to accelerate the energy transition.”

The message urges determined pragmatism from all sides to deliver such a global agreement that enables significant on-going action beyond dogmatism.

The World Energy Council’s message goes on to support the inclusion of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions track in the negotiations.

However, it also highlights that ‘translating the international objective to the national level for energy requires an Energy Trilemma approach, which balances the needs of energy security, environment and social agenda’.

Rajani Baburajan

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