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“‘Clarity on legal aspects and signs of convergence on contentious issues like differentiation need to materialise as early as possible in order to ensure success in Paris.’ This is precisely what the Bonn [UN climate] talks have now failed to achieve.” (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2904843/germany_takes_the_heat_as_climate_talks_close_with_no_progress.html)

Legal clarity and convergent differentiation are just two oxymorons unlikely to materialise in this planetary emergency.

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“About 20% of the €170m (£122m) cost of the Paris [climate] conference will come from firms such as EDF, Engie (formerly known as GDF Suez), Air France, Renault-Nissan and BNP Paribas.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/29/paris-climate-summit-sponsors-include-fossil-fuel-firms-and-big-carbon-emitters)

The ‘polluter pays’ principle has never looked so contaminated.