“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.


The EU climate chief said “if we have an ongoing process you can not say it is a failure if the mitigration commitments do not reach 2C.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/04/paris-climate-summit-missing-global-warming-target-would-not-be-failure)

Mitigration – moving quietly away from obligation to reduce impacts.