12/01/2015

Notations On Our World: On #COP21 & @Syria (With Updated Highlights)

ترکیه – حامی تروریسم
We are hitting the ground running here in #Outsiders.  It has been quite a 24 hours as we 're witness to COP21, China rising (as it got approved by the IMF for its' currency to be part of the reserve currency) and the war in Syria that seems to see no end    The war of words between Turkey and Syria seems to have no end as epitomized by this depiciton of Edrogran on the Farsi Service of the official Russian News Agency:



It depicts an Edrogan shielding #Daesh terrorists against the Russians.  They're also reporting that Edrogan wishes to resign.    From what we know of Edrogan, he is not a man to back down from anything.    Russian President Putin, though, underscored the supposed closeness as he claimed that Russia had intelligence that the reason the Turks shut down the plane was to protect Oil Smuggling routes.    Our view was that after the misinformation over Ukraine, the crediblity is virtually non-existent.   

Beyond Syria, though, there is Paris.     One of the organizations at the forefront of forcing the dialogue on climate change is +350.org .     We are proud to declare ourselves to be a strong supporter of the work of +350.org and  what they're doing to help us all with Paris is beyond the pale.  We decided to sign up for their updates and will be engaged with their updates as we share our thoughts.    We received it here at #Outsider World HQ and wanted to report on it for all : 

Great, thanks for signing up for our Paris rapid response team. We'll be sharing key updates, action opportunities, and crucial messages to share throughout the two-week summit.
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We think the climate crisis is about power -- but not just the kind of power that runs our cars and keeps the lights on. We believe that the only way we’ll see meaningful action on climate change is if we can counter the power of the fossil fuel industry with the power of people taking collective action. (If you want to know more about what makes us tick, here's more on how we work and what we believe: 350.org/how.)

Here are some higlights of remarks by key World Leaders:


It was also of note as we were assessing the daily progress at +COP21 , we saw this being written that said that economic gain has to be taken into account which was published by the BiPartisan Policy Center: 


By Patrick Decker - Philly.com
"This month, government officials from 190 nations will meet in Paris to forge a plan for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. Among the most difficult issues they'll face? How best to finance the transition to a clean-energy infrastructure, particularly in developing countries. "They could start by identifying existing tools that can dramatically reduce carbon pollution even as they save money." Read the article

Of all the updates we've reviewed so far, what was most striking was this published on Time Magazine that was projected at the French National Assembly on the eve of +COP21  to underscore how what all the key leaders of the World are doing will impact the lives of the ordinary who will be witness to submerged cities, lost coastlines and mass migrations as President Obama noted:   

epa05048047 An artwork by French artist JR and US filmmaker Darren Aronofsky is projected onto the French National assembly (Parliament) on the eve of the COP21 climate conference in Paris, France, 29 November 2015. The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) due to be held in Paris from 30 November to 11 December will proceed as planned, despite the terrorist attacks of 13 November. EPA/YOAN VALAT


The French President's Daily Motion Account had a number of updates on his speeches as well which we wanted to feature as well:

Dailymotion
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14 hours ago
Conférence "Mission Innovation"
15 hours ago
Discours d'ouverture de la COP21
22 hours ago

As we assess this, we're also assessing the on-going debate on how to deal with #Daesh.    As we went to press, the UK debate continues as Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition, is against it as his Shadow Foreign Secretary, Hillary Benn, is.    Labor MP's have been given an "open  vote" to vote their conscious.  Jeremy Corbyn is noting that the UK Prime Minister is "losing his case"--even though it is increasingly likely that David Cameron will get his way.

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