December 3rd marks the 50-year anniversary of when climate change was first discussed in the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. The Swedish UN Ambassador, Sverker Åström, warned in his speech about climate change and called for international action. The anniversary of this speech almost perfectly coincides with the opening of the next round of global climate change negotiations in Katowice, Poland.
What’s next? What will happen the next 50 years? Here is an op-ed that reflects on those important issues, the same day that COP24 kicks off in Katowice, Polen.
Björn-Ola Linnér, program director Mistra Geopolitics and Professor of Environmental Change and at the Centre for Climate Science and Policy, Linköping University and Henrik Selin, Associate Professor of international relations, Boston University