New UN climate agreement “not strong enough”, says Swedish NGO

COP24 President Michal Kurtyka dances during at the end of the COP24 U.N. Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland, December 15, 2018. (Kacper Pempel/Reuters)
One of Sweden’s biggest NGOs working against climate change sees strengths and weaknesses with the document agreed on at the UN climate meeting in Katowice.

The UN climate meeting in Katowice ended on Sunday evening, with the participating countries signing a 150-page document with rules for how the climate targets in the Paris Agreement should be reached.

Radio Sweden spoke to Caroline Westblom, climate policy advisor at the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, about the agreement, and about the mood at the climate meeting.

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Interactive Canadian ebook seeks to make Arctic climate science accessible, Eye on the Arctic

Finland: Finland ninth, Sweden first in EU climate efforts: enviro group, YLE News

Norway: December sea ice levels in Arctic Europe at record low, The Independent Barents Observer

Russia: Arctic coastal town of Dikson is fastest-warming place in Russia, The Independent Barents Observer

Sweden: Glacier in central Sweden “collapsing” as climate warms, Radio Sweden

United States: New study predicts ‘radical re-shaping’ of Arctic landscape by 2100, CBC News

Ulla Engberg, Radio Sweden

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