George Bernard Shaw, polemicist once said that ‘England and America are the two countries separated by the same language’. When the UN conference on the Montreal Protocol on the substances that deplete the ozone layer ended in Montreal
on 24th Nov, albeit in the wee hours of 25th November, I thought that the same can be said for the two cities, Paris and Montreal, not only about French language but also the Agreements signed there on global action on Climate.
The UN meeting in Montreal celebrated 30th Anniversary of the success of the phase-out of the Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS). The meeting in Bonn, week before, after its 25 years of the global efforts was still wondering how to even finalize the rule book to stabilize the climate and keep rise in temperature not more than to 2 deg cent before 2100, while making the efforts to limit that rise to 1.5 deg Cent, the objective of the Paris Climate Agreement.