THE NETHERLANDS. The institution that will check whether countries are sticking to the promises made in the Paris climate agreement is to be based in the Netherlands.
The Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation is being set up by the Dutch and Japanese governments in collaboration with the UN environment programme (UNEP).
The centre will advise countries, businesses and organisations on how to adapt their practices to comply with the Paris accord, which comprises measures designed to keep the global temperature increase below 2º celsius. Last year it was ratified by 193 countries.
Environment minister Sharon Dijksma said
: ‘The Netherlands is good at bringing together knowledge and expertise in the area of climate adaptation. The knowledge centre will play an important role in this.
‘This centre is a welcome development, but other countries must follow this example and invest urgently in climate adaptation.’
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