Whilst the 195 participants’ work led to small steps forward, a group of countries achieved an important outcome with the approval of the “Powering Past Coal,” committing countries to reach carbon neutrality before 2030 (the European countries who signed are Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom). The next meeting will be held in Katowice, Poland from 3 to 14 December 2018, when hopefully Parties will manage to overcome the still existing distances and critical aspects. In this prospective is of special importance the EU-China joint declaration on climate change signed in mid December 2017. Its signatories have confirmed their commitment in implementing the Paris agreement on climate, and their will to cooperate to enhance its...