By Cathy Orlando, International Outreach Manager, Citizens’ Climate Lobby I have just returned from the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Madrid, Spain (COP 25). The world is still on track for blowing past the safe upper limits for global heating, the rule book for Article 6 of the Paris Agreement was not finalized … Continue reading Heroes & Hope at COP 25 in Madrid
Donald Trump’s move to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement undermines American leadership and credibility and materially harms the American people. The Paris Agreement sets the world on a course for a more just and sustainably prosperous future. It also resolves an old complaint—that high-polluting developing economies like China were not bound to action by the 1992 Climate Convention in the same way … Continue reading Trump withdrawal from Paris Agreement is Betrayal
System-scale innovation does not have to be all-consuming revolution or a shock to the system. The most effective system-scale innovations start from small but significant improvements in policy, technology or practice, then cascade through practical connections to lived experience and everyday decision-making. These cascade effects gain traction by making critical improvements possible at every stage. Going into the SB50 mid-year UN Climate Change negotiations, there … Continue reading How SB50 Can Help Achieve the Climate-Smart Future
The Paris Agreement (report on adoption) was formally adopted at 7:26 pm Paris time, on Saturday, December 12, by the Conference of the Parties. The Agreement was many years in the making. The Agreement now sets in motion a global process of accelerated climate action, for full implementation of the 1992 Convention’s mandate to “avoid dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.” There are many breakthroughs … Continue reading The Paris Agreement is Adopted
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