Forward to Prosper: the Future of Climate Action

MARRAKECH—The world is moving ahead with collaborative innovation for a diverse adaptive clean future economy. The Paris Agreement is the strongest market signal ever sent, heralding a planet-wide shift in tens of trillions of dollars of investment over the next three decades to sustainable carbon-free energy. We must move forward to prosper. What we know … Continue reading Forward to Prosper: the Future of Climate Action

Build Capacity, Shift Finance, Prosper Together

MARRAKECH—On Friday, November 4, 2016, the Paris Climate Agreement entered into force. In other words, it became active international law. 196 nations have agreed to work together to transform their economies and end climate change. And, they have made specific commitments—nationally determined contributions or NDCs—to show their collaborative intent and to give guidance to their … Continue reading Build Capacity, Shift Finance, Prosper Together

Climate Geopolitics Photo Essay

'Climate Geopolitics: Pathways to Worldwide Ecological Integrity', a talk by Joseph Robertson,  hosted by Global Minnesota on August 10, 2016 Pathways to Worldwide Ecological Integrity Climate change influences nearly every element of the geopolitical landscape, including human sustenance, international resource flows, and the viability of the civil state. The Paris Agreement brings all 195 nations that are parties to … Continue reading Climate Geopolitics Photo Essay

Time to Stop Adding Harm to the Future

In the Paris Agreement, 195 nations acknowledge "that climate change is a common concern of humankind," and agree to "respect, promote and consider their respective obligations on ... intergenerational equity." Intergenerational equity refers to the ethical principle that we should not discount the cost of harm when it falls on future generations. A number of … Continue reading Time to Stop Adding Harm to the Future

ACCESS to the Future

It is the next to last day of the COP21, according to the official schedule. The French presidency of the COP says the draft Paris outcome will be finalized and approved by 6:00 pm tomorrow, the scheduled close of the conference. Everyone is anxious to see if crucial elements of serious climate action are re-inserted, … Continue reading ACCESS to the Future