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Blog Posts: Paris Agreement

  • 3 Issues to Watch at the COP24 Climate Summit

    Next month’s UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland (COP24) is seen by many as the most important climate negotiation since 2015, when 196 countries adopted the landmark Paris Agreement. COP24 is the critical moment for countries to establish rules for turning the Agreement's vision into reality.

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  • Forests: The Cinderella of Climate Solutions

    Cinderella’s job in the household included cleaning the ashes from the fireplace – exactly the role forests play for Earth by absorbing fossil fuels' carbon emissions. Yet much like Cinderella, forests remain underappreciated.

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  • INSIDER: Long-term Strategies: Climate Action Today with Tomorrow in Mind

    Under the Paris Agreement, Parties have agreed to hold the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C. Mid-century, long-term low-GHG emission development strategies ("long-term strategies") underpin the transformative potential of the Paris Agreement.

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  • Taking Greenhouse Gases from the Sky: 7 Things to Know About Carbon Removal

    Most climate change solutions focus on mitigation—ways to slash emissions as quickly as possible, such as by adopting renewable energy. But research shows these aren't enough. To prevent the worst impacts of climate change, the world will need to reach net-negative emissions, a point at which we're actually removing more carbon from the air than we're putting in.

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  • 3 Steps to a Zero-Carbon Future

    The decisions each country, business and investor makes today will directly impact global climate and development goals. Do it right and we can feed 9 billion people, provide clean electricity for all and grow the economy while protecting the environment.

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  • Understanding the “Emissions Gap” in 5 Charts

    Every year, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) brings together scientists from around the world to measure the size of the greenhouse gas (GHG) “emissions gap,” the difference between the emissions level countries have pledged to achieve under international agreements and the level consistent with limiting warming to well below 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F).

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