COP21 makes Parisians think of a greener city

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As hundreds of delegates descend on Paris to broker a global deal on carbon emissions, Parisians tell The Local they’re taking the chance to reflect on their city’s own environmental issues. With diplomatic motorcades periodically interrupting traffic, and pop-up installations springing up throughout the city, the COP21 summit has quickly made its presence felt among… Read more »

Obama ‘optimistic’ about climate change summit

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World leaders open pivotal climate talks in Paris saying they must achieve a binding agreement to help slow global climate change. (CNN)The introductions and formalities are over. Now, it’s crunch time to get a deal on what U.S. President Barack Obama calls an “ambitious” global climate change agreement. Leaders of 150 nations are in the… Read more »

The complete run-down for this year’s historic COP21 conference

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A guide to the 2015 COP21 conference. COP21, otherwise referred to as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, unites leaders, government officials, scientists and influential speakers from around the world to promote global action for addressing climate change. This year’s event takes place November 30 through December 11 and will include government representation from more than… Read more »

Partnerships, Progress to Protect & Restore Forest

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Leaders in the global drive to protect and restore forests met at COP21 on Tuesday to announce further action of deforestation. The event was held in the context of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda during Paris COP21. Sourced through Scoop.it from: newsroom.unfccc.int See on Scoop.it – Green Living

21 Twitter Accounts to Follow Ahead of COP21

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21 Twitter Accounts to Follow Ahead of COP21

COP21 is right around the corner, so if you’re interested in getting the scoop straight from the professionals, CSOs, activists, policy-makers, officials and politicians making it happen (in France and beyond), we’ve put together a handy and diverse Twitter list with the 21 movers & shakers you should keep track of in the coming weeks…. Read more »

COP21: ‘Never have the stakes been so high’

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World leaders opened pivotal climate talks Monday in Paris, saying the stakes are too high to end the conference without achieving a binding agreement to help slow the pace of global climate change. “A political moment like this may not come again,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told leaders gathered for the conference. “We have never… Read more »

France – COP21 live special: ’12 hours for the Planet’

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On the eve of the COP21 talks in Paris, FRANCE 24 brings you a special night of programming dedicated to the climate, with previously unseen reports and interviews, interspersed with some of the best moments from “Down to Earth”, our weekly show exploring innovations by people around the world committed to sustainable development. Renewable energy, agriculture and… Read more »