The crowd expected the longtime climate activist to come prepared with a compelling narrative that made the case for strong action coming out of the conference — and Gore did not disappoint.
Climate & Environment
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A slightly slimmed down draft was released at COP21 on Thursday morning. With progress comes ongoing contention over climate finance and loss and damage.
On Tuesday morning the World Bank, along with governments and business leaders, announced a new global initiative: the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition.
Some of the most interesting perspectives at the Paris climate conference will come from the leaders of developing nations. How will they delicately balance mitigating carbon emissions, as they must also help the hundreds of millions of people in their countries get out of poverty, entailing an inevitable increase in consumption worldwide?
There is incredible optimism that the ongoing global climate talks in Paris will produce, finally, a strong climate agreement. That being said, there are still some serious barriers that need to be overcome, none more so than determining an equitable and transparent system for climate finance.
For centuries, Hamburg, Germany, and Rotterdam, Netherlands, have subsisted under the threat of rising sea levels, storm surges and floods. Now, as the water continues to rise, German and Dutch planners and engineers are forced to discover innovative ways to make these cities more resilient.
The World Banks’s Transformative Carbon Asset Facility, announced yesterday during the COP21 talks in Paris, will attempt to find new ways to develop greenhouse gas reduction programs in developing countries.
SPECIAL SERIES: In Our Sights: a Signed Climate Commitment in Paris
Before we get ahead of ourselves theorizing how we move forward in case of failure in Paris, we should first ask what success looks like.
Dr. Dan Lashof, chief operating officer of NextGen Climate America, one of the sponsors of the research, said: “This is by far the most rigorous and detailed study of what it will take to achieve a transition to clean energy in the United States.”