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3p Weekend: Everything You Need to Know About COP21

If you haven’t already heard, the 21st Session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) kicked off this week in Paris — and the TriplePundit team is on the ground taking in all the action. Did you catch all the big news? Spend a few minutes this afternoon to make sure.

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Black Friday Post Mortem: Business as Usual or End of Capitalism?

According to ShopperTalk, in-store sales decreased 10.4 percent over Black Friday weekend (Nov. 26-29) compared to last year. If you’re not a fan of Black Friday this is good news, right?But before you run to open a local, organic bottle of champagne, you need to ask yourself if there is a real reason for celebration.

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What are the Perspectives of Developing Nations at COP21?

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?

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Deep Decarbonization Study Reveals Multiple Pathways to Carbon Goal

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.”

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Why Backpacking is a Sustainability 101 Course for Work and Home

Setting off on a long backpacking trip abroad will allow you to bring home lessons on living and working sustainably for when you eventually return home — a timely lesson at the moment considering all the holiday shopping messages currently bombarding us.