COP22

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Adopted at the 21st U.N. Conference of the Parties (COP21), the Paris Agreement set forth bold goals to limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius this century. The agreement entered into force before the next gathering in Marrakech, Morocco.

Held Nov. 7 through Nov. 18, the COP22 climate talks sought to bring the Paris Agreement from inception to implementation. Read on for our ongoing coverage.

Good News: India and China Slowing Emissions Far Faster Than Expected

A new analysis finds that India and China are on pace to overachieve their Paris Agreement climate pledges, a welcome sign for global…

Tiffany & Co. Makes Its Point: Presidents Come and Go, But Diamonds are Forever

Iconic American luxury brand Tiffany & Co. flexes its muscles with a brief but diamond-hard takedown of President Donald Trump for dithering over…

Corporate Interests Clash Over Paris Climate Agreement

While dozens of trade groups want U.S. President Donald Trump to keep his promise and withdraw from the Paris agreement, many leading American…

Are We In or Out? Trump Softens on Paris Climate Accord

After a tense G-7 meeting last week, and word from some unlikely business leaders, President Donald Trump may be realizing the Paris climate…

The Other Shoe Drops: Trump Signs Executive Order Gutting Environmental Protections

Today U.S. President Donald Trump set in motion a reversal of support for environmental protection, climate and earth science, and basic energy research.…

The Decarbonization of the Global Energy System

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) estimates carbon emissions related to energy can be cut back 70 percent by 2050 with a net-positive…

Trump Advisors Continue to Urge Climate Inaction

Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), a key energy advisor to the Donald Trump administration, suggested the U.S. “use its seat at the Paris table…

European Union Toots Clean-Energy Horn with 2020 Goals in Sight

The European Union is on track to meet its 2020 clean-energy goals, and some member states have already blown past their benchmarks.

3p Weekend: 14 American Cities Tackling Climate Change Today

Despite President Donald Trump's stated plans to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement, cities across the country are stepping in…

Russia and U.S.: Partners In Climate Inaction?

Closer ties between the U.S. and Russia “would open the doors for massive investment into the Russian oil and gas exploration and production,”…

No, Federal Scientists Didn’t Fake Climate Data

Last weekend an article in the Mail on Sunday, a sister publication of the British paper the Daily Mail, attempted to cast doubt…

What the Tourism Industry Should Take Away From COP22

The United Nations designated 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. With this in mind, Emma Owens of Positive Impact takes…

Excess Carbon Emissions Are a Failure of Design

William McDonough, the author of "Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things," says it's time to change the way we think…

COP22: The Spirit of Paris and the Elephant in the Room

The COP21 climate talks in Paris taught us we have the political will to come together as a global community to act on…

Emissions from Coal Flatten But Don’t Reflect Planned Increases in Use

The 2016 Global Carbon Project’s annual analysis of carbon emissions showed that contributions from coal declined by 0.28 percent during the last year.…