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World Governments Talk Climate As Marrakesh COP22 Opens

Get ready for the first world summit following the Paris Agreement of December 2015 to assess progress on climate change. COP22, the annual conference of parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, begins on Monday, November 7, 2016 (the day before the US presidential elections) in Marrakesh, Morocco. You can watch the COP22 proceedings online here.

Paris Agreement On Climate Takes Effect Worldwide

The Paris Agreement on climate change — a critical worldwide milestone along the road to containing climate change and implementing resilient low-carbon energy — became international law on Friday, November 4, 2016, after about 20 years of global wrangling. Exactly 30 days ago, it crossed both national and emissions thresholds needed to enter into force.

US & China Ratify Paris Agreement Early

The news broke this morning that the United States and China have renewed their global leadership on climate change by jointly announcing their ratifications of the Paris Agreement on climate change ahead of schedule. The prediction we made last week about the landmark international climate agreement has thus come to pass. In a … [continued]