31 Jul '15, 9am

From science to economics, why 2015 is different for climate action

This article is the last in a three-part series originally published by Ensia in the runup to the United Nations climate convention, COP 21 , this December in Paris. Part one and part two ran previously. This year will mark the most important negotiations on climate change since the 15th gathering of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) talks in Copenhagen in 2009, COP 15. Those talks ended up with progress on several important fronts, such as getting developed and developing countries to jointly agree on emissions targets for the first time, but were marred by scenes of chaos in the final hours and bitter recriminations among governments. No one wants to repeat the experience of Copenhagen — least of all the French government, which, as host to this year’s gathering, is determined to wring commitments from gov...

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