26 Dec '17, 8am

5 reasons 2017 was best year for climate action

As we approach the end of 2017, it’s easy to feel down about the state of our planet. We’ve experienced climate-fueled superstorms that leveled entire islands in the Caribbean and flooded Houston. Meanwhile, California continues to burn. And, of course, the Trump White House has done its best to undermine progress. But I think 2017 was a great year for climate action. Here’s my top five reasons why. 1. Global momentum is now unleashed. It turns out, the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would withdraw from Paris was precisely the fuel needed to put the agreement into action. I just witnessed this firsthand in Paris, where French President Emmanuel Macron hosted the One Planet Summit together with the World Bank and the United Nations. In this historic meeting, divestment from fossil fuels made huge progress as both the World Bank and a group of nations with $15 b...

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