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2015 in Review: A Breakout Year for Climate Action

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Dec 31, 2015 9:40:29 AM

2015 was a pivotal year for the environment, with a broad spectrum of sustainability successes and climate action pledges. The movement (and the planet) received boosts on all fronts from corporate executives, religious leaders, and elected officials.

For those of us working to enhance awareness of and commitments to sustainability, this year offered much desired gratification and hard fought vindication. Our work is far from complete, but the events of 2015 have certainly strengthened the foundation for an abundant, sustainable future.

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Climate Talks are Over, Now What?

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Dec 17, 2015 12:54:01 PM

Never before has there been so much alignment on action that needs to be taken to mitigate the risks of climate change. But never before has there been so much work still to do.

No doubt, the agreement reached in Paris to limit global warming, reduce carbon emissions, adopt clean technologies, and assist poor countries that have been impacted by climate change is historic. Never before has there been so much alignment on action that needs to be taken to mitigate the risks of climate change. Never before have we had such a framework for cooperation. However, the agreement isn’t the endpoint, it’s just the beginning, and now the hard work begins.

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COP21: Climate Change Victory or Failure Déjà Vu?

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Dec 10, 2015 11:41:04 AM

Global leaders are converged in Paris. Is climate action actually here?

The world has waited with bated breath to see what, if anything, would come out of the United Nation’s COP21 climate summit this week. Some have been overjoyed with the outcome, citing groundbreaking commitments and a final agreement that may reach beyond initial expectations.

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COP21: The Starting Point

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Dec 3, 2015 10:31:09 AM

World leaders are meeting in Paris this week to negotiate a global agreement on climate action, marking a new era of sustainability.

This week, the much anticipated COP 21 meetings are taking place in Paris. Leaders from 190 countries are in the process of negotiating an agreement to reduce emissions, adopt clean technology, and point us towards a sustainable future.

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Paris: Hope in the Face of Tragedy?

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Nov 19, 2015 12:06:09 PM

The United Nations’ COP21 Climate Talks will take place as scheduled in Paris. Will the meetings unite global leaders around a common purpose to address terrorism in addition to environmental issues?

Despite the heartless, senseless attacks on Paris, the United Nations has confirmed that the COP21 climate talks will take place as scheduled next month. The meetings promise to unite nations around a central purpose—climate action. While the meetings will address one of the most urgent issues our time, I can’t help but wonder, will they foster enough goodwill and solidarity amongst global leaders to facilitate alignment around combating the growing threat of terrorism as well?

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