The Paris Agreement at 5: The Road To Paris — the Origins of the Agreement

The Paris Agreement at 5: The Road To Paris — the Origins of the Agreement

This Saturday, December 12, the United Nations and the U.K. will host a Climate Ambitions Summit to commemorate the Paris Agreement’s fifth anniversary and encourage countries to commit to more ambitious actions. This week ODP will take a deep dive into the Paris Agreement — today we recap its origins.  By Monica Medina and Ashira […]

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Biden Looks to Paris as Trump Tantrum Continues

Biden Looks to Paris as Trump Tantrum Continues

by Miro Korenha, co-founder and publisher of Our Daily Planet After the United States formally withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement, the Joe Biden transition team has repeatedly signaled that rejoining the international agreement will be a Day 1 priority. Biden’s all-of-government approach to climate action will help orient the power of the federal government […]

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French President Macron Congratulates Biden, Welcomes U.S. Back to Paris Agreement

French President Macron Congratulates Biden, Welcomes U.S. Back to Paris Agreement

This week, French President Emmanuel Macron joined other world leaders in congratulating President-elect Joe Biden. Macron praised Biden’s climate goals, calling his election an opportunity to “make our planet great again.”

Why This Matters: The U.S. officially left the Paris Climate agreement on November 4, the day following the 2020 presidential election.

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Dalai Lama Joins Pope As Religious Leaders Campaigning Against Climate Change

Dalai Lama Joins Pope As Religious Leaders Campaigning Against Climate Change

In an interview with Channel 4 News and the Guardian, the Dalai Lama put out a call to action to fight climate change. He urged world leaders to take immediate action, emphasizing that the effects of global warming would disrupt billions of people’s lives, and would especially affect his home country of Tibet.

Why This Matters:  The Dalai Lama is a major global figure — a Nobel peace laureate, and considered by Buddhists to be the embodiment of enlightenment, sent to earth to guide others towards liberation.

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European Climate Leaders Welcome Biden Win

European Climate Leaders Welcome Biden Win

Even before the election was called by the major networks for Joe Biden, climate-focused European politicians and elected officials were among the first to congratulate the President-elect on his victory

Why This Matters: Currently, the US is one of only a very few countries not committed to the global effort to curb emissions and keep rising temperatures in check.

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China’s Surprise Commitment to Be Carbon Neutral by 2060

China’s Surprise Commitment to Be Carbon Neutral by 2060

Yesterday at the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to achieve “carbon neutrality before 2060” with the aim of hitting peak emissions before 2030. China had choice words for the Trump administration and its complete lack of international leadership on climate change action. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang […]

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