The Paris Agreement at 5: Increasing Ambition

The Paris Agreement at 5: Increasing Ambition

A key feature of the Paris Agreement is that it’s not a static promise. Current climate policies won’t get the world to the target below 2 degrees C of warming, but the agreement was designed for countries to report progress and over time increase their efforts. Every five years, each country is supposed to submit new climate pledges that are more ambitious than their previous ones.

Why this Matters: Holding countries accountable for increasing commitments to address the climate crisis is essential because we’re nowhere near the level of meaningful action needed.

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Trump Admin Suppresses Science, House Dems Fight Back

Trump Admin Suppresses Science, House Dems Fight Back

Earlier this week in yet another affront on science, Trump White House officials demanded changes to testimony from Dr. Rod Schoonover, a State Department intelligence agency analyst and ultimately barred his written testimony to the House Intelligence Committee warning that human-caused climate change is “possibly catastrophic” and a serious national security threat. The committee chairman Rep. […]

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State Department can’t ignore climate refugees, GAO report says

State Department can’t ignore climate refugees, GAO report says

Climate change is already drastically altering our planet and for millions of people around the world, this has meant that they’ve had to flee their homes and seek asylum in other countries.

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