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Paris Climate Agreement: The Need for Speed

By Paul Bodnar and Jules Kortenhorst, Rocky Mountain Institute Last week, a number of European countries submitted paperwork to the United Nations formally binding them to the Paris Agreement, raising the tally of committed countries above 55 percent of global emissions and triggering the agreement's entry into force 30 days later. For those who thought the champagne corks popped last December in Paris, here's a brief guide about why last week's events constituted a historic milestone and what comes next.
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