By Zeke Hausfather, Carbon Brief. Originally posted on Carbon Brief, CC BY - NC - ND 4.0 In the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, nearly every country on Earth pledged to keeping global temperatures “well below” 2C above pre-industrial...Show More Summary
When Trump stepped away from the historic Paris climate agreement and proposed slashing the EPA's climate research budget, he signaled to the world that reducing carbon emissions wasn't a priority for the US. But what Trump says and what his government does are two different things. Show More Summary
But only if he can get a better deal
Trees for Trump: 1m plants pledged to offset U-turn on climate change; Environmentalists say forest the size of Kentucky could compensate for ‘monumental stupidity’ of US withdrawal from Paris climate agreement Eleanor Ainge Roy, 19Show More Summary
A team of international and Australian researchers say that even if every nation on the planet meets Paris Climate Agreement Targets for emissions, it won't stop seas levels from rising. By 2030, we're looking at global rise of 0.7 to 1.2 metres, no matter what. Show More Summary
The 3-foot rise is "baked in" to the Earth's climate, researchers say, even if the Paris climate agreement targets are fully met.
OSLO (Reuters) - Sea levels will rise between 0.7 and 1.2 meters (27-47 inches) in the next two centuries even if governments end the fossil fuel era as promised under the Paris climate agreement, scientists said on Tuesday.
Imagine a world where every country has not only complied with the Paris climate agreement but has moved away from fossil fuels entirely. How would such a change affect global politics?
Researchers have determined that countries around the world are failing to fulfill their greenhouse gas reduction commitments under the Paris climate agreement, inevitably subjecting the world to unpredictable extreme weather. In a study...Show More Summary
is the opening day of the 24th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. As officials gather in Katowice, a center of Poland’s coal and steel industries, to review progress toward the Paris Agreement, five developing states, calling themselves the “Geoengineering Justice Coalition,” circulate an ultimatum. Show More Summary
Scientists have some sobering news about the future of our planet: Even if humans manage to meet the temperature target set forth in the Paris climate change agreement, record-breaking weather events will become increasingly common around the world. And that’s the good part. The Paris plan seeks...
Keeping global warming below the lower Paris agreement target of 1.5 degrees Celsius is “extremely unlikely,” according to a leaked draft report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a trend that can only be countered if countries like the United States devote themselves to countering rising global temperatures. The annual IPCC report draft, […]
The Paris Agreement adopted by the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties in December 2015 officially included the 2 degrees C Global Temperature Target in the conference results and pursued...Show More Summary
The European Union will no longer make trade deals with the United States if President Trump follows through on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, according to a French official whose comments were endorsed by the European Commission. Addressing the French parliament on Thursday, French foreign affairs minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne drew a line in the sand. […]
French foreign affairs minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne last week told his country's parliament that "The US knows what to expect," and that if the US does not rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement, there can be no trade deal.
Putting the Paris climate agreement into practice will trigger opposed reactions by investors and fossil fuel owners. Paradoxically, it has been feared that the anticipation of strong CO2 reduction policies might drive up these emissions. Show More Summary
(Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)) Putting the Paris climate agreement into practice will trigger opposed reactions by investors on the one hand and fossil fuel owners on the other hand. A new study now finds that on balance, divestment beats the so-called 'green paradox' if substantial carbon pricing is credibly announced. Show More Summary
Since taking office in 2017, French President Emmanuel Macron has positioned himself as the antithesis to President Donald Trump’s climate denial. Throughout the last year, Macron has been one of the Paris climate agreement’s most outspoken proponents, hosted a climate conference in Paris (to which Trump was not invited) and even began offering United States […]
PARIS (Reuters) - France will revise its carbon emissions target by the end of this year to align it with its pledges in the Paris climate agreement after failing to meet the goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions in 2016, the ecology minister said on Monday.