Jeff Hayward

6 Big Takeaways From the Paris Climate Agreement

After spending two uber-intense weeks in Paris as part of the Rainforest Alliance delegation to the COP21 U.N. climate summit, it was amazing to see how governments, business and civil society came together to forge a historic climate agreement.  

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Dispatch from Paris: Forest Communities are Key to Fighting Climate Change

Strengthening forest communities is mission-critical to fighting climate change. To understand why, you must first understand that, if the goal of the Paris climate talks is to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, negotiators cannot be content with just reducing emissions from fossil fuels. We must also reduce emissions from the land sector — deforestation, agriculture and other land use.

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What the World Needs from the Paris Climate Conference

The U.N. climate conference, to be held in Paris in December, represents the culmination of decades of complex climate negotiations that began in 1992. The COP21, as the conference is known, may well be the endgame — our last, best chance to achieve a global, legally binding climate agreement.

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