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COP21 – good news for the planet

Paris Climate Accord NDCs and Net Zero Pledges |  At COP21, commonly referred to as the Paris Climate Accord, nations sent representatives to pledge greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) reduction targets (also known as Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs). At the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), national dignitaries […]

Permanent ban on new coal mines and other sustainability priorities

Strategies for mitigating climate change |  What are the best strategies for mitigating global warming? How is the United States going to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions? Carbon pricing? The Green New Deal? Here's a brief list of sustainability priorities that the United States should implement in order to avoid contributing to the most […]

Shortfall in International GHG Reduction Pledges

Is the World Going to Meet its Climate Targets? There is a substantial shortfall between GHG emission reduction pledges that almost 200 countries have made, and global climate reality. Worldwide, almost 200 countries have set climate targets - independently, and internationally all member-nations of the UNFCCC* have recommended targets. The international pledges are known as […]

The Global Fight Against Climate Change; NDCs and Net Zero Targets Worldwide

Nationally Determined Contributions |  As part of the ongoing global battle against climate change, almost 200 countries have set greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) reduction targets, or nationally determined contributions (NDCs). They're fairly self-explanatory; by a specified year, a nation aims to reduce its carbon emissions by a certain amount (compared to a previous, specific year).  […]

The UNFCCC

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – Conference of the Parties |  World leaders, dignitaries, and diplomats, from almost 200 nations (known as member nations), assemble every year for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. UNFCCC members assess international progress in mitigating global anthropogenic climate change. Members also negotiate protocols and treaties […]