When it comes to climate change and energy costs, it’s hard to find anyone more vulnerable than a person living in a low-lying island nation. Rising sea levels and extreme weather threaten islands, and fluctuations in fossil fuel prices limit their economic vitality.
The highly-anticipated climate change deal is in. Nearly 200 nations at the COP21 climate summit in Paris have adopted an agreement to keep the rise in global temperature below 2 degrees Celsius. This deal is a major turning point in the fight against global warming.
Today marks the start of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP21, in Paris. For the next two weeks, negotiators representing nearly 200 countries will work toward reaching a global agreement on how nations should address climate change.
This is the second blog in our series Faster, Leaner, Better: Using Data and Technology to Measure and Accelerate Progress.
Last month, to celebrate the International Day of Biological Diversity commemorating the adoption of the Convention for Biodiversity in 1992 at the Rio Earth Summit, the Clinton Climate Initiative, the Green Belt Movement, and the Kenya Forest Service came together for a tree planting at the …