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Climate Policy Grows Up

Die aufgehende Sonne taucht am 14.04.2015 den Himmel hinter dem Kohlekraftwerk Mehrum in Hohenhameln im Landkreis Peine (Niedersachsen) in warmes Licht. Im deutschen Energiemix macht die klimaschädliche Kohlekraft knapp 45 Prozent aus. Foto: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
Ahead of the United Nations climate change in Paris, negotiators have decided to focus on getting things done instead of sending the right signals.
  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    The scientific consensus is that warming is caused in part by human activities, but the international community’s response has been sluggish and uncoordinated.

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    • The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference is set for November 30 to December 11 in Paris.
    • The summit theme is “Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
    • Germany is phasing out of traditional power sources such as fossil fuels and nuclear energy, and shifting to clean energy.
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Only a few weeks remain before a comprehensive climate agreement is on the agenda at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.

Six years after the U.N.’s failed Copenhagen Summit, achieving a compromise hasn’t gotten any easier. That was evident this week in Bonn, Germany, where negotiators are working through the agreement line by line.

Still, the mood hasn’t been this positive for a long time.

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