Sylvie Joussaume, Climatologist at National Institute of Sciences of the Universe (CNRS, France), explains how climate change is already noticeable and affects people's health: extreme weather events, food shortages, restrict access to water or air pollution, are some of its consequences.
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On December 12, the COP21 climate summit in Paris culminated in an historic agreement that was unanimously adopted by 195 nations. The agreement was the result of two weeks of intense negotiations between almost every country on the planet. Years of effort from government, business and civil society fueled the momentum for a substantive and strong international accord. Having successfully achieved that goal, the hard work now begins.
Mike Bloomberg traveled to Paris during the first week of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in his role as UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. During his 5-day trip he hosted and spoke at several events and made numerous announcements significant to his UN Envoy role.