The Path After Paris and the Power of Technology

By Tim Fleming

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.

The Importance of City Action in Combating Climate Change During COP21 in Paris


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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.

UN Global Compact Welcomes Historic COP21 Paris Agreement

Press Release

Paris, December 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ –  UN Global Compact Executive Director Lise Kingo welcomed the historic climate agreement adopted by 195 countries in Paris at COP21:

Morgan Stanley's Sustainable Investment Themes 2016

Audrey Choi shares her insights

Sustainable Investing Themes for 2016: ESG Integration, Climate Change and Inequality 

by Audrey Choi, CEO of Morgan Stanley’s Institute for Sustainable Investing

Patti Harris: On Climate Change, COP21 and Public Art

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Originally posted on The Huffington Post

By Patricia Harris - CEO of Bloomberg Philanthropies 

Bloomberg News: Climate Diplomats Have 940 Decisions to Make in Three Days


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With three days left in their marathon negotiating sessions and 940 decisions still to be made, envoys at the United Nations climate summit are advancing toward a deal that would limit fossil fuel pollution everywhere.

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From Paris, a Big Kiss to Nixon and (Anthony) Kennedy

Bard MBA & Bard CEP's Eban Goodstein COP21 Paris Blog Series 1 of 3

By Eban Goodstein

In the three years leading to the ongoing Paris climate negotiations, the world has witnessed a truly big pivot. Back in 2012, business as usual global warming pollution was set to heat the world up 8 degrees F by century’s end. Neither of the two biggest polluters, the US or China, had put serious policies in place to address the crisis. But now, if the commitments being made here in Paris are carried through, that 8 degree number will be cut to 6 degrees F.

What changed?

Business Leaders Come to Paris to Show Support for International Climate Agreement and Showcase Solutions at Caring for Climate Business Forum

Press Release

PARIS, December 8, 2015/3BL Media/ – Unprecedented corporate engagement on key climate issues including carbon pricing, finance, responsible policy engagement and science-based targets were announced today at the conclusion of the Caring for Climate (C4C) Business Forum, the official avenue for business at the Conference of Parties (COP) event in Paris.

COP21: This Time, It’s Different

By Tim Fleming

 “This time it’s different.”

That’s a theme I am hearing quite a lot here in Paris in the midst of the COP 21 climate change conference. There is a sense that, despite this being yet another international meeting to discuss how we can tackle the common challenge of global climate change, this time it will be different. This time we will make meaningful progress. We’ve heard that before. So why is “this time” different?


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