COP21: Climate Change Victory or Failure Déjà Vu?

Global leaders are converged in Paris. Is climate action actually here?

The world has waited with bated breath to see what, if anything, would come out of the United Nation’s COP21 climate summit this week. Some have been overjoyed with the outcome, citing groundbreaking commitments and a final agreement that may reach beyond initial expectations.

BSR COP21 Daily Dispatch: Day 11

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Editor’s Note

During an interview I had with a journalist this morning, the reporter noted the significant presence of business at COP this year. He called it a “full-court press.”

Patti Harris: On Climate Change, COP21 and Public Art

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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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General Mills Puts a Spotlight on Climate Change and Agriculture at COP21


More than 40,000 delegates from 195 countries are in Paris for COP21, the global climate change talks. General Mills played a prominent role in one of the side events that addressed agriculture’s role in greenhouse gas emissions.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and John Church, executive vice president of our global supply chain, gave keynote addresses Dec. 2 at the forum titled “From Field to Market: Leadership and Collaboration in U.S. and Global Agriculture.”

What the Paris Climate Talks Mean for Utility Companies

They’re indispensable in whatever comes next.

Commentary by Alex Laskey, president and co-founder of Opower and Terry Sobolewskichief customer officer of National Grid U.S.

HP Joins More Than 100 Companies Calling for Low-Carbon USA

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HP has joined more than 100 major US businesses calling for government to take decisive action at COP21 to tackle climate change in order to minimize climate risk and boost the economy.

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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?


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