Wednesday, May 16, 2018

11 Ways the Paris Climate Deal Is Working in the Real World

Like an old car that has gone as far as it can go, UN climate talks in Bonn last week stuttered, spluttered, and stalled.

Not a car in sight. Barcelona's superblocks have created a car free space in the city center, now other cities are copying the idea (Photo Credit: JasonParis/Flickr) Click to Enlarge.
In 2015 in Paris, governments struck a deal that lacked much of the substance needed to fight climate change.  Now diplomats are trying to negotiate the complex rules of the deal.  Their failure to make serious progress has been met with concern around the world.

Climate negotiations are becoming ever-more detached from the starburst of activity released by the Paris deal.  In the coming years, the role of the UN will remain important, but no longer be the primary driver of global change.

Not willing to wait for the finer details, businesses, researchers, governments, and citizens are coming up with new ways to move the climate to a safer place.  There are thousands of stories, big and small.  Here are just a few.

Read more at 11 Ways the Paris Climate Deal Is Working in the Real World

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