Climate Change

COP15 to COP21 – Crucial Changes in the Climate Mitigation Landscape

Compared with the last major attempt to get the world on a more desirable emissions trajectory at COP15 in Copenhagen, this month’s COP21 in Paris is happening in a landscape transformed in a few key ways. The world stands at the cusp of an unprecedented era of policy experimentation in driving a clean energy transition.

Countries Agree to Use Montreal Protocol to Cut HFCs for Climate’s Sake

With the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris coming up at the end of this month, some positive news came out of last week’s Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol: all 197 UN member countries agreed to use the protocol for phasing down climate-change-inducing hydrofluorocarbon emissions.