Despite a deluge of state and city-level policies in the United States to curb emissions and fight climate change, experts say piece-meal regulations cannot match the impact and reach of federal policy.
Civic society groups are worried that the Paris Agreement could crumble at the last minute, as the final meeting to decide its implementation will be held in Poland, Europe's second biggest coal-producing country.
Mahua Acharya –
COP 23 may not have produced big commitments; but a number of small, meaningful commitment proves that the global climate negotiations have an important place in today's world, says Global Green Growth Institute's Mahua Acharya.
David Waskow and Paula CaballeroJoe ThwaitesRhys Gerholdt
and Christina Chan,Kathleen Mogelgaard, and Yamide Dagnet –
COP 23 was a mix of encouraging commitments, helpful momentum on climate action, and a reminder the need to accelerate progress towards the goal of capping global temperature increase at safe levels
and Kevin Rudd –
Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine and former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd outline the opportunities on the horizon for countries worldwide to raise their level of climate ambition and lock in sustainable growth.
Elga Reyes –
Various female groups and leaders, spearheaded by the UN Women, gathered at the sidelines of the on-going climate conference to highlight the specific consequences of global warming on women, as well as the climate action they can pioneer