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Seven Ways COP 21 Will Be Different From Copenhagen


Andrew Deutz

Director, International Government Relations

November 2015

In December, world leaders will gather once again to try to conclude a new global agreement on climate change that will hopefully set the world on a new course toward a low-carbon, resilient and prosperous future.

There are seven key differences leading into Paris that show how the climate regime, and underlying political and economic factors, have significantly shifted over time and are aligning to enable Paris to be a success.

  • All countries have skin in the game.
  • Commitments are being developed from the bottom up.
  • Commitments are already on the table.
  • The private sector is increasingly on board.
  • The technology revolution is already under way.
  • Cities, states and provinces are showing the way.
  • Leaders are actually leading.

Read the blog for the full analysis from Andrew Deutz, The Nature Conservancy's Director of International Government Relations, on these seven differentiators that could lead to decisive climate action in Paris.

Originally Posted on Environmental Leader

November 09, 2015