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60% of Emissions Reductions Pledged in Paris Were Inspired by Pursuit of Benefits In Health, Well-Being Or Social Justice


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60% of Emissions Reductions Pledged in Paris Were Inspired by Pursuit of Benefits In Health, Well-Being Or Social Justice

Elizabeth Sawin

When French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement, the results were clear. As it stands, the Paris agreement is insufficient to meet climate goals, but it does create a process for countries to make progressively stronger commitments to climate action over time.


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Some people are such natural-born optimists that when they see an approaching tornado they think, "Well, isn't that special. Now I won't have to clean out the attic."

Ms. Sawin sounds like one of them.