climate change

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The historic Paris Agreement is being undercut by the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

The US Embassy building, which is estimated to be completed in 2018, would put forward the concept of green buildings equipped with the good technology of energy conservation and water management.

The ten most notable PD moments from 2015.

A fresh and ambitious Justin Trudeau administration has mainstreamed the climate change agenda into its foreign policy engagement with Thailand, but comprehensive bilateral relations must await a return to democracy in Thailand, says Canada's ambassador to Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia. 


December 30, 2015

President Barack Obama will be making good use out of Air Force One while he still can. [...] The travel will be aimed at cementing a foreign policy legacy he hopes will include the Trans Pacific Partnership, increased attention to Asia, an opening of Latin America, progress on ISIL and significant global movement on climate change.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said a global deal to limit climate change could not have been won without China's help "to build a working partnership". But that soft power win was of short duration. With the thugs outside Pu Zhiqiang's trial, Beijing was back to form, squandering soft power as if it had no use for it.

With the swing of a gavel on Saturday, the world’s nations adopted the first international agreement to limit the causes of anthropogenic climate change. For the first time in history, more than 150 countries have promised to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide they emit into the atmosphere and to increase these reductions over time.  

We’re now in the second week of negotiations at the COP21 conference in Paris, and momentum is building, with more and more countries acknowledging the crucial goal of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. It’s an ambitious target to hit, and we need your help to deliver a bold message to the delegates, negotiators, and observers. So we hope you’ll join us as we send a love letter from Earth to Paris this week.