Brown’s upcoming visit to Beijing will focus on keeping up the COP21 Paris accords momentum Trump wants to radically reverse. California’s aggressive stance on pollution controls and environmental standards will be highlighted. The governor wants to make a lasting difference in the world. [...] California’s interest and right to combat climate change and seek China’s support is understandable and has precedent. But what’s in it for China?

Smog Mask

Markos Kounalakis on China's attempt to gain global influence through environmental leadership and policy.

A year after COP21 and the adoption of the Paris Agreement, international policymakers are still struggling to convert targets into action. This is clearly indicated by the title of the recent followup COP in Marrakech: Turn the Promise of Paris into Action. But as the international community putters along, cities and local communities are already staking out the front lines of the fight against climate change.

Far Out, by Flare

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

PD News headlines look back at news coverage on the COP21 climate change conference. 

Paris to host decisive COP21 climate talks

This new video from AFP News goes inside the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, France to discuss what's at stake in the climate talks and why an agreement needs to be reached now.