Paris Agreement Archives - State of the Planet

What Did COP26 Achieve?

Columbia Climate School experts say the results out of Glasgow are “a real mixed bag.”

by |November 15, 2021

Kyrgyzstan Will Move Away From Coal to Hydropower by 2050

At COP26, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov made a statement about transitioning to an emission-free economy and the impact of climate change on the people of mountainous areas.

by Baktygul Chynybaeva |November 3, 2021
Climate activists gather for COP25 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Friends of the Earth International

What to Expect From the COP26 Meeting

What’s at stake this year at the United Nations’ climate change conference

by |October 23, 2021
From a bird's eye view, there is a large group of people holding banners with an circle opening in the middle.

German Court Sides With Youth Climate Activists to Safeguard Human Rights

The court ordered an expansion of the country’s carbon emissions law on the same day as an announcement that Germany’s glaciers could be gone in a decade.

by |May 28, 2021

The U.S. Is Back in the Paris Agreement. Now What?

What progress has been made and what could change with the U.S.’s reentry?

by |February 4, 2021
illustration of mangrove trees, water, and fish

New U.N. Report Highlights Need to Step Up Climate Change Adaptation

Earth Institute scientists are among the lead authors on the report, which calls for increased financing for adaptation projects, especially nature-based solutions.

by |January 21, 2021

Developing Countries Fuel Momentum For Ambitious Climate Targets

A group of the least developed countries have held a climate summit to showcase their ambitious plans and hold developed nations to account.

by Lily Roberts and Nidup Gyeltshen |December 23, 2020
White House behind a fence

As of Today, the U.S. Is No Longer Part of the Paris Agreement

Whether or not we rejoin — and thereby do our part to prevent the worst impacts of climate change — depends on the outcome of the election.

by Marco Tedesco |November 5, 2020

The Climate Talks Struggle While California Forges Ahead

The contrast between the climate talks in Poland and progress by California is illuminating and provides a clear indication of how the climate crisis will actually be addressed.

by |December 17, 2018
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A World Warmer By Just 2°C Will Be Very Different From Today

Past warm periods indicate that even the Paris Agreement’s limits on global warming could have catastrophic consequences over the long-term.

by |June 25, 2018