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The Arc de Triomphe Is illuminated in green to celebrate the Paris Agreement’s entry into force. U.S. Department of State from United States

Will the Paris Agreement still be able to deliver after the US withdrawal?

Like president George W. Bush before him, Donald Trump made the announcement from the White House Rose Garden, showing that Republican governments have failed to learn past lessons.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has argued the US should stay in the Paris climate agreement. But for the rest of the world, a US exit is better than staying reluctantly. Carlos Barria/Reuters

The world would be better off if Trump withdraws from the Paris climate deal

If the US stays in the Paris deal but misses its targets, the deal could look like a sham. But if Trump carries out his threat to withdraw, the US veto would be gone, and other nations might step up.
Christmas Eve 2015, Paris. Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Was 2015 such a terrible year? And what will 2016 look like?

Well Santa has come and gone, at least for the largest proportion of the world’s population. And, as we reach the end of the year, it is inevitably time to review recent trends and the prospects for 2016…
In the aftermath of 2012’s deadly Hurricane Sandy, New York launched a US$20 billion plan to defend the city against future storms as well as rising sea levels. David Shankbone/Flickr

Sea level rise is real – which is why we need to retreat from unrealistic advice

Managing the impacts of rising seas for some communities is being made more difficult by the actions of governments, homeowners – and even some well-intentioned climate adaptation experts.
Climate change is not top of countries like Greece’s agenda right now. Maybe it should be. Christophe Petit Tesson

Why struggling economies have a stake in COP21

COP21 is an opportunity for countries like Greece, Spain, Italy and Portugal to reinvent their economies along environmentally friendly and sustainable lines.

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