The consensus is that the outcome of the Paris climate conference was overwhelmingly positive, but that there is a great deal to be done to realise its full impact. In amongst the huge amount of detail, we’ve found some convenient summaries of the agreement:
- The Conversation: The Paris climate agreement at a glance
- World Resources Institute: The Paris agreement: turning point for a climate solution
- Carbon Brief: Interactive: the negotiating alliances at the Paris climate conference
Critics have commented that the agreed deal is not as strong as they would have liked, but in an interesting article in The Conversation, academics suggest that a ‘softer’ option is more likely to yield positive results.
- The Conversation: Why soft climate deals are better than tough ones
The COP21 agreement does herald a move away from managing the aftermath of climate disasters to increasing resilience and reducing vulnerability to such disasters, as noted in a blog from UNISDR’s Jerry Velasquez.
- LinkedIn: New era of climate resilience begins