The Paris agreement at a glance

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:

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 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.