COP21: This Time, It’s Different

By Tim Fleming

 “This time it’s different.”

That’s a theme I am hearing quite a lot here in Paris in the midst of the COP 21 climate change conference. There is a sense that, despite this being yet another international meeting to discuss how we can tackle the common challenge of global climate change, this time it will be different. This time we will make meaningful progress. We’ve heard that before. So why is “this time” different?

Deal Prospects Improve as Time Narrows: Tracking the Climate Talks

Bloomberg Reports

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Optimism continues to improve in Paris as ministers get down to the hard graft of bridging divisions between rich and poor countries. Much of the work is done behind closed doors, complicating the task of assessing progress.

What Paris Talks Have Accomplished So Far

By Michael R. Bloomberg

The two-week United Nations conference on climate change is halfway over, and no matter what else happens, it has already been a clear-cut success in two critical areas.

Supporting Leadership in Climate Change Reduction

We want to take this opportunity to affirm our support for the Canadian government’s effort to tackle climate change

There is a decades-old technology called “hot tapping” — developed in part by TransCanada and now used industry wide — that allows a new natural gas pipeline to be connected to an existing high-pressure pipe without releasing methane that would have otherwise been vented into the atmosphere in order to weld the two pipes together.

Capturing and reusing methane — a potent greenhouse gas (GHG) — instead of releasing it to the atmosphere has driven TransCanada’s research and development for decades, and continues today.

French Climate Business Pledge

39 major French companies -- including Sanofi -- take concrete action to combat climate change
Press Release

Paris, December 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ – In the lead-up to the Paris climate summit (COP 21), 39 major French companies, employing a total of 4.4 million people worldwide and generating sales of 1,200 billion euros, have made a firm commitment to combat climate change. By signing this climate pledge, they want to contribute to making COP 21 a success and to limiting the warming of the Earth to 2°C. They emphasize their driving role and leadership in the fight for a more sustainable world.

Monsanto Takes Action to Fight Climate Change with Carbon Neutral Crop Production Program

Company States Crops Can Be Grown to Mitigate Climate Change; Commits to Carbon Neutral Footprint across its Operations by 2021
Press Release

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ – As agriculture and farmers around the world work to mitigate and adapt to the complex challenges posed by climate change, Monsanto Company today announced plans to make its operations carbon neutral by 2021 through a unique program targeted across its seed and crop protection operations, as well as through collaboration with farmers.

2016: A Pivotal Moment for Responsible Investing

The Bridge from Wall Street to Main Street

by John Streur, President and CEO of Calvert Investments

The Moral Ark of the Universe

The Pope, Paris and Power

The Pope’s visit to the U.S. last week focused the nation on a moral challenge of biblical scale. Like Noah, we are called now to build an ark. But our ark will be the entire earth itself—a world rewired soon with clean energy.


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