Carbon- The Paris Agreement

United Nations- Framework Convention on Climate Change

147 Parties have ratified of 197 Parties to the Convention
On 5 October 2016, the threshold for entry into force of the Paris Agreement was achieved. The Paris Agreement entered into force on 4 November 2016. The first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1) took place in Marrakech, Morocco from 15-18 November 2016.

Paris Agreement: essential elements
The Paris Agreement builds upon the Convention and – for the first time – brings all nations into a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, with enhanced support to assist developing countries to do so. As such, it charts a new course in the global climate effort.

The Paris Agreement’s central aim is to…>>

3 Solar Stocks That Could Sustain Post Trump’s Paris Agreement Exit  By Gaurav S. Iyer| June 14, 2017
…President Trump’s exit from the Paris Agreement cannot turn back time. The economics have shifted, folks. He cannot change the fact that solar now provides more jobs than coal. Nor can he change the fact that solar is cheaper than coal in some parts of the world…>>

Why Trump’s decision to leave Paris accord hurts the US and the world
June 1, 2017 | Editor’s note:
President Donald Trump stunned the world on June 1 by announcing his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, a landmark global agreement to lower greenhouse gas emissions and minimize the harm from climate change. We’ve assembled a panel of academics and scientists to analyze what this dramatic move means for the planet, U.S. businesses and the world’s poor… >>

A race to the bottom to destroy the planet
Kevin Trenberth, Distinguished Senior Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Paris withdrawal puts American businesses last
Marina v. N. Whitman, Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, University of Michigan

Pulling out of Paris will harm the poor in the US and abroad
Anthony Janetos, Director, Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future and Professor of Earth and Environment, Boston University

How American farmers will be hurt
Matthew Russell, Resilient Agriculture Coordinator, Drake University

Pulling out of the Paris Agreement is unconscionable
Travis N. Rieder, Research Scholar at the Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University

What Is the Paris Climate Agreement? An Explainer
Laura Entis | May 31, 2017
Drafted in December 2015, the Paris climate agreement’s main goal is to limit the average global temperature increase to below 2C (3.6F). If that threshold is exceeded, climate scientists believe subsequent severe weather events will be irreversible… >>

What is the Paris Agreement on climate change? Everything you need to know
Telegraph Reporters | 2 June 2017

 The Paris Agreement Is a Treaty. Treat It as Such.
by Ian Tuttle | June 1, 2017
Obama did an end-run around the two-thirds Senate vote required to ratify any treaty. Trump should return to the constitutional norm.>>

What To Know About the Paris Climate Agreement
(10 things)
By Megan Trimble, Associate Editor,  | June 1, 2017

 U.S. Business Leaders Want to Stay in the Paris
Climate Accord
By Andrew Winston |  May 31, 2017
On May 10, in an attempt to influence the president’s thinking, 30 CEOs wrote an open letter to Trump, taking out a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal. The opening reads, “We are writing to express our strong support for the U.S. remaining in the Paris Climate Agreement.” I won’t reprint the whole letter here, but please read it>>.

It is, however, worth taking a moment to look at the companies whose CEOs made their views known: