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The most useful resources for businesses on COP and the Pairs Agreement- be at COP22 by joining us at the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2016: http://www.cop22marrakech.org/
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Carbon Neutrality Makes Business and Climate Sense

Carbon Neutrality Makes Business and Climate Sense | COP Resources | Scoop.it

A recent Climate Action webinar brought together Wayne Sharpe, Chairman and Founder of Carbon Trade Exchange and Bianca Sylvester, Consultant on Climate and Carbon Finance Unit at the World Bank to discuss how businesses can engage in both voluntary and mandatory carbon pricing to save money and build their brand.

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The number of companies worldwide using internal carbon pricing for investment decisions has reached 437 in the past year, and is expected to surpass 1000 by 2017. It is obvious that understanding carbon markets is essential to transition to a more sustainable economy. Start with this great summary of a Carbon Markets webinar including a video with the Chairman and Founder of Carbon Trade Exchange!

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100% clean is 100% possible

100% clean is 100% possible | COP Resources | Scoop.it
Interactive maps forecast what 100% clean energy looks like across the globe.
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Amazing research and resource from researchers at Stanford and University of California. Check out how a 100% renewable future could be achieved. 

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Climate deal: the pistol has fired, so why aren’t we running? | Bill McKibben

Climate deal: the pistol has fired, so why aren’t we running? | Bill McKibben | COP Resources | Scoop.it
There can be no complacency after the Paris talks. Hitting even the 1.5C target will need drastic, rapid action
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Insightful, hopeful and inspiring: check out Bill McKibben's take on why climate action is now more necessary than ever. 

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Climate Action name top 50 twitter accounts to follow in run up to COP21

Climate Action name top 50 twitter accounts to follow in run up to COP21 | COP Resources | Scoop.it
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Check out Climate Action's useful new Twitter list, offering 50 Twitter accounts to follow in the run up to, and over the course of, COP21. The list covers a good variety of leaders in the climate negotiations - a great resource for those wishing to engage with proceedings over social media!

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Why a 2°C target for Paris?

Why a 2°C target for Paris? | COP Resources | Scoop.it

Why that target? And what happens if we go past it? Climate Central's chief meteorologist, Bernadette Woods Placky, has the answers.

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Great video explaining why the UN have decided upon a 2 degrees Celsius limit for global warming. 

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Paris climate talks: ‘Six years on, climate change is killing fish, flooding our fields’

Paris climate talks: ‘Six years on, climate change is killing fish, flooding our fields’ | COP Resources | Scoop.it
On the eve of the 2009 Copenhagen summit, we reported on families threatened by climate change around the world. Now, as the Paris summit nears, many of their worst fears are being realised
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Great journalism from The Guardian's Robin McKie following the lives of four children as they cope with the impact of climate change. 

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Climate Change Crash Course

Climate Change Crash Course | COP Resources | Scoop.it

Pole to Paris provides a framework for climate change and explains what happened billions of years ago and how human activities are changing the natural course of the Earth's temperature.

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Check out this great infographic to learn more about climate change! Pole to Paris emphasises the impact humans have had on the climate and how if we continue on the same greenhouse gas emissions path we have been taking we will make Earth uninhabitable.

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Beyond Keystone: Why Climate Movement Must Keep Heat On by Bill McKibben

Beyond Keystone: Why Climate Movement Must Keep Heat On by Bill McKibben | COP Resources | Scoop.it
It took a committed coalition and the increasingly harsh reality of climate change to push President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. But sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.
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350.org founder Bill Mckibben examines the changes in the landscape of climate change and energy that led to Obama's rejection of Keystone XL. 

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Mapping Choices: Which sea level will we lock in?

Mapping Choices: Which sea level will we lock in? | COP Resources | Scoop.it
Climate Central has created an interactive, zip-searchable map of the U.S. to show the local consequences of high vs. low carbon emissions.
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Check out this interactive map. Type in a city and it will show the damage sea level rise would cause with a 2 degree increase in global temperature, and the damage caused by a 4 degree rise. 

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Key Terms You Need to Know to Understand Climate Change

Key Terms You Need to Know to Understand Climate Change | COP Resources | Scoop.it

We’re at a historic moment with the UNFCCC COP 21, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 21st Conference of the Parties, in Paris set to begin this month. With world leaders from 195 countries negotiating to reach a global agreement to reduce carbon emissions, expansive news and media coverage is guaranteed.What’s also guaranteed in this coverage is a host of scientific jargon and acronyms that can be overwhelming to follow, let alone understand. So, this article breaks down all of the climate science into an accessible list.

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Check out this great list of climate change terms that are really useful to understand, especially with COP21 coming up!

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Why are the COP21 negotiations important for the private sector?

Why are the COP21 negotiations important for the private sector? | COP Resources | Scoop.it

Anthony Hobley, CEO, Carbon Tracker Initiative provides his insights into the upcoming COP21 negotiations, their significance and why they are important for the private sector.

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Great insight from Anthony Hobley, speaker at the Sustainable Innovation Forum and CEO of Carbon Tracker Initiative, regarding the relationship between COP21 and the private sector!


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Quick Video on the Causes and Consequences of Climate Change

Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, explains the causes and consequences of climate change and what can be done to combat it.

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Check out this interesting and informative video to learn more about the causes and consequences of climate change. Great to watch to brush up on the main climate change findings before COP21!

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How Can Business Engage at COP21?

How Can Business Engage at COP21? | COP Resources | Scoop.it

Climate Action’s latest video focuses on how businesses can best engage in COP21, the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) taking place in Paris this December.

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The video outlines how businesses can engage in climate action in the run up to COP21, pointing out that sustainable companies have outperformed their peers by 9.1 per cent over the past four years. Check it out for even more climate action information!

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'The hard work starts now': The Paris Agreement, one month on

'The hard work starts now': The Paris Agreement, one month on | COP Resources | Scoop.it
If last year was all about building political consensus for a climate deal, 2016 will be about putting those grand plans into action
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Climate change deal: five reasons to be glad, five to be gloomy

Climate change deal: five reasons to be glad, five to be gloomy | COP Resources | Scoop.it
Will the deal agreed in Paris be enough to save the planet? Emissions cuts and investment are promised, but legal responsibilities are thin on the ground
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A great, balanced reflection on the Paris agreement. 

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Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change - 195 Nations Set Path to Keep Temperature Rise Well Below 2 Degrees Celsius

Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change - 195 Nations Set Path to Keep Temperature Rise Well Below 2 Degrees Celsius | COP Resources | Scoop.it

An historic agreement to combat climate change and unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future was agreed by 195 nations in Paris on the 12th of December.

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Our SIF15 partner, UNEP, posted a great summary of what was agreed upon by 195 nations at COP21.

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What will happen at COP21?

What will happen at COP21? | COP Resources | Scoop.it

"In theory, there is a relatively well-understood rhythm to a high-level negotiation of the kind planned for Paris. The reality is often a lot messier and more nerve-wracking. So, how will the talks unfold?"

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Useful timeline outlining how events will unfold at COP21. 

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Eight Common Questions about Paris Climate Talks Answered

Eight Common Questions about Paris Climate Talks Answered | COP Resources | Scoop.it
Have questions about the climate talks? Here are eight answers that may help
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Great resource for those who want to know more about COP21, from why it is important to political tensions that have arisen.

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3 Key Ingredients for the COP21 Paris Agreement

Climate change is the most serious threat our planet faces, and will impact people around the world.

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Check out this climate change video from the World Resources Institute! The video outlines what needs to be accomplished at COP21 and in the years to come after COP21 to continue to combat climate change. It will be a long, but essential and obviously worthwhile journey.

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5 Things you Need to Know About COP21

5 Things you Need to Know About COP21 | COP Resources | Scoop.it

October 30th marked one month until world leaders converge in Paris for COP21, the 2015 Paris Climate Conference. Here are five things you should know about it.

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Check out this informative article and video on what to expect at COP21!

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Why Science-based Emissions Targets Make Good Business Sense for COP21

Why Science-based Emissions Targets Make Good Business Sense for COP21 | COP Resources | Scoop.it

Have you noticed the growing number of companies speaking up for climate action this year?

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CDP, a partner of the Sustainable Innovation Forum, explains how many major companies have already committed themselves to implement new procedures that are more eco-friendly and combat climate change!

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Paris 2015: Tracking Country Climate Pledges

Paris 2015: Tracking Country Climate Pledges | COP Resources | Scoop.it
Carbon Brief is summarising the climate pledges made by countries ahead of the UN's climate meeting in Paris this December.
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Up to date INDC submissions on Carbon Brief. Great information to keep up with! 

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Can Paris Talks Produce a Climate Change Deal that Sticks?

Countries from around the world will meet in a few weeks to try to reach agreement on limiting greenhouse gasses. Previous climate summits have been fraught with disagreement. Will the Paris meeting produce results? Jeffrey Brown speaks to UN climate chief Christiana Figueres about what to expect.

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Watch this video with UN climate chief Christiana Figueres discussing the importance of COP21, provided by PBS Newshour!

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Watch the COP21 Briefing on INDCs Live!

The second COP21-CPN briefing will take place on Friday 30 October at 14:30 GMT. Make sure to check it out to stay updated!

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The COP21 briefing will be live immediately after the release of the INDCs. Find out the latest tomorrow!

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Paris 2015: Tracking country climate pledges - Carbon BriefCarbon Brief

Paris 2015: Tracking country climate pledges - Carbon BriefCarbon Brief | COP Resources | Scoop.it
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Check out this summary of the pledges the world's nations have made in their INDCs. 91.5% of global emissions are covered under current pledges, and 48 countries have yet to submit their INDCs. 

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Overview of Announced Climate Finance Pledges Ahead of Paris

Overview of Announced Climate Finance Pledges Ahead of Paris | COP Resources | Scoop.it

A number of Parties and multilateral development banks have made recent announcements on their climate finance contributions in the context of the goal of jointly mobilizing USD 100 billion per year by 2020.

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Check out this UNFCCC site that includes a table that shows what has been publicly announced, many either newly announced or restated at the latest IMF/World Bank meeting in Lima.

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