COP21

Paris climate talks

The Paris climate talks. Credit: UNFCC.

During the Paris climate talks, I had the honor of participating in a panel on climate and the financial sector. We discussed the importance of ensuring that the fight against climate change is consciously integrated into all finance decisions.
Side event at COP21

Panel of the COP21 side event titled Mainstreaming Climate Change Within Financial Institutions. Credit: Orion Cruz/AIDA.

Financial institutions are crucial players in the global fight against climate change. In order for countries around the world to successfully pursue low-carbon and climate-resilient development, significant sums of finance will need to be harnessed.
By emitting large quantities of greenhouse gases, the process itself goes against the central objective of the climate negotiations: stopping global warming.Read more
Flood victim in Peru

Flood victim in the Lucre District of Cuzco, Peru, 2010. Credit: Lisa Humes/Flickr.

Programme of Events - December 10, 2015.
family outside home in Colombia, surrounded by water

Flooding surrounds the home of a family in Córdoba, Colombia. | Credit: World Bank Photo.

For many, the link between climate change and human rights remains unclear. Aren’t there already other international agreements that discuss this issue in depth? What is the point of including human rights language in a climate change agreement?
In a global manifesto released today, a coalition of more than 300 civil society organizations from 53 countries called on governments and financiers at the Paris climate talks to keep large hydropower projects out of climate initiatives.Read more
Letters
Statement from the Latin American Alliance On Fracking at COP21: The goal of the 21st Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is to reach an effective agreement that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions to a level consistent with both the rights and...Read more
The opening ceremonies of the high level negotiations at COP21

The opening ceremonies of the high level negotiations at COP21. Credit: Andrea Rodríguez/AIDA.

Hundreds of world leaders gathered in Paris today to officially kick off the highly anticipated global climate talks. The conference is expected to produce a new and binding global climate accord, which could shape the ways in which we live, govern, create energy, and adapt to a changing climate.
AIDA at COP21

Photo credit: Moyan Brenn/Flickr.

AIDA will be hosting and participating in a number of side events during the Twenty-first Session of the Conference of the Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21).
Kids on Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

Kids on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. Credit: Adam Baker/Creative Commons.

We humans have caused climate change, a real threat to humanity thus it requires human solutions. We also have lost precious time on eternal discussions about the existence of climate change, despite imminent evidence. Our efforts to deliver solutions must be inclusive and ambitious if they are to...