The Critical Role Philanthropy Must Play in the Paris Climate Accords

In December 2015 188 nations convened in Paris and formally submitted proposals on their part to reduce global climate change or at least attempt to stop it at it's current level of change. However, not being any kind of official gathering, none of their proposed commitments are legally binding in any way shape or form and each invested party would need to uphold their proposals voluntarily.

While this might be cause for concern and cause many people to lose faith in The Paris Agreement it is the first time in recent history that such a large party of nations and other invested groups have met in one place to discuss issues such as climate change and environmental stability which is a step in the right direction as far as many people are concerned.

The importance of this issue and the voluntary nature of the accords make it incumbent upon the philanthropic community to maintain vigilance as the effort progresses. Read the Entire Article


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