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Impressions from Paris Climate Talks

The U.N. climate conference, or COP21, is the 21st such meeting since 1994, being held at a convention center in the Paris suburb of Le Bourget. It’s not a typical-looking convention, given the green walls, tent-like cover, and wind turbine trees, all protected by armed police. It’s an incredible experience to be in a place with […]

“Upscaling” the Collaborative Energy of COP21

In the long line to board the crowded shuttle bus to the COP21 site this morning, I was struck by the diversity of the people on their way to the climate conference and how well they got along. Even though the participants are from countries that may be hostile towards each other, it seemed immaterial […]

COP21 mood is festive and energized

This is definitely an amazing gathering at the Climate Generations building at COP21! Open to anyone interested from around the world, there are thousands of people here simultaneously learning, interacting, eating, and presenting. There are breakout sessions offering a wide range of climate-related lessons and inspirations, and probably well over 100 exhibits and displays. Yet […]