COP21: The summary

Posted in Style
by Lisa Corneliusson on 14 December, 2015

After three all-night sessions, a global climate agreement was finalized on Saturday. Some call it historic, some remain skeptical as the countries' commitments still add up to almost 3C of warming. 

After three all-night sessions, a global climate agreement was finalized on Saturday. Some call it historic, some remain skeptical as the countries’ commitments still add up to almost 3C of warming. What would you say? 

Some of the key points of the agreement include (also read this):

• To peak greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible and achieve a balance between sources and sinks of greenhouse gases in the second half of this century.

• To keep global temperature increase “well below” 2C (3.6F) and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5C.

• To review progress every five years.

• $100 billion a year in climate finance for developing countries by 2020, with a commitment to further finance in the future.

Further reading:

“No country would get all it wanted, but no country would lose all. It appeared to be the world moving in roughly the same direction.” (The Observer Sunday 13 December)

“Only elements of the Paris pact will be legally binding.” (BBC Saturday 12 December)

“What Does a Climate Deal Mean for the World?” (NY Times Sunday 13 December)

“Climate Agreement’s Success Hinges on Countries Making Painful Decisions” (The Wall Street Journal, Sunday 13 December)


No Comments

Related reading

Style — 31 August, 2021

Make it last x Circulose Jacket

With deadstock Circulose® fabric and local production by Fugeetex, Make it last launches its first product– a timeless jacket reminding of the real luxury of fashion.

Style — 11 August, 2021

The 3 Hottest Brands at Copenhagen Fashion Week

These three brands are shortlisted for the Zalando Sustainability Award.

Style — 16 April, 2021

Amason: ”We send files, emails and animals”

With the release of the first single from their upcoming album (and a virtual release party tonight), Swedish band Amason teams up with adidas and the new, more sustainable Stan Smith. The space of which the iconic shoe enters is one where the love of nature takes center stage. Make it last talks to the band about why they always end up with the animals.

Style — 26 March, 2021

Stan Smith, Forever

Always iconic. Now more sustainable. We’re proudly partnering up with adidas to show you the next generation of sustainable takes on the storied Stan Smith silhouette.