Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

2019

Abstract

On Dec 15, 2018, in the town of Katowice, Poland, diplomats from 200 countries adopted a detailed set of rules to uphold and implement the Paris Agreement, the international treaty drafted by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This deal will require every country to track its emissions and climate policies by following a uniform set of standards. Furthermore, countries are to cut their emissions ahead of the next round of talks in 2020. Climate change is a complicated problem, one that will not be solved by national governments alone. A lot of real action is going to come from the entrepreneurs, the business sector, at the city and state level (Plumer, 2018b). In this editorial, we discuss the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, the follow up National Climate Assessment (NCA) report and the effects detailed in these reports. Then, we discuss what might some of the remediation steps be. Where do we go from here? What are actionable steps that can be taken at the policy level, at the corporate level and at the individual level.

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