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Reviewing the policy context for EbA

This video highlights relevant policies to EbA and discusses the importance of aligning EbA projects with such policies. This video is licensed under the CC BY-NC-SA license.

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Defending our Common Home: Global and Local Actions

This is an interdependent world. We will not be able to solve any of the environmental challenges—whether it's climate change, the loss of species, or massive pollutants—in any one…

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Towards COP21

This chapter discusses the path towards COP21 in Paris in December 2015. COP15 in Copenhagen was unsuccessful in reaching a new binding framework. Copenhagen set markers, such as the limit of 2…

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Ethics and the International Political Order

In this chapter, Vittorio Hösle notes the limitations of the Paris Agreement and suggests solutions for ensuring productive cooperation to combat climate change. This video is licensed under…

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The Three-Tiered Structure of Mitigation Commitments

This lecture discusses the structure of the negotiations at COP21 and how they can produce a meaningful agreement to achieve the 2 degree Celsius limit on mean global temperature increase using the…

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Can Everybody Win? Should Everybody Win?

This chapter discusses wester everybody can win in a climate agreement, and whether everyone should win. There are divisions at the negotiating tables between rich and poor, perspectives or present…

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Sustainable Energy for All

Fighting climate change is part of the larger effort of fighting poverty, and therefore, adopting a set of sustainable development goals that frame the holistic approach to fight poverty with social…

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Lessons for the Global Agreement on Climate Change at COP21 in Paris

This chapter includes conclusions from the results from the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project. It is critically important to prepare these country-level deep decarbonization pathways to 2050 as…

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What is the Global Emissions Reduction Pathway for the 2-degree Limit

This chapter looks at the shape of the emission reduction trajectory to determine how to reach net zero emissions by the second half of the century. In 2010, the global greenhouse gases annual…

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Public Actions Necessary to Reach 1.5°C

This chapter summarizes the concepts discussed in the course Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet. He talks about how learners have explored a number of path-breaking and cutting-edge…

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Business Solutions for Climate Change

In this chapter, Peter Bakker talks about the role of business in fighting climate change. He declares the Paris Climate Agreement as a success and outlines the three reasons why; most importantly,…

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Climate Fairness and Justice: Part 2

In this chapter, Professor Sachs addresses the idea of losses and damages that is part of the Paris Climate Agreement. This is functionally compensation by the richer countries for climate-related…

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Using System Analysis for Globally Consistent National Mitigation. Part I

In this chapter, Hugo Valin talks about how system analysis is used for globally consistent national mitigation planning. He uses the example of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions of…

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Deep Decarbonization: Reaching Net-Zero by the Second Half of the Century, Part I

How can energy and land-use system transformation today help achieve deep decarbonization? Potential future CO2 emissions scenarios based on different approaches and realities are depicted here.…

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Evaluation of International Policies Related to SDG 15

The modern international environmental movement started with the Stockholm Environment Conference convened by the United Nations in 1972, followed by the Earth Summit in Rio de Janiero in 1992. The…

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Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet – Trailer

Harmful emissions, the degradation of the earth’s resources and global warming have loomed large for decades. With the negotiation and ongoing ratification of the sweeping Paris Agreement,…

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