Climate Accord Reached at Paris Summit

Climate Accord Reached at Paris Summit

Just weeks after the terror attacks of November 13, Paris once again became a focal point in world news by hosting what was arguably the most important climate conference since the Kyoto Protocol of 1997, with an accord ultimately being reached by the participating nations. The conference took place just one month after that nation endured horrific terrorist attacks that […]

United Nations COP21 and the Implications for Africa

United Nations COP21 and the Implications for Africa

The 21st United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP21) agreed to a historic climate deal in Paris on Dec. 12, 2015. The COP21 pact has been seen by many observers as giving a fresh impetus to African countries towards combatting climate change. The Paris Agreement, ratified by nearly 200 countries, arguably has important policy and development implications […]

Amazon Rainforest Is a Global Concern

Amazon Rainforest Is a Global Concern

Amazon Rainforest is a global concern and feared to have been damaged by fire. Periodic fires are nothing new to the Amazon Rainforest. However, in 2015, there has been a significant increase in reported fires. The Ecologist reports that within the last five weeks, over 18,000 fires have occurred. Furthermore, increased levels of carbon into […]

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