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4 Things You Always Wanted To Know But Were Too Afraid To Ask About The Paris Climate Agreement

October 27, 2016

In December 2015, 195 countries gathered in Paris for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (known as COP 21 after the 21st Conference of the Parties) and collectively agreed to reduce global emissions in an effort to combat climate change. This agreement is referred to as the Paris Agreement.

GE Reports Perspectives talked to James Cameron, global climate policy expert, Partner in SYSTEMIQ, and GE Ecomagination advisory board member, on how the process works, why it matters to business and what people should know about the next climate talks held in Morocco in November.

  1. How does the UN Climate Change Conference process work, and why does it matter?


2. What's happened since the Paris Agreement was signed last year at the COP 21 meetings?


3. How will businesses be affected by the Paris Agreement at the global and local level? How will it impact industries such as energy?


4. The 2016 UN Climate Change Conference (COP 22) will be held Nov. 7 to 18 in Morocco. What will happen at those meetings, and what should businesses know about it?