The UN Paris Climate Summit

On November 30th, the UN climate conference kicks off in Paris. The culmination of decades of complex climate negotiations that began in 1992, these UN Paris Climate Talks (formally known as the “Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change” or COP), may well be the endgame—our last, best chance to achieve a global, legally binding climate agreement.

Nearly 200 countries will gather to pound out the details of an agreement that aims to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and address the impacts of climate change. But a Paris treaty must do more than simply reduce fossil fuel emissions. In most of the world—nearly 60 developing countries—deforestation and agriculture generate far more GHG emissions than the burning of fossil fuels. That’s why the Rainforest Alliance will be on hand at the UN Paris Climate Talks, offering its expertise in climate-smart agriculture and sustainable forest management. View our full schedule of events »


Stay tuned for updates from the Rainforest Alliance climate team. We will report on the progress made at the climate talks and continue to press for climate-smart land use to be part of the agreement the world so desperately needs. Just follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram for the latest.



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