In December 2015, world leaders gathered in Paris to forge a global agreement on climate change at the Paris Climate Change Conference, the 21st Conference of Parties for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, popularly known as COP21. The level of global engagement was unprecedented, and the result was a global and binding accord. |
What the accord - known as the Paris Accord - gives us is an international consensus that the climate crisis is a global priority that unites us all. It is the culmination of 23 years of international attempts for collective climate action. It is being hailed as the world's "greatest diplomatic success," wherein 195 countries have united around a common cause. All signing parties formally recognized the social, economic and environmental value of climate change mitigation and co-benefits for adaptation, health and sustainable development.
Join us on January 5th to hear from Colorado leaders who attended this historic conference. Together we will learn about a day in the life of COP21, what major negotiations took place, what lessons we can learn moving forward - and, in particular, what it all means for Colorado.
We'll hear from previous Colorado Senator and United Nations Foundation President Tim Wirth, Governor Bill Ritter (Governor of Colorado 2007-11), COP21 delegates Hunter Lovins, founder and director of Natural Capitalism Solutions,and Bill Becker, executive director for the Presidential Climate Action Project.
*Networking from 6-6:30pm
The Alliance Center (View)
1536 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202
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