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Day Six at COP21

John Hill offers an update on the negotiations and a look into the discussions happening around loss and damage.

The United Methodist General Board of Church and Society has sent an international delegation to the Climate Talks. Watch the team with delegates from Germany, the Philippines, Washington DC, Africa and Mississippi via Georgia. The delegation is led by the Director of Environmental Justice, John Hill.

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COP21 Day 3: President Obama’s Not-So-Warm Welcome Home

On Tuesday, President Obama joined 200 heads of state to distinguish the imperatives of climate change, and world leaders specified their country’s various conquests and challenges.

On Tuesday, President Obama joined 200 heads of state to distinguish the imperatives of climate change, and world leaders specified their country’s various conquests and challenges. For Brazil, it is deforestation. For Africa, sustainable development. And for Malaysia, the ethics of sea levels potentially rising so dramatically, the country drowns.

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COP21 Day 2: The Spill-Over Effect

Le Hotel De Ville is home to a comprehensive exhibition on sustainable cities. The exhibition is building upon Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s hosting of the international Compact of Mayors this Thursday.December 1st marked the official unrolling of the arduous two-week climate change negotiations process. Although it remains unclear whether the 150 world leaders congregating in Paris will accomplish the landmark agreement expected, conversation isn’t limited to the Le Bourget conference site. Sustainability is spilling into the streets.

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Day Five COP21

Rev. Lisa Garvin of Emory University and the Mississippi Annual Conference shares her thoughts on Day 5 in Paris at the UN climate negotiations.

The United Methodist General Board of Church and Society has sent an international delegation to the Climate Talks. Watch the team with delegates from Germany, the Philippines, Washington DC, Africa and Mississippi via Georgia. The delegation is led by the Director of Environmental Justice, John Hill.

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New Research Tool Demonstrates How Climate Action Shapes Risk of Hunger – For Better or Worse

 

A powerful online research tool launched today at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, offers a window on our global future to the 2080s. This research tool examines how over time climate change may increase hunger vulnerability across the globe. Depending on the outcome of the Paris negotiations, future generations will inherit a world with less vulnerability than today, or a world significantly more vulnerable to food insecurity.

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