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A big winner in the Paris Agreement: Forests

By Cassandra Kane

December 18, 2015
Countries sent a strong signal that they’re ready to take concrete steps to end deforestation.
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Experts: Paris Agreement falls short on indigenous rights

By Molly Bergen

December 17, 2015
Many indigenous leaders were frustrated by what they viewed as inadequate recognition of the threats that climate change poses to their communities.
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Armed with nature, Philippines to boost defenses against stronger storms

By Bruno Vander Velde

December 13, 2015
An agreement signed at the climate talks in Paris will help restore vital coastal ecosystems — and stave off stronger storms.
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Nature’s role comes through in historic climate agreement

By Bruno Vander Velde

December 12, 2015
Climate negotiators in Paris unveiled a final draft of a climate change agreement on Saturday, with the role of nature featured prominently as a solution.
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Can the Pacific islands stave off a disaster in slow motion?

By Bruno Vander Velde

December 9, 2015
A coalition of island nations has announced “Pacific Rising,” a massive global effort to secure their very existence in the face of climate change.
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