Video: Is the Paris Agreement on Track?

Video: Is the Paris Agreement on Track?

February 15, 2017

What happened at COP22 and what does it mean for global cooperation on climate change?


At COP21 last December, the Paris Agreement was unanimously adopted and charted a new course in the global response to climate change. In Marrakesh this November, world governments came together for the first time since Paris to discuss the implementation of the Paris Agreement at COP22. Ministers and civil society met against the backdrop of fresh evidence that 2016 will be the warmest year on record and with the election of a new administration in Washington that could reverse American support for the Paris Agreement. 

So what happened at COP22? What was (and wasn't) agreed to, and what does this mean for progress on climate change? 


  • Jennifer Allan, Team Leader/Writer, IISD Reporting Services, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
  • Tzeporah Berman, environmental activist and writer, Adjunct Professor at York University 

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