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What You Need to Know about the Paris Agreement

When a record-breaking 175 nations signed the Paris Agreement at the UN ceremony on April 22, Earth Day 2016 officially became one for the history books. But with a whole bunch of technical and official-sounding terms flying around, it’s not always immediately clear exactly what’s next with the Paris Agreement and why it’s the biggest step the world has made in solving climate change. Continue reading

Financing Drinking Water ​Supply to close Infrastructure Gaps

“It’s ​possible to ​finance the ​drinking water ​supply in the ​majority of ​countries ​worldwide by ​the year 2030,” ​says Dr. ​Michael Jacob, ​lead author of ​the study from ​the Mercator ​Research ​Institute on ​Global Commons ​and Climate ​Change (MCC) in ​Berlin. In ​India alone, a ​carbon tax ​would generate ​around 115 ​billion US ​dollars a year, ​”and only a ​fraction of ​that would be ​needed for ​clean water, ​meaning that ​enough money ​would remain ​for sanitation ​and electricity,​” said the ​researcher. In ​fact, the ​needed ​infrastructure ​for this second ​largest country ​of the world ​would consume ​only about four ​percent of the ​revenue from ​the tax. ​ Continue reading

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