On Monday, diplomats from nearly 200 countries meet in Paris to finalize an international climate agreement. The aim is to limit greenhouse-gas emissions – and the warming those emissions cause – to within a safe range. Decades of global talks have struggled to produce meaningful, unified climate action, but there are reasons to believe this time will be different. Ultimately, what happens in and after Paris – a city still reeling from a violent terrorist act – will shape life on Earth in the 21st century.
To view full Monitor coverage of the talks, visit The Summit, our special feature on the 2015 Paris climate summit. There you can read our Paris background briefing, and explore our map of national climate pledges. We've also packaged together the Monitor's best pre-Paris energy and climate stories and recaps of our Path-to-Paris events. For the latest updates, news, and observations, keep tabs on our Paris notebook.
Our most recent post is a brief Q&A with US Secretary of State John Kerry. Mr. Kerry explains how he defines "success" in the upcoming negotiations, and what he hopes will happen after the summit is over. Click here to read the Q&A.
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Click here to explore The Summit, our special feature on the Paris climate talks.