The 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference resulted in a landmark global deal, the Paris Agreement. It is simultaneously an impressive achievement and a disappointment. Grist reported from the scene during the whole COP21 conference from Nov. 30–Dec. 12. Check out the stories below for coverage and analysis of the negotiations, the resulting deal, and the action on the street.
Stories in this series:
The rich countries largely got their way in Paris.
Allow us to break down a pretty complicated Paris climate deal for you -- using everyday household objects.
The head of Europe’s coal lobbying association says his industry may be viewed in the same way that slave traders once were.
Electing a GOP president might do the trick.
The new climate deal offers the possibility of market and non-market approaches to saving the world's trees.
Oil is in trouble already in the global marketplace. Could the new climate agreement deliver a knockout punch?
Agriculture isn't mentioned in the big climate deal. So what? The conclave did embrace major new research into how soil can soak up carbon.
White House officials helped craft a deal Republicans wouldn't be able to stop -- and the effort required major political capital.
The Democratic presidential candidates are divided too.