Best of 2017: 5 questions you’ve wanted to ask about the Paris Agreement

The Eiffel Tower illuminated for the U.N. climate talks in 2015. (© Yann Caradec/Flickr Creative Commons)

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It’s been two years since the international community signed the Paris Climate Agreement, which included a strong endorsement of nature’s role in addressing climate change. However, the Trump administration remains ambivalent about participating in the Agreement, making the U.S. the only country yet to sign it.

There are many arguments for the U.S. to join the rest of the world on this issue, including economic incentives, global political implications and national security, not to mention preventing the further degradation of the nature we all rely on. It can be a confusing issue to navigate.

Find out the five things you need to know about the historic international accord in this original post.

Heartie Look is a partner marketing manager at Conservation International.

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