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The slogan “For The Planet” is projected on the Eiffel Tower as part of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015. Francois Mori/AP

 

Representatives from 196 nations made a historic pact on Dec. 12, 2015, in Paris to adopt green energy sources, cut down on climate change emissions and limit the rise of global temperatures — while also cooperating to cope with the impact of unavoidable climate change.

The agreement acknowledges that the threat of climate change is “urgent and potentially irreversible,” and can only be addressed through “the widest possible cooperation by all countries” and “deep reductions in global emissions.”

But how deep will those reductions be — and how soon, and who’s paying for it?

Here are some key figures from the final agreement.

By Camila Domonoske from The Two Way

 

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Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International, spoke with Skift Founder and CEO Rafat Ali at the Skift Global Forum in New York City in September. Sorenson penned a moving open letter to U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump, urging him to ‘disprove his critics’ and ‘make America even greater.’ Skift

Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson wrote the following open letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump on LinkedIn. Sorenson has not been afraid to express his views on social and political issues that impact the hospitality industry, and society as a whole, and the following letter details his hopes for the future, not only for the hospitality industry, but for the country, and its place in the world. It should be pointed out that Marriott and its leadership have a history of supporting Republican candidates and former GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is on Marriott’s board of directors. By Deanna Ting, Skift. Read more.

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