The Eiffel tower illuminated at night
Most people agree that the Paris climate agreement is a good start toward curbing the worst impacts of climate change. But others worry too much self-congratulating will jeopardize the path toward stricter carbon cuts.
12th graders Chaden Alyahya Morla and Nour Fiquet won a student environmental journalism competition and were invited to the Paris Climate Conference, but their visit was canceled for security reasons after the Paris attacks.
Paris high school students use COP21 as a launching point for their own environmental action, starting in their cafeteria.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (C), president-designate of the UN climate summit, and Christiana Figueres (L), executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, celebrate during the final session of the World Climate Change Con
The smiles and handshakes at the end of the high-stakes Paris climate summit masked huge holes in the deal and massive challenges ahead. But The World's environment editor Peter Thomson says an imperfect deal still represents a major turning point in the global climate crisis.
— Miriam Talwisa, executive coordinator, Youth Plus Policy Network | Kampala, Uganda.
Past the suited diplomats working to make a deal at the Paris summit on climate change are many other voices working to be heard. These Millennials are going to be the real movers and shakers as the next generation has to tackle the real challenges of climate change. We feature their voices here.
Phan Thi Vietanh, from Hanoi, Vietnam, works for the online newspaper
Journalists from around the world traveled to Paris this month to report on the historic climate change summit. One Paris youth hostel turned into a hub for young global journalists covering COP21. What were their most pressing questions?
Demonstrations in and around Place de la République in Paris on the day before the COP21 climate talks opened.
There are thousands of green activists in Paris for the UN climate summit this week. How they feel about the likely outcome depends a lot on whether they represent “big” green or “little” green.
World leaders gather for a group photo at the Nov. 30 opening of the UN's global climate summit in Paris. The conference was supposed to adjourn today but with key parts of the text still to be nailed down, negotiations have been extended into the weekend
After two weeks of talks, negotiators appear on the verge of a breakthrough global deal to address climate change. But with every word of a now nearly 30-page document being parsed by nearly 200 countries, talks have pushed past the Friday evening deadline into the weekend.
Aile Javo stands in front of a plastic reindeer at COP21.
Just about every country on Earth is at the negotiating table at the Paris climate summit. But communities that span national borders, like the Sami of far-Northern Europe, can feel shut out.
Constance Okollet, Thilmeeza Hussain and Ursula Rakova have observer status at the UN climate change summit this week in Paris as part of the organization Climate Wise Women. They are appealing to national leaders here to listen to the voices of the peopl
While negotiators from nearly 200 countries tussle over the details of a proposed climate pact in Paris, people from affected communities are straining to have their voices heard. The World's environment editor Peter Thomson spoke with three women from far-flung regions who've gone to Paris to demand strong action.
A woman cooks next to her child on a makeshift banana plant raft at a flooded village in Bangladesh July 3, 2012. Low-lying Bangladesh is perhaps the most vulnerable nation to the impacts of climate change.
It can be hard to measure and define, but there are perhaps tens of millions of people already being displaced by climate change.