Paris Climate Talks (#COP21): Resources

Mark Hefflinger

The Paris Climate Summit (COP 21) will take place between Monday, Nov. 30 and December 11.

The ultimate objective of the 196 parties gathering in Paris under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is “to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system.”

After the recent terror attacks in Paris, authorities and organizers have cancelled a planned large-scale march in the city, but hundreds of other events are taking place across Paris and surrounding areas, and citizens around the world are planning marches and other events in their cities for Dec. 12, the day after the COP 21 conference concludes.

WATCH: Pres. Obama makes a reference to rejecting Keystone XL during his remarks at COP 21 (starts at 4:35):
(“We’ve said no to infrastructure that would pull high-carbon fossil fuels from the ground.”)

DEC. 10: LIVE CHAT with Nebraskans in Paris for Climate Talks
(3:30 – 6:00 p.m. in Lincoln at Single Barrel, 130 N 10th St)



>>Click here to purchase a PARIS CARBON OFFSET

Heading to Paris for the Conference of Parties (COP)?

You’ll likely be burning over a ton of CO2 during your round-trip flight overseas, but here’s a creative way to offset that carbon while helping to protect land and water:

PARIS CARBON OFFSET: Your donation will offset the carbon burned on your flight to Paris with a certified carbon offset program by Nebraska-based Arbor Day Foundation, with a portion also going to purchase trees we’ll plant along the path of the Keystone XL pipeline, to assist in offsetting future carbon emissions.

We used a Carbon Neutral Flight Calculator to determine the total tons of CO2 that are burned on a round-trip flight to Paris from North America, and the cost of Arbor Day Foundation’s third-party-certified carbon offsets ($10/ton), to determine the cost to offset an average flight to Paris from North America (~$15).

A portion of your donation will also help offset future carbon emissions, via the purchase of trees through Arbor Day Foundation that Bold Nebraska will plant in the spring along the path of the Keystone XL pipeline.

*NOT GOING TO PARIS? Offset Your Car’s Emissions for 1 Year

If you’re not going to Paris for the climate talks, you can also participate by boldly committing to offset a year of carbon emissions from your car (average = 4.7 metric tons of CO2). The Arbor Day Foundation’s third-party-certified offsets cost $10/ton = $47 to offset your car’s emissions for a year.

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