4 Ways the Paris Agreement Supports Climate Action Now

The groundbreaking Paris Agreement adopted at COP21 last month sets the stage for unprecedented international climate action. Much of the discussion about benefits from the Agreement has focused on countries’ new climate plans, or “nationally determined contributions” (NDCs), which are aimed at the post-2020 period. But the decisions made in Paris can also ramp up climate action in the short term, too—even before 2020.