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The Paris Project

Independent reporter Ethan Stewart and photographer Kodiak Greenwood are in Paris to cover the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21). Here you'll find their daily dispatches and analysis of the historic summit, as well as selected writings from UCSB professor Catherine Gautier-Downes. Read more at cop21paris.org

A Letter of Hope from Paris

Awash in the crosscurrents of climate change and terrorism in the City of Light. Read story.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Paris Project: A Historic Conclusion

Amid the jubilation, concern arises over the loopholes in the Paris Agreement. Read story.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Paris Project: Day 12

The final countdown is on as plans for a mega-protest percolate. Read story.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Activists Hold Mock Trial of Exxon

Witnesses give testimony of climate effects from oil giant's alleged climate crimes Read story.

Friday, December 11, 2015

United States Ponies Up Cash for Climate Chaos

Secretary of State John Kerry announces big new climate funding at COP21. Read story.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Paris Project: Day 10

A new draft and some old problems bring COP21 to the brink. Read story.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Moonbeam Cometh

Governor Jerry Brown speaks in Paris about California's version of action on climate change. Read story.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Paris Project: The Second Half Begins

'Week of Hope' brings ministers with authority to approve accord. Read story.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Nuclear Energy Presented to Press in Paris

Jim Hansen among climate scientists discussing nuclear alternatives with journalists. Read story.

Monday, December 7, 2015

The Paris Project: Day 5

High-level talks will next turn to the chasm of divergent viewpoints that is "climate justice.” Read story.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

The Paris Project: Day 4

New draft climate agreement released amid mixed bag of progress and outrage. Read story.

Friday, December 4, 2015

A Framework Full of Expectations

At COP21, French president suggests limiting temperature increase to 1.5ºC. Read story.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Paris Project: Day 3

Climate-inspired divestment and health concerns win the day. Read story.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Sun That Connects Us All

Leaders Hollande and Modi propose solar alliance to lower costs. Read story.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Paris Project: Day 2

Negotiations begin in earnest as the conference shifts into work mode. Read story.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
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