Protesters in Paris, December 2015. Photo: Mark Dixon. bit.ly/1UF6ajP

Protesters in Paris, December 2015. Photo: Mark Dixon. bit.ly/1UF6ajP

The way I see it, the signing of the COP21 agreement – from the media blitz to the deliberate separation of conference attendees from climate activists – marks a watershed moment in the geo-political conversation around climate change. But there’s a world of difference between a change in conversation and a change in greenhouse gas emitting activities.

Still, in the coming decades, I believe the agreement at COP21 will be remembered as an historic turning point. This is not the moment when the international community turned back the tide of emissions, this is the moment when climate change became a truly international conversation.

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