Creating sustainable futures/CSF104/Inspiring/The state of the climate

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Climate change has been described as the most significant issue of the 21st Century. Understanding how the narrative has changed, resulting in 189 nations now having a binding agreement, is a story of human collaboration for success.

In these two videos below, you will hear the rationale from a conservative economist and then from the lead negotiator of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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In this Ted Talk Nicholas Stern explores why it makes economic sense to pursue sustainable development.

This motivating Ted Talk is about changing the narrative which led to the success of the Paris Climate agreement in 2015.
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