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The UN climate negotiations (COP23) presided over by a Fiji Presidency concluded in the early hours today in Bonn, Germany with countries making progress on the rules for the Paris Agreement and putting in place a process to assess progress on climate action that should set the stage for countries to commit to enhancing their climate commitments by 2020. Following is a statement from Paula Caballero, Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute:

WRI's new Director of the Climate Resilience Practice has worked on the frontlines of adaptation and development, most recently playing a key role in negotiations leading to the landmark Paris Agreement. She shares her perspective in this interview.

A recent article from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy uses a NERA Economic Consulting study as evidence that meeting U.S. climate change commitments will cause economic hardship, particularly in the manufacturing sector. WRI researchers found that the Chamber’s conclusions are based on a decarbonization pathway that is unrealistic and unnecessarily costly.

Thousands of people are expected to attend this weekend's People's Climate Movement march. It's a good moment to reflect on the facts—what we know about climate change today, and what impacts we can expect in the future.

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