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Architecture 2030 Announces its ZERO Code for New Zero-Net-Carbon Building Construction

The new building construction code integrates cost-effective energy efficiency standards with renewable energy generation capabilities, resulting in zero net carbon buildings, a key component to help nations meet their Paris Agreement targets.

The Philanthropic Sector Must Remain Focused on Paris Climate Targets

Many of the major climate commitments agreed on in Paris last December were made voluntarily, and now is the time to ramp up engagement to keep the international community on track, says Michael Northrop, in the latest issue of Alliance Magazine.

Paris City Hall, where 436 mayors joined a 'Compact of Cities' and 44 Governors and Premiers joined a 'Compact of States and Regions' during COP21. (Photo courtesy of Climate Alliance Org.)

Michael Northrop: Is the Post-Fossil Fuel Era Now Inevitable?

The Fund’s Sustainable Development program director reflects on the atmosphere of the UN climate conference in Paris and highlights 80 agreements and achievements which contributed to the landmark meeting.
350.org Executive Director May Boeve and RBF President Stephen Heintz at COP21 in December 2015.
On December 2, 2015, May Boeve of 350.org and Stephen Heintz of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, announced that more than 500 institutions representing over $3.4 trillion in assets have made some form of divestment commitment. The announcement was made during the first week of the U.N. climate conference in Paris, France.

Stephen Heintz Praises the Agreement Reached at the Paris Climate Conference

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is proud to support the Paris climate agreement as a monumental step forward for the world. This agreement would never have been possible without a strong, vital climate movement, an impassioned groundswell of work from the local and state levels building from the ground up, and a historic shift among investors and businesses.

Climate Interactive’s Analysis of Climate Pledges is Featured by The New York Times

Ahead of the Paris conference on climate change, The New York Times created an interactive feature to explain how pledges by countries to reduce carbon dioxide emissions will affect global temperatures. “The Climate Change Pledges Are In. Will They Fix Anything?” used data and scenarios from a simulation model built by RBF grantee Climate Interactive.

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