Initial observations of the COP21 climate deal

In 32 pages of legalese, negotiators from nearly 200 countries assembled a document that will serve as the backbone of an international effort to combat climate change and adapt to its rapidly accelerating impacts. With the Paris climate talks now concluded, here are a few takeaways from Devex's coverage.

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  • Michael Igoe

    Michael Igoe is a Senior Reporter with Devex, based in Washington, D.C. He covers U.S. foreign aid, global health, climate change, and development finance. Prior to joining Devex, Michael researched water management and climate change adaptation in post-Soviet Central Asia, where he also wrote for EurasiaNet. Michael earned his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College, where he majored in Russian, and his master’s degree from the University of Montana, where he studied international conservation and development.