Climate Deal Reached in Paris: Net Zero Carbon Emissions by End of Century

Breaking news from the COP 21 climate conference in Paris is that a deal has been reached to reduce climate change.

According to the BBC, these are some key measures in the final draft of the agreement:

• To peak greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible and achieve a balance between sources and sinks of greenhouse gases in the second half of this century
• To keep global temperature increase “well below” 2C (3.6F) and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5C
• To review progress every five years
• $100 billion a year in climate finance for developing countries by 2020, with a commitment to further finance in the future.

Gizmodo reports that a long term part of the agreement is that a goal of net zero carbon emissions will be met by the end of this century.

This deal is apparently partly legally binding and partly voluntary (I don’t have the details on that yet), but this agreement should be a big boost for emerging carbon-free energy technologies like LENR as governments and businesses will now have to start looking for replacements for fossil fuels in the energy sector.