‘Groundbreaking’ Global Agreements Made In 2015 Offer Optimism For Addressing Climate Change, Development, Finance Reform

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: A Trifecta of Hope: Addressing Climate Change, Global Finance Reform, and Sustainable Development
Heather Higginbottom, deputy secretary of state for management and resources at the State Department, writes, “Despite the daunting challenges facing the world today, groundbreaking agreements reached by the nations of the world in 2015 are cause for optimism.” She discusses the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, and the Addis Ababa Agenda for Action, concluding, “As 2016 unfolds, we now turn our attention to the hard work of implementation, leveraging U.S. global leadership to ensure our new, bold commitments better the lives of millions of global citizens” (1/19).