EDITORIAL

Turning the focus to solutions

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Science  27 Nov 2015:
Vol. 350, Issue 6264, pp. 1007
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad8954

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Next week, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, will be held in Paris. The goal is to achieve an international agreement to stem climate change—in particular, an agreement on how to keep global warming below a 2°C rise, or less, over preindustrial levels. As the newly elected chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), I am hopeful that an agreement will be reached that builds a more sustainable, prosperous world.