EDITORIAL

Biggest opportunity of our age

Science  08 Jan 2016:
Vol. 351, Issue 6269, pp. 107
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf1428

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The importance of the agreement reached at the Paris climate Conference of Parties (COP21) last month cannot be overstated. It is a major step toward preventing some of the worst risks that climate change presents to the global economy and security. Now is the time to seize the opportunity that this moment represents. We must transform world economies away from fossil fuels toward a more sustainable low-carbon future.