It's all about accountability, Hip Hop Caucus president and CEO Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., told BET.com via statement. "The main objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, and to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts," he said. "... The problem is only going to get worse unless we come together."
Nearly 200 nations have pledged to reduce carbon emissions this weekend at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP 21, as it's afectionately known (the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties).
It's an historic gesture from world leaders in taking responsibility for our long-held reliance on fossil fuels, and a milestone declaration in the shift towards clean energy... But what does that really mean?