With the Kyoto Protocol’s end in 2012, the international community is working to find another approach to global climate change and the implications of a changing environment. This year, the UN Council on Climate Change will meet in Paris to discuss the next steps towards developing an international policy that will seek to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and to limit the rise in global temperatures to two degrees Celsius. How will the United States approach the conference? Will China and France work together with the United States to set precedence for other nations? Will this convention provide opportunities for progress towards a greener and healthier environment both domestically and abroad?