With a spring in our step coming out of Paris, I am excited about the potential achievements we can make as a global community in charting a course to keep temperature rise below two degrees Celsius. It's all about commitment now, and action and reporting.

Patching up our climate is now front of mind. Its time for serious action and deep emissions cuts, and much work is underway toward this end. We are indeed a smart bunch. Net zero buildings, cities declaring carbon neutrality, climate positive development projects around the world pushing the boundaries, and…