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Cancun Climate Conference

Cancun: Why Africa's Voice on Global Environmental Issues Is Important

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

As Cancún ends with environmental issues and policy still on the table, the voice of Sub-Saharan Africa needs to be front and center in the global debate.

Everything Is Negotiable, Except With Nature: You Can't Bargain About Global Warming With Chemistry and Physics

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

The climate-change conundrum isn't set by contending ideologies, whose adherents can argue about whether tax cuts create jobs or kill them. Political reality is hard to change, but physics and chemistry are impossible to shift.

What to Make of Cancun?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

It's hard to avoid the conclusion that while the world is far from ready to do what it must with the substance of the climate threat, it is also true that the process has become the enemy, rather than the facilitator, of progress.

Cancún: Triumph of Expectation Management or Victory for the Well-being of Planet Earth?

Jonathan Wootliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Wootliff

It's going to be a long road ahead, but the resounding determination expressed by the nations of the world in Cancún to find a real and lasting solution to this pressing challenge has restored my optimism.

Small Climate Deals Forged On Sidelines Of U.N. Negotiations

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CANCUN, Mexico — Walmart is going green in its Chinese factories. George Soros is exploring investments in the restoration of drained peatlands ...

Crisis in Cancún

Ben Jealous | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Jealous

Across Africa, changing weather patterns and erratic rainfall are making farming more and more difficult, contributing to food crisis and famines in country after country. Support and leadership from the US is urgently needed in Cancún and beyond.

The Long Arc of the UN: Overlooked Beaches, International Conflict and a Dash of Hope at the Cancun Climate Talks

Nathaniel Loewentheil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathaniel Loewentheil

More important than the final documents from Cancun is the fact that dialogue is taking place, because over the long haul, we will, as a world, have to cooperate.

Climate Talks: U.S. Must Transform From Diehard Recalcitrant To Inspirational Leader

Jonathan Wootliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Wootliff

America doesn't live in a bubble, and it is in this nation's interests to curb instability, quell uncertainty, and narrow the gap between the secure and the vulnerable.

Climate Change Is Bad for Business

Jonathan Wootliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Wootliff

The diminished number of political figures is contrasted by the growing participation of the business community which is speaking in stronger terms than ever before about the need to find real solutions to human-induced climate change.

Business and NGOs To the Rescue: Governments Cannot Find Climate Solutions Alone

Jonathan Wootliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Wootliff

Arriving in Cancun this weekend evoked memories of all the previous U.N. climate conventions I've attended since those heady days in Kyoto. Seeing so ...

Investing in the Resilience of Poor People on the Frontlines of Climate Change

Linda Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Linda Adams

Now is the time to invest in women in vulnerable communities so they can fight climate change and feed their families. After all, empty promises don't protect from dangerous storm surges or help alleviate the impacts of drought.

Dispatch From Cancún: Developing Paradise in the Suicide Capital

Roberto Lovato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Roberto Lovato

Cancun is the suicide capital of Mexico. That's a subject that's not likely to come up as thousands of people gather here over the next two weeks for the U.N. Conference on Climate Change.

Google's Unique Approach To Fighting Climate Change, One Click At A Time

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

If we need creativity to combat climate change, Google is up for the challenge. Google Earth has created a series of tours and videos to address the i...

Nations Negotiate Climate Change As Cancun's Beaches Disappear

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CANCUN, Mexico — Cancun's eroding white sand beaches are providing a note of urgency to the climate talks being held just south of this seaside ...

There Must Be Cause for Celebration in Cancun, as Tone of Climate Talks Will Pave the Way to Success at 'Rio+20' Earth Summit

Jonathan Wootliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Wootliff

All eyes will be focused on the U.S. in Cancun. But unlike in Copenhagen, where participants were optimistic that a newly elected, "environmentally friendly" president would ensure success, no such expectations will abound this year.

Cancún Opens for GREEN Business, but REDD Will Destroy Indigenous Forest Cultures

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

How would anyone who is supporting REDD feel if they're evicted from their home -- it's been happening a lot in U.S. with the real-estate collapse and no one likes it. So why would we support REDD?

At Global Climate Change Talks, an Answer Grows Right Outside

Luis Ubiñas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Luis Ubiñas

The destruction of forests is responsible for almost one-fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions; that's more than all global transportation combined.

UK Economist: U.S. Could Be 'Shut Out' Of Global Trade If It Doesn't Reduce CO2 Emissions

The Huffington Post | Travis Donovan | Posted 10.01.2011 | Green

Just 10 days ahead of international leaders convening in Cancun, Mexico for the UN climate change conference, British economist Nicholas Stern warned ...

Planning for Failure: Will the Cancun Conference Be Copenhagen Redux?

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

With the UN's Cancun Climate Conference due to kick off at the end of November, environmental ministers and climate change negotiators have been very busy the past few weeks.

Copenhagen was not a (complete) failure

Michael Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Jacobs

Living as we do in a time in which arguments about climate change are being turned on their heads - my favourite recent example being the creed of a T...

Former UN Climate Chief: Emissions Targets and Timetables Are Irrelevant

Devon Swezey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Devon Swezey

De Boer's about-face is a stark admission of the inefficacy of the UNFCCC framework that has governed global action on climate change for nearly two decades.