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Cancun Climate Summit

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 ...

Plugging the Black Hole Afflicting the UN Climate Talks (and Everything Else)

Keith Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Keith Harrington

After the massive buildup and colossal letdown around last year's landmark global climate talks in Copenhagen it can be tough to see the promise in th...

Governments Should Seize on Business Support for Climate Deal

Jonas Meckling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonas Meckling

In the world as we know it, only environmental activists are the movers and shakers in climate politics. Yet, leading up to the Cancún climate summit...

Building Blocks for a Climate Agreement

Gro Brundtland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gro Brundtland

In the transition to a low-carbon economy, a global registry of national targets for renewable energy and efficiency could lead to a "race to the top" -- a race that Denmark could win just as easily as its bigger neighbors.

Why the U.S. Must Show Climate Leadership in Cancún

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

In Cancún, President Obama can actually do something he hasn't been very good at over the last two years: he can be a world leader in the fight against climate change.

Equity or Nothing at UN Climate Talks in Cancun

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

UN delegates have been meeting for 18 years. Hasn't anyone figured out a concept that would unify the countries around a single framework? How about equity?

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.

US Plays the Big Tease at Global Climate Talks

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

Any one who thinks they're cutting a deal with the U.S. better get cash in advance. After fifteen years of empty promises, it's pretty clear that Washington is playing the world for suckers.

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.

Trove of Scientific Papers Paints Most Accurate Portrait of Earth's Future Yet

Christopher Mims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Mims

The U.K.'s Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research has rounded up a trove of cutting-edge scientific research that paints what may be the most accurate portrait of Earth's future to date.

Yes, Pogo: We Have Met the Enemy and He Is US

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

I am afraid that there will not be a global agreement to check climate heating until it is too late.

Green News Report: December 2, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Happy birth...

Wrong Revolution for a Hungry Planet That's Heating Up

Jan McGirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jan McGirk

A little guidance wouldn't hurt the growing portion of US voters who confuse the weather with the climate. A cold snap inevitably brings out the global warming deniers, and this should give us all the shivers.

Why Climate Negotiations Keep Failing

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Given how deeply felt the convictions are on every side -- and the fact that they're all based in reality and truth -- hoping for the business world to lap the policy world may be the only reasonable hope we have.

Where's the Beef? Cancun Climate Conference Should Take Animal Agriculture Seriously

Mia MacDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mia MacDonald

Continuing to marginalize animal agriculture in international debates over climate policy means forfeiting a crucial opportunity to reduce global greenhouse gasses.

A Good REDD Deal Is A Green Light For Forest Protection

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Orang-utans are victims of forest destruction in the Indonesian rainforests as their habitat is cleared by industries like palm, pulp and paper. Image...

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...

A Year and a Difference

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

A year ago, world leaders gathered in Copenhagen, hoping to ink a comprehensive global-climate agreement. This year expectations are far lower. What happened? Not what most people think.

Obama, Arnold, Jerry, and the Big Green Dream

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

The latest UN global climate summit is underway in Cancun with little progress in store, despite 2010 turning out to be perhaps the hottest year on record. That makes the moves underway in California even more significant.

Green News Report: November 30, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: After failu...

Building Blocks Toward Global Climate Action

Timothy E. Wirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Timothy E. Wirth

Rather than bemoan our human frailty, let us resolve to make what progress we can on climate change, when we can. Its rising impacts -- on our poorest neighbors today and on our children tomorrow -- demand no less.

How the Cancun Conference Can Succeed With -- or Without -- China

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Yesterday some 15,000 delegates, business leaders, activists and journalists gathered in Cancun to kick off the UN Framework Convention on Climate Cha...

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.

Success in Cancun Starts with a Global Climate Fund

Ben Grossman-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Grossman-Cohen

Before kicking off the UN climate negotiations in Cancun today, it was easy to get bogged down in the skepticism many express about what can be achiev...

In Cancun Climate Talks, We Sink or Sail Together

Janet Ranganathan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ranganathan

Depending on how successful negotiators in Cancún are in advancing these urgently needed actions, we will either sink or sail together.