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Cancun Climate Summit

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.

Why Cancún Matters

Tensie Whelan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tensie Whelan

The 16th Conference of Parties on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - COP16 for short - kicked off in Cancún today....

Cancun and Climate: Government Won't Act, But Business Will

Zachary Karabell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Zachary Karabell

It would be lovely if governments were to find concord on climate change prevention, and better for the world. But it won't happen in the coming weeks, and it may not need to.

Cancun Must Be About More Than Climate Change

The MDG Advocates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The MDG Advocates

Outside of Cancún, governments must do what they have promised: take concrete action to reduce their emissions and work together to make low-carbon development a reality.

Cancun Climate Summit: Will Brazil Step Up to the Plate?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

Relatively defenseless in the face of global warming, developing countries are looking for a champion. Who will speak up for them in Mexico?

Cancun Climate Negotiators Anticipate Scant Progress

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
J. Carl Ganter

Climate negotiators are getting tangled-up in national distrust and diplomatic nuance while their governments are busier than ever drilling, mining, processing, and producing dirty power.

Pledged International Emissions Cuts Aren't Enough

AP | MATTI HUUHTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HELSINKI — Emissions cuts pledged by countries in a nonbinding climate accord last year fall short of what's needed to avoid the worst consequen...

Cancún Climate Summit: Time for a New Geopolitical Architecture

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

As we approach crucial climate change negotiations in Cancún, Mexico, the key question on many people's minds is this: what nation will have the courage to stand up to the United States?

Green News Report: November 23, 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: 29 coal m...

Evo Morales for the Nobel

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

As the Obama administration obstructs and delays, Bolivians suffer the worst ravages of climate change.

Worlds Collide at Cancun Climate Talks

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Carlsen

Following the failure of world leaders to arrive at any binding agreements during the last climate talks at Copenhagen, there appears to be little hop...

Incentives to Save the Planet - Part 1

Tensie Whelan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tensie Whelan

For better or worse, environmentalists have the same task that economists do: in order to bring about sustainable behavior on the part of businesses,...

WATCH: ENVIRONMENTAL ART: Underwater Sculpture To Help Save Mexican Coral Reef

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

British artist and avid diver Jason DeCaires Taylor is unwilling to accept the prediction that 80% of coral reefs will be lost by 2050. His latest pro...

Obama's Climate Schizophrenia

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

The last few days have been something of a roller coaster for the climate movement. On Sunday, October 10th, hundreds of thousands of people gathered ...

Tianjin Climate Talks Recap: Little Progress on the Policies

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

The six-day Tianjin climate talks, which concluded this weekend, made so little progress that some diplomats openly wondered whether continuing the UNFCCC process was even politically worthwhile.

The Year From Hell

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

Less than a tenth of climate funds disbursed to date are estimated to have been for adaptation to help poor people in developing countries who are bearing the brunt of climate impacts.

Will Scientists' Calls For Climate Action Fall on Negotiators' Deaf Ears?

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

With only days remaining until diplomats are due to arrive in Tianjin for the final round of climate negotiations before the Cancun summit, scientists...

Dear George Monbiot: Climate Change Doesn't Need Enlightenment, it Needs a Movement

Jamie Henn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jamie Henn

There's a new movement that's been building up outside and inside the established environmental groups: It's the internet.

Privatizing Climate Protection: A New Approach to Fighting Global Warming

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Crafting comprehensive carbon emissions laws is maddeningly difficult. Addressing the threat of climate change cannot wait for politicians to agree on all the regulatory details.

Former UN Climate Chief Is Wrong, Strong CO2 Targets Are Essential

Jamie Henn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jamie Henn

Sure, it's going to be tough to push countries like the US to take action, but letting them off the hook guarantees failure. De Boer may be tired of pushing countries to raise their ambition, but we're just getting started.

The Coming Climate Election

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

On November 2, America's attention will focus on the mid-term elections for Congress. But those of us who believe government must act against global c...

China: Unwilling to Play the Climate Negotiation Game

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Although China and Japan are deeply connected trading partners, the Asian giants sit on opposite sides of the climate debate. In spite of their differences, the two countries have a history of climate cooperation.

Fires, Flooding, and Climate Finance: Is there enough fast-start funding?

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

The World Resources Institute recently released updated estimates of the "fast-start" climate mitigation and adaption commitments rich nations made to...