There are a substantial number of issues that negotiators will eventually need to address, and likewise, there are a set of questions that researchers (including within the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements) can begin to address now.
As someone deeply concerned about climate equity in California - that is, ensuring that those communities most at risk from climate change are directly included in our state's cutting-edge efforts to address global warming - I've been in a bit of suspense.
California's Legislature is considering whether to continue the State's Cap and Trade system meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight global warming before it potentially expires in 2020.
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This week, the California Air Resources Board released new regulations to extend the Cap and Trade program that began in 2006 -- a move that will help bolster the governor's plan to keep California on a path toward clean energy and climate leadership.
A study in Environmental Research Letters suggests a fifth of premature deaths during a 2003 heatwave in Europe are linked to human-caused climate cha...
The inevitable carbon taxes in an evolving clean-energy future are what spooks investors and those accountable to them most. Fossil fuel companies' stubborn refusal to surrender their outdated business models ignores the fact that carbon pricing isn't just imminent, but is likely to work.
In their book "Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet", Harvard economists Gernot Wagner and Martin Weitzman offer a deep dive into the history of climate science and the rationale behind the drive to put a price on carbon.
Now isn't the time to declare victory and go home. We need to carry on the spirit of collaboration we saw at the Paris climate talks. And we need to hold leaders accountable for their climate promises.
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The answer to this challenge might be found in focused responses using high priority policy issues for communities and working environmental remediation, mitigation, and restoration into existing dialogues. For example, I have successfully worked to increase green space construction, smart transit, green jobs, and the revenues industries pay to prevent toxic spills.
Scalia's death then launched a wave of speculation over the future of US climate policy and the CPP, and the consensus is clear: no one expects the Supreme Court to revisit last week's decision, but everyone expects it to hear the case upon appeal -- and by then, it will be a different court, so by then, Scalia's death will matter.
California is often at the forefront of implementing strong environmental regulations, many times going beyond what the federal Environmental Protection Agency requires. We hope other state and country leaders will follow California's example as the world comes together to build off of the momentum of the Paris agreement.
We all make mistakes -- that's why pencils have erasers and renters have insurance. Not all mistakes, however, are equal. If we mess up a math test, we can erase and start over; but if we burn the neighbor's house down, we can't "un-burn" it by labeling it a mistake. Instead, we have to offset our damage by paying to rebuild it.
The Paris Agreement provides an important new foundation for meaningful progress on climate change, and represents a dramatic departure from the past 20 years of international climate negotiations.
The year 2015 was a pivotal time when humanity turned more decisively toward building a thriving and sustainable world.