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We Need to Use a Different Part of Our Brain to Crack the Sustainability Challenge

Pooran Desai | Posted 09.13.2016 | Green
Pooran Desai

Buddhist meditation -- and its recent secular incarnation in mindfulness -- is clinically proven to help build resilience to cope with life's stresses. It's inspirational to know that it played a part in ensuring December's historic deal in Paris.

Men Voting for Men: UN Security Council's Straw Poll for Secretary-General

Dulcie Leimbach | Posted 07.26.2016 | Home
Dulcie Leimbach

The first straw poll to test the support of Security Council members for candidates vying to become the next United Nations secretary-general occurred July 21, amid strong interest by global media who report on the world body as well as the dozen candidates, the UN's 193 member states and people who follow international affairs.

Time to Brace for Frantic Two Years on Climate Change

Steve Zwick | Posted 05.16.2016 | Green
Steve Zwick

This story first appeared on Ecosystem Marketplace. "The press used to ask me for many years: 'Why is this going so slowly?'" said Christiana Fig...

'Green News Report' - April 21, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.21.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Criminal charges for officials in Flint lead poisoning crisis; Louisiana ...

Post-Paris Pivot to Fast Near-term Climate Mitigation

Durwood Zaelke | Posted 04.11.2016 | Green
Durwood Zaelke

In the first test of post-Paris climate mitigation, Parties to the Montreal Protocol made significant progress last week to eliminate warming from super greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, used primarily as refrigerants in air conditioners and other equipment. HFCs are one of the six main greenhouse gases.

This Buddhist Monk Is An Unsung Hero In The World's Climate Fight

The Huffington Post | Jo Confino | Posted 01.23.2016 | Business

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND -- One of the guiding forces behind the scenes of the Paris climate agreement is an 89-year-old Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk. Chris...

Getting 196 Countries To Agree On Climate Change Was ‘The Easy Part’

The Huffington Post | Jo Confino | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland -- For all those who thought settling the Paris climate agreement was enough to lead to a low-carbon economy, it’s time to wake u...

COP21: An Open Letter of Gratitude

Christiana Figueres | Posted 12.18.2016 | Impact
Christiana Figueres

We have come together to address the most daunting of challenges. We have done so by respecting our differences and setting aside our enmity, by focusing on the present we share and the future we must build together.

Why the Cuisine at the Paris COP Matters

Carl Pope | Posted 12.08.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

As the Paris Climate Summit reaches its closing days, it couldn't be more different than Copenhagen six years ago. For the first time in a major climate negotiation, the Draft Outcome was approved on schedule, Saturday evening.

From Business as Usual to Business as Urgent -- City Signs Up for One Way Ticket to the Low Carbon Economy

Jules Peck | Posted 11.04.2016 | Business
Jules Peck

The tide is rapidly turning towards widespread city acceptance of the need for a shift to a low carbon economy.

UN Sees Promise in Country Climate Plans, Even as Some Go Up in Smoke

Forest Trends | Posted 10.30.2016 | Green
Forest Trends

The United Nations today released its tally of all but 10 of the climate plans that countries have released to-date. If implemented, they'll slash gre...

Paris and the Amazing Technicolor Charm-Quilt: Why This Year's Climate Talks Really Are Different

Forest Trends | Posted 10.30.2016 | Green
Forest Trends

The United Nations today released an amazing document: namely, its tally of all the climate action plans that almost 150 countries have submitted this year.

Marshall Islands FM: We'll 'Go Under' If The Paris Climate Talks Fail

The Huffington Post | Peter Mellgard | Posted 09.30.2015 | Home

The Marshall Islands, a network of small islands in the South Pacific, is one of the countries most at risk of the dangers of climate change. The roug...

Sweltering Through a Climate Breakthrough

Carl Pope | Posted 07.06.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

Neither Paris nor Lyon is burning -- yet. But sweltering, roasting under 40oC (106oF) skies, they definitely are -- and the delegates gathering in Lyon to channel the climate-action potential of cities, states and provinces feel the heat.

'Green News Report' - December 4, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Germany's biggest utility spins off its fossil fuel assets; Are fossil fu...

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
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Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

UN Climate Chief Urges Religious Leaders To Speak Out On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.08.2014 | Religion

Top UN official Christiana Figueres called on religious leaders to speak out on climate change in an impassioned op-ed for The Guardian. She is Execut...

UN Climate Chief Urges Radical Clean-Up Of Oil, Gas Industry

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green

(Corrects paragraph 11 to "trillion tonnes" from "billion tonnes") * Figueres says three quarters of reserves may have to stay in gro...

Global coal lobbyist: death must be weighed against benefit

Justin Guay | Posted 02.02.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

Photo courtesy of Greenpeace India Co-authored by Bob Burton The global coal industry thinks hundreds of thousands of deaths every year caused by it...

'Green News Report' - November 26, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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'Green News Report' - November 21, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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'Green News Report' - November 19, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

COP 19 Warsaw Update: How Secretary Figueres' Main Objectives Faired in the First Week

Ben Jervey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Ben Jervey

The first week of any of the UNFCCC's Conference of the Parties (COP, for sure) is always a whirlwind, as delegates, campaigners, and media alike shake off their jet lag and try to find their way around a new, always-perplexing venue.

In Poland Christiana Figueres Must Tell the World To Move Beyond Coal

Justin Guay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

Imagine going to the lung doctor, opening the door to the operation room and finding a cigarette salesman waiting for you. That's exactly the greetin...

Super Typhoon Haiyan Is a Wake-Up Call for UN Climate Summit

Jamie Henn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

The timing is tragically ironic. As Super Typhoon Haiyan smashes into the Philippines, negotiators from around the world are beginning to arrive in Warsaw, Poland for the latest installment of the United Nations Climate Talks.