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Lessons from Marrakech: It's Time to Invest in Cities

Carl Pope | Posted 11.15.2016 | World
Carl Pope

As the world looks to keeping warming well below the agreed upon 2 degrees Celsius, we know the benchmarks global actors must meet and we have the solutions that can get them there.

A Reality Check On Coal: The Extra Cost Of CCS Must Be Taken Seriously

Philippe Joubert | Posted 11.07.2016 | Green
Philippe Joubert

If we in the developed world are still addicted to fossil, how can we expect the use of fossil to decrease quickly in developing nations?

The Internal Combustion Engine -- Is The End In Sight?

Carl Pope | Posted 07.12.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

Governments and business can no longer conceal the death toll, and publics are unwilling to tolerate it. Governments are acting. The VW settlement is not the only regulatory crackdown on internal combustion engines.

Volkswagen Diesels Cheated Us. Here's How VW Should Pay.

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 06.21.2016 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The sun is finally setting on the days when Volkswagen and other automakers could disregard emission standards. Here's how we can make sure it happens.

CO2 Pricing: Business Reacts to Credible Expectations

Philippe Joubert | Posted 06.03.2016 | Green
Philippe Joubert

Immediately after Paris and COP21, we heard disappointment around the fact that carbon pricing didn't feature as strongly in the text of the agreement as it could have, despite numerous CEOs urging for a decision in this field and business asking for a price signal.

Financing Sustainable Global Cities of the Future

Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz | Posted 06.06.2016 | World
Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz

As mayors and city leaders we must continue to seek innovative solutions to our biggest sustainable development challenges--including access to financing and making the economic case for climate action.

Misleading Talk About Decoupling CO2 Emissions and Economic Growth

Robert Stavins | Posted 05.04.2016 | Green
Robert Stavins

Webster's Dictionary defines decoupling as "eliminating the interrelationship" between two processes. But the interrelationship between CO2 emissions and economic growth has certainly not been eliminated.

Clear Skies From Wind Power

Tom Kiernan | Posted 03.31.2017 | Green
Tom Kiernan

Each wind turbine makes a big difference: a single turbine cuts 900 cars' worth of carbon dioxide emissions.

Japan: Is a Net Zero Society Reachable Without CO2 Pricing?

Philippe Joubert | Posted 02.23.2017 | Green
Philippe Joubert

From 1992 Japan was at the frontline of the global fight against climate change with the symbolic Kyoto Protocol. Then the earthquake, the tsunami and...

Targeting Climate Change: The Solutions to CO2 Emissions are Out There

XPRIZE | Posted 01.20.2017 | Green

By Paul Bunje We at XPRIZE take aim at the world's Grand Challenges and inspire people to solve them. Among these challenges, climate change stands...

The Real Climate Change Hoax

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Such radical gyrations in the climate are already causing unseen suffering and hardship for countless of the earth's inhabitants. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes or lost their livelihoods as a result of one degree of warming.

Tolerance Terrifies Terrorists

Adam Neiman | Posted 01.01.2017 | Politics
Adam Neiman

Tolerance Terrifies Terrorists. It should. Tolerance is what made the West strong. It started with religious tolerance after a couple of exhausting ...

Al Gore at Paris Climate Talks Decries Climate Carnage, Heralds Dawning "Age of Renewables"

John J. Berger | Posted 12.20.2016 | Green
John J. Berger

Former Vice President making informal remarks at the Indonesian Pavillion during the UN COP21 global climate talks near Paris shortly after delivering...

COP21: The Long and Winding Road After Paris

Rachael Willis | Posted 12.17.2016 | Green
Rachael Willis

Habemus consensus! That was the roaring message delivered by the representatives of the roughly 200 countries on December 12 in Paris, following the two-week long COP21 summit that peaked with a dramatic last-minute upset that pushed the talks into overtime.

The Climate Agreement Was the First Step. Now We Need a Global Green Movement.

Michael Dobson | Posted 12.17.2016 | World
Michael Dobson

Many commentators have said since Saturday that this agreement is not enough. No climate negotiator would disagree with that. But this agreement contains everything it reasonably could to pull our emissions curve downward as fast as humanly possible.

Cities Can Lead, Cities Want To Lead, So Let Them!

Carl Pope | Posted 12.03.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

While oil and coal interests can tie down national governments and prevent them from decarbonizing quickly, cities want to get on with the job -- and they are.

Excuse Me While I Vacuum The Sky

XPRIZE | Posted 10.15.2016 | Green

It's an appealing fantasy: Why not just suck all the pollution out of our planet's air? Plenty of people have air purifiers in their homes. Can't we just build bigger ones? There must be a way, right?

It Takes a Real Genius to Fake Photosynthesis

XPRIZE | Posted 10.06.2016 | Green

The ambitious goal is to develop a real-world system that can capture carbon dioxide emissions before they vent into the atmosphere and then use solar energy to convert the CO2 into chemical products including biodegradable plastics, pharmaceutical drugs, and even liquid fuels.

Damned If You Do, Damned if You Don't: The Conundrum of COP21

Sebastian Copeland | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Sebastian Copeland

In a few short months, world delegates will descend on Paris to debate over an acceptable framework on energy policies for their respective countries, one designed to hold global temperatures to a 2C degree increase over preindustrial levels. If this feels like a familiar film, it's because we have been there before.

'Globalization and Its Discontents'

Carl Pope | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

The current trade regime is not just a matter of the U.S. exporting manufacturing jobs to China and importing cheaper consumer goods. We are also dramatically increasing the volume of pollution associated with our consumption, so much that a significant part of U.S. pollution is now generated in China in the production of goods for U.S. consumers.

Carbon Emissions Stabilized In 2014

Climate Central | Bobby Magill | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. Solar, wind and other renewables are making such a big difference in greenhouse gas emissions wo...

The Bully Mentality -- Part II

Harlan Green | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

It's called the bully mentality that we have mentioned before. Bullies are those who want to dominate others without regard to reason or even common sense. And they appear periodically when prevailing cultures or societies lack strong leadership--positive leadership, that is.

Carbon Intensity: The Foundation of Climate Diplomacy -- New Delhi, India

Carl Pope | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

The historic focus of climate diplomacy on caps and cuts may slow down progress on recognition that rapidly lowering the carbon intensity of every nation's economy, while making low carbon economies more dynamic and robust, is the most promising pathway to a critical mass of ambitious climate commitments in Paris.

Will Our Reliance On Cars Counteract Climate Change Mitigation Efforts?

Rosaly Byrd | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green
Rosaly Byrd

We are not saying that suburban life is bad and everyone should move to the city; it's that we need to work a little bit harder to reduce the environmental effects.

Global Climate Deal Shouldn't Be Legally Binding, Top State Dept. Official Says

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) - The United States wants to broker a global agreement on climate change that would ...