The window of opportunity to deal with climate change in a sensible way is closing quickly. We have already reached 1°C of warming and the impacts are already being felt in the form of drought, heat waves and extreme precipitation.
In 2010, CO2 emissions went up by 5% -- the fastest rise in the last 20 years. The big emitters need to start talking seriously about increasing their level of ambition, and must stop obstructing progress in the negotiations.
In 2011, Congress passed bills which dedicated $750-950 million for international action addressing the impacts of global warming. The House appropriations committee recently passed a bill that seeks to gut these key actions.
Despite all of the rhetoric and posturing to the contrary, insiders say that there are signs of progress being made behind the scenes at the Bonn climate talks.
National governments have already agreed to hundreds of commitments to protect the environment and achieve a more sustainable future, yet many have deliver real change on the ground. The degradation of our planet continues.
The United States must show that it cares deeply about all of its citizens, and people around the world, by encouraging countries to take on new commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol.
Not much has been said or written about the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change since the flurry of post-Cancun commentary. So what's been happening with the climate talks?
Now that we have the hard fought advancements of "The Cancún Agreements," it is time for the world to implement a global solution -- one where nations support the power of local action.
The interesting thing about the Cancun debate is that opinions do not divide along clear political lines. It's not a case of Left versus Right, environment versus development, North versus South.
by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger The United Nations-led Climate Conference at Cancun was not a diplomatic disaster, but for climate activis...
Last week, in the midst of COP16, I caught up with Lord Nicholas Stern at the World Climate Summit.
After two weeks of negotiations in Cancun, governments of the world have reached a global climate deal. Now, it is our turn.
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by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger This year's round of the United Nations-led climate change negotiations, ongoing in Cancun, Mexico, for the ...
The Cancun outcome was no landslide victory. We still have a long way to go in the race to a low carbon future and to get a final *FAB* agreement that is fair, ambitious and binding.
Despite India's high profile in the recent Cancun climate talks and New Delhi's declaration of its coal free future last year, the rising energy deman...