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The Dawning Age of The Earth-Competent Board

Philippe Joubert | Posted 01.31.2017 | Green
Philippe Joubert

2015, with the approvals of the revolutionary Paris Agreement at COP21 and of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), was a turning point. Turning t...

Donald Trump And Climate Change: Why The United States Should Respect The Paris Agreement

Yann Aguila | Posted 11.29.2016 | World
Yann Aguila

No doubt he might technically pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, but in doing so the future Trump administration would be taking both a diplomatic and a legal risk.

The Next Four Years: Protecting The Ocean And Coasts In A New Political Landscape

Dr. Chad Nelsen | Posted 11.25.2016 | Green
Dr. Chad Nelsen

Among the radical shifts in the political landscape that took place on November 8th are the revival of some serious threats to our ocean, our coasts and our planet.

Be the Change You Want During Trump's Presidency

Laura Storm | Posted 11.18.2016 | Impact
Laura Storm

Frustrated with Trump's election victory? Me, too. So ... now what? I see four options: 1) Let the negative, sad, frustrated emotions drag you do...

Moroccan Activists Globalize Their Struggle: System Change Not Climate Change

Salena Tramel | Posted 11.15.2016 | World
Salena Tramel

As the 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) opened in Marrakesh this week, social justice m...

An Open Letter to The American Undecided Voter

Iris Fisher | Posted 11.01.2016 | Impact
Iris Fisher

Dear American voter: If you are still undecided or thinking of not voting in this upcoming election, please, let me explain, as a non-American, why y...

Sustainable Infrastructure for Better Growth, Better Climate and Better Lives

Frank Rijsberman | Posted 10.20.2016 | Green
Frank Rijsberman

At GGGI we believe that attracting increased investment to sustainable infrastructure is essential for green growth. It is a central discussion topic ...

Breaking Ground on a Bold New Vision to Address Climate Change: Restoring North America's Amazon

P.J. Marshall | Posted 10.17.2016 | Green
P.J. Marshall

On November 4, the historic Paris Agreement for global action on climate change will enter into force, catalyzing collective action by governments, ci...

How to Unlock the Trillion Dollar Opportunity?

Niels B. Christiansen | Posted 10.10.2016 | Green
Niels B. Christiansen

Energy efficiency - the trillion dollar opportunity. How can we unlock this potential? How can we accelerate it? Certainly, we have come a long way in...

Legal Challenge To Clean Power Plan Will Have Global Ramifications

Christopher Knittel | Posted 10.12.2016 | World
Christopher Knittel

The DC. Court of Appeals began hearing arguments recenlty in an historic session taken "en banc" -- with a roster of 10 judges hearing a case that challenges President Obama's Clean Power plan.

Sustainable infrastructure: Looking beyond man-made value

Paul Polman | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business
Paul Polman

Only sustainable infrastructure - one that refuses to trade long-term sustainability for short-term gains - will bring about the transformative change we need.

Nations Can Now Deliver the Paris Agreement by Supporting Cities

Anne Hidalgo | Posted 10.06.2016 | World
Anne Hidalgo

The decision this week by European leaders to fast-track ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change is historic.

Global Warming: "Isn't there a risk in expecting too much from the financial sector?"

Sylvain Guyoton | Posted 10.05.2016 | Green
Sylvain Guyoton

Even though the Paris Agreement (COP21) still hasn't been ratified and the latest temperatures are still causing alarm (according to NASA, August 2016...

Mayors Will Play Their Part in Delivering on the Paris Agreement

Mark Watts | Posted 09.22.2016 | Green
Mark Watts

During Climate Week NYC and the UN General Assembly in New York this week, the international community marks the ratification of the Paris Agreement b...

As World Convenes for Climate Week, Paris Agreement Is Nearly Ready for Action

Melisa Krnjaic | Posted 09.21.2016 | Green
Melisa Krnjaic

By Eliza Northrop and Melisa Krnjaic This week, as world leaders gather in New York for the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the UN Secretary-General is h...

More countries to formally join Paris Agreement next week

Jake Schmidt | Posted 09.19.2016 | Green
Jake Schmidt

After international agreements are finalized it often takes years for countries to formally join the agreement and for the agreement to take effect. I...

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.

Louisiana Floods: Restoration Will Help Us Build Back Better

P.J. Marshall | Posted 08.31.2016 | Green
P.J. Marshall

In Baton Rouge these past weekends, the "Cajun Navy" was out in force cleaning up after the devastating Louisiana floods that killed 17 people and for...

Paris Agreement: Getting Closer to "Entering into Force" this Year

Eliza Northrop | Posted 08.12.2016 | Green
Eliza Northrop

Over the past two months, Cameroon, Brazil, Iran and Ukraine took important steps domestically to formally join the Paris Agreement, following the 20 ...

International Development: Canada back on world stage

Louis Belanger | Posted 08.03.2016 | World
Louis Belanger

"Canada is back". We've heard this message time and time again regarding the new Liberal Government presence on the international stage. That call f...

Keep It Simple, Stupid; Go For Net Zero Emissions

Philippe Joubert | Posted 07.28.2016 | Green
Philippe Joubert

We are carbon addicts so we are discussing how to overcome our addiction, in a mature way, trying to avoid too much suffering. However we seem to refuse to see the obvious; we are facing a huge transformation of our development model, not Kaizen type progress, and, there will be winners and losers.

Why Spiritual Leadership is Key to Solve Climate Change

Laura Storm | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact
Laura Storm

I have never really considered myself a spiritual being or given it much thought. To be honest I've always thought spirituality had a weird vibe to it...

Why Climate Change Could be Brexit's Biggest Loser

J. J. Mitchell | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
J. J. Mitchell

Since the Brexit vote, the UK has focused on the immediate political, constitutional and economic implications. With the pound sterling down by roughl...

A 'New' Suit from Paris

Natural Capital Coalition | Posted 07.12.2016 | Green
Natural Capital Coalition

This article has been submitted as part of the Natural Capital Coalition's series of blogs on natural capital by Pavan Sukhdev, founder & chair, GIST ...

Support for Cities on the Front Lines of Climate Change

Eduardo Paes | Posted 06.24.2016 | World
Eduardo Paes

When I became Chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) three years ago, I could have only imagined the work that would be taking place t...