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UN Climate Talks: Endless Treadmill, Without The Health Benefits

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 02.05.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

Global climate negotiations in Doha are nearing their conclusion and the talks are, as ever, beset by myriad divisions between rich nations and poor ones, between established economies and up-and-comers, and between, well, the United States and just about everyone else.

While International Climate Negotiations Continue, the World's Ninth Largest Economy Takes an Important Step Forward

Robert Stavins | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
Robert Stavins

I'm referring to the CO2 cap-and-trade allowance auction held by the State of California. The fact that the auction ran smoothly and compliance entities and others put their money down is one important step in establishing the program's credibility.

UN Climate Conference: Feeling the Frustration of Youth

Keith Peterman | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
Keith Peterman

The high-level portion of the COP begins today. Youth -- half the worlds' population -- must wait outside the negotiating rooms to see what future reality awaits them.

Carbon Chanting

Don Ringe | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Don Ringe

Certain world leaders have buried their heads in the sand for years on this issue, seeking to stay competitive with emerging manufacturing markets. But history will not be kind to those who think they can watch and wait. One day they may call this period the second "Black Death."

Obama's Climate Legacy: Climate Chaos or Climate Action?

Adam Greenberg | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Adam Greenberg

Right now, Obama's legacy and America's future are on the line. I believed the president in 2008 when he told us that generations would look back and say "this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal."

A Simple and Undeniable Truth

David Buckland | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green
David Buckland

Within twenty years, when the baby is grown into an adult, the glacial ice of the high Arctic will have largely disappeared. The baby has been nurtured but have we abandoned any notion of care for its habitat?

The Climate Post: Sandy Surfaces, Kyoto at Stake in UN Climate Talks

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

Last week, the World Bank issued a report suggesting that a temperature rise of more than 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2100 could cause widespread crop failures, malnutrition and significant sea-level rise.

Join Us as We Gather Climate Messages for COP18 Negotiators

Asif Iqbal | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Asif Iqbal

Qatar and its people are going to be so important in coming days being the host of COP18: The UN Climate Change Conference beginning today until Dec. ...

Cynical Old King Coal Shows Its True Colors

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 01.22.2013 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

The world needs the investor community to make smart and ethical investments. We need win-win investments that tackle global poverty and inequity at the same time as ending the threat of runaway climate change.

Kudos to Qatar

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.25.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Discussions about pan-Arab issues these days undoubtedly include the name of the Gulf country Qatar, repeated in various contexts, often negative. Qat...

Your Start-Up Life: Jean-Georges' Ingredients for Success

Rana Florida | Posted 10.24.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

If all he did was cook, Jean-Georges Vongerichten's status as one of France's -- and the world's -- most innovative chefs would be assured. But Vongerichten's amazing talents in the kitchen are aligned with a genius for business.

Location Set For U.N. Green Climate Fund

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2012 | Green

OSLO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - A new U.N. fund meant to manage billions of dollars to help developing nations combat climate change will be based in South...

Turkey's New Role or Awakening the Sleeping Levantine Giant

Claude Salhani | Posted 10.29.2012 | World
Claude Salhani

The reemergence of Turkey in Arab politics has many in Turkey and the region asking if veering Ankara's politics back towards the Levant is a wise policy.

A Glimpse At Doha, Qatar

Natalie Bahadur | Posted 08.01.2012 | Travel
Natalie Bahadur

My experience in Doha was unforgettable.

India's Luxury Hotel Boom

Jim Calio | Posted 07.26.2012 | Travel
Jim Calio

Today, Leela Hotels, Palaces & Resorts is one of the fastest-growing luxury hotel chains in India.

Sex, the Migrant Laborer and the City

Imran Garda | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Imran Garda

The Keralite Cat's tales, in all its frivolity, made a profound point about the drivers, construction workers, the maids and cleaners: Can you believe that these people make love? Can you believe they even cheat on each other? Can you believe that they buy each other birthday presents too?

PHOTOS: Qatar Expands With A Bang

Renee Blodgett | Posted 07.08.2012 | Travel
Renee Blodgett

"Where are all the Qataris?"

PHOTOS: Artifice Meets Authenticity In Doha's Souq Waqif

Renee Blodgett | Posted 07.03.2012 | Travel
Renee Blodgett

You can find all sorts of things, from decadent gold and silver tea kettles, incense holders, ornate painted wooden boxes, henna paint for your hands, embroidered bukhnoq and spices.

Will Arabs and Muslims Visit Jerusalem?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.02.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The plight of the people and the importance of the city should not be felt only by the Palestinians. Muslims, Christians and people of all faiths should heed the call and support the embattled city and its Palestinian population.

"Doha Is a Colosseum"

Todd Reisz | Posted 03.24.2012 | World
Todd Reisz

There is no city that has generated such a complex and multifaceted public campaign for itself. Real-time Doha, however, cannot compete with the city's media frenzy. That's a reality one confronts as soon as the sliding doors open at the airport (the gigantic new one is not yet open).

Qatar Looks to a Healthy, Sporty Future

Richard Attias | Posted 03.14.2012 | World
Richard Attias

It's a well known fact that exercise is vital to our mental and physical health. This is why the meeting of the Doha Pre-forum Gathering of All Leaders in Sport is putting sports at the heart of its agenda.

Want A Drink? Don't Go To Doha

Posted 01.10.2012 | World

Qatar's recent suspension of alcohol sales in The Pearl-Qatar, a man-made island off the country's capital of Doha, brings into focus the conflict bet...

When Fashion Meets Art, It Is A Beautiful Thing

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 02.26.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

My life is so surreal. As I write this week's record of events, I realize it started way before this weekend at Art Basel. I just took a day trip to p...

Clashing Civilizations Or Hope For Harmony?

Katherine Marshall | Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The challenge set for the Doha Forum, to link intercultural dialogue to international development and the UN's very tangible Millennium Development Goals, proved far more touchy than the authors probably imagined.

Forging Alliances Across Civilizations

Melody Moezzi | Posted 02.20.2012 | Impact
Melody Moezzi

I went to the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Forum because I believe we can't achieve alliances among civilizations without first achieving them among individuals.