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Durban Conference

Storytelling Makes the Heart Grow Larger

Heather Box | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
Heather Box

I was on the edge of my seat hanging onto his every word. Landry Ninteretse, a youth climate activist from Burundi, was speaking in front of hundreds at the U.N. Climate Negotiations in Durban, South Africa.

Daily Life During COP 17

Sam Wolson | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green
Sam Wolson


Nation Energy Investments Sell Us Short

Jigar Shah | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green
Jigar Shah

Entrepreneurs are equipped to grow the business models to deploy solutions to our global energy needs. Nations like the U.S. and Canada are inept investors and entrepreneurs. But they do set the tone and attitude of their nation.

Durban Climate Talks -- What Happened?

Rebecca Anderson | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green
Rebecca Anderson

The international climate negotiations have wrapped up in Durban, South Africa. I'm curious as to what percent of Americans even knew that these negotiations were happening.

PHOTOS: How Do The World's Farmers Adapt To Climate Change?

Posted 12.19.2011 | Green

From CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security: Farmers and agriculture experts began COP17 pushing for negotiators t...

Durban: An Important Step Forward in Combating Global Climate Change

Todd D. Stern | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green
Todd D. Stern

I've heard some people question whether the dates embedded in Durban Platform mean that we've put off "real" action on climate until 2020. The answer is emphatically no.

Let California Show the World How

Jennifer Gennari | Posted 02.13.2012 | San Francisco
Jennifer Gennari

Climate talks are moving more slowly than glaciers now. Rather than wait, elected officials and local advocates have taken matters into their own hands. And the newest innovator on the block is the City of Mountain View.

UN Says Canada, Out of Kyoto, Must Still Cut Emissions

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2012 | Green

* Canada pulls out a day after UN climate talks end * Canada has legal obligation to reduce emissions-UN (Adds reaction ...

Durban Wrap-up

Carl Pope | Posted 02.12.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

Looking back, the Durban Climate Conference, I think, can best be summed up "the world lived to fight another day."

Breakthrough at Climate Talks... But Why on Earth Has It Taken So Long?

Jonathan Wootliff | Posted 02.10.2012 | Green
Jonathan Wootliff

Furnished with an increasing body of irrefutable information, it's more than understandable why Durban-born, 24-year-old Priscilla wonders why our governments are still struggling to find a political solution to the climate challenge.

Climate Movement Gives UN Climate Talks a "Reality Check"

Jamie Henn | Posted 02.08.2012 | Green
Jamie Henn

Hundreds of people marched through the halls of the UN Climate Talks this afternoon to demand that negotiators not sign a "death sentence" in Durban.

Locked-in Syndrome

Robert Walker | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green
Robert Walker

We are, for the moment, locked-in to a course that is almost certainly unsustainable. Our best hope is that the "global body politic" can be spurred to action on climate change before it's too late.

Fiddling on Climate

Laura Carlsen | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green
Laura Carlsen

Of the hundreds of closed-door sessions, official meetings and informational seminars at the climate change talks in Durban this week, all that's come out so far is cacophony.

It's Time for Solutions

Carl Pope | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

Now that I've returned from my stint at the Durban Climate Conference, it's clear that the fundamental dynamic we are dealing with is that the global economic crisis has caused most leaders to focus exclusively on short term problems.

WATCH: Crisis In East Africa

Posted 12.07.2011 | World

As world leaders gather in Durban for a UN conference on climate change, Al Jazeera's Fault Lines series focuses on one region hit particularly hard b...

U.S. Obstructionism Is Hurting Climate Talks

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 02.06.2012 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

The time has come for the U.S. to stand aside. If it is not willing to save lives, save jobs, and save whole ecosystems, then it should get out of the way and let those who are willing move on.

The Cost of Climate Change Is Jobs

David Foster | Posted 02.02.2012 | Green
David Foster

Whether in South Africa or in the United States, the cost of climate change is deep and far reaching. It's costing us money. It's costing us economic growth. And it's costing us jobs.

Climate Talks Can Impact Green Building Worldwide

Roger Platt | Posted 01.31.2012 | Green
Roger Platt

The global community has never been as transparently interdependent as it is today. I know that will be particularly clear for those of us in Durban, South Africa, for two weeks of international dialogue on a future pact to tackle global warming.

Letter From Durban

Carl Pope | Posted 02.01.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

Although the formal negotiating process is a disappointment -- particularly the U.S. role -- the opportunities we face keep increasing, along with the challenges. Can Durban be the turning point?

Occupy Durban: Climate Talks Draw Protests Inside and Out

Bryan Farrell | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green
Bryan Farrell

Durban is a symbol of what people power can achieve and these next two weeks are without a doubt the right time for that legacy to grow.

The Winds of Cimate Change (Fear) May be Shifting

David Ropeik | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green
David Ropeik

The evidence of the connection between climate change and extreme weather is starting to turn the threat into something we're more likely to worry more about.

U.S. Charged With Stonewalling Climate Negotiations

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

In a sharply-worded letter sent to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton on Tuesday, a coalition of environmental and climate-action groups identify the United States as a bad-faith negotiator and an unprincipled impediment to global climate talks now underway in Durban, South Africa. Just three years after President Obama's rising call to action, the authors of the letter say, "America risks being viewed not as a global leader on climate change, but as a major obstacle to progress."

Healthy Rivers, Not Dammed Ones, Needed to Combat Climate Change

Lori Pottinger | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green
Lori Pottinger

A new 3-D Google Earth video illustrates three key reasons that large dams are the wrong response to climate change.

Lucia Graves

Global Leaders Call On Canada To Fight Climate Change In New Ad | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- African leaders including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jay Naidoo of former President Nelson Mandela's cabinet, and Zwelinzima Vavi, general...

Once More Into the Breach, Dear Friends

Carl Pope | Posted 01.29.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

The story on the failure of the industrial world to keep the promise that Secretary of State Hilary Clinton flew to Copenhagen two years ago to make -- that $100 billion in climate aid would be provided to the poor nations -- is titled "A Pledge That Didn't Meet Its Potential."