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Why Obama's Conservation Strategy Puts America on a More Prosperous Path

David Festa | Posted 01.14.2016 | Green
David Festa

By taking President Bush's policy to the next level, Obama is setting a new precedent which says that human needs for food, fuel and fiber must not come at the expense of the environment.

2016: The Year to Take Action

David Saddington | Posted 01.05.2016 | Green
David Saddington

By November it is expected that most countries will have signed up to ratify the Paris agreement and will be well underway implementing their national mitigation and adaptation plans.

Disrupting Biodiversity Markets at the Request of President Obama?

Douglas J. Bruggeman | Posted 12.17.2015 | Green
Douglas J. Bruggeman

On November 3rd President Barack Obama issued a memorandum calling for environmental markets to develop large-scale solutions that lead to a net benef...

COP and Sendai: Towards an Integrated Approach

Sohara Mehroze | Posted 12.09.2015 | Green
Sohara Mehroze

2015 has been a formative year for climate change and disaster management efforts. The Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction was adopted this year, and it culminates with COP 21 -- which aims to attain a global climate agreement.

Priorities in Paris: Our Plans for Supporting Gender-Responsive Action at COP21

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

Now, in the final push to Paris, GGO is preparing for a packed schedule of commitments, support to negotiators, launching new knowledge products, and more. Here's our priority line-up,

Give Kids a Voice at Climate Talks

Samantha Cocco-Klein | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
Samantha Cocco-Klein

Climate change is increasingly understood as an issue of inter-generational justice, and it has become a truism that today's children will bear the b...

The President's Policy on Mitigation: It May Be Confusing, But it Is a Step Forward

Ann Morgan | Posted 11.13.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

Last week President Obama ordered five federal agencies to ensure that development on national public lands results in a net benefit, or at a minimum no net loss, of land, water, wildlife and other ecological resources.

Unleashing the Power of Women in the Renewable Energy Sector

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 10.20.2015 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

Failure of nations to recognize the full potential of women will result in lost opportunities to achieve multiple benefits across the energy sector.

Pope Francis' Historic Visit to the U.S. and the Chance to Spur Action on Climate Change

Bianca Jagger | Posted 10.15.2015 | World
Bianca Jagger

I hope that world leaders attending COP21 will listen to Pope Francis, act with courage and conviction and emerge from the conference with an agreement that, in the words of the Pope, "protects our common home."

7 Far-Reaching Findings in Dutch Climate Legal Victory

Kelly Rigg | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green
Kelly Rigg

In April I wrote about a landmark Dutch lawsuit on climate action that, if successful, would put the world's governments on notice. Today the Hague District Court ruled in favor of the Urgenda Foundation and its nearly 900 co-plaintiffs. The court's findings are extraordinary and could set precedent in cases around the world.

Six Lessons in Critical Thinking from a Professional Critical Thinker

Joe De Sena | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

We sat down with Risa Mish, Professor of Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Leadership at Cornell University, for Spartan Up! The Podcast to find out how to maximize our own critical thinking.

Climate Risk Management

Peter Neill | Posted 02.08.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

Are you willing to ignore even the possibility of these circumstances and trends, and leave us all to fend for ourselves and defer the consequence of neglect to our children?

IPCC's Most Important Finding: We Need a Total Emissions Phase-Out

Kelly Rigg | Posted 01.03.2015 | Green
Kelly Rigg

It wasn't the IPCC's biggest headline grabber. That we're headed for "severe, widespread and irreversible" impacts globally received most of the attention. But this should come as a shock only to those who have not been paying attention.

Emissions Without Borders: The Problem With Greenhouse Gas

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

We can fence national boundaries with concrete and barbed wire, but unseen CO2 emissions are released into a border-less atmosphere. Right now, we are on track to triple these emissions by century's end.

Kate Sheppard

New Jersey Residents Want To Reduce Coastal Risks, But They Don't Want To Pay | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

New Jersey residents support efforts to protect coastal communities from the hazards of storms and flooding, but they don't want to pay for them, a ne...

Kate Sheppard

Flood Grant Program To Let Communities Consider Rising Seas Due To Climate Change | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- State and local leaders can now consider expected sea level rise due to climate change when applying for grants to help prevent proper...

Interior Secretary Jewell Announces Strong Conservation Agenda

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

'Mitigation' is not mysterious. It simply means taking reasonable steps to avoid harm to our natural resources, reducing that harm as much as possible if it can't be avoided and compensating for any harm that remains.


Neal Jenson | Posted 09.15.2013 | Small Business
Neal Jenson

Just as important as understanding the impact of the mistake is knowing the cause of the mistake. If you ask whether someone has made a mistake or not, they are deceiving themselves if they say they have not.

Bending the Global Temperature Rise Arc

Howard Learner | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Howard Learner

The science is clear that global climate change is occurring. That debate is over. How much can mitigation measures bend the arc on rising temperatures?

Wake the Blank Up!

Terry Tamminen | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Perhaps no major issue facing the entire world is more pressing than climate change, yet so far neither of our candidates for president have demonstrated that they are "awake" to either the impacts or the solutions.

'Clean Energy Is Good for Business'

William S. Becker | Posted 12.22.2012 | Small Business
William S. Becker

An ongoing argument in the presidential election campaign is whether Gov. Romney's or President Obama's positions are better for small businesses on issues such as government regulation and energy policy. I asked David Levine for his opinion.

Is Basel III Bad for the Finance Sector?

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

The U.S. market is now too heavily regulated to stay competitive on a global stage as a capital market.

When the Market Fails

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Craig K. Comstock

The market fails at giving a timely signal to prepare for "peak oil." Given that we can't invest trillions on the basis of mere speculation, where are we going to get the data on the basis of which to prepare in time?