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UN Negotiators Agree On Early Draft Of Climate Deal

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 04.15.2015 | Green

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. negotiators on Friday produced an early draft of what eventually should become a landmark climate deal in Paris next December, pi...

Short-Lived Climate Pollutants: Three Truths to Save the Climate

Lena Ek | Posted 11.16.2014 | Green
Lena Ek

While we work to reduce the long-term influence of carbon dioxide on earth's temperature and climate, we also need to pay attention to the short-lived pollutants. The lives and livelihoods of millions of people will benefit.

Natural Defence Against Un-Natural Disaster

Paul Venton | Posted 11.08.2014 | Green
Paul Venton

As well as mitigating global issues such as climate change, nature reduces the impact an extreme event would otherwise have, and can support local sustainable livelihoods for the poor; which is key to coping with disaster.

Our Climate, Our Economy and Our Democracy

Michael Brune | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Working peoples' experiences confirm what scientists have been warning for years -- rising temperatures caused largely by fossil fuel emissions that humans are pouring into the atmosphere are causing unprecedented climate disruption.

Sustainable Development: An Agenda for India

Samarth Pathak | Posted 09.18.2014 | Green
Samarth Pathak

This is a historic opportunity for India to take the lead in shaping the global sustainability agenda. Backed by a strong electoral mandate, the new Indian government has been actively rooting for clean technology and energy efficiency in its endeavor to pursue a low-carbon growth model.

Kate Sheppard

Snowden Docs: U.S. Spied On Negotiators At 2009 Climate Summit | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Security Agency monitored the communications of other governments ahead of and during the 2009 United Nations climate negot...

Warsaw: The Collapse of Solidarity

Carl Pope | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

A narrative and diplomacy of opportunity and hope needs to replace the dismal mood that dominated Warsaw. Conscious focus on how to revitalize solidarity is global climate challenge number one.

UN Climate Conference in 'Coaland'; What Can We Learn from Copernicus?

Keith Peterman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Keith Peterman

The 195 governments represented in Warsaw appear to be wearing their own ideological blinders, placing the planet and future generations in very real peril. National self-interest, it seems, outweighs global necessity.

UN Climate Conference in Warsaw: Power of the People

Keith Peterman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Keith Peterman

Right now, leaders from around the globe are gathered in Warsaw. Over these two weeks they hope to forge agreements that will confront the repressive, civilization-challenging issue of climate change.

Thousands March Outside the UN Climate Talks in Warsaw, Poland

Jamie Henn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

Thousands of people from around the world took the streets outside the UN Climate Talks in Warsaw today to demand climate justice.

'The Coal Industry's Most Important Event Of The Year'

AP | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — With coal-reliant Poland hosting U.N. climate talks, the fossil fuel industry will get a rare chance to play a more visible ro...

UN Chief Has High Hopes For 2015 Climate Conference

AP | By MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 06.23.2013 | Green

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Governments are more serious and the impact of climate change is more dramatic, improving chances of a groundbrea...

Money In Focus As UN Climate Talks Enter Last Day

AP | By KARL RITTER | Posted 02.06.2013 | Green

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Nearly 200 countries haggling over how to stop climate change — and how to pay for it — failed to reach a deal on schedule Fr...

First Carbon-Neutral Coffee Takes Center Stage at UN Climate Conference

Keith Peterman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Green
Keith Peterman

Coffee is at the forefront of the sustainability movement, and my preferred coffee bean took center stage here at the UN climate conference yesterday afternoon.

Doha 'At A Make-Or-Break Point'

AP | By KARL RITTER | Posted 02.05.2013 | Green

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.N. climate talks are heading into the final stretch with a host of issues unresolved, including a standoff over how much money ...

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.

U.N. Secretary General: Developed World Has 'Most Of The Responsibility' To Address Climate Change

AP | By MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The world's poorest nations on Wednesday called for significant financing to cope with the impacts of global warming, setting up ...

UN Climate Change Youth Involvement: A Call to Action

Greg Foy | Posted 02.03.2013 | College
Greg Foy

Last Monday, ACS student NGO observer Marla Bianca, a chemistry and environmental science student at Moravian College in Pennsylvania, sat on the floor with U.N. chief climate negotiator Christiana Figueres and other youth discussing the importance of youth involvement.

U.N. Climate Conference Looks To Resolve Disputes In Final Week

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green

Dec 3 (Reuters) - Almost 200 nations are meeting in Doha until Dec. 7 to try to extend struggling U.N.-led efforts to slow global warming to avert e...

Hundreds March For 'Climate Justice' In Qatar

AP | By KARL RITTER | Posted 01.31.2013 | Green

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A few hundred people marched in a peaceful demonstration Saturday for "climate justice" in Doha, where negotiators from nearly 20...

A Missing Voice In Climate Battle

AP | By MICHAEL CASEY and KARL RITTER | Posted 02.01.2013 | Green

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — At Friday prayers in Qatar's most popular mosque, the imam discussed the civil war in Syria, the unrest in Egypt and the U.N. end...

UN Climate Chief Doesn't See 'Much Public Interest' For Tough Action

AP | By KARL RITTER | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The United Nations climate chief is urging people not to look solely to their governments to make tough decisions to slow global ...

New Threat Could Bring Big Increase In Global Warming By 2100

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green

By Alister Doyle and Regan Doherty DOHA, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Permafrost lands across Siberia and Alaska that contain vast stores of car...

QELROs and NAMAs: A Fast Guide To UN Climate Lingo

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Every time U.N. negotiators meet for their annual climate talks, they come up with a new set of unintuitive acronyms, as if to ma...

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...