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Looking Back at Paris: Investing in Nature Gains Traction as Climate Solution

Mark Tercek | Posted 12.16.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

Mark R. Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature's Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek. The negotiation...

From Paris: Government Leaders Emphasize Protecting Nature

Mark Tercek | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

Protecting, restoring and improving how we manage the world's forests, grasslands and wetlands can offset at least 20 percent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.

On Climate Change and Cyber Attacks

Scott J. Shackelford | Posted 12.01.2015 | World
Scott J. Shackelford

It is difficult to think of two issues with a greater potential to negatively impact both our environment and the global economy than climate change a...

Meet the Real Climate Warriors Going to Paris

Louis Belanger | Posted 10.29.2015 | Green
Louis Belanger

As world leaders, diplomats, climate activists and journalists are set to meet in Paris at the end of November for a crucial conference to tackle climate change, a group of leading indigenous peoples groups are also making their way to the French capital.

What Will Happen At the Paris Climate Conference?

Renat Heuberger | Posted 09.16.2016 | Green
Renat Heuberger

COP21, the next UN climate summit in Paris, is only a few months away. Therefore, we have decided to roll out our big crystal ball and present you our 10 key outcomes you should (and should not) expect from Paris.

Will The 2 C Goal Die In Paris?

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green

By Alister Doyle and Bruce Wallace BONN/WASHINGTON, June 1 (Reuters) - The U.N.'s Paris climate conference, designed to reach a plan f...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

Climate Agreement Reached Despite Lingering Mistrust

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2012 | Green

* Agenda for work on new global climate deal is adopted * Agreement breaks week-long deadlock over procedure * Mistrust ...

Climate Conference Delegates Hope For Greater Ambitions For CO2 Cuts

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2012 | Green

* Reluctance to take on more ambitious CO2 cut targets * Pressure is on as climate risks grow By Nina Chestney ...

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."

What the Pew Center Believes

Elliot Diringer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elliot Diringer

The Pew Center believes that, for the sake of the planet and future generations, our goal must be a ratifiable treaty establishing fair and effective commitments for all major economies.