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Can California Provide A Good Model Of Progressive Climate Policy?

Robert Stavins | Posted 10.13.2016 | Green
Robert Stavins

California can play a very important role by showing leadership -- in two key ways. One is to demonstrate a commitment to meaningful reductions in GHG emissions. In this regard, California has more than met the bar, with policies that are as aggressive as -- if not more aggressive than -- those of most countries.

India Joins the Paris Agreement: Another Big Step for the World, One Giant Leap for India

Neha Mathew | Posted 10.10.2016 | Green
Neha Mathew

Earlier this week, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change finally met the requirements for entry into force, marking a historic global moment and demonstrating unprecedented cooperation between the world's biggest carbon emitters -- including China, the U.S., the EU, and India.

Climate Action in Support of a Sustainable World

Patricia Espinosa | Posted 09.21.2016 | Green
Patricia Espinosa

Children fetch water during flooding in 2008 in Aweil, Sudan. UN Photo/Tim McKulka There is only one possible future for humanity and that is a susta...

US and China Join Paris Agreement, Bringing it Much Closer to Taking Effect

Eliza Northrop | Posted 09.08.2016 | Green
Eliza Northrop

Last week, the United States and China formally joined the Paris Agreement in a ceremony in Hangzhou, China ahead of the G20 Summit. President Obama a...

Market Mechanisms In The Paris Climate Agreement: International Linkage Under Article 6.2

Robert Stavins | Posted 08.30.2016 | Green
Robert Stavins

There are a substantial number of issues that negotiators will eventually need to address, and likewise, there are a set of questions that researchers (including within the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements) can begin to address now.

Paris Agreement: Getting Closer to "Entering into Force" this Year

Eliza Northrop | Posted 08.12.2016 | Green
Eliza Northrop

Over the past two months, Cameroon, Brazil, Iran and Ukraine took important steps domestically to formally join the Paris Agreement, following the 20 ...

Science That Can Make The Paris Agreement a Success

Alain Vidal | Posted 05.26.2016 | Green
Alain Vidal

We're well on our way to COP22 in Marrakech, and it is imperative to remember that the world, and in particular the poorest and most vulnerable, are expecting - no, needing - action. This action needs to be based on science, and supported by just and transparent public policies and private investments.

The End of Appeasement Politics; Bernie Sanders

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.19.2016 | Green
Jerry Cope

As the primary process moves toward a welcome conclusion, the fault lines within the democratic party are now registering on the Richter scale. The pa...

Happy Earth Day, Earth!

Montclair Diplomats | Posted 05.02.2016 | Green
Montclair Diplomats

April 22nd is annually celebrated as "Earth Day" and what a better way to celebrate this wonderful day then with the signing of the Paris Agreement. This treaty, which will ultimately reduce global warming in our lifetime, was signed by more than 177 UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) members at the UN on Earth Day.

4 Charts that Explain Climate Actions from Cities and Companies

Angel Hsu | Posted 04.22.2016 | Green
Angel Hsu

As more than 160 leaders gather in New York City for Earth Day's largely symbolic Paris Climate Agreement signing, critical support from companies, investors, civil society and sub-national governments, including cities and regions, should not be forgotten.

Who owns the Earth: Why the world needs women on Earth Day and beyond

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 04.21.2016 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

Representing a scientific environmental organization focused on valuing and conserving nature, we are often asked why the International Union for Cons...

Celebrating the Paris Climate Agreement? I'll Take a Rain Check.

Brandon Wu | Posted 04.20.2016 | Green
Brandon Wu

In New York City this Friday, amidst all sorts of fanfare, world leaders are gathering at a signing ceremony of the Paris climate agreement that was f...

Senate Republicans Want To Cut Funding For UN Climate Change Agency, Because Palestine

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than two dozen Republican senators this week asked Secretary of State John Kerry not to provide any funding for the United States' ...

A Climate Deal That Counts: How Compliance Could Evolve in the New Global Deal

Celine Herweijer | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Celine Herweijer

In New York this Friday, the UN Secretary General will welcome a stream of Heads of State to a signing ceremony for the historic global climate deal agreed in Paris last year.

Using Technology to Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

Katje Vanden Heuvel | Posted 03.14.2016 | Technology
Katje Vanden Heuvel

Authored by Berhane Gebru, Director of Programs, TechLab, FHI 360 Photo credit: Berhane Gebru, FHI 360 Hellen Mary Akiror's livelihood relies on th...

Beyond the Birds and the Bees: Recognizing the Fundamental Link Between Women and Biodiversity on International Women's Day

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 03.09.2016 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

For many women, biodiversity is the foundation of their livelihoods, their cultural beliefs and even their basic survival.

Why the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Will Not Derail Climate Action in China

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 02.12.2016 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to temporarily halt implementation of President Obama's Clean Power Plan until the courts reach a final decision on the legal merits has raised concerns in other countries about the ability of the U.S. to meet its climate commitments.

The Power of Women: Combating Blizzards, Droughts and the Changing Climate

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 01.29.2016 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

All around us, extreme weather is intensifying and climate change is finally being recognized as one of the most serious threats of this century -- but a clear path to mitigating the challenges of a warming planet remains unseen.

Reflections From Davos: Leaders Deliberate What's Next for Climate Action After Paris Deal

Celine Herweijer | Posted 01.26.2016 | Green
Celine Herweijer

Arriving home after a whirlwind week in the snowy Swiss mountain village of Davos at the World Economic Forum, those of us engaged in the climate change discussions are feeling positive but pragmatic about the challenges ahead.

The Missing Ingredient in UN's 2030 Global Goals

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2016 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The SDGs and the Paris climate agreement are clearly interconnected and any effort to tackle one without immediate consideration of the other will do serious disservice to both.

2016: A Year for Passionate Intensity and Positive Change

Kofi Annan | Posted 01.12.2016 | Impact
Kofi Annan

Now more than ever, leaders must show responsible judgement and respect for human rights and ethical values, rather than reaching for scapegoats and short-term solutions.

Part II: Reflections on COP 21- Inspired for 2016 by Business and Finance

Catherine Cunningham | Posted 01.11.2016 | World
Catherine Cunningham

A Deeper Reflection on Why The World Reached an International Agreement at this COP 21 The year 2016 marks a new era of global cooperation on clim...

The Biggest Moments in Youth Activism at the UN Climate Negotiations

Aly Johnson-Kurts | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics
Aly Johnson-Kurts

The biggest moments in youth activism at the United Nations climate negotiations (COP21) were focused on limiting global temperature rise, supporting the efforts of the most vulnerable populations, and bringing domestic issues to the international arena.

How the Paris Global Climate Deal Holds Governments Accountable: Transparency and Compliance

Celine Herweijer | Posted 12.23.2015 | Green
Celine Herweijer

2015 was billed as a landmark year in addressing climate change, and as government and business offices around the world close for the holiday season,...

The Essential Al Gore--Pithy Quotes From the COP21 Paris Climate Talks

John J. Berger | Posted 12.22.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

Former Vice President Al Gore Delivering Information Remarks at the Indonesian Pavilion at the recent COP21 Paris climate talks. Le Bourget, France, ...