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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, ...

Think of the Paris Climate Agreement as a Global Potluck

Katharine Hayhoe | Posted 12.22.2015 | Green
Katharine Hayhoe

One way to think of it is like a potluck dinner, in reverse. At a potluck dinner, each guest brings food to share. No one person brings a complete meal; but once all the food is assembled, there is supposed to be enough for everyone.

Al Gore at Paris Climate Talks Decries Climate Carnage, Heralds Dawning "Age of Renewables"

John J. Berger | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

Former Vice President making informal remarks at the Indonesian Pavillion during the UN COP21 global climate talks near Paris shortly after delivering...

All Key Countries Have Climate Targets Thanks to Paris Climate Agreement

Jake Schmidt | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The Paris Agreement includes commitments that go beyond 2020. These commitments reflect a greater level of ambition than in the previous commitments.

COP21: An Open Letter of Gratitude

Christiana Figueres | Posted 12.18.2015 | Impact
Christiana Figueres

We have come together to address the most daunting of challenges. We have done so by respecting our differences and setting aside our enmity, by focusing on the present we share and the future we must build together.

How Will We Track Country Progress in the Paris Climate Agreement?

Jake Schmidt | Posted 12.16.2015 | Green
Jake Schmidt

When countries formally join this agreement, starting as early as next April, they will include these emission reduction commitments in the Paris Agreement. So how will we track the progress of countries towards these targets?

'Green News Report' - December 15, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.16.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Green News Report Special Coverage: United Nations climate talks in Pari...