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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 01.24.2017 | 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 01.06.2017 | 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 01.11.2017 | 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 01.09.2017 | 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 12.23.2016 | 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 12.23.2016 | 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 12.21.2016 | 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 12.22.2016 | 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 12.20.2016 | 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 12.21.2016 | 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 12.18.2016 | 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 12.16.2016 | 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 12.15.2016 | 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...

The Paris Climate Talks: A Victory for President Obama, a Defeat for the Planet and a Challenge to the Climate Justice Movement

Eric Mann | Posted 12.15.2016 | Green
Eric Mann

The United States and its closest allies, and apparently most of the world's governments, are celebrating that the text says they will try to "limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C." But why celebrate if there are no pledges, let alone binding commitment, to make that even remotely possible?

#ParisAgreement -- Now What?

Mads Nipper | Posted 12.14.2016 | Green
Mads Nipper

I believe there is good reason to celebrate the outcome of COP21. However, let us all remember that when the celebration is over, words have to be exchanged with concrete action.

Paris Climate Agreement Explained: What's in it and Where Is it Taking Us?

Jake Schmidt | Posted 12.12.2016 | Green
Jake Schmidt

This agreement has a solid foundation to build upon as countries have realized that it is in their own interest to cut their carbon pollution. They have concluded that, far from destroying the economy, domestic climate action produces real benefits for their citizens, including new jobs, reduced poverty, and lower mortality rates.

LGBTQ/GNC Climate Activists in Paris

Laurie Kaufman | Posted 12.11.2016 | Impact
Laurie Kaufman

Although attending NGOs represent women, indigenous groups, youth, labor, faith, and human rights, if you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or gender nonconforming (LGBTQ/GNC) you will be hard-pressed to find formal green alliances.

Paris Experts Share Fears About Not Reaching Strong Climate Agreement

The Huffington Post | Lance Gould | Posted 12.11.2015 | Impact

PARIS -- Representatives of more than 190 nations are currently negotiating a treaty that will hopefully commit all signatories to keeping global temp...

"1.5 to Stay Alive": When to Stop the Warming?

Christina Cilento | Posted 12.10.2016 | Green
Christina Cilento

In the past few days here in Paris, there's been excitement about the possibility of including mention of a 1.5 degree Celsius temperature limit in the COP21 agreements, a shift from the historical limit of two degrees endorsed by most developed nations.

'Green News Report' - December 10, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.10.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: UN climate talks stall on 2C temperature target; Hillary Clinton calls fo...

Because Taiwan Is a Part of Gaia

Kuo-Yen Wei | Posted 12.09.2016 | World
Kuo-Yen Wei

During the 1970s, British scholar James Lovelock put forward the Gaia hypothesis, which proposes that the Earth is a self-regulating, complex system, ...

Keeping the Momentum Going Towards Greater Goals

Mads Nipper | Posted 12.10.2016 | Green
Mads Nipper

We must find joint solutions to the climate challenges. Period. This is the obligation facing politicians, organizations and businesses participating ...

Norway: The Debbie Downer of the Paris Climate Talks

Sébastien Duyck | Posted 12.09.2016 | World
Sébastien Duyck

In an unprecedented move for a country for whom human rights is a key foreign policy priority, the country is now standing with Saudi Arabia in opposing the effective protection of human rights, including the rights of indigenous peoples, gender equality and just transition of the workforce.

COP21: Strong Words From Secretary Kerry, But Will The U.S. Back Them Up?

Jamie Henn | Posted 12.09.2016 | Green
Jamie Henn

Secretary Kerry's speech had many of the right nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Now let's see the right numbers to back them up: 0% fossils, 100% renewables, by 2050.