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Kate Sheppard

Lots Of Countries Have Passed Climate Bills, But The U.S. Is Still Behind The Times

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There now exist nearly 500 climate-related laws in 66 different countries, according to a report released Thursday. The report comes ...

Kate Sheppard

Snowden Docs: U.S. Spied On Negotiators At 2009 Climate Summit

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

COP 19 Warsaw Update: How Secretary Figueres' Main Objectives Faired in the First Week

Ben Jervey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Ben Jervey

The first week of any of the UNFCCC's Conference of the Parties (COP, for sure) is always a whirlwind, as delegates, campaigners, and media alike shake off their jet lag and try to find their way around a new, always-perplexing venue.

Hotter, Dryer -- Greener? Dryland Farming Confronts Climate Change

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

Despite practical innovations, progress on getting agriculture into the official climate change negotiations has been excruciatingly slow, much slower than the urgent need to achieve food security.

Breaking the Climate Stalemate

Walden Bello | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green
Walden Bello

We can no longer tolerate a situation in which the United States and China portray themselves as opponents but actually provide each other with the rationale to pursue their environmentally destabilizing trajectories.

Not a Hoax: Climate Change Shows Up in a Presidential Acceptance Speech

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.07.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

In his acceptance speech last night Obama seemed a bit short on specifics for what his second term would mean in the area of policy. His campaign's response to Science Debate's question on climate represents a similar approach.

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 ...

Curiouser and Curiouser: How the Hill Is Handling Being in the Hole

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok.com.In the words of Alice, "It would be so nice if something made sense." Alice, of course, was talking about the strang...

Reflections on Cancún From a Local Government Perspective

Martin Chávez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Martin Chávez

Now that we have the hard fought advancements of "The Cancún Agreements," it is time for the world to implement a global solution -- one where nations support the power of local action.

Copenhagen Accord Falling Flat -- Well Not Even That

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The Copenhagen Accord's discord continues. Studies are surfacing that even if all the nations meet their pledges, the effect on global emissions will be far too small to achieve the stated objective.

The Copenhagen Climate Change Conference: What You Can Do

Ken Cloke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ken Cloke

A discussion of conflict prevention and resolution mechanisms is missing from the Conference of Parties taking place in December, where a replacement for the Kyoto Protocol may be signed.

Rain Forests to Headline at Poznan...

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Dr. Bill Chameides, recently appointed to America's Climate Choices, is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the dean of Duke University's...