If it matters that ISIS holds so much territory in Syria, then the November 14 Vienna agreement matters. If territory is going to be taken away from ISIS, then it has to be occupied by somebody else. The "somebody else" isn't going to be Western ground troops.
It is critical to achieve a climate agreement this year, and solidarity means continuing to hold each other accountable to increase ambition in the future.
Despite rumors of ongoing wrangling behind closed doors, there is a great deal of hope here that negotiations will be successful. But there is an unwritten subtext to whatever agreement is achieved.
It is a great honor to be given the opportunity to represent Denver Public Schools and Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy at the UNFCC COP21 Negotiations in Paris, France. Upon arrival, it was apparent that the city has rolled out the "green carpet," as COP21 occupied high visibility in all parts of the city.
If you look around at recent events it might seem that the world is falling apart. However, humanity has dealt with tragedy and injustice forever. So now, thanks to the global village that social media has created, there is immediacy to the awareness in which our fears are broadcast and regurgitated back to us.
Knowing few would hold him accountable during the heated presidential race with Mitt Romney, Obama used the campaign as political cover to deliver Keystone South to TransCanada.
The unprecedented drought in the Middle East has been linked to manmade climate change and according to some researchers may have contributed to political instability in Syria as rural areas were abandoned as people swarmed to cities, no longer able to make a living in the country.
Historic climate talks now underway in Paris; governments and billionaires launch huge new investments in clean energy research and development; PLUS: Republicans working hard to undermine progress in any way they can...All that and more in today's Green News Report!
The Sustainable Development Goals continue to tackle the issues that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) attempted to solve, but they go further. They highlight a global partnership to end extreme poverty and protect the planet for the next generations, while leaving no one behind.
On November 24, 2015 the General Assembly of the United Nations passed six anti-Israeli resolutions -- in one day. Some of them relate to issues that should be addressed: Occupation, settlement building, Palestinian rights, peace. But the text of each and every one is outrageous.
My fear for COP 21 in Paris is that climate change stakeholders will look at taking measures, which will be unacceptable. Developed countries will be asked to pay for the pollution they have caused, while poorer countries will be asked to renounce on economic development to which they are entitled. The result will be wide-scale resistance!
Paris must be a catalyst for stepped up climate action. The world must move towards a zero-carbon future. There is no room for short-sightedness or a lack of ambition. When a new climate deal is reached in December, as we hope and expect, let us all roll up our sleeves and get to work.
Co-authored by Dr James Cockayne, Head of Office at the United Nations, UN University Photo credit: Hussein Malla/AP/Corbis On 2 December,...
The campaign launched with the premiere of a Facebook documentary at a special screening at Facebook's New York City office and features Emmy Award-winning talk show host Ricki Lake, as well as online social influencers Wesley Stromberg, Megan Nicole, Melvin Gregg, and Sammy Wilkinson.
Breakthrough Energy Coalition a global group of private investors, representing several billions in capital, who will support companies that are taking innovative clean-energy ideas out of the lab and into the marketplace. BEC will interact with MI.
There are many shackles still attached to the Haitian people. International meddling has tightened them, but cholera should surely be one of the easiest to loosen and break. It is the least the international community can do. It requires will, a moral stance and a sincere apology.