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Creating a Common Narrative for Financing a Sustainable Urban Future

Mark Watts | Posted 03.24.2017 | Green
Mark Watts

This article was coauthored by Mark Watts, Ani Dasgupta, Global Director of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and Brandee McHale, President of t...

Seeing the Forest and the Trees From Space Could Change Everything

This Planet | Posted 03.22.2017 | Green
This Planet

While the world's forests are still being destroyed too fast, there is actually something to celebrate this year.

Love Will Save My Place

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 02.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy I was reading the controversial Canadian journalist Naomi Klein's latest book This Changes Everything, recommended by a colleague ...

Kate Sheppard

Obama To Commit $3 Billion For Climate Aid | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- President Barack Obama will pledge $3 billion this weekend to an international fund that helps developing countries address climate c...

Charles Barber on the Complexities of Stopping Deforestation

Andrew Dudley | Posted 08.30.2014 | Green
Andrew Dudley

Washington, DC: As the need to feed a burgeoning population is pitched against our ability to preserve rainforests, the need for people like Charles (...

Global Forest Watch: A New Frontier in the Battle Against Illegal Logging

Andrew Dudley | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green
Andrew Dudley

I recently had the privilege of sitting down with Nigel Sizer, Global Director of the Forests Program for the World Resources Institute. In this i...

Kate Sheppard

Three-Quarters Of World Bank-Backed Projects Still Don't Evaluate Climate Risks: Report | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The World Bank is still failing to take climate change into account as it makes decisions about the projects it finances, according to a...

Natural Gas No Fit for GE's Ecomagination

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Natural gas delays the transition away from fossil fuels and into a survivable future at a critical moment.

Steer-ing the Climate Conversation to Sanity Regarding Economic Analysis

A. Siegel | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green
A. Siegel

John Kerry's recent comments suggest that there is a minority who believe that climate mitigation costs outweigh the benefits: That is actually the mainstream perspective. The 'mainstream,' however, is sadly horribly wrong.

26 Films Every Food Activist Must Watch

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 12.01.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Films and short videos are a powerful way of increasing awareness of in the food system. With equal parts technology and artistry, filmmakers can bring an audience to a vegetable garden in Uganda, a fast food workers' rights protest in New York City, or an urban farm in Singapore.

A Growing Sense of Urgency

Bill Richardson | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Bill Richardson

Preventing the full breadth of U.S. climate change risks -- from sea-level rise and extreme weather and climate events -- will require action at all levels. Everyone from local counties in Florida to the federal government has a critical role to play.

Q&A With Jonathan Lash: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

"Hampshire's students inspired me. My generation is leaving a world in a precarious state. Their generation will have to address the problems of global warming, ecosystem destruction, loss of biodiversity and toxification we have created."

The Chinese Coal Bubble

Justin Guay | Posted 07.29.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

It seems everywhere you look the coal industry's 'supercycle' hype fails to match reality. Whether it's the EU, Japan or India shameless propaganda ab...

Farewell, 2012 -- You Taught Us Much

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 01.02.2013 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

2012 was a year of potential turning points. A number of new "plurilateral" approaches to problem-solving came to the fore, offering genuine hope. A wave of emerging countries, led by China, embraced market-based green growth strategies.

Worldwide, Communities Defying King Coal's Global Expansion

Justin Guay | Posted 01.20.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

For the past few years, the Beyond Coal campaign has been working with local activists across the United States to finally move our country off coal. But now coal companies are in a dead sprint to build 1,231 new dirty coal-fired power plants worldwide.

Carbon Canopy: A Model for Solving Problems by Protecting Rather Than Destroying Our Natural Resources

Robert J. Cabin | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green
Robert J. Cabin

The Carbon Canopy is developing markets that advance forest preservation and sustainable management by compensating landowners for the environmental benefits created by healthy forests.

2012: A Breakthrough for Renewable Energy?

Manish Bapna | Posted 04.10.2012 | Green
Manish Bapna

It's likely that 2012 could be the year when renewable energy (not counting hydropower) will surpass fossil fuels, signaling a profound shift toward a global clean energy economy.

Why the EPA's Forthcoming Power Plant Rule Is a Big Deal

Corbin Hiar | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green
Corbin Hiar

It's an important moment for Americans who eat fish or use electricity. After more than two decades of delays, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is poised to issue a new regulation restricting some power plant emissions that have polluted the nation's air and water.

Finding Coal's Future Might Require A Look Back At The Past

Posted 12.11.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (Reuters / December 11) - As futuristic projects designed to capture carbon from coal-burning industries and store it underground have fail...

Current Natural Disasters Offer Glimpse Of Future Government Challenges

Posted 12.21.2011 | Green

A new report released this week suggests that world governments need to prepare for the likelihood of climate change in the coming decades, especially...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Overlooking The Business Case For Climate Change Adaptation | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.22.2011 | Green

Marc Karell, a climate change and environmental services consultant based in Mamaroneck, N.Y., recalled a lecture he delivered not long ago to a group...

The Danger of Demonizing Profit Making Companies That Serve the Poor

Hugh Whalan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Hugh Whalan

The true issue here is not whether for-profits play an important role -- it should be clear that they do -- but rather how to encourage the right kind of for-profits to address the social needs of the poor.

A Ray of Light in China? EPA Administrator Attempts to Defuse Climate Standoff

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

The climate talks in Tianjin last week did very little to improve the prospects for a binding international treaty, which would reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are warming the globe.

Will Scientists' Calls For Climate Action Fall on Negotiators' Deaf Ears?

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

With only days remaining until diplomats are due to arrive in Tianjin for the final round of climate negotiations before the Cancun summit, scientists...

A Market Solution to Help the World's Poor?

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephan B. Tanda

Is there a real business in helping the world's poor? According to the World Resources Institute and the International Finance Corporation, there is.