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Get It Done! Youth to UN on Internationally Binding Climate Treaty

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

As the sun had risen in Durban, the Durban Platform was passed at the COP 17. Yet in a replay of Copenhagen two years ago, backroom texts emerged at the 11th hour and the process was thrown into disarray.

Can the Durban Climate Talks Prevent 'Betrayal of all Humanity'?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 01.28.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

The window of opportunity to deal with climate change in a sensible way is closing quickly. We have already reached 1°C of warming and the impacts are already being felt in the form of drought, heat waves and extreme precipitation.

UN Climate Negotiations: Denmark and Bolivia Present Their Emissions Reductions

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Bonn, Germany -- On Thursday, specific nations presented their work to reduce emissions. Thursday morning, Canada, the EU, the Alliance of Small Islan...

UN Climate Negotiations: EU Ramps Up Renewables and Addresses Aviation Emissions

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

International aviation emissions grew by 66% between 1990 and 2005. They form one of the fastest growing sources of emissions. Yet they are currently excluded from the Kyoto Protocol.

The World Bank Steps in to Save the Day??

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Cancún, Mexico - As climate change increases, the World Bank is stepping up its funding for developing nations. On the agenda at this year's COP 16, ...

United Nations Environment Programme Launches Emissions Gap Report

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Cancún, Mexico - Yesterday afternoon, United Nations Environment Programme released the Emissions Gap Report, which seeks to assess how we are doing ...

Cancun Climate Summit: Will Brazil Step Up to the Plate?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

Relatively defenseless in the face of global warming, developing countries are looking for a champion. Who will speak up for them in Mexico?

Cancún Climate Summit: Time for a New Geopolitical Architecture

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

As we approach crucial climate change negotiations in Cancún, Mexico, the key question on many people's minds is this: what nation will have the courage to stand up to the United States?

A Party-Driven Process: Kyoto Protocol? Copenhagen Accord?

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tina Gerhardt

Bonn, Germany -- Already at the last UNFCCC meeting in June, the majority of nations -- aside from airing their grievances over how the negotiating pr...

Mind the Gap: Gearing up for Cancún and the COP 16

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tina Gerhardt

The UNFCCC organizing meeting kicked off in Bonn, Germany as representatives from the 178 governments gathered to hammer out differences and draw up a draft text in preparation for the COP 16.

We Need an Umpire: From UNFCCC Climate Negotiations to the World Cup

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

At the end of the two-week climate change negotiations in Bonn, nation groups stood up and expressed their frustration with the 22-page draft text put forward.

Saudis Block Key Climate Study

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

While there has been an orchestrated effort by Fossil Fuel lobbyists to weaken international Climate Change legislation, this is the first time a state Government has openly blocked reforms.

Small Islands Discover their Power in Copenhagen

Anuradha Vittachi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anuradha Vittachi

The UN's Copenhagen climate conference has suddenly become a thrilling place to be. It's the small islands that are making waves here - islands so small that they will drown if action is not taken.