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Cancun Climate Summit

Sustainable Development: An Agenda for India

Samarth Pathak | Posted 07.19.2014 | Green
Samarth Pathak

This is a historic opportunity for India to take the lead in shaping the global sustainability agenda. Backed by a strong electoral mandate, the new Indian government has been actively rooting for clean technology and energy efficiency in its endeavor to pursue a low-carbon growth model.

UN Climate Conference in 'Coaland'; What Can We Learn from Copernicus?

Keith Peterman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Keith Peterman

The 195 governments represented in Warsaw appear to be wearing their own ideological blinders, placing the planet and future generations in very real peril. National self-interest, it seems, outweighs global necessity.

Improving Forestry for Nature, People and the Climate

Mark Tercek | Posted 03.21.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

As we watch the world debate how best to address climate change, and as carbon emissions continue to soar, at least one climate strategy strikes me as a "no-brainer." We should do everything we can to save the world's forests.

Fiddling on Climate

Laura Carlsen | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green
Laura Carlsen

Of the hundreds of closed-door sessions, official meetings and informational seminars at the climate change talks in Durban this week, all that's come out so far is cacophony.

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...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Prospects For Avoiding Temperature Benchmark And Curbing Global Warming Grow Dimmer

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 11.16.2012 | Green

United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres is calling for world leaders to aim for an even lower threshold for rising global average temperatur...

Davos Assessment on Climate Change Is Right and Wrong

Sunita Narain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sunita Narain

Climate change is the highest-ranking risk the world will face in the coming years, but what's even more important is the interconnections between climate change and the other top risks, from economic disparity to geopolitical crises.

International Climate Negotiations Grind to a Standstill

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Not much has been said or written about the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change since the flurry of post-Cancun commentary. So what's been happening with the climate talks?

U.S.-China: Global Warming Work Ahead on Heels of Presidential Summit

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The meetings between the two countries over the next three days are an important opportunity to continue to detail five key components of the international response to global warming.

Climate Communications: Time to Up the Ante

Kelly Rigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Whatever you think about the Cancun Agreements, there's no doubt that the climate movement needs to up its game in 2011.

Business in a Post-Holocene World

Gregory Unruh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gregory Unruh

Executives need to ask what a post-Holocene climate means for their businesses. The first step is to build awareness in the organization about climate change and adaptation.

WikiLeaks: The EU and Germany Are Failing to Lead on Climate Change

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

Failing to inspire fellow EU members is disappointing enough, though further WikiLeaks cables show that the Merkel government has truly acted cynically.

Green News Report: December 30, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The Green...

The Top 10 Green Business Stories of 2010

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Here's my attempt to capture the most important stories that affected the greening of business in 2010 and my predictions for the future.

Oceans Awash: 5 Wins and 5 Losses in 2010

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

This year, President Obama issued an executive order to implement conservation-based management of our public seas, while marine researchers discovered an area in the Pacific containing 40 times more plastic than plankton.

Operation -- Rock the Boat

Christiana Wyly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christiana Wyly

These invisible culprits silently sweep the seas bringing us our shiny new toys, cars, computers and Q tips, as fast as we require with the upmost con...

What Happened (and Why): An Assessment of the Cancún Agreements

Robert Stavins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Stavins

The acceptance of the Cancún Agreements suggests that the international diplomatic community may now recognize that incremental steps in the right direction are better than acrimonious debates over unachievable targets.

Cancun Climate Talks Limp to a Compromise at Close of Hottest Year on Record

Christopher Mims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Mims

The Climate Post Offers a Rundown of the Week in Climate and Energy News

Cancún - restoring a climate of hope

Michael Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Jacobs

The deal struck at the UN climate conference which concluded in Cancún, Mexico, at the weekend has been hailed by some - mainly governments - as a ...

5 Reasons to Be Hopeful About the Climate Movement

Kelly Rigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kelly Rigg

The Cancun outcome was no landslide victory. We still have a long way to go in the race to a low carbon future and to get a final *FAB* agreement that is fair, ambitious and binding.

Civil Society Groups Protest Exclusion from U.N. Climate Summit, Photojournalist Detained and Beaten

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Democracy Now!

As the U.N. Climate Change Conference talks headed toward a conclusion last Friday in Cancún, civil society groups spoke out against the United Nations for what they called its "flawed" and undemocratic process.

Green News Report: December 14, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Sorry, Ru...

What to Make of Cancun?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

It's hard to avoid the conclusion that while the world is far from ready to do what it must with the substance of the climate threat, it is also true that the process has become the enemy, rather than the facilitator, of progress.

Cancún Summit No Solution to Global Warming

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Rubin

There are basically two ways to cut carbon emissions, and neither one of them involves global climate change summits like the one just held in Cancún, Mexico.

Will Cancun Agreements Help Save the Planet?

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Democracy Now!

The U.N. Climate Change Conference in Cancún came to a close early Saturday morning after 193 countries signed on to a modest agreement to combat cli...