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UN Climate Chief Urges Religious Leaders To Speak Out On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.08.2014 | Religion

Top UN official Christiana Figueres called on religious leaders to speak out on climate change in an impassioned op-ed for The Guardian. She is Execut...

UN Climate Chief Urges Radical Clean-Up Of Oil, Gas Industry

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green

(Corrects paragraph 11 to "trillion tonnes" from "billion tonnes") * Figueres says three quarters of reserves may have to stay in gro...

UN Climate Chief Urges Renewable Energy At International Investor Summit

AP | By EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. climate chief urged investors Wednesday to move out of high-carbon assets like oil and coal and into assets promoting...

Global coal lobbyist: death must be weighed against benefit

Justin Guay | Posted 02.02.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

Photo courtesy of Greenpeace India Co-authored by Bob Burton The global coal industry thinks hundreds of thousands of deaths every year caused by ...

'Green News Report' - November 26, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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

'Green News Report' - November 21, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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

'Green News Report' - November 19, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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

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.

In Poland Christiana Figueres Must Tell the World To Move Beyond Coal

Justin Guay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

Imagine going to the lung doctor, opening the door to the operation room and finding a cigarette salesman waiting for you. That's exactly the greet...

Super Typhoon Haiyan Is a Wake-Up Call for UN Climate Summit

Jamie Henn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

The timing is tragically ironic. As Super Typhoon Haiyan smashes into the Philippines, negotiators from around the world are beginning to arrive in Warsaw, Poland for the latest installment of the United Nations Climate Talks.

Getting Back to the Mother of Mother Nature

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.29.2013 | World
Tabby Biddle

Jane Goodall spoke about hope during the opening evening of the International Women's Earth and Climate Summit on September 20 in New York. Photo by ...

UN Climate Chief Reacts To Obama's Plan

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL, June 27 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's new pledges on curbing carbon emissions drew a cautious welcome...

COP18 Failed to Turn Down the Heat

Bianca Jagger | Posted 02.10.2013 | Green
Bianca Jagger

COP18 demonstrated that we can no longer put our faith in politicians to make the tough decisions we need to avert catastrophic climate change. They have ignored the greatest challenge we face in the world today.

'Green News Report' - November 27, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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

Amid Bickering Governments, UN Climate Chief Turns To Business Leaders

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green

STOCKHOLM (AP) — As governments bicker over who should do what to slow the pace of global warming, the U.N.'s climate chief is increasingly looking ...

Top U.N. Climate Official Says Pledges To Cut CO2 Will Go On

AP | By ARTHUR MAX | Posted 12.03.2011 | Green

DURBAN, South Africa -- The top U.N. climate official said Saturday she is confident industrial countries will renew their pledges to cut greenhouse g...

'Green News Report' - November 29, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.29.2012 | 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: What was ...

UN Climate Chief: World Leaders Must Step Into Negotiations

AP | By ARTHUR MAX | Posted 08.17.2011 | Green

BONN, Germany -- World political leaders must step into climate negotiations in the next few months to unlock disputes over reducing greenhouse gas em...

U.N. Chief: U.S. A 'Very Serious Hand Brake' On World Climate Change Efforts

AP | By CHARLES J. HANLEY | Posted 07.13.2011 | Green

NEW YORK -- Washington's inaction on climate legislation is a "very serious hand brake" on world efforts to combat global warming, the U.N. climate ch...

Green News Report: April 7, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.07.2011 | 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: More U.S....

Top U.N. Official Warns World Militaries Of 'Climate Chaos'

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

AMSTERDAM — Global warming is a looming threat to stability and national security around the world, and militaries should spend some of their ev...

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?

UN Climate Official: Cancun A Good Start, But Deeper CO2 Cuts Needed

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

AMSTERDAM — The agreements reached at a global conference this month to help poor countries cope with climate change exceeded expectations but n...

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...

Weekly Mulch: At Cancun, Incentives Point Toward Incremental Progress on Climate Change

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger This year's round of the United Nations-led climate change negotiations, ongoing in Cancun, Mexico, for the ...