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COP 19

The Warsaw Climate Negotiations, and Reason for Cautious Optimism

Robert Stavins | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green
Robert Stavins

The Warsaw meetings must be judged to be at least a modest success -- the baton was not dropped, rather it was passed successfully in this long relay race of negotiations.

COP 19 Warsaw Wrap-Up: Where Does a Global Climate Deal Stand?

Ben Jervey | Posted 01.31.2014 | Green
Ben Jervey

Negotiators running on 40 plus hours without sleep are huddling in the corners of the plenary halls, trying to come to agreement on language and terms for a text that will, everyone hopes, chart a course for how humanity will deal with this dire (for some countries, existential) threat. How all of the talk actually translates to a formal agreement can be confounding.

Beyond COP 19: Accelerating Climate Protection

Asoka Bandarage | Posted 01.31.2014 | Green
Asoka Bandarage

Climate crisis, global inequalities, and resistance to necessary change all stem from the acceleration of competition over natural resources, especially energy. At the root of the crisis is the psychological dualism of 'self vs. other' separating humans from nature and each other.

East Asia Needs United Approach to Climate Change

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Stephen P. Groff

With these numbers in mind, the question is how can the East Asian economies work together to gain maximum benefit from reducing carbon emissions?

Future Of UN Climate Talks Hinge On 2015 Deal

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — After another U.N. climate conference gave only modest results, European Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard says the proces...

Stalled Climate Talks Push Into Extra Day

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Avoiding a last-minute breakdown, annual U.N. climate talks limped forward Saturday with a modest set of decisions meant to pa...

UN Climate Talks Limp Toward Global Deal In 2015

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Stian Reklev and Susanna Twidale WARSAW, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Almost 200 countries on Saturday kept alive hopes for a global deal in ...

They're Going Hungry: A Chat With the Young Americans Fasting at COP 19

Ben Jervey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Ben Jervey

Around the world, supporters have been "standing with the Philippines" and many have joined in a solidarity fast -- including a number of American youth here in Warsaw.

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.

The Road Ahead (And Some Bumps Along the Way)

Michael Brune | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Rome wasn't built in a day, and we won't replace fossil fuels with clean energy based on the events of a single week, either. But the important thing to remember is that, once they happen, clean energy victories are irreversible.

Business and Government Must Come Together for Strong Climate Action

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

It's time for businesses and governments to step up to the climate challenge and match words to actions.

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...