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Despite Stern Rejection, Leak, and Protest: Climate Talks Continue

May Jeong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
May Jeong

Wednesday, Todd Stern, Climate Envoy to the United States, dismissed the notion of developed countries owing financial reparations - otherwise known as climate debt - from CO2 emissions.

An Optimist on Climate Change

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

We're at a point," I've been told, "where everything we know is out of date. What happens next is unknowable, unspeakable, and undetermined."

Heading Into the Second Week of Copenhagen...The Arc of the Negotiations

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Wow!  Has it really only been a week of the international global warming negotiations in Copenhagen.  Based upon the intensity of the debat...

Key World Leaders Agree to Two-Step Process for Finalizing International Agreement

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Are there enough details reached this December in Copenhagen to leave all countries accepting of an extension and enough details to firm up the final agreement in months?

Acronym Hell and the Path to a Global Climate Deal

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

We only need to look at how fast world leaders acted during the global economic crisis to see how quickly they can get things done when they have the political will.

Copenhagen Climate Change Marathon: Leaders and Lawmakers Negotiate in the Final Hours

May Jeong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
May Jeong

The Copenhagen game of tag-in-the-dark enters its eleventh hour. With over 100 heads of states arriving in the next hours, negotiators are gearing up for the last miles of this two week marathon.

Three Reasons for Hope in Copenhagen

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alexia Parks

The requirement for the U.S. Congress to sign off on any document produced at Copenhagen for it to legally bind us to those agreements, is another reason why I'm hopeful.

India Signals They Will Be a Dealmaker in Copenhagen & They Will Take Action

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

If India does add concrete specifics to its environmental goals and is willing to stand behind them in a meaningful way, then India might just be helpful in getting a strong deal in Copenhagen.

Key Countries Agreed to Copenhagen Accord to Address Global Warming

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

World leaders -- most notably President Obama -- took over these negotiations and used everything in their power to push forward an agreement in Copenhagen.

Copenhagen Leadership Tally?

May Jeong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
May Jeong

Good news in Hopenhagen yesterday was the bold and binding proposal tabled by a group of small island countries in a last minute scrum against the backdrop of youth activists who had turned up.

Road to Copenhagen: Waiting for America

Ben Jervey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Jervey

After European leaders laid out their first finance proposal on Friday, pressure is on the States to make a formal offer. We'll soon find out whether the White House is comfortable stepping in front of Congress on the critical issue of finance.

Look Under the Hood of the Climate Negotiations (Getting the Copenhagen Agreement Running)

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The two-week global warming negotiations in Bangkok, Thailand are just wrapping up. There are five key elements to the Copenhagen Agreement.

Fear and Loathing on the Road to Copenhagen

Ben Jervey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Jervey

I've been in Bangkok for a scant 36 hours, and already the shame is sickening. I'm an American tracking the American position at international climate negotiations where America stands as the biggest obstacle.

Obama vs. Krugman: Five Reasons the President's Right on Carbon Tariffs

Jake Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Colvin

President Obama and Congress must make sure that U.S. climate policy efforts encourage other countries to reduce their carbon emissions and spur global demand for U.S. clean energy technologies.

The Copenhagen Climate Change Conference: What You Can Do

Ken Cloke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ken Cloke

A discussion of conflict prevention and resolution mechanisms is missing from the Conference of Parties taking place in December, where a replacement for the Kyoto Protocol may be signed.

Top Climate Scientists Urge Action in Run Up to Historic Meeting

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Scientists are normally a very leveled bunch, not inclined to step into the policy ring, but how much more science do we need to be convinced that this is a huge problem?

President Obama Should Host a UNFCCC Climate Change Summit

Ben Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Carmichael

President-elect Obama has pledged that his administration will mark a "new chapter in America's leadership on climate change." The question is: What will open that first chapter?

Dear Governor Palin...

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terra Lawson-Remer

Dear Governor Palin, During your debate with Senator Biden you said you welcomed the opportunity to speak directly with the American people, "uncenso...