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The Chicken in the Room at the Paris Climate Talks

Ambassadors the world over are convening in Paris to identify global climate change solutions. While we’re making progress on a new accord, will…
United Sates pledges $800 million to help world's most vulnerable nations adapt to climate change

John Kerry Announces $800 Million For Climate Adaptation at COP21

In a speech on Wednesday in Paris at the COP21 climate conference, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the U.S. will double…
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Loss & Damage: Penultimate Challenge for Successful Climate Agreement

The latest draft Paris climate agreement has yet to resolve one of the most crucial and contentious issues: loss and damage.
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The Leaders at COP21: The Climate Vulnerable Forum

The Climate Vulnerable Forum is made up of 43 member-countries, including more than 20 who joined at the onset of COP21. They are…
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Academics on the Take: Mounting Evidence of Fossil Fuel-Funded Climate Denial

A report by Greenpeace adds more evidence to a pattern of climate deception from fossil fuel companies, prompting calls for a systematic investigation.
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A Change of Tides for Sustainability

Held yesterday at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the World Climate Summit and the subsequent award ceremony held by Sustainia offered a…
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From Paris, a Big Kiss to Nixon and (Anthony) Kennedy

What do former U.S. President Richard Nixon and Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy have to do with COP21? Eban Goodstein, director of the…
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COP21: Brought to You By … Big Polluters?

The world is coming together to try to build a clean energy future, but the UNFCC COP21 Paris climate talks themselves are being…
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Alberta Declares Ambitious Climate Plan in Time for Paris

The election of the New Democratic Party’s candidate, Rachel Notley, in Alberta, Canada, was declared by BBC News to be a “political earthquake.…
Draft text of Paris Outcome is ready for ministerial negotiations in second week of COP21

Can Copenhagen be Exorcized? COP21 Moves Into High Gear

Delegates finish their work in the first week of negotiation at COP21, ready for ministerial session to begin next week.
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A Strong Climate Deal Makes Dollars and Sense for American Business

In the Wall Street Journal on Dec. 1, over 100 U.S. companies placed a full-page ad calling for a shift to a low-carbon…
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3p Weekend: Everything You Need to Know About COP21

If you haven't already heard, the 21st Session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) kicked off this week in Paris -- and the…
Over a third of tropical forests and counting are under some form of indigenous or community control, and these forests sequester a massive amount of carbon. Sustainable management will help keep it out of the atmosphere.

Dispatch from Paris: Forest Communities are Key to Fighting Climate Change

COP21 may produce an agreement on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). But for REDD to work and save forests, we…
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Breaking Through the Complexity: Transparency and COP21

Let's be real for a second. United Nations negotiations are complex. Transparency is key to an agreement that not only makes sense, but…
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Ceres CEO: Forget Bleeding Hearts, Pursestrings Will Win Paris

"What makes this Paris set of discussions different than any before is that the financial leadership and corporate leadership are here in strength,…
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