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Firms Could Lose $2 Trillion on Unneeded Fossil Fuel Projects

The think-tank Carbon Tracker issued a report suggesting that, in the long run, energy companies investing in long-term fossil fuel projects may be…
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World Bank Announces New Carbon Pricing Initiative

On Tuesday morning the World Bank, along with governments and business leaders, announced a new global initiative: the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition.
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What are the Perspectives of Developing Nations at COP21?

Some of the most interesting perspectives at the Paris climate conference will come from the leaders of developing nations. How will they delicately…
As some industries, like the aluminum industry in North America and Europe, gain traction on greenhouse gas reductions, the need emerges to level the playing field with their counterparts in markets like China.

As Industry Commits to Climate, a Level Playing Field is Needed

The CEO of the Aluminum Association explains how a strong policy framework for climate will help her industry.
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COP21 Challenge: The Climate Finance Gap

There is incredible optimism that the ongoing global climate talks in Paris will produce, finally, a strong climate agreement. That being said, there…
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Germany and the Netherlands Tackle the Risk of Rising Water

For centuries, Hamburg, Germany, and Rotterdam, Netherlands, have subsisted under the threat of rising sea levels, storm surges and floods. Now, as the…
Another idea for coping with climate change is coming out of World Bank HQ in Washington, D.C.

World Bank Launches $500M Plan to Boost Climate Change Action

The World Banks's Transformative Carbon Asset Facility, announced yesterday during the COP21 talks in Paris, will attempt to find new ways to develop…
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Facing Climate: An Open Letter to CEOs and Citizens on the Need for Global Action

Todd Spaletto, president of The North Face, writes an open letter to citizens and CEOs to urge climate action.
Foreign ministers, U.N. reps and nonprofit leaders come together during the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) on Tuesday to discuss sustainable agriculture.

Lima-Paris Action Agenda at COP21: Catalyzing Sustainable Agriculture

Governments and food and agriculture organizations joined on Tuesday at the Lima-Paris Action Agenda Focus on Agriculture at COP21 with a unified goal:…
Presidents Obama and Hollande pay respects to victims of terrorist attach, but vow for action on climate at opening of COP21

NGOs React to Obama’s Speech at the Opening of COP21

Obama's opening address at COP21 reinforces momentum for a global climate deal.
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COP Out: What if There’s No Climate Deal in Paris?

Before we get ahead of ourselves theorizing how we move forward in case of failure in Paris, we should first ask what success…
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Deep Decarbonization Study Reveals Multiple Pathways to Carbon Goal

Dr. Dan Lashof, chief operating officer of NextGen Climate America, one of the sponsors of the research, said: “This is by far the…
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Less Meat Consumption Critical to Achieve Global Climate Goals

Chatham House, the London-based independent policy institute, released a report this week that insists reducing meat consumption is crucial if the world is…
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OpenIDEO Launches New Program for Climate Innovation: #COPisHere, Fellowships

With the United Nations conference on climate change (aka COP21) kicking off next week in Paris, OpenIDEO has just the thing for those…
Climate and Prosperity: COP21 marks the end of a transitional year for human development

Climate and Prosperity: Two Roads Converge in Paris

For far too long the challenges of global prosperity, sustainable development and climate change have shared a common ambition for a better world,…
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