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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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UN Launches Interactive Guide on Climate Change & COP21

The UNFCCC, backed by the funding of Singapore, has issued an interactive guide that seeks to explain the big issues behind COP21—and shine…
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The Many Ways to Reduce CO2 Emissions

A new report from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change outlines the many ways for countries to reduce their C02 emissions.
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Why We’re Still Going to Paris

COP21 is most definitely scheduled to proceed with multiple heads of state including President Obama planning to attend. We too we will be…
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Business to Government: Do Something About Climate Change

A survey completed by the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and Accenture sheds new light on the evolving attitudes on climate change held by…
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Sea Level Rise: Who Should Take Responsibility in Silicon Valley?

Sea level rise is a global problem. In Silicon Valley, many businesses believe its a far away problem with distant answers. Bad news:…
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London Museum Ends Sponsorship Deal with Shell, For Now

Critics had attacked the choice of a fossil fuel company as a funder for the museum’s Atmosphere gallery on climate science. They said…
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Just in Time for COP21:Climate Change Is Now Real, Thanks to Exxon

An old but powerful New York state law may have profound implications for Exxon, which is being investigated for misrepresenting its knowledge that…
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Sea-Level Rise Could Have Big Impacts, Even If We Stay Under 2 Degrees

The world is almost halfway to the 2 degrees Celsius global temperature rise experts claim is the tipping point for averting climate change.…
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3 Things You Need to Know About the Exxon Investigation

The New York attorney general's investigation into ExxonMobil may allow us to see the dirty truth behind big polluters and their PR. If…
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ExxonMobil in Hot Water for Climate Change Lies (Again)

ExxonMobil has gotten a pass on its climate change lies for many years. Why should this year be any different?
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Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

After seven years of heated debate and indecision, the White House announces it will put an end TransCanada's bid to build the Keystone…
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Solving Climate Change One (Hundred) Busted Fridges at a Time

San Francisco-based company EOS Climate wants to change the way the world looks at the refrigerant market -- and, in the process, reduce…
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