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COP21’s Legacy: A New Era

These climate talks differed substantially from the prior COPs because they gave audience to resilience, argues Joyce Coffee of the Notre Dame Global…

Halting Deforestation Plays a Huge Role in Reducing Carbon Emissions

Two climate researchers, Brent Sohngen and Robert H. Beach, found that with an average price of $27.25 per ton of carbon, “Deforestation can…

Volvo Leaves Mining Lobbying Group Over Climate Change Policy

Volvo announced last week that it is leaving the National Mining Association over the lobbying group's opposition to President Barack Obama's Clean Power…

3p Weekend: Everything You Need to Know About COP21 — Week 2

This morning, Nick Nuttall, coordinator of communications and outreach for the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), told the press that COP21…

A Paris Outcome is All But Assured: But How Strong Will It Be?

"Never before have we been so close to a deal." But the question remains how strong that deal will be.

Addressing the Climate Challenge While Advancing Human Rights

In Paris this week at COP21, policy makers will seek to mitigate the largest impacts of climate change while addressing the needs of…

COP21 Gets Schooled On Climate Action By Soft Drinks And Breakfast Cereals

While global political leaders lurch to a conclusion at the COP21 Paris climate talks, 114 global companies take a stronger position on carbon…

Making the Case for Responsible Corporate Adaptation

Caring for Climate, a joint initiative from UNEP, UN Global Compact and UNFCCC, has issued a report that urges companies to view climate…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…