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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,…
Rising sea levels are a worry, so a new UN guide explains the terms in plain English

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…