Climate Change

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News and analysis of the impact of climate change on governments and businesses.

Deforestation, forests, Bonn Challenge, Hawaii, Honolulu, IUCN, Asia Pulp and Paper, Aida Greenbury, Leon Kaye, climate finance, Global Environment Facility

Bonn Challenge a Huge Opportunity for Both Forests and Business

The Bonn Challenge, a global effort to restore and conserve the world’s forests, was at center stage in Honolulu during this week’s IUCN…
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U.S. and China Ratify Paris Agreement: A Tipping Point?

This momentous announcement tips the balance toward a quick entry into force of the Agreement by the end of 2016 — if not…
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In a Step Forward for Oceans, Obama Expands Largest Protected Area on Earth

The expansion preserves some of the world’s most pristine coral reefs and other marine ecosystems where new species are frequently discovered.
G20, COP21, climate change, insurance companies, risk, insurers, fossil fuels, oil and gas, coal, China, subsidies, clean energy, renewables, stranded assets

Insurers to G-20: Stop Fossil Fuel Subsidies

In an open letter, top insurance companies ask G-20 leaders to phase-out all fossil fuel subsidies by 2020. And that's not all.
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Life After Coal: Spotlight Shifts to Natural Gas Emissions

Now that natural gas has claimed the No. 1 power generation title from coal, the industry should probably brace for an increase in…
Peru, coffee, fair trade, carbon credits, sustainable development, climate change, deforestation, Leon Kaye, Alto Mayo, biodiversity

Carbon Credits Protect Peru’s Historic Forests, Encourage Sustainable Development

A carbon credit project in Peru promises to mitigate climate risks in the volatile coffee sector, while encouraging sustainable development and offering families…
U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith will continue his crusade against parties investigating ExxonMobil with a hearing in September.

Congressional Climate Science Witch Hunt to Start Hearings

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith will continue his crusade against parties investigating ExxonMobil with a hearing later this month.
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Framing Climate Change: Values Matter

The climate change debate comes down to identity, and it is time we started talking about it in that framework.
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Global Warming in Siberia: Thawing Reindeer Expose Community to Anthrax

News of an anthrax outbreak in Siberia has brought the issue of global warming sharply into focus.
Agriculture, farming, biotechnology, Monsanto, carbon emissions, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, corn, soy, Leon Kaye, argentina, India

Monsanto: Farming Has a Critical Role in Fighting Climate Change

An ICF study, commissioned by Monsanto, claims that the widespread implementation of sustainable farming practices in the U.S. can prevent more than 100…
General Services Administration, GSA, supply chain, greenhouse gas emissions, carbon emissions, climate change, Leon Kaye, federal government, sustainable supply chain, green building, clean energy, renewables

Feds to Suppliers: Disclose Your GHG Emissions

The General Services Administration, which functions as Washington D.C.’s chief procurement office, will soon require its suppliers to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions.
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As the Election Heats Up, Voters Could Propel Carbon Taxes

All eyes are on the presidential election. But it’s important to remember that, come November, Americans will be voting for far more than…
Lamar Smith, ExxonMobil, 350.org, Greenpeace, fossil fuels, climate chance, climate deniers, climate science, congress, Leon Kaye, Union of Concerned Scientists

Congressional Climate Witch Hunt Reaches an Impasse

350.org’s outside counsel requested a meeting with the Congressional Science Committee last month to discuss Lamar Smith's subpoenas and issues related to climate…
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3p Weekend: These Stakeholders Support a Carbon Tax — And You Should, Too

While American politicians continue to debate the efficacy of a carbon tax, external stakeholders are lining up in support. Check out what they…
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There’s a New Koch-Funded, Pro-Fossil Fuel Group in Town

A new organization launched last weekend called Fueling U.S. Forward, whose goal is to put a positive spin on fossil fuels.