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

Leonardo DiCaprio: China Could Be a Climate ‘Hero’

At a press conference in the Chinese capital, DiCaprio said: “As we all know, the United States and China are the two biggest…

New Partnerships Aims to Streamline Carbon Pricing

A new partnership led by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and Ecofys seeks to investigate how effective carbon pricing can better lead…

Oil Sands Giant Tells Shareholders to Vote ‘Yes’ on Climate Change Disclosure

Suncor, a $31 billion integrated energy giant based in Calgary, Alberta, is advising its shareholders to vote “yes” on a proposal that mandates…

Where You Are Most Likely To Die From Extreme Climate Events

Climate change is affecting our climate, causing more extreme weather such as flooding, droughts, wildfires and heat waves. A new map by The…

Scientific Consensus is Not an Effective Argument for Climate Action

“Scientific consensus” is not a convincing argument for getting people to be serious about climate change and the need for action.

Rising Seas Could Force 13 Million Americans to Move

A new study released by the journal Nature suggests that in a worst-case scenario, as many as 13 million people will be seriously…

Climate Kids Challenge Federal Government

A federal judge in Oregon is deciding whether a group of children have the right to take the federal government to court over…

U.S. and Canada Promise More Cooperation on Climate Change

In a joint statement, U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to work closely together on climate change, clean…

U.S. Pays First $500 Million to Green Climate Fund

This week the Obama administration paid the first installment of its $3 billion commitment to help developing nations tackle climate change risks.

SCOTUS Does a 180, Refuses to Block Environmental Regulations

Four weeks ago, in a highly unusual 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court imposed a stay on the Clean Power Plan, temporarily blocking progress…

Groups Call For Green Climate Fund To Reject Banks Linked to Coal

More than 170 civil society groups worldwide have a message for the Green Climate Fund, the financial mechanism of the Paris climate agreement.…

Social Entrepreneurship and Development: Observations from West Africa

Thane Kreiner of the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University recently returned from a trip to Ghana and Sierra Leone.…

World Bank Launches $20M Carbon Credit Auction for Methane Projects

The Pilot Auction Facility (PAF), a World Bank effort to invest in projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions while maximizing funds donated from…

Op/Ed: Growing Food in a Changing Climate with Carbon-Neutral Crops

The CEO of Monsanto explains how his company is using high- and low-tech soil management to reduce carbon emissions. Want to put a…

Why a Shift to Renewables Cannot Happen without a Carbon Tax

The clean-energy industry is unstoppable, right? Not so fast, say a trio of professors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University…