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Can Copenhagen be Exorcized? COP21 Moves Into High Gear

Delegates finish their work in the first week of negotiation at COP21, ready for ministerial session to begin next week.

A Strong Climate Deal Makes Dollars and Sense for American Business

In the Wall Street Journal on Dec. 1, over 100 U.S. companies placed a full-page ad calling for a shift to a low-carbon…

3p Weekend: Everything You Need to Know About COP21

If you haven't already heard, the 21st Session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) kicked off this week in Paris -- and the…

Dispatch from Paris: Forest Communities are Key to Fighting Climate Change

COP21 may produce an agreement on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). But for REDD to work and save forests, we…

Breaking Through the Complexity: Transparency and COP21

Let's be real for a second. United Nations negotiations are complex. Transparency is key to an agreement that not only makes sense, but…

Ceres CEO: Forget Bleeding Hearts, Pursestrings Will Win Paris

"What makes this Paris set of discussions different than any before is that the financial leadership and corporate leadership are here in strength,…

Island Nations Tackle Shipping Emissions

These islands are united by what surrounds them -- ocean water -- which is one of the reasons they've come together to call…

Report Reveals America’s Most Vulnerable States are Not Prepared for Climate Change

The States at Risk report is the first national analysis of state-level preparedness for climate-driven threats.

Al Gore Calls for Bold Commitments at COP21

The crowd expected the longtime climate activist to come prepared with a compelling narrative that made the case for strong action coming out…

Firms Could Lose $2 Trillion on Unneeded Fossil Fuel Projects

The think-tank Carbon Tracker issued a report suggesting that, in the long run, energy companies investing in long-term fossil fuel projects may be…

World Bank Announces New Carbon Pricing Initiative

On Tuesday morning the World Bank, along with governments and business leaders, announced a new global initiative: the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition.

What are the Perspectives of Developing Nations at COP21?

Some of the most interesting perspectives at the Paris climate conference will come from the leaders of developing nations. How will they delicately…

As Industry Commits to Climate, a Level Playing Field is Needed

The CEO of the Aluminum Association explains how a strong policy framework for climate will help her industry.

COP21 Challenge: The Climate Finance Gap

There is incredible optimism that the ongoing global climate talks in Paris will produce, finally, a strong climate agreement. That being said, there…

Germany and the Netherlands Tackle the Risk of Rising Water

For centuries, Hamburg, Germany, and Rotterdam, Netherlands, have subsisted under the threat of rising sea levels, storm surges and floods. Now, as the…