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John Kerry at COP22: Time is Not On Our Side

Secretary of State John Kerry pulled no punches in a speech at the COP22 climate talks -- now in their second week in…

States and Cities Rally to Tackle Climate Change at COP22

At COP22, a group of states, regions and cities committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80 percent below 1990 levels…

Decarbonization Beyond Paris and Marrakech

Beyond analysis of Paris scenarios, it is worth looking at some of the core drivers behind decarbonization beyond high-level policy or regulation, says…

U.S., Canada, Mexico Make Bold Commitments to 2050 GHG Emissions Reductions

As the COP22 talks continue, the U.S., Canada and Mexico announced ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2050. Those plans were preceded earlier…

Sarkozy to Trump: Scrap COP21, and Europe Will Tax U.S. Imports

French presidential contender Nicolas Sarkozy recent said that if Donald Trump pulls the U.S. out of the global climate treaty agreed at last…

What’s the Impact of the U.S. Presidential Election on Climate?

There will be setbacks, including a threat to the COP21 agreement, due to the election of Donald Trump. However, Tuesday’s outcome does not…

Jellyfish, a Sustainable Source for Paper Towels and Diapers?

Cine’al, a start-up based in Tel Aviv, believes it has found a use for the jellyfish that suddenly wash ashore in massive numbers.…

Climate Change: Americans Are Getting Pushed Out of Their Homes

As glaciers melt and sea levels rise, the people of America have no other choice but to move inland, away from a place…

Setting Science-Based Targets for Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

Short-lived climate pollutants, such as black carbon, ozone, methane and hydrofluorocarbons, have relatively short lifetimes in the atmosphere -- which means they are…

Carbon Taxes Face Challenges Internationally

While carbon taxes are an oft-cited mechanism for reducing carbon emissions in a fair and cost-effective manner, they face many political hurdles.

The Science-Based Business Case for Addressing Climate Change

James Donovan, CEO of impact investing firm ADEC Innovations, makes the business case for strong corporate action around climate change and the U.N.…

How to Set Science-Based Targets for Scope 1, 2 and 3 Emissions

It is fairly straightforward to set reduction goals for emissions your company controls (Scopes 1 and 2). But goal-setting for supply chain emissions…

State Department: U.S. Will Stay the Course on Climate Even if Trump Wins

"In my view, the issue of long-term dynamics here continues to play in favor of the U.S. staying deeply engaged," Dr. Jonathan Pershing,…

Polar Vortex 2 Poses Climate Change Risks, Business Opportunities

A study published last week in the journal Nature suggests this upcoming winter could have a dramatic impact across the world’s northern regions.…

At BSR 2016, Business Leaders Make the Case for Climate Action

Climate action is no longer about philanthropy or social responsibility; it is good business sense, company executives said at the BSR conference in…