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Global Carbon Emissions Will Hit a Record High in 2019… Again. 5.12.2019 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Global carbon emissions will hit a record high once again in 2019, despite climate scientists warning louder than ever of impending environmental disaster, according to a study published Wednesday. The report, from a consortium of researchers as part […]
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Your COP25 Dictionary: Making Sense of the Jargon 4.12.2019 WRI Stories
Your COP25 Dictionary: Making Sense of the Jargon Comments|Add Comment|PrintCOP25 runs from Dec. 2-13, 2019 in Madrid. Photo by Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica – España/Flickr Following UN climate negotiations requires wading through alphabet soup—COP, NDCs, Article 6, GCF and more.  We offer this cheat sheet to help you navigate. Refer to this jargon dictionary to get a better understanding of all things COP25, the UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid from December 2-13. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
4 key tasks for countries at COP25 in Madrid 4.12.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The conference provides an opportunity for countries to continue to build momentum ahead of 2020, which could lead to more ambitious climate commitments.
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How Countries Can Step Up Climate Pledges Through Action in 4 Key Sectors 3.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
Every year for the past decade, scientists have come together to measure the gap between where greenhouse gas emissions are headed under current climate pledges, and where they need to be in order to limit global warming to the levels ...
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How Countries Can Step Up Climate Pledges Through Action in 4 Key Sectors 3.12.2019 WRI Stories
How Countries Can Step Up Climate Pledges Through Action in 4 Key Sectors Comments|Add Comment|PrintSolar PV installation at a Shanghai train station. Photo by The Climate Group/Flickr. Every year for the past decade, scientists have come together to measure the gap between where greenhouse gas emissions are headed under current climate pledges, and where they need to be in order to limit global warming to the levels specified in the Paris Agreement. Last week, these scientists announced that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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What You Need to Know About Article 6 of the Paris Agreement 3.12.2019 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
This post was coauthored by Kelley Kizzier from EDF, Kelly Levin from World Resources Institute, and Mandy Rambharos, Article 6 negotiator, South Africa. It originally appeared on WRI’s blog.  As delegates arrive in Madrid for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) this week, one issue is top-of-mind: finalizing the rules on how countries can reduce […]
What You Need to Know About Article 6 of the Paris Agreement 2.12.2019 WRI Stories
What You Need to Know About Article 6 of the Paris Agreement Comments|Add Comment|PrintArticle 6 would allow for international carbon markets, for example, allowing a wind farm built in one country to count towards reducing emissions in another. Photo by Erik Wilde/Wikimedia Commons As delegates arrive in Madrid for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) this week, one issue is top-of-mind: finalizing the rules on how countries can reduce their emissions using international carbon markets,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Climate Change Is Getting Worse, but at Least Politicians Are Finally Talking About It 30.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Slate and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. As much as I try to forget it, one of the enduring moments of the 2016 election was Hillary Clinton, in her speech accepting the Democratic nomination for president, deploying “I believe in science” as a laugh line. It was […]
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12 Reasons Climate Action Is Good for the United States Economy 27.11.2019 THE CITY FIX
The United States is the only nation that doesn’t show up in the list of countries currently committed to the Paris Agreement. But that doesn’t mean most Americans aren’t trying to do their part. In fact, U.S. states, cities and ...
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Barack Obama on climate, equity and overconsumption 26.11.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The former president opens up about the urgency of the crisis and what he sees as the disconnect between our stated values and our actions.
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12 Reasons Climate Action Is Good for the United States Economy 26.11.2019 WRI Stories
12 Reasons Climate Action Is Good for the United States Economy Comments|Add Comment|PrintSolar installation is one of the main clean energy jobs of the future. Photo by Green Energy Futures/Flickr. The United States is the only nation that doesn't show up in the list of countries currently committed to the Paris Agreement. But that doesn't mean most Americans aren't trying to do their part. In fact, U.S. states, cities and counties that support the Paris Agreement make up about two-thirds of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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4 Priorities for the COP25 Climate Conference in Madrid 26.11.2019 THE CITY FIX
It has been a tumultuous time for the UN climate talks. The mass protests against social inequality in Chile prompted the country to give up its plan to host COP25 just a month before the annual talks were scheduled to begin in December. But ...
4 Priorities for the COP25 Climate Conference in Madrid 25.11.2019 WRI Stories
4 Priorities for the COP25 Climate Conference in Madrid Comments|Add Comment|PrintThis year’s COP25 UN climate conference takes place in Madrid, Spain from Dec. 2-Dec. 13, 2019. Photo by Felipe Gabaldón/Wikimedia Commons It has been a tumultuous time for the UN climate talks. The mass protests against social inequality in Chile prompted the country to give up its plan to host COP25 just a month before the annual talks were scheduled to begin in December. But within a week, Spain offered to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Coal Knew, Too 25.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. “Exxon knew.” Thanks to the work of activists and journalists, those two words have rocked the politics of climate change in recent years, as investigations revealed the extent to which giants like Exxon Mobil and Shell were aware of the […]
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Editorial: The world refuses to slow its suicidal course toward catastrophic climate change 22.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

World fossil fuel production will, by 2030, be twice what we can burn without pushing global temperatures into the danger zone. That's more than bad.

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Next-generation corporate sustainability leadership: new lines of accountability 22.11.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Risk disclosure. Regular reporting. Performance management. We need it all.
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Most Superfund Sites Are Threatened by Climate Change. EPA Doesn’t Plan to Do Anything About It. 19.11.2019 Mother Jones
Two years ago, Congress asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to determine how prepared the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was to address the threat climate change poses to Superfund sites—spaces that store hazardous materials, like coal ash ponds or decommissioned mining sites that the EPA has identified for eventual clean up. The GAO findings just […]
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Policy News: November 18, 2019 19.11.2019 EcoTone
The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are now being accepted. ESA is now accepting applications for its 2020 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training with opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol ...
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This Report Shows How Climate Change Will Affect Every Child. Its Authors Hope Congress Will Listen. 19.11.2019 Mother Jones
On Monday, some of the authors of the annual Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change, a massive report compiled by 120 health and climate experts from around the world on the relationship between climate change and global health, gathered in the Russell Senate office building. They called on policy makers and Congress to act […]
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Why Did Lindsey Graham Join a Climate Group? 17.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Congress has long been a place where climate policy goes to die. That could soon change, and not only because there’s an election coming up in less than a year. A new bipartisan climate caucus has formed in the Senate. It’s similar to […]
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