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Climate Update: In Accord?

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Dec 18, 2014 6:57:33 AM

After two weeks of somewhat frustrating and sometimes heated negotiation, delegates representing 196 countries at the COP20 meetings in Lima reached a climate change agreement on Sunday that, if enacted, would commit every nation across the globe to reduce its rate of greenhouse gas emissions.

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Climate Update: Are We Making Progress?

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Dec 11, 2014 2:36:39 PM

There has been surprisingly scant news this week about the COP20 climate meetings that are taking place in Lima, but the fragments of intelligence passed along to me by colleagues in attendance indicate that hopes remain high that negotiators are making progress towards a global climate action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Climate Summit: Ready for Change?

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Dec 4, 2014 12:26:27 PM

It’s a big week for the climate.  Leaders from around the world are meeting in Lima, Peru for the COP20, this year’s United Nations climate summit.  While the meeting in and of itself isn’t groundbreaking—the UN has been hosting similar annual summits since 1992 with the goal of forging a global agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions, this is the first year that the two largest emitters, the United States and China, are showing up with domestic emission reductions commitments in place.

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If Care About Climate Change Rivaled Sports...

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Nov 21, 2014 3:42:31 PM

What if we did care about the environment and climate change as much as most people do about sports?

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Climate: From Loser to Victor

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Nov 13, 2014 11:08:00 AM

With the outcome of the elections last week, it seemed that any meaningful advances in climate action in the U.S. would come to a screeching halt. That is, until President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced an historic agreement yesterday to cut carbon emissions, with the goal of impeding climate change and encouraging other nations to take similar ambitious action.

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