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By Todd Stern Todd Stern was the U.S. special envoy for climate change from 2009 until April 2016.  Trump is wrong about the Paris Climate Agreement. I know because I negotiated it. Donald Trump vows that once in office, he’s “going to cancel the Paris climate agreement,” wh...
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Donald Trump has said that one of the top priorities for his presidency would be to remove the United States from international agreements to curb greenhouse gas emissions In particular, Trump has said he would renege on the historic Paris climate pact. In addition, he has selected Myron Ebell...
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By Patricia Espinosa Humanity will look back on Nov. 4, as the day that countries of the world shut the door on inevitable climate disaster and set off with determination towards a sustainable future. The Paris climate change agreement—the result of the most complex, comprehensive a...
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Norway has agreed on a 2030 target to cut net greenhouse gas emissions to zero, 20 years earlier than the previous deadline, a national assembly official said on Tuesday. Norway will pay for emission cuts abroad that correspond to its own emissions to reach the target. Norway set a similar 2030 ca...
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Last year, global efforts on climate change focused on Paris, where representatives from 195 countries hammered out a landmark agreement to limit warming. This week, the diplomatic scrum shifts to San Francisco. Energy ministers from the world’s largest economies — including the United States, Chi...
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Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio called on world leaders assembled at the United Nations on Friday to go beyond their commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change, and push for "bold, unprecedented action."  Representatives from more than 170 countries met on Earth Day ...
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The climate talks that concluded last December were a great success, but it will be decades before we can judge whether the Paris Agreement itself is ultimately successful. What can be said is that the accord provides a good foundation for meaningful progress on climate change, and represents a dram...
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by Marie Alt I've got to admit (and many of you already know) I tend to be a glass half empty person (repeatedly taking on well-heeled polluters and recalcitrant politicians hasn't really helped my condition), but even I can see that 2015 was a banner year for the environment. In fact, we may have ...
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At the major climate summit in Paris on Monday, renowned conservationist Jane Goodall called for Republicans in Congress to back down from opposing an international agreement on climate change. "Success [at the Paris climate summit] would be a binding agreement to limit carbon," she said, in a brie...
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More than 190 countries are meeting in Paris next week to create a durable framework for addressing climate change and to implement a process to reduce greenhouse gases over time. A key part of this agreement would be the pledges made by individual countries to reduce their emissions. A study publi...
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PARIS — Thousands of demonstrators gathered in central Paris and formed a human chain along the route of a long-planned protest march that was banned by the French government in a security crackdown following the Nov. 13 Paris attacks. Nearby, thousands of shoes, some decorated, were placed at the P...
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Major marches which had been planned to coincide with the COP21 international climate talks in Paris will not be authorised for security reasons, the French government has said. Environmental activists – who had expected attract hundreds of thousands people on 29 November and 12 December ...
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Despite the horrendous terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, French officials have vowed to move forward with a major climate conference set to begin on Nov. 30. COP21 will bring together 100 heads of state, including U.S. President Barack Obama, and 40,000 other attendees. According to&n...
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Solving large-scale problems like climate change usually requires a combination of top-down (government-mandated) and bottom-up solutions (voluntary actions). Many sustainable business pros favor the bottom-up approach because it allows companies to decide for themselves the most effectiv...
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