Category: Copenhagen

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 8

Written by | December 8th, 2009

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Copenhagen, EPA, Copenhagen, EPA… sound like a broken record? Don’t worry, we’ve got more news than just those two biggies for you today: palm oil and orangutans, the green movement and a few photos from COP 15 thrown in for good measure. Enjoy your daily dose of Cool Green Morning! Yesterday’s ruling by the EPA […]

Copenhagen 201: An Inside View on the Major Issues

Written by | December 7th, 2009

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As negotiators kick off two weeks of climate change talks in Copenhagen today, Duncan Marsh, director of international climate change policy for The Nature Conservancy, discusses in detail some of the key issues and news events that will surround the debate. For more on Copenhagen, be sure to check out our Copenhagen 101 feature. ***** […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 7

Written by | December 7th, 2009

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It’s the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor…and the opening of the UN climate summit in Copenhagen. (Don’t draw any inferences from that coincidence.) It might be snowy and freezing where you are, but it’s always cool and green here every weekday… 56 newspapers in 45 countries have published op-eds this morning urging decisive […]

Obama’s Timing in Copenhagen…and the U.S. Commitment to a Climate Deal

Written by | December 6th, 2009

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The White House made an interesting and important announcement last Friday that increases the odds of a successful outcome at the UN climate summit that convenes this Monday in Copenhagen. For the past year, the negotiators of the other countries that will be assembling in Copenhagen have been waiting for the United States to provide […]

White House on Target Heading into Copenhagen

Written by | December 4th, 2009

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I recently published a blog post at the National Journal’s Energy and Environment Expert Blog concerning the Obama administration’s recently announced targets for short-term greenhouse gas emissions targets in the run-up to the UN climate change meeting in Copenhagen. Below is an excerpt from that post. You can read my entire response at the National […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 4

Written by | December 4th, 2009

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It was hard, so very hard — but we managed to put together a climate-email-controversy-free Cool Green Morning for you today, filled with birdfeeders that spur evolution and a Wright-Brothers moment for a solar plane. Enjoy your green weekend! That bird feeder you’re filling every week (or every day at our house) — it could […]

The Inside Skinny on Copenhagen from Conservancy Experts

Written by | December 3rd, 2009

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Next week this time, The Nature Conservancy’s climate change team will be in Copenhagen for the long-awaited international climate negotiations. It’s been a long road, with many but not all milestones being passed. Last week, we saw an announcement that President Obama will go to Copenhagen, with proposed emissions reductions targets from the United States […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 2

Written by | December 2nd, 2009

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Happy Cool Green Wednesday, everyone!  Read on for the day’s top stories, like a cap-and-trade vid that’s making the wrong argument, good news for hybrid and electric vehicle drivers in Canada and Copenhagen’s teamwork-powered Christmas tree (see above).  Enjoy! David Roberts over at Grist explains why the new anti-cap-and-trade video from the maker of “The […]

Unpacking Brazil’s Copenhagen Commitments

Written by | December 2nd, 2009

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In Brazil, we trust our politicians even less than you do north of the Rio Grande. With rather more reason: if there were an Olympics for stealing public money or deliberate deceit of the electorate, we could put out a gold medal team of politicos. When they speak, we don’t so much listen as look […]

Climate Change and Conservation’s Big Bet

Written by | November 24th, 2009

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In a few weeks the world will turn its attention to Copenhagen, as diplomats gather to hash out an agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change. For many environmentalists, including some of my colleagues here at The Nature Conservancy, it’s the culmination of decades of work and preparation. And yet while there’s […]

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