Tag: Chrissy Schwinn

The Latest from Copenhagen

Written by | December 20th, 2009

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Nature Conservancy policy analysts and scientists are at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen for the next two weeks — and are reporting the latest developments here on Cool Green Science. Click through and then scroll down to read these late-breaking reports and more: Saturday, December 19, 2009, 12:55 PM: Copenhagen Accord Results in a […]

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 […]

Telecommuting: How to Save the World in Your Pajamas

Written by | November 18th, 2009

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I’ve talked a lot about biking as a great alternative to driving to work, but there is another option that may be a little less daunting: telecommuting. If you regularly drive to work, telecommuting can save thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere and save you a bundle of money […]

Where Are We on the Road to Copenhagen?

Written by | November 9th, 2009

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It was a very busy week last week in the world of climate change, with lots of activity on both the domestic and international fronts. UN negotiators wrapped up talks in Barcelona, the last before the big event in December in Copenhagen. And climate and energy legislation moved in various ways in the U.S. Senate. […]

Bangkok Dispatch: Now It’s Our Turn

Written by | October 15th, 2009

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The international climate talks in Bangkok, Thailand ended last week with little progress but a clear directive. Political leaders must give their negotiating teams some parameters to enable real negotiations to take place and reach a final agreement in Copenhagen in December. The talks didn’t really do too much more or less than expected. We […]

Bangkok Dispatch: Elephants Take Over Climate Talks

Written by | October 5th, 2009

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We are headed into Week Two of international climate negotiations here in Bangkok. Progress is slow…but there is some progress. I asked Andrew Deutz, The Nature Conservancy’s director of international government relations, to provide some context on what’s going on…and what it means for a climate-change agreement in Copenhagen this December: Q: What progress has […]

What Do Conservation and Policy Have to Do With Each Other?

Written by | August 13th, 2009

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Here’s a guest post from Rane Cortez, one of The Nature Conservancy’s policy advisors on reducing emissions from deforestation, who is back in Bonn for more international climate negotiations. Rane Cortez: It seems like just yesterday that I was here for the “Bonn II” round of international climate negotiations earlier this year. When we came […]

Climate Legislation: It’s Not Only About the United States

Written by | June 24th, 2009

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Over and again we have heard the scientific evidence. Over and again we have seen the headlines of real or projected climate impacts. And most importantly, over and again we have seen with our own eyes how our climate is changing right in front of us. The time to act on climate change is now. […]

Dispatch from Bonn: What Really Happens at These Meetings, Anyhow?

Written by | June 11th, 2009

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Round Two in the 2009 climate negotiations is underway in Bonn, Germany. The Nature Conservancy has a small team here pushing forward on our objectives for a new global climate agreement that will be finalized this December in Copenhagen. Last week I outlined why we are here and what success means for The Nature Conservancy […]

Dispatch from Bonn: Where Things Stand

Written by | June 10th, 2009

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Here’s a Q&A with Duncan Marsh, the Conservancy’s director of international climate policy, on how things are progressing at the international discussions on climate change now going on in Bonn. Q: Where do we stand after this first week? Where should the focus be in the last few days? Duncan Marsh: There has been some […]

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