Tag: 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 […]

From Cold War to Hot Peace: The Stakes at Copenhagen

Written by | December 5th, 2009

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For much of the latter half of the 20th century, the world was locked in a cold war. Two superpowers amassed nuclear arsenals capable of destroying the world many times over.The world took sides and watched as the superpowers stared one another down, fingers poised over red buttons that could only lead to mutually assured […]

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: 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 […]

Why ‘Planet Change’ is Different Than Other Climate Change Campaigns

Written by | November 30th, 2009

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Planet Change? Yet another web campaign against climate change? Does the world really need one more of those? Yes — because this one is different. And can make a real difference — especially beyond the upcoming United Nations climate meeting this December in Copenhagen. A little over a month ago, The Nature Conservancy launched Planet […]

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 […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 18

Written by | November 18th, 2009

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Coke’s introducing the “PlantBottle.”  Houston’s taking a modest step toward a greener image.  Enviros are teaming up with the religious right to encourage climate action on the Hill.  Today’s news is exceptionally cool AND green.  Read on for more: What’s more important than reaching a global agreement in Copenhagen?  Scientific American thinks a U.S.-China deal […]

How to Achieve a Global Climate Change Agreement

Written by | November 16th, 2009

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What will a successful global climate change agreement look like? That question is only more important to ask in the wake of this weekend’s agreement by President Obama to a plan that will ask world leaders to reach a political agreement at this December’s UN climate talks in Copenhagen, ahead of a more binding agreement […]

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