Tag: Eric Haxthausen

A Signal for Congress to Get Moving on Climate Change

Written by | December 11th, 2009

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Yesterday saw an important step in the U.S. Senate toward meaningful U.S. climate legislation – and one in Oslo to endorse the role of forests in fighting climate change. Senators John Kerry (D-MA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) held a press conference to discuss the legislative framework for climate change that they have […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Climate Change Legislation: Adaptation Sees Movement in the Senate

Written by | October 29th, 2009

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Momentum is building on Capitol Hill for addressing a crucial piece of the climate change puzzle — ecosystem-based adaptation. Why is helping nature adapt to climate change important? Because natural systems serve as the backbone of public health and the nation’s economy — everything from providing clean water and air and protecting communities from catastrophic […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 9

Written by | October 9th, 2009

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Congratulations to President Obama for winning the Nobel Peace Prize! Now, what about the real news of the day…such as the most bizarre claim against the dangers of global warming yet floated? Read below for that and more, as always in your daily Coolness: You’ve heard of The Sibley Guide to Birds — the serious […]

In Brazil, The Meat Industry Searches for a Solution to Deforestation

Written by | September 3rd, 2009

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I am presently lodged in a small frontier town of ~30,000 called São Felix de Xingu, in the Northeastern state of Pará, Brazil. The roads are mostly dirt, but it is very lively on a Friday night, with motorbikes driving everywhere and crowds of people at the local boîtes. We had dinner (delicious fish pulled […]

Forest Carbon and Climate Change: The Times Gets On Board

Written by | June 1st, 2009

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Even though the death knell is being sounded for newspapers, an editorial in The New York Times still can mark a topic’s official entry into public and policymaker consciousness. That’s why Friday’s Times editorial linking global deforestation with climate change is such a welcome sign for those who want an international climate change agreement that […]

Waxman-Markey: A Step in the Right Direction for Climate Change

Written by | March 31st, 2009

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Late this afternoon, Congressmen Henry Waxman and Ed Markey released a discussion draft for energy and climate change legislation they plan on moving through the House of Representatives. This is one of many steps the House, Senate and Obama Administration will need to take to craft comprehensive legislation on climate change. My colleague, Eric Haxthausen, […]

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