Tag: REDD

Can We Solve Climate Change? Wrapup on Governors Global Climate Summit

Written by | October 6th, 2009

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Are practical solutions to climate change within reach? Based on what I saw at the Governors’ Global Climate Summit, yes we can. The Governors’ Global Climate Summit wrapped up last Friday with governors and other subnational leaders from around the world signing a declaration to work together toward effective climate solutions — including creation of […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 6

Written by | October 6th, 2009

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Controversy abounds today: Ecuador institutes a new policy to limit the presence of certain people (poor locals) on the Galapagos, Apple leaves the Chamber of Commerce and concerns are raised about REDD becoming a vehicle for organized crime. Catch up on all the latest news here at Cool Green Morning. They look like shooting stars, but […]

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 […]

Lights… Climate… Action!

Written by | October 1st, 2009

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California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, kicked off the second Governors’ Global Climate Summit (www.GovernorsGlobalClimateSummit.org) in Los Angeles on Wednesday. And he was there to pump participants up.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 15

Written by | September 15th, 2009

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There might not be much hope for the Goose Creek milkvetch, but at least you can now heat your home with an ethanol fireplace. Read on for that and weightier topics like sunspots, the Peruvian Amazon conflict and REDD (one of the most important strategies in fighting climate change, says Conservancy president Mark Tercek). Goose Creek milkvetch (pictured […]

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 […]

Five Things I Learned About ACES in Five Minutes on Twitter

Written by | July 16th, 2009

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Seriously, this is going to be a regular thing. Why? Because we love twitter. Think ACES is going to be the end of coal as we know it? Think again. SolveClimate reports that 43 old fashioned coal-fired power plants that are either already under construction or into the permitting process will come online without the […]

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 […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 11

Written by | June 11th, 2009

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What’s REDD, you say? “Reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation,” of course. It’s a hot topic in climate change policy negotiations going on at Bonn this week. Read on for some news about the Conservancy’s stance on REDD, and all the Cool Green News that’s fit to print. A new REDD brief from The […]

Dispatch from Bonn: Training for REDD Helps Countries Get Ready

Written by | June 8th, 2009

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Forest Carbon Policy Advisor Rane Cortez tells us about getting the world ready to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation through workshops and online trainings, and how these trainings relate to the climate negotiations underway now in Bonn: Here at the UN climate negotiations in Bonn, there is a lot of talk about “getting ready […]

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