Tag: reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 1

Written by | December 1st, 2010

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Green news time!

  1. REDD: a new study says it’s about more than just reducing emissions– it could save some species from extinction. (Mongabay)
  2. So what can we actually expect to see come out of the COP 16 climate talks? (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Big trucks are shockingly fuel-inefficient– but existing and new technology could bring them up to nine miles per gallon, as opposed to the current six. (GreenBiz)
  4. How’s this for alternative energy? Researchers want to study the feasibility of turning astronaut poop into spaceship electricity. (Grist)
  5. A Chinese ban on plastic bags kept 100 billion of those bad boys out of the trash. (Treehugger)

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.

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 […]

Dispatches from Bonn: A Small Step Closer to Copenhagen

Written by | June 12th, 2009

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The hallways are clearing out here on the last day of the UN climate negotiations in Bonn. Two weeks of negotiations and meetings have resulted in a long document, a lot of options and a lack of leadership. For the Conservancy, we’ve seen a couple of steps forward, and some steps back as well. On […]

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 […]

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