Tag: reducing emissions from deforestation

Bitter and Sweet Dreams

Written by | December 17th, 2010

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Thanks to a decade-long partnership, The Nature Conservancy may help bring some responsible (and delicious) options to your Valentine’s Day wish list.

Cool Green Budget: What’s Good for Nature in FY2011

Written by | February 24th, 2010

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President Obama’s proposed federal budget has some very good things for nature — and people who depend on nature, says the Conservancy’s Bob Bendick.

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: 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 […]

Can the Suits Save the World?

Written by | April 8th, 2009

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As anyone who follows The Nature Conservancy’s Twitter feed knows, I spent much of yesterday attending Carbon TradeEx in an event that can be best described as a carbon markets wonkfest. So what does such a meeting look like? Well, first of all everyone (except for yours truly) wears a suit — or at least […]

Save Knut or Save the World?

Written by | February 27th, 2009

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(Note: I’m taking a short break from my usual wizbang tech blogging to ruminate on my day job. Please indulge my digression.) Which is the better strategy: concentrating on one specific species, like polar bears, or working on a global conservation effort that aims to protect large swaths of the world’s major habitats? I’ll let […]

Cap and Trade: ‘This Issue Cannot Wait’

Written by | February 25th, 2009

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Last night President Obama called on Congress to send him legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon pollution — identifying the development of clean energy solutions as one of the three areas critical to our nation’s future. Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, has this response: “President Obama’s speech last night […]

COP-14 Update: Seeing REDD in Poznan

Written by | December 8th, 2008

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POZNAN, POLAND — Over the weekend here at the COP-14, Duncan Marsh, director of international climate policy for the Conservancy, led a panel on why reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) is a critical part of the climate change solution. Among the speakers were Ambassador Hans Brattskar of Norway, Benjamin Karmorh from Liberia’s Environmental […]

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