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Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 18

Written by | February 18th, 2010

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Get ‘em while they’re hot (cool?)– the five green links you need to read today:

  1. Breaking: U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer resigns, will join consulting group KPMG. (New York Times)
  2. Quebec’s permafrost line has retreated 80 miles in just 50 years, according to a new study. (Yale e360)
  3. Fashion icon Prince Charles wants to see us all wearing eco-friendly wool this season. (Treehugger)
  4. The Obama administration will create a $130 million building efficiency research center. (GreenBiz)
  5. What isn’t there an app for? “What’s Green Nearby?” connects users to green people and places. (The Daily Green)

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 […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 23

Written by | September 23rd, 2009

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President Obama spoke to the United Nations about the importance of climate legislation.  The airline industry’s planning to cut its emissions by 50%.  Some states are thinking about suing power companies.  How are YOU celebrating Climate Week?  You can start by digging into today’s top green stories: President Obama’s speech on climate change earned mixed […]

Climate Change Negotiations: What’s Next?

Written by | July 10th, 2009

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With the G8 wrapping up climate change talks in Rome and failing to reach agreement with developing nations on near-term targets for emissions reductions, I talked to Duncan Marsh, the Conservancy’s director of international climate policy, about the agreements G8 nations were able to reach and what the meeting means for the future of international […]

COP-14: A Tale of Two Conferences?

Written by | December 12th, 2008

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From media reports this morning, it’s like there are two United Nations climate conferences going on in Poznan, Poland — one that is waiting for the West to do something, and one where actual progress is being made, especially by developing countries. On the progress front, the Washington Post‘s Juliet Elprin reports (registration required) that […]

COP-14: Big Guns Called In; U.S. Has Bad News on Climate Change Legislation

Written by | December 10th, 2008

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POZNAN, Poland — The big names begin arriving in Poznan today as negotiations ramp up in the final three days of the international climate change meeting. And U.S. congressional staffers warn that passage of cap-and-trade climate change legislation is unlikely to happen in the next 12 months. Former Vice President Al Gore is scheduled to […]

COP-14 Update: Adaptation Key to Negotiations

Written by | December 8th, 2008

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POZNAN, POLAND — As the second and final week of COP-14 kicks off in Poland today, developing countries have called for ecosystem-based adaptation to be a critical part of a post-2012 climate change agreement. During government negotiations last week, delegates with the “G77 and China” group, which represents all of the world’s developing countries, said […]

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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