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Feature: International Climate Change Negotiations

In Representatives from 194 countries are negotiating international efforts to address climate change in Durban, South Africa. In 2010, negotiators agreed to key elements of the international response to global warming. They created a new framework for greater transparency and accountability of emissions reductions around the world as well as mechanisms to spur low-carbon energy deployment, reduce deforestation, and seek to protect the populations most vulnerable to climate change impacts. In Durban it is critical that Individual countries continue to implement actions at home to reduce their pollution, while implementing international tools to help meet these commitments and reduce pollution even further. NRDC staff are participating in the negotiations and will be blogging from Durban.




International Climate News Mar '14: deforestation progress, 2013 global clean energy data, & more

Posted April 1, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Solving Global Warming

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Below is a compilation of climate change and clean energy news from around the world. This compilation includes stories from March 2014. You can sign-up to receive these compilations in your email inbox. DEFORESTATION: MAJOR BRANDS MAKING PALM OIL COMMITMENTS Major brands...continued

Secretary Kerry Makes Climate Change Top Priority in New Policy Directive: Some key actions to deliver on that policy

Posted March 12, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Solving Global Warming

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Secretary Kerry has just issued his first “Policy Directive” as U.S. Secretary of State. This new directive outlines that climate change is a central issue for the State Department and directs an “all hands on deck” approach to this issue....continued

International Climate Update Feb '14: US announces domestic actions on HFCs, countries preparing for Paris 2015, new deforestation tool

Posted March 10, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Solving Global Warming

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Below is a compilation of climate change and clean energy news from around the world. This compilation includes stories from February 2014. You can sign-up to receive these compilations in your email inbox. U.S. ANNOUNCES DOMESTIC ACTIONS ON HFCs The U.S. Environmental...continued

International Climate Update Jan '14: 4th Largest Indian state acts on energy efficiency, China coal cap, Europe climate target

Posted February 4, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Solving Global Warming

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Below is a compilation of climate change and clean energy news from around the world. This compilation includes stories from January 2014. You can sign-up to receive these compilations in your email inbox. 4th LARGEST INDIAN STATE ADOPTS GAME-CHANGING ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING...continued

International Climate Update Nov-Dec '13: Dominoes falling on public financing of coal, world leaders have their work cut out after Warsaw, & more

Posted January 13, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Solving Global Warming

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Below is a compilation of climate change and clean energy news from around the world. This compilation includes stories from Nov-Dec 2013. You can sign-up to receive these compilations in your email inbox. DOMINOES FALLING ON PUBLIC FINANCING OF COAL PROJECTS Since...continued

Post-Warsaw Op-Ed: Some convenient truths for 'green growth'

Posted December 4, 2013 by Anjali Jaiswal in Green Enterprise

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This op-ed originally appeared in the Business Standard. Varad Pande works for the Ministry of Rural Development and has advised on two recent UN panels on sustainable development. These views are personal. Varad Pande: Some convenient truths for 'green growth'...continued

Negotiation Myopia Misses Groundswell of Climate Action

Posted December 2, 2013 by Brendan Guy in Solving Global Warming

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I have just returned from the most recent round of international climate negotiations in Warsaw.  While many observers were discouraged and hundreds of civil society activists walked out on the talks, I came away somewhat more optimistic. I focused not...continued

Bold Climate Action Continues, Even After Talks Fizzle in Warsaw

Posted November 26, 2013 by Frances Beinecke in Solving Global Warming

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A round of international talks on climate change ended with a fizzle over the weekend. The Philippines delegate Naderev Sano made an impassioned plea in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan to end “the climate madness.” And delegates from developing nations walked out...continued

Warsaw to World Leaders: You have your work cut out for you

Posted November 23, 2013 by Jake Schmidt in Solving Global Warming

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The negotiations in Warsaw, Poland have just wrapped up. World leaders have their work cut out for them, but the path is clear. Key countries must outline their proposed new emissions target for the period after 2020 before early 2015. They...continued

Way Too Much Public Funding is Going into Coal Projects in Key Countries: Preliminary Findings Show

Posted November 21, 2013 by Jake Schmidt in Solving Global Warming

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Since 2007, over $59 billion of public financing has supported coal projects through funding from development banks and international financial institutions in key countries. For these countries, the Japanese government is the mostly heavily invested, followed by the United States...continued

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