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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.




Countries know they have to be bold and ambitious next year: Lima negotiations set that in motion

Posted December 14, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Solving Global Warming

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The international climate negotiations have just wrapped up in Lima, Peru. This meeting was to set key directions for the new international climate agreement in next December in Paris. In Paris countries are to agree on a new international...continued

New NAZCA portal showcases groundswell of climate action

Posted December 11, 2014 by Brendan Guy in Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment

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While the true purpose of the famous Nazca Lines may never be known, a new tool ensures the full extent of climate actions around the globe can be easily recognized by all. Today marked “Lima Climate Action” day at the...continued

Progress at Climate Negotiations in Lima, More Work for Ministers

Posted December 8, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Solving Global Warming

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Negotiators have spent the last week in Lima, Peru trying to lay the foundation for a strong agreement next year in Paris. Unfortunately we have gone through the normal routine of foot dragging and posturing from some countries. As Ministers...continued

Climate Meeting in Lima: Setting Key Direction for New International Climate Agreement in Paris

Posted December 1, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Greening China, Solving Global Warming

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In December 2015 at a high-level meeting in Paris, countries are to agree on a new international climate agreement that will require much deeper action by all countries. For the next two weeks, countries are beginning another round of climate...continued

US Financial Support of Green Climate Fund is in America's Interest

Posted November 20, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming

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The U.S. and other countries have pledged initial resources to help the Green Climate Fund (GCF) spur emissions reductions in developing countries and assist the most vulnerable in adapting to the impacts of climate change. The U.S. pledge of $3...continued

China and US Make Important Commitment to Deep Climate Targets

Posted November 13, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Greening China, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Chinese President Xi and President Obama just made a huge announcement. They committed to even deeper cuts in their climate pollution than many expected was achievable just a few short years ago. They specified targets that clearly signal that both...continued

U.S. Can Still Implement Strong International Climate Actions

Posted November 7, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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A lot of policymakers and commentators are speculating about what this week’s elections will mean for U.S. efforts to address climate change at home and abroad. The shift in control of the U.S. Senate means that GOP leaders will likely...continued

China Evolving to Coal Consumption Peak & Strong Climate Commitments

Posted November 5, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Greening China, Solving Global Warming

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Working on international climate change issues over the years I’ve seen the debate shift profoundly in several ways. One of the key shifts is the perception that countries like China aren’t doing anything on climate change – a relic of...continued

Europe takes first step towards Paris agreement: Commits to next round of emissions cuts

Posted October 24, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Solving Global Warming

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The European Union has agreed to an additional package of measures to address climate change as they become the first country to announce their post-2020 climate targets in advance of the Paris agreement next December. Europe agreed to cut their...continued

International Climate News October: Hints for Paris Emerge at Climate Summit, NRDC releases new Indian reports, & more

Posted October 17, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Greening China, Solving Global Warming

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400,000 PEOPLE DEMAND ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH THE PEOPLES CLIMATE MARCH The turnout for the peoples climate march was massive and historical by all standards. 400,000 people came, marched and demanded action on climate change in New York. The...continued

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