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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.




Emerging Consensus on Next Round of International Action on Climate Change

Posted June 16, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Solving Global Warming

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Another round of preparatory negotiations for the Paris 2015 climate agreement have concluded in Bonn, Germany. Each session always brings its ups and down, disagreements over a procedural issue, and a bit of posturing (after all this is a negotiation)....continued

US Power Sector Carbon Pollution Standards Matter: Global Implications

Posted June 3, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Solving Global Warming

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The Obama Administration announced the single most important thing the U.S. can do right now to fight climate change – enact strong carbon pollution standards for America’s power plants. These power plants are the largest single source of uncontrolled climate...continued

New Global Fund to Help Combat Climate Change Open for Business

Posted May 23, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Solving Global Warming

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The Board of the Green Climate Fund – the new multilateral fund to support developing countries in efforts to address climate change – finalized its overarching business model so that countries can begin to direct resources through the fund. The...continued

Furthering International Climate Finance: Finalizing Some Key Threshold Issues for the Green Climate Fund

Posted May 16, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Solving Global Warming

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Countries will meet next week to take further steps to advance key threshold issues for the Green Climate Fund. The Fund was a key component of the agreements reached in Copenhagen in 2009 as it could help mobilize significant resources...continued

International Climate News April '14: China makes major reforms to its environmental law, data on 2013 global clean energy deployment

Posted May 6, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Greening China, 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 April 2014. You can sign-up to receive these compilations in your email inbox. CHINA SIGNIFICANTLY STRENGHTENS ITS ENVIRONMENTAL LAW China’s top legislature...continued

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

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