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Feature: ARCHIVED: Reporting from Copenhagen

UN Climate Change Conference: Making Progress

NRDC staff attended the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen and offer analysis of the Accord and necessary next steps to combat global warming.

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A short walk reveals the simple delights of cities worth loving

Posted May 22, 2012 by Kaid Benfield

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   Phil LaCombe and Lou Thomas, co-founders of the website and blog Small Streets, believe that the Danish capital of Copenhagen provides a special environment for delightful walking.  It is certainly not a shock to find such praise for the...continued

Climate Talks in Durban Wrap Up, but Climate Action Must Continue on Every Level

Posted December 13, 2011 by Frances Beinecke

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The international climate talks in Durban ended on Sunday with a hard-earned agreement. After last-minute negotiations, 194 nations signed on to develop a new legally enforceable compact to reduce the pollution that causes climate change. Some observers thought the inability...continued

Is the US about to help Canada significantly increase its carbon pollution? The tar sands choice in front of the Obama Administration

Posted August 9, 2011 by Jake Schmidt

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The State Department – the same US government agency in charge of international global warming negotiations – is poised to make a decision which would help expand tar sands in Canada.  Expansion of tar sands in Canada will dramatically increase...continued

Will India Take the Lead in the Race to Rio?

Posted June 6, 2011 by Shravya Reddy

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This week, people the world over are celebrating World Environment Day (June 5). As an emerging global environmental leader, India officially hosted the UN’s World Environment Day celebrations this year, with the theme “Forests: Nature at Your Service”.   This year...continued

India Climate Change and Energy News - February 26 to March 5, 2011

Posted March 11, 2011 by Anubhav Gupta

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Climate Change Business Standard “Budget has a Strong Green Leaning” 3/1/11 “From an allocation of over Rs 600 crore towards forest regeneration and environmental remediation programs, to exemptions given to hybrid automobile makers and solar lanterns, the 2011-12 Budget, though...continued

Progress in Cancun and How America Can Meet Our Climate Commitments

Posted December 15, 2010 by Frances Beinecke

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In Cancun, nearly 200 countries reached an agreement on how to confront climate change both as individual nations and as a global community. This achievement brings greater definition to the Copenhagen accord and provides a practical framework for all countries...continued

India at Cancun - What The Global Community Should Expect

Posted November 24, 2010 by Shravya Reddy

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India will join other countries next week at Cancun to try and work towards solutions for global climate change. Over the past year India has already shown leadership on this critical problem, and we expect that it will continue to...continued

India in Action: Obama trip a chance for India to accelerate towards a clean energy future

Posted November 4, 2010 by Shravya Reddy

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President Obama will travel to India this weekend and - we hope - will strengthen a growing cooperation between the United States and India on climate change and clean energy. As NRDC and TERI noted in a letter to the...continued

Obama Trip to Delhi a Chance to Expand US-India Partnership on Clean Energy

Posted November 4, 2010 by Frances Beinecke

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This Saturday, President Obama will depart for his first state visit to India. He and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will discuss many issues, but climate change and clean energy remain high on their priority list. When these two leaders met...continued

Mexico can be a leader when it hosts the next climate negotiations by taking additional steps to reduce its global warming emissions

Posted September 28, 2010 by Jake Schmidt

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Mexico will host the next major climate negotiation meeting in Cancun this December.  As the host they will play a critical role in helping to produce a successful outcome in the international negotiations (as I discussed here).  And they will...continued


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