Climate action depends on cities and companies

April 3, 2018 by  
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Presidents and prime ministers have limited policy control over national carbon footprints. Subnational entities can prove that “We Are Still In.”

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How to make solar+storage projects work for low-income communities

April 3, 2018 by  
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Alternatives models of financing and ownership are imperative. Here are some ideas for new ones.

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Why businesses must prepare for a post-Paris Agreement world

September 22, 2016 by  
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The climate treaty could transform the business environment in decades to come.

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It’s up to business to take the big next step on the SDGs

September 22, 2016 by  
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The U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals demand a massive global shift. It’s your job to lead the way.

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Al Gore at WBCSD’s COP21 meeting

December 9, 2015 by  
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Al Gore, speaking to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development as it met in Paris, said the severe floods, droughts and fierce hurricanes that are becoming commonplace occurrences across the globe are like “a nature hike through the Book of Revelations.” The former vice president, founder of the Climate Reality Project and instigator of the film “The Inconvenient Truth” which got ordinary people concerned about climate change told the WBCSD members they could make the decisive difference in the fight to stem climate change.

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Largest Developing Nations Want 2011 Deadline for Legally Binding Climate Treaty

April 26, 2010 by  
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photo: Wikimedia Commons In what seems like a case of unintentionally perfect timing, the BASIC bloc of nations (Brazil, South Africa, India, and China), meeting in Cape Town, have issued a joint statement saying that a legally binding climate treaty needs to be enacted either at COP16 later this year in Cancun, or at the latest in 2011 at the South African climate talks.

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Climate Talks: Countries Looking to Kick UN Out Must Ensure a Scientifically Sound Treaty

January 16, 2010 by  
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Both United States and European Union are considering to limit United Nations role in international climate negotiations as the results of the Copenhagen meeting and the discussions which preceded the summit. But they must ensure that with concentrated negotiations must also consider the scientific facts which call for an urgent action to reduce carbon emissions. The UN ‘Drag’ European Union would push for climate negotiations through the G20 which comprises of developed and advanced developing countries who are the centre of the controversial Copenhagen Accord. Many experts feel that the core issues, which would eventually determine the succes or success of the implementation of the next climate treaty, like trade issues, transfer of clean technology, financial assistance etc.

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US, China Emission Targets More Like ‘Business as Usual’

November 27, 2009 by  
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In an attempt to accelerate negotiations for an international climate treaty the United States and China announced their respective mitigation measures. While the American climate negotiators will propose a tentative target of reducing carbon emissions by 17% by 2020 from 2005 levels, China will propose a reduction of 40-45% reduction in carbon intensity by 2020. Although these measures have been welcomed by climate experts around the world it is important to explore how, if any, significant impact they will have on the global effort to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate adverse impacts of global warming

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