Here are 5 ways climate became part of the 2018 Davos dialogue

January 29, 2018 by  
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Despite the U.S. government’s silence, plenty of world leaders and corporate chieftains are speaking up.

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Science-based targets gain traction

January 29, 2018 by  
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It’s a budding movement, and questions remain about how some companies can set targets without major changes to their business, but it’s a big step forward.

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Paris climate summit may take longer than planned as world leaders attempt to get it right

December 10, 2015 by  
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For the past 10 days, world leaders have been meeting outside Paris to discuss the fate of the environment as we know it. The participating nations came to the table with preconceived strategies for regulating carbon emissions within their own borders, and negotiations are ongoing to draft an international agreement. A rough draft ( PDF ), issued on Wednesday, met with harsh criticism from climate scientists and conservationists who feel the parameters aren’t aggressive enough to save the Earth from its untimely demise. Leaders are aiming to have a final draft by Friday – that’s tomorrow – but it may take a little longer. Read the rest of Paris climate summit may take longer than planned as world leaders attempt to get it right

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5 things the Paris climate deal must do to slow global warming

November 30, 2015 by  
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Government leaders from around the world have convened today to begin a week-long conference on climate change. The goal is to create a new international agreement to put a cap on carbon emissions, encourage clean energy projects, and generally come to a consensus on how to steer the planet away from certain destruction. Countries with clean energy policies in place, like the United States and Britain, are expected to put pressure on other world leaders to adopt strategies to avoid reaching the crucial 2 degree Celsius increase in global temperatures that would constitute irreversible damage . The summit, formally known as the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21), marks the first time in decades that an international agreement on climate change will be drawn up. So, what would success look like? Read on for our take. Read the rest of 5 things the Paris climate deal must do to slow global warming

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Obama committed to climate deal, despite Republican attempts to weaken his position

November 20, 2015 by  
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In the days leading up to the Paris climate talks , Republicans in the Senate are attempting to throw a wrench in President Obama’s efforts to protect the environment from further drastic effects of climate change. Twice in a 24-hour period, conservatives in Congress moved to weaken Obama’s position, by opposing a climate deal at the summit and threatening to block $3 billion in aid pledged to developing countries. Will the President deemed as having ‘ zero f—ks left ‘ change his approach to an international climate deal in light of Republican attempts to water down his mission? Read the rest of Obama committed to climate deal, despite Republican attempts to weaken his position

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The Path to Lithium Batteries: Friend or Foe?

November 16, 2010 by  
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Photo Credit: Argonne National Laboratory / Creative Commons Fixing America’s infrastructure (and many other countries’) is high on the priority list of greenies and world leaders alike. Two solutions, smart grids and electric cars , are championed by many as the

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EU to Push for International Climate Deal Through G20

January 9, 2010 by  
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Noting the failure of the Copenhagen Talks to produce an internationally agreeable climate change treaty, the European Union is looking to push for more concentrated negotiations at the G20 meetings. The EU reportedly feels that taking the G20 route would help iron out the major issues between the developed and developing countries which were one of the major reasons for the shameful failure of COP15.

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The Copenhagen Accord: A Beginning

December 21, 2009 by  
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This guest post was written by Dan Shepard, United Nations Information Officer. It took two years of intense negotiations and the full engagement of world leaders, but the deal reached in Copenhagen represents a marked break with the deadlocked political landscape that has prevented action on climate change for years. Reaching the Copenhagen Accord wasn’t pretty but the implications are huge

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Sensitile Terrazzo Tiles Integrate Fiber Optics and LEDs

December 21, 2009 by  
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With fiber optics and LEDs, lighting is becoming part of the fabric of our buildings. Sensitile isn’t particularly green, but it is an interesting demonstration of where things are going. The fibers can be lit from any source, even solar

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Video Q&A: Optimistic, Thom Yorke Comes to Copenhagen to Ask World Leaders to “Get Their Shit Together”

December 17, 2009 by  
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Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke is no tourist in the climate activism world — he’s defended fair trade, campaigned for Friends of the Earth, edited a climate change edition of the Observer , and sought to make Radiohead’s tours low carbon affairs . And now he’s come to Copenhagen, just hours before a possible agreement, determined to find reason for optimism — if not set world leaders straight. When I spoke to him this afternoon, he had recently come out of a mee..

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