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2 Questions for World Business Leaders at the UN Climate Summit

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Business
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gases
  • United Nations
The UN Secretary General's Climate Summit will bring CEOs and heads of government to New York City on September 23, 2014. (Photo credit: Chris Ford, Flickr)
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Business
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gases
  • United Nations
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The UN Climate Summit: What's in it for Cities?

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • public transit
  • Climate Resilience
  • Air Quality
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Urban Development
Cities contribute 70 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, despite accounting for only 2 percent of land use. The UN Climate Summit places cities high on the agenda for creating a sustainable, low-carbon future. Photo by ruimc77/Flickr.
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • public transit
  • Climate Resilience
  • Air Quality
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Urban Development
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The Price Is Wrong: New Report Calls for Fossil Fuel Prices that Reflect Environmental Costs

  • Finance
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
A new IMF report shows that taxing fossil fuels could reduce deaths from fossil fuel-related air pollution by 63 percent. Photo credit: thienzieyung, Flickr
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • renewable energy

What Does the Clean Power Plan Mean for Meeting U.S. Climate Goals?

  • climate change
  • Energy
  • U.S. policy
The U.S. Administration can still meet the goal with full and ambitious implementation of the U.S. Climate Action Plan. Photo Credit: glennia, Flickr
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • U.S. policy

STATEMENT: U.S. Puts First Ever Federal Limits on Existing Power Plant Emissions

  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • energy efficiency
  • U.S. policy
  • regulation
  • renewable energy
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • energy efficiency
  • U.S. policy
  • regulation
  • renewable energy

Watching for Signs of Climate Action in the State of the Union Address

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • climate science
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • energy efficiency
  • U.S. policy
  • GHG emissions
  • power plants
  • renewable energy
Seven months have passed since President Obama announced the national Climate Action Plan. Photo credit: Steve Jurvetson, Flickr
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • climate science
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • energy efficiency
  • U.S. policy
  • GHG emissions
  • power plants
  • renewable energy
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Emissions Trading in China: First Reports from the Field

  • Freshwater
  • Air Quality
  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • Energy
View from Tianjin Tower | Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
  • Freshwater
  • Air Quality
  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • Energy

COP 19 Made Small Steps Forward, but We Need Bolder Leaps

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • Equity & Governance
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
A key area of discussion at COP 19 was how to address losses and damages from climate change impacts that are difficult or impossible to adapt to. Photo credit: Jörg Dietze, Flickr
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • Equity & Governance
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
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King Coal’s Climate Challenge

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
A coal-fired power plant in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo credit: Danie van der Merwe, Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
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Unabated Coal Use Will Break World’s “Carbon Budget”

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • international climate policy
  • climate science
  • renewable energy
  • UNFCCC
Coal contributes to 43 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Photo credit: Jonas Clemens
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • international climate policy
  • climate science
  • renewable energy
  • UNFCCC
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4 Things Germany and Partners Can Do to Strengthen the International Renewable Energy Club

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • UNFCCC
The "renewable energy club" recently initiated by the German government could provide a boost to the national and global expansion of renewable energy. Photo credit: Till Westermayer, Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • UNFCCC
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5 Issues to Watch at COP 19, the “Construction COP”

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
Addressing the needs of communities harmed by climate impacts that are difficult or impossible to adapt to--known as "loss and damage"--is one of the key issues up for discussion at COP 19 in Warsaw. Photo credit: International Rice Research Institute, Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC

Q&A with Jennifer Morgan: How Do We Secure a Strong, International Climate Agreement by 2015?

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
The impacts of a flood in Sindh Province, Pakistan. Photo credit: Magnus Wolfe-Murray, Department for International Development
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
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UNEP Report Finds Significant “Emissions Gap” Must Be Bridged

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gases
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
  • United Nations
Limiting global warming to 2 degrees C will require national and international action. Photo credit: Solar Electric Light Fund, Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gases
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
  • United Nations

U.S. Signals the End of Public Money for Coal-Fired Power

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • multilateral development banks
U.S. public financing for overseas coal-fired power is likely coming to an end. Photo credit: Mike_tn, Flickr
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • multilateral development banks
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WRI Launches Upgraded Climate Data Explorer

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • data
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • greenhouse gases
CAIT 2.0 provides GHG emissions data for 186 countries and 50 U.S. states. Photo credit: John Pinder, Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • data
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • greenhouse gases
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Designing the 2015 Climate Agreement: Options for Submitting “National Offers”

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gases
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
As climate change impacts like heatwaves and drought become more evident, countries will need to submit their emissions-reduction plans. Photo credit: Danumurthi Mahendra, Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gases
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC

Michigan Carbon Dioxide Reduction Opportunities for Power Sector Compliance Under the Clean Air Act

  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • GHG emissions
  • Energy
  • industry
  • pollution
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • GHG emissions
  • Energy
  • industry
  • pollution
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