Groundswell of climate actions in the news
Paris climate talks need business to move beyond greenwash and empty promises, Angel Hsu and Amy Weinfurter
The success of the Paris climate talks, COP21, this December will not be measured by whether or not countries can all agree on a new global deal. It will rest on deals made outside the negotiation halls and beyond the traditional scope of international climate talks. Read more.
Mapping Momentum for Climate Action, Stefanie Wnuck and Lucien Georgeson
Cities, states and regional governments, as well as non-state actors, are increasingly contributing to global climate change mitigation. The group of participants taking action is growing, and we are only beginning to quantify their impact. Read more.
Southeastern Cities Take Charge to Embrace Energy Efficiency, Save Money and Create Jobs, shelly poticha
Something amazing is happening in the Southeast. Call it a groundswell, a call-to-action -- just don't call it a fluke. Southeastern cities are taking charge of their futures by addressing the key contributor to climate change in their cities... Read more.
Over the next six months countries, companies, cities, and citizens must work together in ways we have not in the past... Read more.
Late yesterday, California sealed a Memorandum of Understanding (“Under 2 MOU”) with 11 other states and provinces in the Americas and Europe to limit their greenhouse gas emissions to 80-95% by 2050 from 1990 levels... Read more.
IS THERE ROOM FOR NEW PLAYERS IN THE INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE REGIME?, AMY WEINFURTER, YALE CENTER FOR LAW AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
Close followers of the international climate negotiations are increasingly hopeful that cities businesses, and cross-sector coalitions will play a significant role in stemming the biggest environment threat of our time. Positive signs have begun to appear... Read more.
City and state actions deserve recognition in global climate deal, leaders saY, Lisa Friedman, E&E News
Advocates of a global climate change agreement are urging that any international deal should recognize the emissions reduction of state and local governments around the world. In speeches to a gathering of... Read more.