The COP19 climate change negotiations lurched to conclusion over the weekend with less than inspiring results – but some notable outcomes will propel the process forward. The director of the Conservancy’s California Climate Change Program shares his perspectives on the waning day of the talks.
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Coming during the first week of global climate talks in Warsaw, two promising news announcements from Chile and California, bolstered work to build climate policies that recognize the important role of forests in storing carbon.
From carbon-rich forests, to wetlands and floodplains, the director of our California climate program, finds reasons for hope in fighting global warming with solutions from nature.
In the News is a Planet Change selection of the latest news, stories and images on climate change, nature, our environment and the impacts of a changing planet. This is what we’ve found and what we’re reading.
In the News is a Planet Change selection of the latest news, stories and images on climate change, nature, our environment and the impacts of a changing planet. This is what we’ve found and what we’re reading. What about you?
Living in the southern San Joaquin Valley of California, air quality and sufficient water are daily issues.
Cartwheels on the beach, climbing trees and wading in creeks in the open space of the Marin hills, camping among the redwoods, biking to school along the bay, and my father’s vegetable garden made up a major part of the time I spent growing up in northern California.
Once again, California is taking the lead in addressing climate change. This month, a number of events were held around the state to raise awareness and activism around the issue.
By approving what will be the nation’s first state-administered carbon market, set to be enacted in 2013, a key element of making all Californians healthier by reducing our carbon pollution is now a reality.
Professionals ranging from scientists to military leaders have all concluded that our world’s climate is changing, and they are asking policy makers to start getting America ready for the impending changes.
I interviewed The Nature Conservancy’s new Director of Climate Change Policy, Karen Wayland, about what she thinks the Conservancy brings to the current environment of U.S. and international climate policy. She also talked about her experience working on Capitol Hill as senior advisor on energy and the environment with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi […]
For The Nature Conservancy in California’s executive director Mike Sweeney, Earth Day starts in the kitchen. He writes, “As consumers, we have amazing power. The pen may be mightier than the sword, but the credit card makes them both cower in fear. Three times a day, and sometimes more, most Americans make a very important decision: what to eat”
We learned four lessons at the UN international climate negotiations last month in Cancun.
California’s move could rank with U.S. efforts decades ago to clean up air and water, and could be looked upon in the future as the moment when the United States started seriously building a program for climate change.
Louis Blumberg of The Nature Conservancy in California is heartened by the progress in Cancun, but still worried that the comprehensive, legally binding global treaty may not come in time.
Here’s what’s happening at COP 16 on the morning of December 10 — the final day of the global talks.
Last night’s election was a huge victory as voters spoke out in support of taking action on climate change.