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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Learn about The Nature Conservancy’s work at the United Nations climate change talks in Warsaw, Poland, this month, including initiatives to slow carbon pollution and deforestation, and to help communities become resilient to rapid climate change.
How will your community and country change in the climate of the future? The Nature Conservancy’s Climate Wizard tool has launched a web portal during the COP19 global climate talks featuring the latest country-level climate data for how temperature and precipitation are projected to change as carbon emissions rise in the coming decades.
As the UN COP19 climate change negotiations enter their final week in Warsaw, Poland, The Nature Conservancy’s Director of International Marine Policy reminds us that in the need to act on climate, we shouldn’t forget about the importance of adaptation.
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.
The global climate negotiations that opened today in Poland must produce results — not just words. Two Nature Conservancy policy experts explain what needs to happen in Warsaw to prepare a path for progress on this urgent global problem.
The world’s brain trust on climate science, known as the IPCC, has issued its latest opus on what we know about global warming. Some findings – like the need for action yesterday – haven’t changed. The Nature Conservancy’s climate experts share important findings and Climate Scientist Evan Girvetz explains what we’ve learned since the last report.
From high in the cloud forests of Chiapas, the Ellis family sees Buena Vista – and looks at forests in a new way.
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.
During their first week in the Yucatan, the Ellis family adjusts to the heat and seeks out pink flamingoes, red mangroves and “blue carbon.” It turns out “green” forests on land aren’t the only important natural places for keeping carbon out of the atmosphere.
The Ellis family is spending most of the summer in Mexico chasing their scientist dad on his work trip to measure carbon in the forests of Mexico. Adjusting to life with less STUFF for their foreign travels, the Ellis family gets to unwind at their first destination in Merida.
What does their dad do when he flies to Indonesia, Brazil or Mexico for work? The Ellis kids are about to find out! Follow along as they follow their father, Peter Ellis, a forest carbon scientist for The Nature Conservancy, to Mexico for the summer. Planet Change will track the Ellis family’s adventures — starting today, as mom Jes Ellis gets ready for the trip.
Listen to a live panel discussion from New Orleans about how we can gather and invest in practical and effective ideas for building natural infrastructure into our coastal protection plans.
The Nature Conservancy’s Sarene Marshall makes her own Mother’s Day traditions: they might entail work (a home-cooked meal) as well as play – and time spent close to home with family, or outside in nature.
Earth Day is Monday. How will you celebrate? How about a picnic?
What gets you outside? Does nasty weather keep you in? A recent survey found that many do not turn first to nature to bust stress – and that weather was the biggest obstacle for women in getting outside.
Follow guest blogger, Alejandro Hernandez, to Chiapas, Mexico, where he works with farmers and ranchers to adopt sustainable practices. The Nature Conservancy is working to reforest steep pastures and help farmers increase their yields, even in the face of droughts and floods.