An editorial by two policy experts from The Nature Conservancy highlights the importance of making developing countries “ready” to deal with financing for climate change action.
Posts Tagged ‘United Nations’
In the News is a Planet Change selection of the latest news on climate change, nature, our environment and the impacts of a changing planet. Continue reading to delve into all that we find interesting this week.
As the Kyoto Protocol winds down without a strong replacement, countries are implementing their own strategies to fight climate change.
During the marathon two weeks of meetings during the COP 17 United Nations climate change talks late last year, members of The Nature Conservancy’s delegation took time out to talk with local students who were attending the conference. Planet Change shares a few snapshots from Durban, South Africa.
Very early yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee released the detailed spending bill, H.R. 1473, that implements the three-way agreement among President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. But what does this mean for U.S. commitments to international climate finance?
The real race between China and the U.S., the one that really counts, is not one over who develops which technology first. It’s over when, where, and how the two countries choose to work together to combat climate change. The world is watching.
What was actually agreed to in Cancun and what it means for the international climate negotiations.
From building codes to light-rail expansion, cities across the U.S. and the globe are enacting plans for climate change. Many of their efforts are detailed by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives.
The seeds of a new Green Climate Fund were planted in Cancun as part of the agreement emerging from the UN climate talks. Much careful tending of this seedling remains to be done, however, for long-term climate change finance to thrive and bloom.
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.
Preserving forests helps preserve water quality, which in turns helps local communities and the national tourist industry — which helps fund the whole thing.
Jen McKnight and Frank Lowenstein of The Nature Conservancy’s Climate Change Adaptation team offer insight into how we can weather climate change impacts.
Back from my whirlwind Mexico trip, one question stays with me: With all that we have in our relative land of plenty – are we willing to do more?
Not only does the global community have a way forward towards solving climate change, but I’m going to swim in the turquoise ocean of Cancun for the first time since I got here two weeks ago.
Here’s what’s happening at COP 16 on the morning of December 10 — the final day of the global talks.
From the UN conference in Cancun, The Nature Conservancy calls for urgent funding to tackle the climate-change problem on the ground.
There’s a lot of talk about REDD at the United Nations climate change conference in Cancun, but what does this concept of conserving forests to fight climate change really mean?