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Eco-Schools USA: Free Tools for Climate and Energy Literacy

12/14/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

Last week, the importance of climate change education was formally recognized at the close of the Cancun climate talks. Parties at Friday’s final plenary session ratified Article 6 of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.  A huge international victory, Article 6 […] Read more >

Progress in Cancun Climate Talks, Much Left To Do

12/11/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

In the wee hours of the morning, international negotiators announced we had an agreement in Cancun on some forward steps, building blocks toward a binding treaty we hope. There’s still a long way to go however, and a lot was left […] Read more >

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In Cancun and Congress, Pressing for Clean Energy Jobs ASAP

12/9/2010 // By Joe Mendelson

  As the Cancun climate talks proceed in balmy 75 degrees weather, the U.S. Senate stands on the precipice of a vote on a controversial new tax bill. Unfortunately, key omissions in both the evolving international climate deal and the […] Read more >

VIDEO – At Climate Talks, NWF Presses for Reduced Deforestation in Brazil

12/9/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

In the past decade, deforestation has accounted for over 50 percent of Brazil’s greenhouse gas emissions and it’s the world’s third largest emitter of carbon. Agriculture for things like cattle ranching and increasingly palm oil production have been the drivers […] Read more >

VIDEO – BP Disaster Looms Over Climate Talks in Cancun

12/7/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

The well is capped but NWF President and CEO Larry Schweiger is pressing the case at the climate treaty talks in Cancun that fossil fuel extraction remains an inherently dangerous business.  The industry shows little interest in cleaning up its act […] Read more >

Stopping Massive Deforestation – A Bright Spot at Climate Talks

12/7/2010 // By NWF

As we’ve discussed in previous posts, expectations are pretty modest for climate progress at the international talks here in Cancun. There are some places where we can and must act, and reduced emissions from deforestation (REDD) is one such building […] Read more >

VIDEO – Update from the International Climate Talks

12/6/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

The international climate talks can be complex to summarize and are certainly massive in scope. Hans Verolme, NWF climate negotiations adviser, helps cut through the clutter and in this video talks about how negotiations are going. The object is to move toward a […] Read more >

Kyoto wants us back, but is the romance over?

Kyoto Love Letter Tries to Rekindle Romance at Climate Talks

12/6/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

Love affairs can lose their spark, and turn bittersweet, like the candy “Time for Climate Justice” is handing out at the climate talks in Cancun. Has the international community fallen out of love with the Kyoto Protocol, the global climate […] Read more >

Keystone XL Legacy: More Tar Sands Pollution (image courtesy circleofblue.org)

UPDATE – U.S. Must Account for Dirty Tar Sands at Climate Talks

12/2/2010 // By Joe Mendelson

As the negotiations in Cancun begin to churn, the split personality of the U.S. State Department threatens to undermine further trust in the U.S. negotiation position. At the nexus of this conflict is a pending State Department decision that would […] Read more >

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South Of The Border, A Chance To Prove American Exceptionalism By Climate Leadership

12/1/2010 // By Max Greenberg

Whether you think of it as a meaningless political catchphrase or a legitimate ideal, ‘American exceptionalism’ is a hot topic now. I’ll wait over here while you fight about it. Done? Well, With almost 200 nations convening in Cancun this […] Read more >

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