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COP 19 Update: Delivering the Message

11/25/2013 // By Ethan Spaner

This weekend marked the official end of the 19th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Governments have agreed on a text after working through Friday night and into midday Saturday. Civil society spread its […] 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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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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New Global Analysis Shows Value of Conservation

10/26/2010 // By Bruce Stein

The future of life on Earth is on the negotiating table in Nagoya, Japan as delegates from more than 190 countries grapple with carrying out the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Created at the Earth Summit in 1992, […] Read more >

United Nations Reject Coral Protections

3/22/2010 // By germanom

Delegates at the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) rejected yesterday a proposal that would have regulated the trade of red and pink coral worldwide. The proposal, offered by the United States […] Read more >

United Nations Rejects Ban on Bluefin Tuna Exports and International Polar Bear Trade

3/19/2010 // By germanom

Yesterday, on March 18th, 2010, the United Nations rejected a proposal to ban export of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. This U.S.-backed proposal was defeated after major lobbying by the Japanese. Japan imports 80 percent of Bluefin Tuna, and claimed that […] Read more >

Copenhagen Days 2-3 (China-US Youth Workshop, Biodiversity and Alternative Energy in the Developing World)

12/16/2009 // By Carly Queen

Thursday, December 12 (Day 2) One of the issues with getting new, clean technology into developing countries has been the worry that giving this equipment away often leads to misuse. During a panel discussion titled, "The Development Agenda for Clean […] Read more >

Live from Copenhagen!

12/10/2009 // By Christine Dorsey

This is Christine Dorsey, communications director for National Wildlife Federation, and I’m on the ground in Copenhagen at the United Nations climate conference, or as it’s known around the world, COP15 – that’s short for the 15th Conference of Parties (to a global climate treaty). Read more >

“The Eyes of the World are on the U.S.”

11/16/2009 // By Miles Grant

The eyes of the world are on the United States, which has the greatest capacity to lead the green economy renaissance that will lower pollution levels and safeguard our children’s future. Copenhagen remains a critical moment to engage all nations in a more ambitious global effort that keeps pace with the latest climate science. Read more >

Consequences of Copenhagen, Part II: Local Efforts

11/16/2009 // By Aislinn Maestas

Today we present part 2 of a 4 part series on the upcoming United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen, where leaders from around the globe will come together to negotiate a new global climate treaty. The Boulder Bubble Local governments […] Read more >

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