December, 2009

Groups to Obama: Invest in a Sustainable Future

Just in from Copenhagen — a letter from a coalition of conservation organizations to President Obama. Read more

COP15 Update: Limited Access, Tenuous Talks

Major disagreements remain between rich and poor nations regarding how to pay for what is sure to be an expensive climate treaty. Read more

Undemocratic Curtailing of Access to Climate Talks

Download CEO_UNFCCC_Civil_Society_letter_final_12-16-09[1] By Larry J. Schweiger Access for nongovernmental organizations to the climate talks in the Bella Center in Copenhagen continues to be severely limited.  In response to this undemocratic … Read more

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

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. … Read more

Copenhagen Climate Event Livestream

By Larry J. Schweiger Livestreamed Copenhagen Event at  At 9:00am (CET) on Wednesday, December 16, the German Marshall Fund and the Nicholas Institute at Duke University will livestream an … Read more

Lemurs in the ‘REDD’

Last week, as global leaders joined together in Copenhagen to start negotiations for a landmark agreement on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD), I took leave from the National Wildlife Federation to … Read more

Americans Reject Big Oil’s Big Money Blitz

There’s a dirty little secret about the Big Oil-funded campaign against clean energy & climate legislation: It’s been a huge failure. Read more

New Poll: Americans Know Clean Energy & Climate Action Create Jobs

A new Associated Press poll out this morning is giving a big boost to the prospects of a clean energy & climate bill in the Senate. Read more

NWF’s Jeremy Symons: Mind the Gaps

When 120 foreign leaders converge on Copenhagen later this week, they will need to watch their step for other reasons – minding the two “gaps” that have turned these negotiations into a minefield. Read more

Copenhagen Event: Last Chance for Wildlife

By Larry Schweiger I was pleased to see good attendance at National Wildlife Federation’s event this Saturday at the climate discussions in Copenhagen, Denmark. I was joined by Steve Schneider of Stanford University … Read more