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Final Climate Negotiations Before COP 20 Underway in Bonn

21st Oct 14. 0 Comments

The final round of negotiations in preparation for the COP 20 climate conference got underway yesterday at UNFCCC headquarters in Bonn, Germany. Set for December in Lima, Peru, COP 20 is an important stepping stone to forging a new universal climate agreement in 2015 at COP 21 in Paris. The “October session” aims at giving [Continue Reading...]

The UN Climate Summit and the People’s Climate March

18th Sep 14. 0 Comments

Two major events are coalescing to give us hope that we may be able to muster the political will to finally tackle the climate crisis. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited world leaders from government, finance, business, and civil society to a climate summit that will take place at UN headquarters on September 23, 2014. [Continue Reading...]

The Koch Brothers Control of America 

4th Sep 14. 0 Comments

Charles and David Koch are brothers and oil billionaires who have a long history of political interference and climate misinformation. Their multifarious support for fossil fuels has helped to slow America’s adoption of renewable energy. They have also undermined efforts to pass climate and energy legislation at both the state and national levels. They have [Continue Reading...]

Floridians Want Dialogue on Clean Power Plan

2nd Sep 14. 0 Comments

Ninety-two percent of Floridians say the public should be involved in helping craft the Sunshine State’s plan to meet limits on carbon pollution from power plants proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to a poll conducted by SurveyUSA for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

Renewable Energy the Focus as UN Climate Investment Funds Expands

5th Aug 14. 0 Comments

CIF member countries gathered in Montego Bay to share knowledge and experiences as the international community ramps up efforts to spur low-carbon development pathways.

California, Mexico Sign Climate Change-Green Trade Pact

29th Jul 14. 0 Comments

Signed by CA Gov. Brown and officials from Mexico’s environment and natural resources ministry and national forest commission, the MoU aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, combat climate change and forest fires, and spur bilateral clean energy and clean tech trade and investment.

China Issues EV, New Energy Vehicle Mandate

15th Jul 14. 0 Comments

Instituting another measure to reduce carbon emissions and toxic air quality, China’s national government is requiring that at least 30%, of new cars purchased by local government bodies, public institutions and publicly funded organizations’ between 2014-2016 be EVs or “new energy” vehicles.