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Santa Fe’s 100 Percent Renewable Energy Resolution, New Global Research

Santa Fe will face numerous, varied challenges in its bid to relay entirely on renewable energy by 2025, but numerous, varied, cost-effective and rewarding policy options exist and are in effect in cities worldwide.Read More

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Low-Carbon Economic Impacts: $1.2 Trillion Boost for Global GDP; 68

Taking the steps required to help assure global mean temperature increases are limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius or less would boost the global economy and job creation while at the same time protecting essential natural resources and ecosystems in developed and developing countries, according to the UNDP 2016 ¨Low Carbon Monitor.¨Read More

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The Trump Administration is Far Worse for the Planet than

We need to take stock of where we are if we are to have any chance of getting to where we need to go. After years of slow but steady climate action, the U.S. now has a climate and environment destroying president and legislature. Although Hilary Clinton won the majority of votes, under the collegiate […]Read More

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Guarded Optimism – Can We Avoid a Climate Dystopia?

It is official as of today, November 4, 2016: The Paris Agreement, adopted last December by 195 nations, comes into force. The process displays a political will rarely seen within the global community. Throughout the decades-long effort leading up to the Paris Agreement, fractious disunity, distrust, and disappointment has been the general order. What happened leading […]Read More

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The Art of the Possible: Paris Agreement Comes Into Force

The mood in Paris last December was unmistakable, the optimism palpable. After decades of gridlock and disappointment, the negotiation at the COP21 climate conference held to its promise of progress. As Andrew Deutz, Director of International Government Relations for the Nature Conservancy told me, what was different about COP21 from past negotiations was this time […]Read More

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Trudeau Administration Launches Pan-Canadian Carbon Pollution Pricing Plan

The proposed framework leaves it up to Canada's 10 provincial governments to choose the policy instruments and mechanisms -- direct charges or a cap-and-trade system -- to achieve a national goal of bringing greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels while fostering job creation and economic growth.Read More

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Climate Week NYC 2016: Genuine Action or More ¨Hot Air¨?

Corporations are keen to tout their ¨green¨ credentials and highlight their efforts to contribute to reducing GHG emissions as Climate Week 2016 kicks off this week. While The Climate Group's roster of corporations pledging to transition to 100% renewable energy swelled to 81, a report from Asset Owners Disclosure Group reveals how when push comes to shove they continue to fail to live up to their climate change and responsible investment commitments.Read More