Tag Archives: climate+change

Developing Country Action on Global Warming: Speech of South African Minister

I just wrapped up an event that NRDC co-hosted with Climate Change Capital on Emerging Strategies for International Climate & Investment Policy on Capital Hill.  The event was aimed at beginning a serious discussion about how to structure international incentives to encourage greater emissions reductions in developing countries in the post-2012 agreement in Copenhagen (Dec. 2009). We had the pleasure of having Minister Marthinus …

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Kicking the Fossil Fuel Habit: Germany-US Agree Transatlantic Climate-Energy Pact

In the wake of launching the "Transatlantic Climate Bridge," reps from Germany and the US, including Frank Loy, the Obama campaign's climate adviser, were on hand to discuss prospects for US leadership at a two-day climate change and energy event in D.C.

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Using Charcoal to Enhance Soil, Produce Fuel, Capture Carbon

Incomplete burning of plant organic residue to produce biofuel and biochar offers a means of permanently storing large amounts of carbon while at the same time producing renewable energy, enhancing soil fertility and agricultural productivity, enhancing resistance to drought and flood and preserving biodiviersity, according to the UNCCD, which is advocating for greater recognition and support of biochar projects in in UN-led climate change adaptation and mitigation agreements and initiatives.

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One Step Forward on Deforestation in Poland…But More Should Have Been Achieved

For the past week and half, climate negotiators have been trying to push forward agreement on important elements of the global efforts to address deforestation and forest degradation emissions.  We took one step forward (but unfortunately many hoped we could have taken two steps forward or more).  The draft agreement (available here) is touted as a: Deal struck on forests in climate talks by …

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Slow Progress in Poland Climate Negotiations…but Some Key Issues Emerging

The first week of the Poland Climate Negotiations has ended and progress is slow.  This isn’t a surprising outcome at this stage in negotiations.  Without the new US leadership in place and with many of the key pieces of the post-2012 international agreement likely only woven together in the “final deal” this was the anticipation as “no major breakthroughs were expected”. But, some emerging debates have …

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Poland Climate Negotiations: What to expect

We’ll I’m in Poznan, Poland for two weeks for the next round of international climate negotiations.  This session is an important “check point” as it is mid-way between the agreement in Bali (December 2007) and when the final agreement is set to be struck in Copenhagen.  This session comes on the heels of the recent session in Ghana where some progress was made and …

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