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World Resources Institute: 3 Issues to Watch at the COP24 Climate Summit

by  David Waskow, Joe Thwaites and Yamide Dagnet, courtesy of the World Resources Institute Next month’s UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland (COP24) is seen by many as the most important climate negotiation since 2015, when 196 countries created a vision for a zero-carbon future by adopting the landmark Paris Agreement. This year’s summit is the critical juncture for countries to agree on the rules…

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Young Americans: Trump isn't protecting the environment

More than Eight in 10 Young Americans Think the Trump Administration Could Be Doing More to Support Clean Energy

The political issues young American’s are concerned about. Nearly eight in 10 survey respondents (77%) said environmental issues are more important to them now than they were two years ago.

Video Friday: COP 18 Mid-Session Update

The UNFCC COP 18 climate conference winds down its first week in Doha, Qatar. The following two press briefings from UNFCC executive secretary Christiana Figueres outline the goals of the conference and the progress of the first week.

IRENA Taking Applications for Initial $50 MM Renewable Energy Project funding from UAE

Bonn-based IRENA is accepting online applications for an initial $50 mm of a total $350 mm in project loans for qualified renewable energy projects in developing countries.

UNFCC Executive Secretary Talks of Expectations for Bonn Climate Talks

Current UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer addressed the press this morning (see video below) in advance of the first UN climate negotiations next week in Bonn. Soon to be succeeded by incoming Executive Secretary designate Christiana Figueres, de Boer may harbor some relief in not charged with shepherding the next major climate conference, COP16, later this year in Cancún,…

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COP15 Press Briefing for Day Five of Negotitions

See my post from yesterday for more information and updates on progress thus far.

Countdown to Copenhagen: Seal the Deal Campaign Helps Focus Public Pressure on World Leaders

The United Nations is sponsoring the “Seal the Deal” campaign to help focus public pressure on moving the political will of world leaders to bring about a positive outcome in the upcoming COP15 climate talks in Copenhagen this December.