Yesterday, the 17th Conference of Parties (COP 17) to the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) began in Durban, South Africa. The UN Climate Talks will span two weeks and include delegates from 194 countries but also hundreds of public interest organizations and thousands of activists from around the world will join them to advocate for a fair, ambitious and binding agreement that will reduce global emissions, build vulnerable nations’ resilience to climate change and foster a low-carbon green economy globally.
Report Released and Impacts Leading Up to Durban November 21, 2011 One week from now, more than 190 nations will gather in Durban, South Africa for this year’s United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 17th Conference of Parties (COP) in Durban, South Africa. The conference is expected to be a critical juncture for [...]
Owning Up: Taking Responsibility Before Durban November 14, 2011 As we paid tribute to our Armed Forces this week, the climate community celebrated an extraordinary victory for the health, safety and security of this country’s future; a future that America’s men and women in the military fight to protect every day, both at home and [...]
Fighting for a Better Future November 7, 2011 “YES WE CAN!” chanted a huge crowd in Lafayette Park in front of the White House as President Obama’s motorcade passed by Sunday evening. This symbolic gesture was a great conclusion to the momentous collaborative action that had just occurred. Only minutes before, approximately 12,000 people had [...]
UPDATES SENATE: Pro-Pollution Plan S. 1786: On Thursday, Senator Hatch introduced S. 1786, a pro-pollution plan that would block the EPA’s ability to clean-up life-threatening toxic air pollution. This bill is part of an extreme, ideological agenda that will cost lives. The bill included the REINS Act (S. 299), the bill also included a radical [...]