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Bonn 2012: So We Have an Agenda, Now What? Hotline 5.31.12

Bonn 2012: So We Have an Agenda, Now What? Hotline 5.31.12

May 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Bonn 2012: So We Have an Agenda, Now What? It seems like the spirit of cooperation demonstrated by parties at the end of the UNFCCC COP17 in Durban was not carried over to the 2012 Bonn intercessional meetings held May14-25. The two weeks of agenda fights and deadlock in Bonn regarding how to move forward […]

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Durban Climate Talks End with a New Deal, Hotline 12.12.11

Durban Climate Talks End with a New Deal, Hotline 12.12.11

December 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The COP 17 climate talks in Durban ended on Sunday December 11th, making it the longest COP in the history of the UN climate talks. Delegates worked into the wee hours of Sunday to broker a deal that renewed the Kyoto Protocol and set into motion a Durban Roadmap. The Durban Roadmap for the first time in the history of the UNFCCC sets up a process to negotiate a comprehensive and balanced legal instrument to avert climate change; the legal instrument which would come into force by 2020.

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Owning Up: Taking Responsibility Before Durban, Climate Action Hotline 11.14.11

Owning Up: Taking Responsibility Before Durban, Climate Action Hotline 11.14.11

November 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

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Global Business Leaders Push for More Action on Climate Change, Climate Action Hotline 10.24.11

Global Business Leaders Push for More Action on Climate Change, Climate Action Hotline 10.24.11

October 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

October 24, 2011 Global Business Leaders Push for More Action on Climate Change In a statement released early last week, a group of the world’s largest investors, representing over $20 trillion in assets worldwide stressed the urgent need for policies that would stimulate private sector investment, create jobs and ensure the long-term sustainability of the […]

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The Dangers Of Delay

The Dangers Of Delay

June 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Dangers of Delay In Bonn, Germany last week diplomats and climate advocates gathered to build on the international framework for climate cooperation. As the UNFCCC nears its 20th birthday, this annual session was marked by difficulties sorting out the wording and scope of the agenda of its ‘implementing’ bodies. Despite near universal acclaim for […]

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Climate Action Hotline, 4.4.11

Climate Action Hotline, 4.4.11

April 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director April 4, 2011 Climate Action Hotline (Photo courtesy of Pete Souza, whitehouse.gov) In a major speech on energy policy at Georgetown University, President Obama highlighted the energy security benefits of curbing demand for oil.  During the speech he called for a consistent long-term fuel-savings strategy of producing more electric cars, converting […]

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Small Steps Forward…, Climate Action Hotline 12.13.10

Small Steps Forward…, Climate Action Hotline 12.13.10

December 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director December 13, 2010 Small Steps Forward… World attention turned to global warming last week as governments came together around some cooperative efforts in Cancun, Mexico, while back in DC, both Congress and the Courts took important steps to curb climate change and pave the way for a clean energy economy. Two […]

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Climate Action Hotline, 11.29.10

Climate Action Hotline, 11.29.10

November 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director November 29, 2010 Climate Action Hotline According to a study published in Nature Geoscience, world carbon dioxide emissions fell 1.3% between 2008 and 2009, with increased coal use limiting this decrease. In the U.S., emissions fell 7% because of the sinking economy, better energy efficiency, and cleaner energy according to the […]

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In Cancun, Negotiators Search For Agreement While Their Nations Push In Different Direction, Climate Action Hotline 11.22.10

In Cancun, Negotiators Search For Agreement While Their Nations Push In Different Direction, Climate Action Hotline 11.22.10

November 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director November 22, 2010 In Cancun, Negotiators Search For Agreement While Their Nations Push In Different Direction On November 29 representatives from 190 countries will be in Cancun, Mexico for the 16th Conference of the Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Late last week, following a two-day Major […]

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In Cancun, Negotiators Search For Agreement While Their Nations Push In Different Direction

In Cancun, Negotiators Search For Agreement While Their Nations Push In Different Direction

November 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

On November 29 representatives from 190 countries will be in Cancun, Mexico for the 16th Conference of the Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Late last week, following a two-day Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate in Washington, the Obama administration’s chief climate negotiator told reporters not to expect too […]

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