COP26: Breakthrough Or Bust?

As Glasgow prepares to host the COP26 U.N. climate conference this weekend, anticipation is building for countries to agree to even deeper cuts to carbon emissions to head off the catastrophic effects of a warming planet. Read More Here

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Did Xi Just Save The World ?

“China will scale up its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions by adopting more vigorous policies and measures. We aim to have [carbon dioxide] emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.” Xi Jinping’s speech via video link to the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 22 was not widely trailed in advance. But with […]

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The Pandemic Won’t Save The Climate

The economic free fall accompanying the coronavirus pandemic has, by some measures, made the world a cleaner place. Air pollution in Chinese, Indian, and U.S. cities is way down… But could the pandemic lay the foundation for more serious action to protect the environment—including on the greatest of all environmental problems, climate change? The short answer […]

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What’s The Future For the MDGs?

Since their inception in 2000, The Millennium Development Goals have revolutionized the global aid business, using specific targets to help mobilize and guide development efforts. They have encouraged world leaders to tackle multiple dimensions of poverty simultaneously and provided a standard for judging performance. As their 2015 expiration looms, the time has come to bank […]

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