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Are our politics, along with the climate, being driven off a cliff?

February 22, 2017, by Michael Gillenwater

Short answers are possibly (politics) and yes (climate). I am, probably along with you, still conducting my own autopsy of 2016 and the chaos rattling across the United States and …

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How Many Steps Forward and How Many Back?

December 19, 2016, by Patrick Cage

COP22 Outcomes by the Numbers The UNFCCC COP21 in Paris last December was fast-paced and over-the-top, like a holiday blockbuster. The negotiations wrapped up nicely with a holiday happy ending …

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International air travel and climate change: Is aviation finally in- route to sustainability?

October 25, 2016, by Stelios Pesmajoglou

Our timeline on the “History of Climate Change” is going to be crowded for 2016 because three significant events occurred in the last 10 days! On 5 October 2016, the …

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Have We Created a “Real” Muddle for Emission Markets with the Paris Agreement?

September 22, 2016, by Michael Gillenwater

We are just a few weeks away from the next session of international climate change negotiations following the successful Paris Agreement last December. As I detailed in an earlier post, …

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Methane emissions from the oil and gas industry: Is the world getting it right?

July 18, 2016, by Lisa Hanle

Consumption of natural gas as a replacement for other, more carbon-rich, fuels is a cornerstone of many climate policies. In this blog post, I focus on one issue pertinent to …

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How can we improve international capacity building?

April 22, 2016, by Michael Gillenwater

The “Coalition on Paris Agreement Capacity Building” has some answers. At the international negotiations level, there is widespread recognition of the important need to support developing countries in their work …

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The Paris Agreement is done! Let the negotiations begin?

February 24, 2016, by Michael Gillenwater

In my blog post right after the negotiations in Paris, I promised to provide a substantive look at the Paris Agreement. This post will go beyond another simple and repetitive …

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Patrick Cage, Michael Gillenwater, and John O. Niles at COP21. Photo credit: Friendly random attendee.

What was it like to be at COP21?

December 17, 2015, by Patrick Cage

For two fantastic weeks, I and others at GHGMI called the Le Bourget sprawling COP21 venue our home, alongside the hordes of carbon accountants, policy experts, youth activists, negotiators, entrepreneurs, …

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Does This Mean We Should Give Up on Voluntary Carbon Offsets?

December 17, 2015, by Mark Trexler

Planet Money is a popular economics podcast from National Public Radio boasting 11.8 million listeners. It covers a wide range of topics, generally trying to personalize what can seem like …

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How did we get here? One media campaign that no doubt helped

December 14, 2015, by Molly White

In Paris, the world witnessed the birth of the most potentially consequential international environmental agreement. Media attention of the event played an instrumental role in building momentum towards reaching an …

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