Friday, November 27, 2015
  1. The Arc of Climate Justice

    Sherry Rehman

    The Arc of Climate Justice


     insists on a global mechanism to ensure that the costs of climate change are distributed fairly.

    Flooded road in Asia.

    As world leaders prepare to meet at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, Pakistan is reeling from the aftereffects of devastating floods. Next month's negotiations must result in a binding international mechanism to ensure that the global costs of climate change are distributed fairly. READ MORE

  2. Pragmatism in Climate Policy

    Oliver Geden

    Pragmatism in Climate Policy


     explains why a more modest, bottom-up approach to fighting global warming has emerged.

    Man standing at lake in mountains.

    The diplomatic effort to forge an international agreement to mitigate climate change is undergoing a fundamental shift. Rather than attempting to base an accord on legally binding limits on greenhouse-gas emissions, the new approach – both a step back and a step forward – relies on voluntary commitments by individual countries. READ MORE

  3. Fossil Fuel Follies

    Lili Fuhr

    Fossil Fuel Follies


     calls out major governments for continuing to lavish subsidies on coal, oil, and natural gas.

    Industrial chimneys.

    Despite the urgency of climate change, governments continue not only to subsidize the fossil-fuel industry, but also to use scarce public resources to find new reserves. A new report shows why this has to change – and fast. READ MORE

  4. Pre-Judging Paris

    Bjørn Lomborg

    Pre-Judging Paris


     argues that the coming climate-change agreement will achieve too little and cost too much.

    Eiffel Tower.

    The UN Climate Change Conference later this month is being billed as an opportunity to save the planet. In fact, the agreement hammered out in Paris will achieve too little and cost too much. READ MORE

  5. Pressuring the Poachers

    Michael Meyer

    Pressuring the Poachers


     proposes a "blame, shame, and share" strategy for saving Africa's rhinos and elephants.


    Africa's elephant and rhino populations are in serious jeopardy, owing to increasingly militarized poaching operations fueled by ever-stronger demand for the animals' parts. If Africa's herds are to survive, concerted action at the international, national, and community levels will not be enough. READ MORE

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