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How the World Bank Will Help Nations Deliver on Their Paris Climate Commitments

One of the sticking points of the Paris climate negotiations was how to reduce global carbon emissions without putting an undue economic strain on developing nations. A shift in spending announced last week by the World Bank could help solve that problem by assisting developing nations with their climate plan implementation.   Under its new […]

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Christiana Figueres: Achieving the Promise of Paris

When the Paris climate agreement was signed last December, climate advocates everywhere were euphoric. For the first time, the world was united in the climate fight and the commitment to a low-carbon future. Now comes the real challenge – turning those commitments into action.   In this Q & A, Christiana Figueres, who as UN […]

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What Does the New Era of Climate Leadership Look Like?

Why did the Paris climate talks succeed while the 2009 Copenhagen talks did not? The tone and style of leadership had a lot to do with it – optimism instead of fatalism, a sense of opportunity rather than a fear of sacrifice, and a desire to protect all of humanity instead of narrow self-interests.   […]

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New Report: Clean Energy Can Save the U.S. Billions of Dollars and Save Thousands of Lives

The argument that climate solutions offer economic benefits just got even stronger. Researchers at Duke University and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies examined what would happen if the U.S. implemented the commitments it made at the Paris climate conference last year. They found that the climate actions necessary to reach the Paris goal […]

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What Climate Communicators Can Learn From Christiana Figueres

Last December, U.N. Climate Chief Christiana Figueres helped bring about what she herself once said was impossible – a global agreement to fight climate change. On February 19, Figueres announced that, after six years in the role, she will be stepping down. She will leave behind not only a formidable legacy, but a legion of […]

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The Clean Energy Economy: Not If, But When

The Paris Climate Agreement has set the world on an inevitable path towards a low-carbon economy. The question is no longer whether this transformation will take place, but how quickly – and who will step up to accelerate clean energy to the levels we need to meet the Paris goals.   In this Huffington Post […]

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ecoAmerica’s 11 Biggest Milestones of 2015

2015 was an incredible year for the climate movement, with leaders in every sector speaking out and demanding climate action. ecoAmerica continued to empower those leaders through summits, programs, and research designed to reinforce effective climate messaging and strategies. It was a busy, inspiring year filled with major events and achievements. Here are 11 of […]

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From Polar Bears to People: How the Climate Movement Changed in 2015

A few weeks ago, as world leaders were gathered in Paris for the climate conference, I was traveling around India with my husband. We spent the last night of our trip in the holy city of Varanasi, where we took an evening boat ride on the Ganges River. In accordance with custom, I lit a […]

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Will the Paris Climate Accord Put an End to Climate Denial?

Climate denial has been tough to overcome. Despite a mountain of scientific evidence and the belief of most Americans that climate change is real and serious, many prominent political leaders (and all of the major GOP presidential candidates) still remain skeptical. But as this Washington Post article explains, the groundbreaking climate agreement in Paris may […]

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Day 1: ecoAmerica in Paris – Health and Climate

ecoAmerica’s Vice President of Development, Peggy Knudson, is in Paris for the climate talks (COP21). She will be sending dispatches from Paris all week, sharing firsthand observations and analysis, and interviewing climate and ecoAmerica leaders. Today Peggy shares an interview with Dr. John Balbus, ecoAmerica leader and senior adviser to the director of the National […]

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