Andrew Light

Andrew Light, Ph.D., is a Senior Fellow at American Progress specializing in climate, energy, and science policy. He coordinates American Progress’s participation in the Global Climate Network, focusing on international climate change policy and the future of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. He is also director of the Center for Global Ethics at George Mason University.

Climate Change

As Durban deadline draws near, big carbon emitters should cut a deal

It's not clear when we'll get another chance to put all the world's major carbon emitters on the road to a common effort.

Climate Policy

Cutting international investments would endanger U.S. leadership

We need to step up, not cut, our funding for green energy in India.Photo: Amaresh S KThis post was coauthored by Rebecca Lefton. Lawmakers continue to debate the fiscal year 2011 budget. As we approach …

The moderately sized bang

The Cancun compromise

The consensus reached at 3:00 a.m. last Saturday to forge the “Cancun Agreements” was a critical step forward in forging an effective global compact to fight global warming. It was the best possible outcome from a meeting that was often teetering on the edge of disaster. Nonetheless, these agreements will not solve the problem, and some of the hardest issues in forging a climate treaty are still waiting to be addressed.

seeing redd

World Bank President Zoellick on the need for REDD: "We don’t want silent forests"

Robert Zoellick has been pushing hard on a REDD agreement, primarily as a vehicle to fund impoverished programs to preserve biodiversity.

Blame game

Has Japan killed the Kyoto Protocol? Does it really matter?

Japan won't renew its Kyoto Protocol commitment unless China and the US join. Greens and developing countries condemn them but can we really blame them?

So Close, Yet So Far

The path to the U.N. climate summit in Cancun and the chances of success

Representatives from 194 countries gather this week in Cancun, for the 16th meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

progress report

Taking on the global energy investment challenge

A report released today provides a progress report on commitments to clean energy development in China, India, Nigeria, and South Africa.

Real Reductions America Can Easily Afford

EPA modeling shows American Power Act brings economic and climate benefits

This post was co-authored by Richard W. Caperton. Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) released analysis today of their American Power Act, or APA, by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA’s analysis …

Progress from the Copenhagen Accord: A good start to global progress on climate safety

This past December, 192 countries gathered for the 15th meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ambitions for the Copenhagen meeting were high. UNFCCC members had agreed at their …

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