Climate Policy

From top-down to bottom-up: New directions for climate at Rio+20

Climate change is global; climate change impacts and adaptation are local. We can look to locally appropriate solutions to inform a global response.

Updates from the Rio Earth Summit, day one

We'll keep this updated as announcements are made over the course of the day.

New York court backs greenhouse gas initiative, draws Sauron’s eye

And by Sauron, we mean an enormously powerful actor that holds the world in the grip of its wizened hand. The Kochs.

Secretary Clinton will represent the U.S. at Earth Summit

An announcement from the State Department outlines the full U.S. government delegation.

Solving the climate crisis means saying yes and no

When it comes to climate work, yes and no are the interdependent and mutually reinforcing faces of responsible action.

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U.N. report: ‘Oh, man.’

This is not a direct quote. But we hope you like water pollution and hot, unbreathable air.

Climate change’s worst enemy is its first victim: The city

A group of 58 cities are working together to develop thousands of tools to address climate change. They'd better.

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The top five things voters need to know about conservatives and climate change

There's been a recent surge of stories about conservatives and climate change in the mainstream media. But oddly, none of them tell voters what they most need to know on the subject. It's time for a primer.

Let’s end polluter welfare

We can't afford to give away more than $110 billion to the oil, gas, and coal industries over the next decade. That's why I've introduced the End Polluter Welfare Act.