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A UN peacekeeper helps hurricane victims in 2008
A special meeting of the Security Council this week will consider adding a 'green helmets' force to intervene in climate change-related conflicts
A special meeting of the United Nations Security Council is due to consider whether to expand its...
Jul 20, 2011 | Read More
Cargo ship
But environmental groups warn that the rules only apply to new ships replacing older ones — and that developing countries have a six-year waiver
Countries have taken a first step towards reducing climate emissions from shipping with a global...
Jul 18, 2011 | Read More
Timber from Indonesia
To survive, REDD will likely need investment to flow from a functioning international carbon market — which, outside the EU, is in a perilous state
The world's forests are in greater danger than ever, as a United Nations mechanism intended to...
Jul 1, 2011 | Read More
Greenland Ice Cap
New international research shows that sea levels could rise by 5 feet by 2100 from warming — a prediction that is above most past scientific estimates
OSLO, Norway—Quickening climate change in the Arctic including a thaw of Greenland's ice could...
May 3, 2011 | Read More
Well-meaning efforts to save the world's trees ignore forests' contributions to agriculture, energy, medicine and the livelihoods of local people
With their ability to soak up heat-trapping gases from the atmosphere, forests are front and center...
Feb 2, 2011 | Read More
The UN secretary general will redirect efforts to making more immediate gains in clean energy and sustainable development
Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary general who made global warming his personal mission, is...
Jan 27, 2011 | Read More
Conference Holds Capitalism, Developed World Responsible for Climate Change
Reporting from Cochabamba, Bolivia After three days of arduous debate, discussion and cultural...
Apr 23, 2010 | Read More
Review Will Examine Data Quality and Entire Management Structure of IPCC
UN climate science chief Rajendra Pachauri welcomed today's announcement of an outside audit that...
Mar 10, 2010 | Read More
By Wade Norris, Co-Founder of PRAER When will the time come that climate change talks will start...
Oct 9, 2009 | Read More