Energy and Environment
Slowing global warming is among the most complex economic, political and diplomatic challenges of our time. Cutting greenhouse gas emissions from burning coal, petroleum, and other fossil fuels will require innovation and hard work by governments, businesses and consumers alike. While there are great challenges, there are also promising opportunities in addressing the problem, not only in industrialized nations, but also in rapidly developing countries like India and China.
Reuters/Henry Romero - Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Christiana Figueres (L) speaks next to Mexico's Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa during a news conference at the Moon Palace, where climate talks are taking place, in Cancun December 6, 2010.
A crucial handoff between United Nations climate chiefs
May 19, 2016, Guy Edwards and Timmons Roberts
Timmons Roberts and Guy Edwards write that the new United Nations climate chief—Patricia Espinosa—can lead the wave of growing global action on climate change while attempting to face down those working against the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
Energy and Climate
Energy and Environment
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August 3, 2015, Warwick J. McKibbin, Adele Morris and Peter J. Wilcoxen
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