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.

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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.

  • In the News

    The goal is to develop a low cost, low carbon energy system that can underpin the job growth and economic prosperity all areas of the world want to see.

    December 16, 2015, John McArthur, Scientific American
  • Interview

    A conversation on the COP21 climate conference in Paris

    November 24, 2015, Amar Bhattacharya, Adele Morris and Timmons Roberts

  • Interview | CNN

    October 28, 2015, Qi Ye

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  • Interview | NPR

    September 30, 2015, Constanze Stelzenmüller

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    [Investor-state dispute settlement] has not brought public interest regulation to a halt in the past and I don't think we should assume that will happen now.

    April 15, 2015, Mireya Solís, National Journal
  • In the News

    Ethiopia has managed to grow very rapidly. The country has no oil but may become an exporter of energy thanks to its bet on renewable energy.

    May 7, 2014, Amadou Sy, International Business Times
  • Interview | The SAIS Review of International Affairs

    Evolution and Realities of Piracy and Illegal Fishing in African Gulfs

    December 9, 2013, Vanda Felbab-Brown

  • In the News

    A focus on reducing emissions by all — which is contingent on developed country support on climate finance, adaptation and capacity building — can help establish a more holistic narrative tying together the myriad threads of the negotiations. As a medium-sized country, Peru can develop and drive forward this narrative and avoid polarizing debates between the North and South that undermine the talks.

    December 2, 2013, Timmons Roberts, ClimateWire
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    The State Department report will make it much harder for Obama to justify rejecting the Keystone project. Still, it has become a highly visible and emotionally charged symbol of an often diffuse issue, and it is where many leading environmental organizations have chosen to draw the line.

    March 14, 2013, William A. Galston, The New Republic
  • Interview | NPR's The Diane Rehm Show

    Environmental Outlook: Air Pollution In China

    March 5, 2013, Kenneth G. Lieberthal

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