The United States and China Will Work Together on Climate Change

The United States and China Will Work Together on Climate Change

The United States and China, the world’s biggest carbon polluters, have agreed to cooperate to keep climate change in check. John Kerry, the U.S. special envoy for climate, and the Chinese envoy, Xie Zenhua, made this agreement over the course of two days in Shanghai over the weekend. 

Why this Matters: China is the world’s biggest carbon emitter, with the United States closely following. Together, they emit almost half the world’s fossil fuel pollution.

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Kerry Is Humble and Pledges Ambition In First International Appearance

Kerry Is Humble and Pledges Ambition In First International Appearance

"We intend to make good on our Climate Finance Pledge. There is simply no adapting to a 4 degree warmer world except for the most privileged. We are coming back with humility and will work with multilateral institutions."– John Kerry @ClimateEnvoy #AdaptationSummit pic.twitter.com/BqT0LDo13H — CASsummit2021 (@CASsummit2021) January 25, 2021 Appearing virtually at the United Nations […]

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In the Biden Administration, “B” is for BIG

In the Biden Administration, “B” is for BIG

By Monica Medina, ODP Co-Founder and Co-Publisher The Biden administration is up and running. And if anyone in the country or the Democratic party thought the President would be a climate incrementalist they should think again. Like the Sesame Street bit or the Tom Hanks film, the word of the week in the White House […]

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2021: The Year of the Great Reset to Begin to Build Back Better click button

2021: The Year of the Great Reset to Begin to Build Back Better

Happy 2021!  This new year could not come soon enough. As you read this, it is clear that globally we are at a crossroads and that the inequities we see at home are also reflected across the broader planet.  The pandemic has instigated a moment to re-examine our relationship with nature and the planet’s resources. Increasingly, […]

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The Paris Agreement at 5: What’s Next?

The Paris Agreement at 5: What’s Next?

Tomorrow at 9 a.m. EST, the Climate Ambition Summit will begin. The Summit marks five years since the Paris Agreement and will be a moment for countries to announce improved climate plans for the next decade. 

Why this Matters: The summit comes as the end of the COVID pandemic is on the horizon, creating a global impetus for countries to emerge from the past year with stronger climate plans than before.

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The Paris Agreement at 5: A Global Commitment

The Paris Agreement at 5: A Global Commitment

When the Paris Agreement was ratified in 2015, it marked the first truly global agreement to address human-caused climate change. The agreement required 195 countries to come together and hammer out issues that historically plagued climate negotiations.

Why this Matters: It’s not an overstatement to say how we tackle global climate change determines the future health and stability of the planet.

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