Biden’s First Round of Executive Orders Protect Environment

Biden’s First Round of Executive Orders Protect Environment

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Just hours after being sworn in, President Biden began reversing the previous administration’s planet-damaging environmental policy. His Day One executive orders and directives lay the groundwork for taking on the climate crisis and putting environmental, public health, and scientific priorities back in place.  Rejoining Paris Climate Agreement: After (re)accepting […]

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ODP Exclusive Interview With a Good Friend of the Planet, Senator Ed Markey click button

ODP Exclusive Interview With a Good Friend of the Planet, Senator Ed Markey

We saved the best for last!  For our final interview of 2020, we talked with Senator Markey who recently won re-election after fending off a tough primary challenge from Congressman Joe Kennedy III.  We asked him how he turned his campaign around by making climate change a central issue, how he galvanized the support of […]

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EU Commits to More Emissions Cuts on Paris Agreement Anniversary

EU Commits to More Emissions Cuts on Paris Agreement Anniversary

by Ashira Morris, ODP Contributing Writer The night before the UN’s Climate Ambition Summit 2020 on Saturday, the European Union set a new ambitious target of cutting emissions by 55 percent compared to 1990 levels over the next decade. The updated target comes just a year after the 27-country bloc set its goal at reducing […]

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Three Keys to Climate Action, Five Years after Paris

Three Keys to Climate Action, Five Years after Paris

By Shyla Raghav, VP of Climate Change, Conservation International Five years ago this month, after years of tense negotiations, the gavel sounded to announce the adoption of the Paris Agreement. Like many who participated in the negotiations, I was relieved, hopeful, and exhausted. Everyone in the conference room recognized that this was just the first […]

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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: What’s Changed

The Paris Agreement at 5: What’s Changed

by Ashira Morris, ODP Contributing Writer This Saturday, December 12, the United Nations and the U.K. will host a Climate Ambitions Summit to commemorate the Paris Agreement’s fifth anniversary and encourage countries to commit to more ambitious actions. This week ODP will take a deep dive into the Paris Agreement — today we look at […]

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