Kerry Engages with UAE, India, and China As Climate Summit Nears

Kerry Engages with UAE, India, and China As Climate Summit Nears

Special Presidential Envoy on Climate (or “SPEC”) Kerry is engaging with key nations this week in the run-up to the Global Summit in two weeksIn India yesterday he met with Prime Minister Narenda Modi, who reaffirmed his government’s commitment to its Paris pledges, including increasing its non-fossil fuel power capacity to 40% and substantially boosting forest cover to reduce CO2. Kerry visits Bangladesh today.

Why This Matters:  Kerry is using these visits to try to elicit elevated commitments from other major emitters — China and India.

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The U.S. Officially Rejoins Paris Agreement

The U.S. Officially Rejoins Paris Agreement

On Friday, the U.S. officially rejoined the Paris Agreement on climate change. Just under one month into his term, President Biden has officially reversed one major element of Trump’s intended legacy, and climate officials across the globe are welcoming our nation back with open arms. 

Why This Matters: The last four years proved to be a disaster for the climate.

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Nature-Based Solutions Can Make Up For Lost Time On Climate Change

Nature-Based Solutions Can Make Up For Lost Time On Climate Change

By Sally Yozell and Jack W. Stuart The U.S. is re-entering international climate change diplomacy at a critical moment. After a year of record-setting climate events, President Biden has placed climate change on the top of his agenda. He has named experienced climate leaders to key White House positions, rejoined the Paris agreement, and enacted […]

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BlackRock’s Message to Companies: Adapt or Die

BlackRock’s Message to Companies: Adapt or Die

On Tuesday, the CEO of Blackrock, the world’s largest asset management company, announced in his yearly letter to his clients that they must layout comprehensive game plans to survive in a net-zero world.

Why This Matters: A 2020 report from portfolio.earth found that the world’s largest investment firms and banks are investing trillions each year into operations that damage the environment and threaten biodiversity.

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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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