Climate Change

The Heat Is On: Green Climate Fund in Danger in Durban

"Governments must find ways -- now -- to mobilize resources up to the $100 billion per annum pledged." -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on the Green Climate Fund

If You Had to Choose: Solve the Climate Crisis, Food Crisis or Financial Crisis?

"It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." -- Dr. Carl Sagan (1934-1996), cosmologist{1}

In a recent New York Times article, environmental blogger and reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal wonders, "Where did global warming go?"

If a Tree Falls in the Forest, How Much Carbon Is Released: UN Issues Warning If Private Sector Fails to Invest in REDD

"Forests are the natural treasure chests of the world, providing a host of ecosystem services that -- and this needs to be said very clearly and up front -- are paramount to ensuring economic progress and human well-being, not only locally but also at global scale." -- UNEP Finance Initiative{1}

Tipping Points, Black Swans and Perfect Storms: Kickstarting Sustainable Finance on the Road to Rio+20

"Combining private sector financial flows and smart public policy will be a key to a low carbon, resource efficient 21st century Green Economy." -- Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director

This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is Our Land: How Private Landownwers Can Help Save America’s Forests

"The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness." -- John Muir (1838-1914), founder of Sierra Club

The Global 500 Tackles Climate Change: Low Carbon Growth Central to World’s Largest Companies

"Managing carbon emission and protecting the business from climate change impacts is fundamental to achieving sustainable and strong shareholder returns." -- Paul Simpson, CEO, Carbon Disclosure Project

Truth Comes to Market: Sustainable Finance on the Rise in Nigeria

"We will not continue to take savings and deposits from Nigerians and then lend to companies that will use the funds to destroy the environment." -- Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Nigerian central bank governor

Eucalyptus in Brazil: Wooing Investors, Ignoring Science

"Eucalyptus plantations are destructive." -- Anne Petermann, executive director, Global Justice Ecology Project

Cleantech vs. Keystone XL: Could a Controversial Pipeline Undermine Obama’s Case for Green Investment?

"If we don't lead in clean energy, we'll follow. I'd hate to see us replace the importing of foreign oil with the importing of foreign technology." -- Vice President Joe Biden

The Asian Explosion: Searching for Sustainability on the World’s Most Populous Continent

"Countries that move quickly down a clean energy pathway will be the economic powerhouses of the 21st century." -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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