We are in a climate crisis; across the world deadly storms and floods, devastating wildfires, extreme heat, and less reliable weather for growing crops have left millions of people impoverished, adding to the global refugee crisis. The impacts of climate

Nearly four years in, the United Nations (UN) talks to develop multilaterally agreed reforms to investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) have now reached a critical juncture as negotiators have reconvened for May 2021, with the second half of this year likely

UN Women shares four stories of inspiring girls and young women in ICT and STEM. Girls around the world are using innovation and technology to solve problems, to unite communities and as a force for good and equality. And yet, women

ICLEI US launches the ICLEI150 Race to Zero On the occasion of Earth Week and the U.S. Climate Leaders Summit, 21 city and county leaders in the United States launched the ICLEI150 Race to Zero. This initiative represents an effort to

In the race against climate change, increasing ambition overtime is necessary to avoid catastrophic warming. However, revised commitments from parties to the Paris Agreement lack two critical components of ambitious climate action: carbon pricing and fossil fuel subsidy reform. Since the

In the United States, we have a rather unique set of political philosophies. Unlike some nations in the East and Southern hemisphere, our language is borrowed, our boundaries have – until recently – been fluid, and we are also in

The United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing yesterday that saw Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey offer testimonies on how each platform plans to stop the

When his inauguration as the forty-sixth President of the United States is complete, Joe Biden will reenter the U.S. into the Paris Climate Agreement. This action will create positive momentum around the world and align the world’s biggest economies and

Most Americans are familiar with the past Administration’s Family Separation Policy. What gets lost in the flurry of Trump Administration misbehavior is the fact that child separation may be in a special category of its own.  Not only is it likely

The Biden administration has committed to a historically ambitious climate agenda. We can expect a profound shift in U.S. federal climate policy — from one of continued domestic rollbacks and international disengagement, to one of forward progress and cooperation. This is

There was no way for small-scale farmers in Ecuador to anticipate the COVID-19 pandemic more than a year ago when they started diversifying the products they grew and mapping efficient paths to get them to hungry urban markets. But when the

In Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region, more than a million acres of mangrove and upland forests are quietly strengthening the climate resilience of thousands of neighboring villages. Mangroves sequester four times as much carbon as rainforests, act as a buffer to protect

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