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Climate strategy discussion is taking place in Belarus

A few days ago, at the end of January, the representatives of Belarusian cities that have signed the Covenant of Mayors met in Minsk to discuss the effects of climate change and assess risks in different sectors of the economy. The agreement has been signed earlier in October 2016 at the international meeting in Yerevan... (More...)

11 Reasons for Hope

I always like to end the year with hope. This time last year, I wrote that 2015 had been such a banner year for us at that it seemed like we were “getting close to a sort of climate-action tipping point.” But here we are at the end of 2016, and the politics of... (More...)

Offshore Drilling: The Fight Continues

Last Friday, the Obama administration released the final version of its offshore drilling plan, which determines where the government will allow for oil and gas drilling off America’s coasts over the next five years. The final version of the plan was a mixed bag: while the President cancelled plans for expanded drilling off the Arctic... (More...)
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Thousands March in all 50 states to say #NoDAPL

Last week, tens of thousands joined over 300 rallies across all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and internationally to defend the rights of Indigenous peoples and to urge President Obama to permanently reject the Dakota Access Pipeline while he still can. Rallies began at sunrise in San Francisco, where more than 5,000 people gathered at City... (More...)
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The Push for Recognition & Protection for Environmental Defenders at COP22

More than three environmental defenders a week were killed in 2015 and hundreds face intimidation, arrest and death threats. These defenders fight to protect land, oceans, rivers & forests from destruction. Many are in the fight to keep fossil fuels in the ground — the only way to limit warming to 1.5° — and they... (More...)
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Cities have a new agenda, but what about the people?

  Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development conference concluded in Quito with yet another global agreement — the New Urban Agenda.   Several parallel spaces emerged to challenge the narrative of Habitat III and point out the contradictions between the objectives that the United Nations were putting on paper... (More...)
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