Tracking local government leadership on climate change

New publication: Local Leadership: Tracking local government progress on climate change by Petra Stock, Martin Rice, Lesley Hughes, Will Steffen, Alix Pearce, Karen Hussey and Tim Flannery This report introduces Australia’s Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership program which highlights the leaders of councils and communities that are switching to renewable energy and building greener, more efficient …

New Report: Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Coral Reefs

New report: In June UNESCO released the report Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Coral Reefs A First Global Scientic Assessment Download as PDF Questions Can we arrange a video conversation/webinar to discuss the report? From the report: Since 1972, the UNESCO World Heritage Convention has united the world around a shared responsibility to …

Make Our Planet Great Again

Graphic: Emmanuel Macron Today’s reactions to the US announcement of the withdrawal from the #ParisAgreement: Twitter Moment Make Our Planet Great Again Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/climate http://planeta.wikispaces.com/climatecop21 http://planeta.wikispaces.com/parisagreement Planeta Changing Climate

Changing Climate, April 2017

On April 2, I participated in a radio convo about climate change online Vegas Observations, http://kdwn.com. The show is being re-web/broadcast today at noon. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on March 28 that, among other things, rescinds environmental regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions by 32% by 2030. The “Executive Order on …

Green Santa

New: The SUN Program presents “Green Santa” – a Climate Change primer in the form of a comic book. Co-authored by Felix Dodds and issued under the auspices of the UN Secretary General through Comics Uniting Nations – a partnership of UNICEF and PCI Media Impact and Reading with Pictures, to make the Sustainable Development Goals …

December 6 is Biodiversity and Climate Change Day at #COP13

10 days until the start of the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (#COP13). Of note: December 6 is Biodiversity and Climate Change Day at #COP13 (Mainstreaming Biodiversity) @RioPavilion #RioPavilion Background The Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) will be held in Cancún, Mexico, December 4-17, …

Lessons from #COP22

As the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) comes an end, it’s a good time to ask if there are ways to improve the UN’s Climate Change Conferences. Saleemul Huq, director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development at the Independent University of Bangladesh, proposes a radical re-think of the purpose …

Time for Action at #COP22

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP22, is being held in Marrakesh, Morocco November 7-18, 2016. This will be the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Of special interest this year is the side event focusing on tourism and climate …