July 18, 2013
by Jake Schmidt
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World Bank to Stop Funding Coal Projects

Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC
The World Bank Group has just agreed to stop funding coal projects. This is welcome news as the World Bank Group has funded almost $6 billion in coal projects over the … Continue reading

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December 18, 2012
by Max Baumhefner
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Oil Industry Says We Can’t Get Off Oil, Independent Analysis Shows Otherwise

Max Baumhefner, Sustainable Energy Fellow, San Francisco
If California is to reduce its pollution to a level climate science makes clear is necessary to avoid the worst impacts of global warming, it must address the transportation secto… Continue reading

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November 20, 2012
by David Doniger
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Cooling India with Less Warming: Examining the Business Case for Phasing Down HFCs in Room and Vehicle Air Conditioning

David Doniger, Policy Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C.
As living standards rise for tens of millions of people, India is on the verge of an enormous expansion in room and vehicle air conditioning that could stra… Continue reading

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September 23, 2012
by Max Baumhefner
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On National Plug-in Day, California Plugs into Economic Growth

Max Baumhefner, Sustainable Energy Fellow, San Francisco
New research conducted by UC Berkeley economists and the California Electric Transportation Coalition shows that fueling California’s cars and trucks with electricity instea… Continue reading

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November 28, 2011
by Jake Schmidt
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What must global warming negotiations in South Africa accomplish (Part 3)?

Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC
One year ago, countries rallied around the Cancun Agreements with multiple standing ovations and strong words of support.  While these agreements are not sufficien… Continue reading

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October 5, 2011
by Jake Schmidt
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Hints from Panama: What can global warming negotiations accomplish in Durban, South Africa? (Part 2)

Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC
[This post is part of a three-part series on the state of the global warming negotiations in the lead-in to the Ministerial meeting in Durban, South Africa this Decembe… Continue reading

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September 21, 2011
by Jake Schmidt
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Major environmental, faith-based, development, and conservation groups call for US funding to support international global warming action

Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC
Tomorrow, the Senate Appropriations Committee is set to mark-up the 2012 fiscal year appropriations bill which outlines the amount of funding that will be invested in i… Continue reading

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March 18, 2011
by Jake Schmidt
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President Obama’s Trip through Latin America is an Important Opportunity to Advance Action on Global Warming

Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC President Obama will be travelling through Latin America March 19-23, 2011 with stops in Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador.  This is a region that has countries that are: major emitt… Continue reading

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February 13, 2011
by Jake Schmidt
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Republican Budget Proposal Guts International Climate Funding: Bad for American Competitiveness & the Environment

The House Republican budget proposal would gut key programs to help the US tap into the growing global demand for clean energy technologies, reduce the carbon pollution from the loss of tropical forests, and help developing countries adapt to the impac… Continue reading

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September 16, 2010
by Heather Allen
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Senate advances 2011 budget including fast-start climate finance

This summer the Senate Appropriations Committee released budget recommendations for 2011 which include over 1.2 billion to combat the impacts of global warming pollution and shift to a clean energy future.  The funding will provide critical invest… Continue reading

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