Today, I dived into the deep end of the public policy pool and listened to economists almost all day. My agenda for the day revolved around one main question: which public policy tool achieves the most carbon pollution reductions for the lowest cost – cap and trade or carbon tax? Economists from the Massachusetts Institute […]
The most difficult part of being at COP21 is trying to wade through all of the numbers and acronyms that people are using. How to keep them straight, what they mean, or how did we even reach these numbers in the first place. First let’s start with the numbers around the COPs (or Conference of […]
“We are both guardians of the forest.” –Mundiya Kepenga’s statement to Robert Redford at today’s UNESCO event entitled “An afternoon with Robert Redford: Storytelling for Global Action” Today, I was privileged to listen to three guardians. Mundiya Kepenga is a Papuan traditional Leader from Papua New Guinea who, as he states, testifies about climate change with […]
Even as I waited in line to have my passport checked at the “Contrôle de Passeports” upon my arrival at Charles de Gaulle airport, I had a chance meeting with a representative from the Department of Energy and Environment from Washington, DC. It really gave me a sense of how people are arriving from all […]
Greetings! My name is Sarah Gainey and I work as an Environmental Education Coordinator for Saint John’s Outdoor University, a program at Saint John’s University that offers environmental education experiences for all ages. I coordinate our preK-12th grade program that currently hosts about 8,000 student visits on outdoor field trips each school year. I have […]
The Climate Scoreboard uses the C-ROADS simulation to calculate the long-term climate impacts of proposals under consideration in the negotiations to produce a global climate treaty. Embedded Scoreboards automatically update as the deal improves. Watch the video (top right corner) for background and explanation of features. To see recent changes to the Scoreboard, click on […]
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