Posts Tagged ‘Paris talks’

CalSTRS wants feedback on investment — let them know!

UPDATE: CalSTRS has extended the deadline one week, to September 23. The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) is looking for feedback about their sustainability practices, and we have an excellent opportunity to let them know it’s time to divest. Their sustainability survey is here on the CalSTRS website. It’s open to everyone — not just CalSTRS…

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Did the Climate Change in Paris?

Did the Climate Change in Paris? What’s Next? A Conversation with Mark Hertsgaard and Local Activists. COP21 was a landmark event for the climate. For the first time, nations around the world agreed that we need aggressive goals. And with their inadequate commitments so far, it has further highlighted the gaping chasm between where we…

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Report from the Frontlines of the Paris Climate Talks

Activists and journalists on the front lines of the climate justice movement report back from the U.N. Conference of Parties (COP) 21 Tuesday, March 8th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm SF State Main Library Room 121 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132 Download event flyer. • Teresa Almaguer is the Youth Program Coordinator for PODER, a San Francisco…

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Notes from CERES' Investor Summit on Climate Risk

On January 27, several hundred distinguished investors and government officials gathered at UN headquarters in New York for CERES’ 16th “Investor Summit on Climate Risk.” Building on the momentous agreements reached at the COP21 Climate Summit in Paris, the focus was on “Advancing the Clean Trillion” — finding ways to increase investment in clean energy…

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It's done, now we start!

By now you’re all tuned in to the bones of the agreement and have heard both the huzzahs and the carping. It’s important to note that the final outcome was far better than most of the world had dared hope before the nations converged in Paris. Seems to me that the realists are ready to…

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From Oakland to Paris and beyond

For the last two weeks, the climate movement has topped the news, from Oakland to Paris to Melbourne. Leading up to the UN climate talks, hundreds of thousands of people rallied and marched, insisting that the world leaders at COP21 maximize their commitments to a carbon-free future. Altogether, there were more than 2,300 events around the world, and nearly…

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Preparing to march for the climate

Climate activists are focused on the upcoming United Nations Conference on Climate Change, planning for marches and rallies in Paris, Washington, Tokyo, Oakland, and dozens of other cities around the world. Political leaders are meeting for two weeks to discuss a potential new global agreement on climate change. The conference begins in Paris on November 30, in what…

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Jeremy Leggett: Fossil Fuels are Risky Business

Jeremy Leggett, “Non-executive Chairman” of the highly influential Carbon Tracker Initiative, recently met with analysts, legislators, and climate activists (including several from 350.org and Fossil Free California) in the Bay Area. Jeremy is a tireless crusader in the quest to alert investors to the increasing risks of fossil fuel investments and the need for more…

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Paris commitments not enough (6.3°F)

Leading up to the Paris climate talks in December, India has now submitted to the UN its plan for curbing carbon emissions. As of this week, almost every nation has announced what it’s prepared to do to keep the rise in global warming 2 degrees Celsius below pre-industrial levels. Unfortunately, it’s not enough. Why is…

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