Jake Schmidt: New U.S. Climate Target Is Achievable and Sends an Important Signal to the World

When the U.S. is willing to step forward domestically, it can have a catalyzing impact in other countries. This is evident in the new commitment from China to peak its emissions -- a commitment no one thought was possible just a few short years back. This commitment occurred only after the U.S. showed that it was taking strong domestic action. [Read more...]



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Jake Schmidt: Time for the World Bank to Stop Funding Climate Change

It is way past time for the World Bank Group to change course and invest in clean energy instead of fossil fuels. There are clean energy alternatives literally popping up all over the place. [Read more...]



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Jake Schmidt: We Need New Action on Renewable Electricity at Rio+20

Twenty years after the first Earth Summit in Rio, it is time that world leaders return to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Rio+20 Earth Summit and step up their game on renewable electricity. [Read more...]



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Jake Schmidt: The World Is Watching: Will G20 Countries Lead This June at the Earth Summit?

NRDC, with Stakeholder Forum and Road to Rio+20, recently launched the Earth Summit Watch -- a country-by-country progress tracker of the ambition (or lack thereof) of preparations before we all meet in Rio. [Read more...]



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