U.S. Leaves Paris Agreement, so Now What?

There is ample evidence from around the world that technological advances, falling prices for clean energy technologies and the dynamism of entrepreneurs are all helping accelerate the process of transformation in how energy is used everywhere.

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Accelerating Private Sector Investment for Asia’s Clean Energy Future

I'm here at the Asia Clean Energy Forum in Manila, Philippines, where more than 1,500 leaders from 63 countries are sharing their insights, innovations and lessons learned in our collective efforts to drive a clean energy transformation.

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Categories: Clean Energy

Addressing Climate Change in Asia: How Companies Are Taking the Lead

Countries in South and Southeast Asia are among the world's most vulnerable to climate change. Private sector leaders in the region have embraced the business and economic case for ambitious climate action.

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Donald Trump will be President. What Does this Mean for Global Action on Climate Change?

Following Donald Trump's upset election victory, the public, pundits and policymakers all over the world are parsing his campaign promises to understand what he will do on a range of issues. On climate change, the question is especially salient.

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Categories: Climate Change

The Paris Agreement Has Entered into Force. Now What?

The Paris Agreement, ratified last month, allows each signatory to accept country-specific emissions reduction targets and show progress in meeting those targets. This encourages all major emitters to take part in emissions reduction.

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Categories: Climate Change

In Renewable Energy, Latin America and the Caribbean Show What’s Possible

In the years ahead, the world's developed and emerging economies must accelerate their transition to renewable sources of energy if they are to mitigate the impacts of climate change. Two recent events underscore how countries in Latin America are doing just this and leading the way in reducing carbon emissions.

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Categories: Climate Change

Climate Change: A Tipping Point in Paris

My expectations weren't high as I headed toward Paris earlier this month for the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris (COP21). Frankly, I'd been jaded by the lack of progress on climate change over the last 20 years.

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Climate Change: Meeting the Challenge of Our Time

Back when Abt Associates started analyzing and measuring environmental shifts, climate change wasn't even a well-known term. Today, it's the defining challenge of our time, threatening communities, infrastructure, systems and institutions worldwide - and demanding a global response.

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