Newsweek's Katie Connolly examines the outlook on climate change legislation in the U.S. senate.
Environment minister Jairam Ramesh says India plans to outline unilateral greenhouse gas emissions cuts soon. But he says rich states must commit to greater cuts of their own before developing countries can agree on binding global targets.
CFR's Elizabeth Economy says it is "not unreasonable" to seek binding commitments from China and India on emissions that would take effect a decade from now. She also recommends decoupling China from other developing nations in climate negotiations.
Watch European Commission President José Manuel Barroso speak about the economic, moral, and environmental effects of climate change and the steps the European Union is taking to address this challenge.
David Victor and Richard Morse examine the economic and political challenges of managing global reliance on coal and reducing coal emissions, and suggest a three-front focus for new global warming policies.
Madhur Singh places India's intransigence on climate negotiations into perspective, explaining how any international climate change framework will have to be acceptable among all nations.
Eileen Claussen, president of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, says U.S. domestic climate legislation might pass in 2010, after Congress deals with health care reform. But a global climate agreement, set to be discussed in Copenhagen in December 2009, is dependent on U.S. policy, she says.
Michael A. Levi argues that the inclusion of carbon tariffs in cap-and-trade legislation would be economically damaging.
A recent climate change declaration poses significant challenges--and opportunities--for India.
This statement on climate change was signed on July 28, 2009 by the U.S. and Chinese governments in Washington, D.C., during the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.
An IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates special report on development of the Canadian oil sands.
CFR's Charles A. Kupchan says President Obama's summit meetings have advanced relations with Russia and consensus with industrialized states on climate change but that difficult work is ahead on both fronts.
Senator Barbara Boxer needs to assemble a broad coalition to garner support for President Obama's climate change bill. This article details how she is attempting to do this, and what alliances she has forged in the process.
If President Barack Obama expected an obstacle-free path to reaching a global--or even a domestic--consensus on climate change then he was in for a surprise at the G8 meeting in Italy, argues a New York Times' editorial. Leaders from developing and industrialized countries differ on proposed reduction targets while a widespread skepticism about the United States' ability to implement substantive reform hangs over the president's negotiations.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More