The compromise deal in Bali moves the global agenda forward, but U.S. policy remains fractured, and U.S. localities are adopting their own plans as Washington wrangles.
Tackling climate change will involve fundamental economic restructuring of the world's systems of energy production, of transportation, of manufacturing, of resource extraction and harvesting. The International Institute for Sustainable Development writes a scoping paper for the Trade Ministers' Dialogue on Climate Change.
The transcript of a meeting on protecting U.S. security interests from climate change.
This week, the curtain rises on a fresh round of United Nations negotiations in Bali. More than 180 countries are trying to create a new international climate change agreement. In his new monthly Newsweek column, David Victor argues that without the cooperation of China - now the world's largest emitter of warming gases - the talks may be irrelevent and even harmful to the fight on global warming. China must realize its own interest in real efforts to control emissions.
The EU has added airlines to its greenhouse gas reduction scheme, but the United States and the aviation industry say this violates international law.
Michael Mariotte of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service and Steven Kerekes at the Nuclear Energy Institute debate the role of nuclear power in climate change policy.
Hillary Clinton gave this speech on energy and climate change on November 5, 2007 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
A report prepared by CSIS on the foreign policy and national security implications of global climate change.
Watch Senator John Kerry (D-MA) discuss climate change as a U.S. national security threat and the opportunity for the United States to pursue global leadership on the issue.
Senator John Kerry discusses critical policy issues facing the United States including climate changes.
Listen to Senator John Kerry (D-MA) discuss climate change as a U.S. national security threat and the opportunity for the United States to pursue global leadership on the issue.
Kerry Offers Post-Kyoto Global Climate Change Approach
With Upcoming International Talks in Bali, Kerry Pushes U.S. to Lead, Engage Developing Nations in Solution
This article tells the story of farmers and herders in Niger who are working together to stop the advance of the Sahara Desert, avoiding conflicts such as the case in Darfur where competition for resources has reached deadly level.
The speed of vehicle ownership expansion in emerging market and developing countries has important implications for transport and environmental policies, as well as the global oil market. This paper contributes to the debate by building a model that explicitly models the vehicle saturation level as a function of observable country characteristics: urbanization and population density.
If China ever agrees to binding greenhouse gas emissions caps, CFR’s Elizabeth Economy says the nation will need a “wholesale mindset change” to reach those goals.
A gathering of the world’s top greenhouse-gas emitters provides President Bush an opportunity to recast his administration’s approach to climate change, but skepticism remains high.
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 author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More
A roadmap for the United States' greatest overlooked foreign policy challenge of our time--relations with its southern neighbor. More
Two experts argue that despite myriad development strategies, only one can succeed in alleviating poverty in India: the overall growth of the country's economy. More