Climate Change

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Tackling Climate Change

Speakers: Paula J. Dobriansky, Bill Antholis, and Michael A. Levi
Presider: Jessica T. Mathews

What will be the most effective forums for international cooperation in regulating the global commons, and what leadership role should the United States play on these issues? What are the prospects for a climate change agreement at Copenhagen in 2009, and what role should the United States play? What are the prospects for "mini-lateral" cooperation-especially between the United States, European Union, China, and India-among major emitter countries?

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Tackling Climate Change

Speakers: William John Antholis, Paula J. Dobriansky, and Michael A. Levi
Presider: Jessica T. Mathews

Watch experts discuss how the United States should be addressing climate change and the need for global cooperation on the issue.

This session was part of the CFR conference: The United States and the Future of Global Governance, which was made possible through the generous support of the Robina Foundation.

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Council Special Report No. 47

The Canadian Oil Sands

Author: Michael A. Levi

The Canadian oil sands present an important challenge to policymakers: they promise energy security benefits but present climate change problems. Michael A. Levi assesses the energy security and climate change effects of the oil sands and makes recommendations for U.S. policymakers within the context of broader bilateral relations with Canada.

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Op-Ed

An Arctic Circle of Friends

Authors: Scott G. Borgerson and Caitlyn Antrim
New York Times

Scott Borgerson and Caitlyn Antrim argue that the United States should show leadership on the formation of an Arctic "polar park" for international scientific research.

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Must Read

Yale Environment 360: An Army of Lobbyists Readies For Battle on The Climate Bill

Author: Marianne Lavelle

With carbon cap-and-trade legislation now on Washington's agenda, companies and interest groups have been hiring lobbyists at a feverish pace. For every member of Congress, there are now four climate lobbyists, many of them hoping to derail or water down the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Analysis Brief

How Green is Thy Stimulus?

Author: Toni Johnson

The idea of creating green jobs drew great attention as the stimulus package made its way through Congress. Defining those jobs is difficult, however, and economists say many may simply displace existing jobs in the old carbon-based economy.

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