Senators John Kerry and Lindsey Graham outline the steps needed to achieve passage of climate change legislation in Congress.
CFR's Michael Levi says the Obama administration faces tough negotiations on a global climate change agreement at the December Copenhagen meeting without clear support from Congress. But he says Obama has other legislative options.
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Adriel Bettelheim raises questions about the Obama administration's ability to commit to promises made on carbon emissions and cap-and-trade.
The United Nations Environment Programme collected and organized peer-reviewed research and findings on earth systems and climate into a one report, with specific topical sections likes oceans, ice, and systems management.
Reuters tracks the negotiating positions of the top five greenhouse gas emitters ahead of the December UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
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.
European Commission President José Manuel Barroso speaks about the economic, moral, and environmental effects of climate change and the steps the European Union is taking to address this challenge.
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.
Listen to 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.
Listen to Michael Levi, CFR's senior fellow for energy and the environment, address the deadlock in climate change negotiations and argue that the world urgently needs a "Plan B" for Copenhagen.
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CFR Senior Fellow Michael A. Levi and CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon discuss the deadlock in global climate negotiations and the upcoming UN Copenhagen Summit in December 2009.
The 2010 World Development Report explains how climate change can hinder economic growth and says high-income nations need to reduce their carbon footprints and assist devleoping nations in switching to lower-carbon paths.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
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Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2014 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
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