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October 2, 2009

Climate Change
Copenhagen’s Conundrum

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 Obam…

September 21, 2009

India
India’s Climate Change Forecast

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 countr…

September 21, 2009

India
Decoupling China in the Climate Debate

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…

July 10, 2009

United States
Obama’s Summits: Gradual Steps With Russia, Climate Change

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…

April 1, 2009

Climate Change
Obama Administration Moves on Climate Policy ’Encouraging’

Yvo de Boer, who heads the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, says global economic woes are a setback for climate change policy but new U.S. leadership is a "huge signal of encouragement to t…

October 7, 2008

Climate Change
Climate Change Expert Worries Financial Crisis Will be ’Excuse’ to Delay Action

The UN special envoy on climate change for Papua New Guinea discusses the implications the financial crisis has for international efforts on climate change.

June 12, 2008

Climate Change
Climate Control Should Be Important Component of U.S. Foreign Policy

Michael A. Levi, who directed CFR’s Independent Task Force on global climate change, says the United States needs to demonstrate how reducing carbon emissions can be balanced with economic growth.

May 19, 2008

Climate Change
Intelligent Financial Engineering Needed for Climate Deal

Yvo de Boer, head of the UN Framework on Climate Change Convention, says “intelligent financing” for green technologies is key to a good climate change agreement.

December 18, 2007

Kosovo
Kupchan: Russian Opposition to Kosovo Independence ‘Perplexing’

Charles A. Kupchan, CFR’s top Europe expert, says with Kosovo on the cusp of announcing independence, he finds the continued Russian opposition “perplexing.”

October 30, 2007

United States
Whitman: On U.S. Environmental and Energy Policy for the Future

Former EPA chief Christine Todd Whitman says the next president needs to focus on providing environmental leadership, and must include a new focus on climate change and water infrastructure.