Sustainability News

Sustainability News

Various news items dealing with different aspects of sustainability around the country and internationally, including developments in practices, policies, legislation, campaigns and science.

Also, look for sustainability news dealing with specific issues or places can be found on those pages.

Various news items dealing with different aspects of sustainability around the country and internationally, including developments in practices, policies, legislation, campaigns and science. Also, look for sustainability news dealing with specific issues or places can be found on those pages.

President Obama to attend climate change talks in Copenhagen

President Obama will attend the climate change talks in Copenhagen in early December. The President will travel to Copenhagen on December 9, 2009 on his way to Oslo, where he will pick up his Nobel Peace Prize the next day. The administration has not committed to any stopover again after the Oslo trip. The summit takes place from December 7 to December 18.

US groups prepare for CSD-18

Washington, DC. A number of civil society representatives met in Washington today with members of the US government delegation to the upcoming 18th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, discussing why and how US citizens can learn about and engage in the process.

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October 24 Day of Action on Climate Organized by 350.org

Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature, founded the group 350.org to generate public action around the world to demand that world leaders work towards a goal of 350 parts per million CO2 in the atmosphere. The group has called for worldwide demonstrations on October 24.

President Obama sets sustainability goals for federal agencies

Yesterday President Obama signed an executive order "to establish an integrated strategy towards sustainability in the Federal Government and to make reduction of greenhouse gas emissions a priority for Federal agencies.

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US groups call on Obama to support Earth Summit in 2012

Twelve organizations, including CitNet, sent a letter to President Obama requesting enthusiastic support for the UN proposal to hold an Earth Summit in Brazil in 2012.

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Responding to Climate Change in New York City and Around the World

Gail Karlsson, New York City Coordinator for the Citizens Network for Sustainable Development, organized and moderated a September 23 panel discussion on  "Responding to Climate Change in New York City and Around the World."

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Will Climate Risks Change the Map of NYC?

For Climate Week NYC (September 21-25), which was marked by events showing support for the United Nations September 22 Summit Meeting on Climate Change, the Citizens Network, Nancy Owens Studio, Green Map System and other collaborating partners prepared an exhibit at the Mercy Corps' Action Center to End World Hunger in Battery Park City.

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Europe's action on climate change trailing behind its rhetoric?

According to a new study from Oxford's Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, "Europe is failing its own climate change rhetoric.

California plans to adapt to climate change

To minimize the potential damage from climate change, a new report recommends that cities and counties offer incentives to encourage property owners in high-risk areas to relocate and limit future development in places that might be affected by flooding, coastal erosion and sea

Oil industry helps organize anti-climate rallies

Taking a cue from angry town hall meetings on the Obama Administration's health care restructuring, the oil industry is helping to organize http://members.greenpeace.org/blog/greenpeaceusa_blog/2009/08/13/don_t_l... ">anti-climate legislation ralli