COP21 – good news for the planet

Paris Climate Accord

At COP21, better known as the Paris Climate Accord, world nations pledged greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets (also known as Nationally Determined Contributions). At the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCC), representatives (national dignitaries & diplomats)...


The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

World leaders, dignitaries, and diplomats, assemble every year for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to assess progress in mitigating global anthropogenic climate change; and to negotiate protocols and treaties between countries further addressing the plethora of climate-related issues. The annual UNFCCC...


Regenerative agriculture; going vegan to help fight climate change

sustainable agriculture

The United Nations (UN) has advised that a global shift towards plant-based food will counteract the worst effects of climate change. Is going vegan really going to help in the fight against climate change? Well, actually...the UN says that land-use practices that favor plant growth...


The fight against climate change: national carbon reduction pledges

fight climate change

At COP21, better known as the Paris Climate Accord, world nations pledged greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets. Based on the latest scientific guidance from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), many nations' NDCs have evolved, becoming more ambitious; and now many nations have...


Permanent ban on new coal mines and other sustainability priorities

Climate Change

What are the ♥best♥ strategies for mitigating global warming? Carbon pricing? The Green New Deal? Here's a brief list of sustainability priorities that the United States should implement in order to avoid contributing to the most catastrophic consequences of anthropogenic climate change: READ MORE


Shortfall in International GHG Pledges

There is a substantial shortfall between pledges that almost 200 countries, both independently [and internationally all member-nations of the UNFCC* have recommended targets] (nationally determined contributions - [UN recommendations]), have made in the Paris Climate Accord; compared to the reality of what greenhouse gas emissions...


Putting a price on carbon

carbon tax

Carbon cap and trade/ ETS Carbon cap and trade systems are regulations in which countries, provinces, states, and even cities, set a limit (a cap) on the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions industries/ power plants can emit. (Carbon pricing plans incorporating...


How Safe & Clean is Nuclear ☢️ Energy?

nuclear power plants

When looking at climate solutions for clean energy generation, it is reasonable and prudent to look at both renewable energy (the obvious choice); as well as nuclear energy (which is non-renewable, and a not-so-obvious choice). Nuclear Energy - A Potential Bipartisan Climate Solution For the...