Energy and Environment

We Don’t Need the West: Misled by State Media, Russians Cheer on Sanctions

October 28, 2014 by Kristen Blyth

Since annexing the Crimean peninsula in March, Russia’s international standing and economic situation have taken a turn for the worse. Amid the country’s struggles, you might expect Russians to question their regime’s current course of action. However, President Putin’s controversial moves are widely supported by the Russian people, many of whom are failing to recognize the deeper social and economic consequences of his behavior for the future of their country.

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What the New NATO Secretary General Appointment Means for the Arctic

April 8, 2014 by Iveta Cherneva
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Even as NATO tries to fashion a response to the crisis on its eastern frontier in Ukraine, the appointment of Norway’s former prime minister Jens Stoltenberg as Secretary General should alert global attention to another region: the Arctic.

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Atmospheric Trust Litigation: Defining Sovereign Obligations in Climate Recovery

March 27, 2014 by Mary Christina Wood
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A global litigation strategy called Atmospheric Trust Litigation may prove instrumental in establishing responsibility for restoring the atmospheric trust.

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Re-Gearing for a New Climate Agreement

March 24, 2014 by Rishikesh Bhandary
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The risk that we currently face in the climate change negotiations is the institutionalization of a process that is inadequately equipped to inspire and sustain deep mitigation cuts while keeping pace with the evolving demands of climate science.

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How China and the United States Can Work Together to Tackle Global Climate Change

March 17, 2014 by Gao Hairan
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As the two top greenhouse gas emitters, economies, and energy users in the world, China and the United States must work together more cooperatively to combat climate change and to help the globe build a low-carbon future.

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Climate Change: Defining the Problem Correctly

March 13, 2014 by Bruce Everett
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Climate negotiations are solely lacking in three critical areas: a clear definition of the problem, a realistic plan for its solution, and a deep understanding of the interests of the key parties involved.

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