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Video Series: A Brighter Future for India

play_alt icon Video This video series documents how solar power has the potential to improve livelihoods, health, and the environment while avoiding the need for the costly grid expansion that is a distant reality for many.

By Andrew Satter and Rebecca Lefton | Thursday, July 17, 2014

Warsaw Climate Talks End with Foundation for a Global Agreement

article icon Issue Brief Domestic measures and international coordination in other forums are essential for progress on climate change.

By Rebecca Lefton, Gwynne Taraska, and Jenny Cooper, with Ben Bovarnick | Wednesday, December 4, 2013

U.N. Climate Talks in Warsaw Must Make Headway on Mitigation and Finance

WarsawBoth mitigation and finance are necessary elements of a package to reduce emissions and build climate resilience.

By Rebecca Lefton | Thursday, November 21, 2013

What to Watch in Warsaw

Warsaw article icon Issue Brief This issue brief takes a look at the U.N. climate negotiations in Warsaw.

By Rebecca Lefton and Gwynne Taraska | Monday, November 18, 2013

Top 5 Reasons to Phase Down HFCs in the Montreal Protocol

IcebergA global phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons in the Montreal Protocol is the best opportunity to stabilize temperatures in the near term.

By Rebecca Lefton, with Ben Bovarnick | Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Budget Gridlock Risks International Climate and Clean Energy Investments

Hackensack RiverCongressional action to advance a consistent budget is key to combating climate change and supporting American jobs and security.

By Rebecca Lefton and Jesse Vogel | Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Super Pollutants 101

W.A. Parish Electric Generating Station article icon Issue Brief Reducing super pollutants is necessary to avoid disastrous impacts of global warming and to safeguard public health.

By Rebecca Lefton | Thursday, June 13, 2013

Rosie The Riveter On A Wind Turbine: Women And The Growing Green Economy

The rapidly growing green sector offers an opportunity for a more equitable and inclusive workforce that can help to narrow the gender wage gap and build a stronger economy.

By Mari Hernandez and Rebecca Lefton | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Are Key to Addressing Global Poverty

Faustine JanjiraEradicating extreme poverty globally, as outlined in the U.N. Millennium Development Goals, is achievable only if inequality and discrimination against women and girls is eradicated first.

By Rebecca Lefton | Monday, March 11, 2013

Doha Climate Summit Ends with the Long March to 2015

Doha climate change conference article icon Issue Brief This year’s U.N. climate conference in Qatar has ended, but there’s a lot of work still to be done before we reach our climate goals.

By Andrew Light, Rebecca Lefton, Adam James, Gwynne Taraska, and Katie Valentine | Tuesday, December 11, 2012

What to Expect in Doha: An Overview of the 2012 U.N. Climate Change Negotiations

Christiana FigueresA look at the climate change conference and what the results of U.S. elections may mean for the Obama administration’s positions during these negotiations.

By Rebecca Lefton and Andrew Light | Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Curbing Aviation Emissions 101

Rebecca Lefton and Samuel Grausz explain U.S. and EU policies reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the aviation sector.

By Rebecca Lefton and Samuel Grausz | Friday, July 20, 2012

Assault on Reproductive Rights and Gender Equality at Rio+20

Rebecca Lefton explains why women's rights are integral to sustainable development.

By Rebecca Lefton | Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Road to Rio Goes Through Los Cabos

If leaders at next week’s G-20 summit commit to a roadmap to phase out fossil-fuel subsidies, they can set the right tone for the forthcoming Rio+20 Conference, write Andrew Light and Rebecca Lefton.

By Andrew Light and Rebecca Lefton | Thursday, June 14, 2012

Working Together for Global Clean Energy

The U.S.-initiated Clean Energy Ministerial advanced its clean energy agenda at its London meeting this past week and joined forces with the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative, write Rebecca Lefton and Andrew Light.

By Rebecca Lefton and Andrew Light | Wednesday, May 2, 2012