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10 Essential Pollution Reduction and Public Health Measures in President Obama’s Climate Plan

President Barack Obama climate change speechThe president’s comprehensive plan outlines steps to reduce U.S. pollution, better coordinate international efforts to solve the problem of climate change, and provide additional protection from the effects of climate change.

By Richard W. Caperton, Daniel J. Weiss, and Andrew Light | Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Conversation with Senator Christopher Murphy on International Climate Change

Andrew Light and Sen Christopher Murphy (D-CT) discuss international climate change.

By Andrew Light and Sen. Christopher Murphy | Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Carbon Market Crossroads

book_alt2 icon Report Global carbon markets could potentially deliver outsized environmental and economic benefits in the coming years.

By Nigel Purvis, Samuel Grausz, and Andrew Light | Monday, April 29, 2013

40×35: A Zero-Carbon Energy Target for the World’s Largest Economies

Todd Stern article icon Issue Brief The Major Economies Forum parties should adopt a target of 40 percent zero-carbon electricity generation by 2035, which would reduce carbon emissions and help stabilize global temperature increases.

By Andrew Light, Mari Hernandez, and Adam James | Thursday, March 7, 2013

AUDIO: Climate Change After Doha

David Waskow and Andrew Light speak about what was achieved—and not achieved—at the latest round of U.N. climate talks in Doha and the challenges ahead for both developed and developing countries in forging a consensus on addressing the causes and consequences of climate change.

By David Waskow and Andrew Light | Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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

H.R. 4255, the Accountability in Grants Act of 2012

CAP Senior Fellow Andrew Light testifies before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power.

By Andrew Light | Tuesday, September 11, 2012

How the Rio+20 Earth Summit Could Have Been Better

Adam James, Andrew Light, and Gwynne Taraska explain how the final draft of the summit’s outcome text could have been stronger.

By Adam James, Andrew Light, and Gwynne Taraska | Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Rio Meeting Can Still Produce a Key Climate Outcome

For the rest of this week over 100 global leaders, and more countries, converge on Rio de Janeiro for the Rio+20 Earth Summit. As of Tuesday a negotiated text was released which so far is receiving dismal reviews as watered down and lacking in any concrete commitments or timetables for outcomes. If the meeting is […]

By Andrew Light | Wednesday, June 20, 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

Pipeline or Pipe Dream?

Rick Smith and Andrew Light explain the substantial hurdles Canada faces to building a tar sands pipeline to China.

By Rick Smith and Andrew Light | Friday, March 23, 2012

Why Durban Matters

Andrew Light shows why this year’s climate talks were a success and how this outcome was better than the potential catastrophic collapse of international climate talks at the meeting.

By Andrew Light | Monday, December 19, 2011

CAP’s Priorities for International Climate Finance

Andrew Light outlines the Center’s goals for the next steps in making sure we have enough global financing to help developing countries cut their emissions in the years to come.

By Andrew Light | Friday, December 16, 2011