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Time to Update 1980s Air Quality Standards for Drilling in the Arctic

Alaska article icon Issue Brief New air quality regulations from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management should require that oil and gas companies seeking to drill in the Arctic limit black carbon emissions low enough to protect the climate in addition to human health.

by Rebecca Lefton | Friday, September 26, 2014

Saving the Arctic

melt water book_alt2 icon Report The United States should lead ambitious national, regional, and global efforts on climate change and black carbon reduction to slow rapid warming in the Arctic, protect millions of lives, improve food security, and safeguard our planet for future generations when U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry becomes chair of the Arctic Council in 2015.

by Rebecca Lefton and Cathleen Kelly | Thursday, August 7, 2014

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, Jenny Cooper | 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 | 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, 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