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Has Japan Killed the Kyoto Protocol?

Japan’s announcement last week that it would not renew its commitment to the Kyoto Protocol does not necessarily kill the international climate negotiations, argues Andrew Light.

by Andrew Light | Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The U.S. Role in International Climate Finance

book_alt2 icon Report The Alliance for Climate Protection and the Center for American Progress lay out an agenda for boosting U.S. leadership in financing clean energy projects worldwide.

by Andrew Stevenson, Nigel Purvis, Claire O’Connor, Andrew Light | Monday, December 6, 2010

Will Climate Negotiators Reach a Deal?

play_alt icon Video Andrew Light talks about what we can expect from the international climate change negotiations taking place in Cancun, Mexico this week.

by Andrew Light | Friday, December 3, 2010

So Close, Yet So Far

Current national pledges for climate action under the Copenhagen Accord are stronger than ever, writes Andrew Light. But national policies are still in search of an international framework to make them reliable.

by Andrew Light | Friday, December 3, 2010

Taking on the Global Energy Investment Challenge

Our new report demonstrates the possible gains from clean energy investments in developing countries mobilized by public and private capital.

by John Podesta, Richard W. Caperton, Andrew Light | Tuesday, November 2, 2010

United States Joins Alliance to Promote Clean Cooking in Developing Countries

The United States and the U.N. Foundation launched a new initiative Tuesday that brings together the win-win solutions needed to improve health and fight carbon pollution, write Arpita Bhattacharyya and Andrew Light.

by Arpita Bhattacharyya and Andrew Light | Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Planning for Our Oceans’ Future

President Obama codifies the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force recommendations, taking a big step to preserve our oceans, write Laura Cantral and Andrew Light.

by Laura Cantral and Andrew Light | Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Real Reductions America Can Easily Afford

The American Power Act will prevent climate change and help usher in the clean energy economy, say Richard W. Caperton and Andrew Light.

by Richard W. Caperton and Andrew Light | Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Weathermen Know Which Way the Wind Blows: TV Weathercasters Can Teach Climate Science

A recent survey demonstrates that many forecasters embrace their role as informal science educators. Edward Maibach and Andrew Light say it's an opportunity to boost public understanding of global warming.

by Andrew Plemmons Pratt and Andrew Light | Friday, April 16, 2010

The Copenhagen Accord at Three Months

cursor icon Interactive Interactive map from Andrew Light and Sean Pool shows that 110 countries now support a new global effort to achieve climate safety.

by Andrew Light and Sean Pool | Monday, March 29, 2010

Development Funding Done Right

book_alt2 icon Report Kari Manlove, Andrew Light, Kate Gordon, and Richard Caperton on how to ensure multilateral development banks finance clean and renewable energy projects to combat global warming.

by Kari Manlove, Andrew Light, Kate Gordon, Richard W. Caperton | Thursday, March 4, 2010

Progress from the Copenhagen Accord

book_alt2 icon Report Andrew Light explains why commitments under the Copenhagen Accord so far put us on a path to achieve global climate safety.

by Andrew Light | Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Lessons Learned from Copenhagen

Rebecca Lefton, Andrew Light, and Daniel J. Weiss on what you need to know following the United Nations International Climate Change Summit.

by Rebecca Lefton, Andrew Light, Daniel J. Weiss | Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Showdown Among the Leaders at Copenhagen

If Copenhagen fails, blame the process and not the parties, says Andrew Light from the front lines of the conference.

by Andrew Light | Friday, December 18, 2009

A Copenhagen Compact

Up until the wee hours of this morning, the consensus view was that this meeting was about to fall apart completely. Some of the most trusted environmental journalists I know, who have the most astute anti-“sky is falling” meters in the business were saying it, so everyone was saying it.

by Andrew Light | Friday, December 18, 2009