New York will require all new passenger vehicles sold in the state to be zero-emission by 2035, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday.
Just last month, California announced it would be banning the sale of all new gasoline-powered vehicles in 2035. Finalizing that regulation actually paved the way for New…
On September 22, EDF and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions jointly hosted an event on the Global Stocktake (GST) at NY Climate Week. Speakers: – Kaveh Guilanpour (moderator), Vice President for International Strategies at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions – Angela Churie Kallhauge, Executive Vice President for Impact, Environmental Defense Fund – Cassie Flynn, Strategic Advisor on Climate Change, United Nations Development Programme – Frances Way, Executive Director, High-Level Climate Champions team – Kate Larsen, Partner, Rhodium Group – Marcelo Mena, Chief Executive Officer, Global Methane Hub – Sebastian Oberthür, Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and University of Eastern Finland Due to technical issues, Angela Churie Kallhauge’s remarks were not captured in the recording. We’re including the full text of her remarks here: Thanks, Kaveh. I also want to thank everyone for joining us at EDF’s headquarters in New York City as well as those of you joining online from around the world. I recently joined EDF as the Head of Impact. In this role, I lead the organization’s efforts to identify and promote ambitious climate solutions with equitable benefits to people around the world. As part of this role, I also oversee EDF’s strategy around multilateral climate negotiations, including the Global Stocktake process. The Global Stocktake is a process that requires countries to assess the collective progress made toward achieving the Paris Agreement’s long-term goals on climate mitigation, adaptation, and finance. It is a key part of the agreement’s ratchet mechanism. The first Stocktake is underway and will conclude next year at COP28. The outcome is meant to inform countries next NDCs, due to the UN climate agency in 2025. The result of this process, if done right – meaning if it’s informed by the latest scientific findings and taken seriously by countries as part of their commitments as signatories of the Paris Agreement – can provide countries with the impetus and information to more effectively implement and increase the ambition of their nationally determined contributions (NDCs). As the IPCC’s WGIII report reminded us earlier this year in detailed but stark terms, the world is far off track from meeting the Paris Agreement goals and from averting climate disaster. We need to reduce emissions by nearly half by 2030 in order to limit warming to 1.5C with no or limited overshoot.1 Instead emissions continue to rise. But importantly, the WGIII report focused on pathways and solutions that can be implemented this decade to get us back on track. The message was clear: we need to act fast. This is where the Global Stocktake can play a key role. The process will allow countries to see the gap between where they are now and where they need to be in terms of their own NDCs. But more importantly, it will allow countries to see how to get there, highlighting near-term solutions available today that could have deep climate impacts. With the right policies to deploy these solutions this decade, the world might have a chance at fulfilling the promises made in Paris seven years ago. One of the reasons we are having this event today is to discuss the need to make the Global Stocktake process as impactful as possible and discuss some – but certainly not all – of the high-value mitigation opportunities that countries should be thinking about as they engage in this process and consider their next NDCs. But first, countries must take the process seriously. For it to be successful, the Global Stocktake needs to be more than a box that countries can check as part of their Paris Agreement commitment. Last year EDF and C2ES launched a partnership to help shape the Global Stocktake process and identify key opportunities with high mitigation potential available to countries. We are working with experts from around the world to help countries distill the signals from the IPCC and other research bodies into impactful, readily available solutions to reduce emissions and drive collective ambition toward meeting the Paris Agreement goals. You’ll hear more about this project later in the meeting. But now, without further ado, I’ll pass it back to Kaveh to get us started.
http://www.socialchangelab.net/video_resources.html This series of videos introduces the 38 chapters of the Routledge Handbook of Environmental Movements. In Episode 10, Prof. Winnifred Louis and colleagues discuss Chapter 10, “Environmental Conservation,” by Angela G. Mertig, which introduces the conservation movement focusing on the North American context.
Can you use your MBA to save the planet? Just ask the chief sustainability officer at McDonald’s, Jenny McColloch. McColloch has one of the most influential sustainability jobs in the business world: leading the effort to green McDonald’s nearly 40,000 restaurants. It’s a tough challenge that could transform all parts of the global company, from sourcing beef and chicken to new product development to water and power use. But it’s also rewarding: With restaurants in more than 100 countries, the opportunity to move the needle on climate change is enormous. For this special episode, we super-sized our team. For our interview with McColloch, Yesh joined forces with Mike Toffel, host of Climate Rising, a podcast about the impact of climate change on business from Harvard Business School..EDF Vision 2030: https://www.edf.org/vision-2030.Follow EDF on other social platforms:Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/EnvDefenseFundInstagram – https://www.instagram.com/environment…Twitter – https://twitter.com/envdefensefund
George Hunt discussing connections with Banking Conservationist trying to save the Planet, before it's too late.
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Hello everyone, my name is Bernard Muhia. Welcome to the Zingi Environmental Series. In today's video, we are going to look at …
June 2022 saw a record number of fires burning across Alaska, which have compromised air quality and stretched firefighting resources thin. Thus far, more than 1.6 million acres have been consumed, a threshold that has not been reached this early in the fire season in decades. Since 1990, there were only 11 times when a million acres of wildland burned in a single year. This year has been an unusually active fire season in the region, with abnormally warm and dry conditions that led to more than 300 wildfires igniting in recent weeks. Many of these were sparked by nearly 5,000 lightning strikes from thunderstorms that moved across south-central and southwestern Alaska in early June.As of June 30, 157 active fires were burning across Alaska. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has issued air quality advisories and episodes for the Central and Eastern Interior, Southcentral, Southwest, and the Aleutians regions of the state.Learn more: https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/news/eart…**Credits:NOAANASA Goddard Space Flight CenterCIRAMusic: “Abandoned Agony,” by William Charles Baker [PRS]; Ninja Tune Production Music; Universal Production Music
Sharks are some of the oldest and most diverse ocean species. As top predators, sharks play a critical role in maintaining a healthy and productive marine ecosystem. However, they are also some of the most vulnerable ocean species as they grow slowly, have few young, and can be susceptible to unsustainable ocean fisheries.Dr. Merry Camhi, Wildlife Conservation Society, explores local shark natural history and some of WCS’s shark conservation initiatives. Greg Metzger, South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center, discuss SOFO’s Shark Research and Education program. Chris Scott, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, provides an overview of shark sightings, public safety information, the shark salvage program, and updates on shark fisheries management in NY.