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New momentum on climate

The UN Climate Summit and the People’s Climate March

On September 23, government, business and NGO leaders gathered for the U.N. Climate Summit in New York. That week EDF and others helped launch a range of new public-private initiatives—and EDF members and staff took part in the People’s Climate March, the largest climate demonstration in U.S. history. Join us for a re-cap of the week and conversation about the prospects for new momentum on climate.

Dirk Forrister, President & CEO, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
Nat Keohane, Vice President, International Climate, EDF
Eric Pooley, Sr. Vice President, Strategy and Communications, EDF

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Does the future of the Amazon rain forest lie in California?

Cutting and burning trees—particularly tropical rain forests—adds more global warming pollution to the atmosphere than all the world’s cars and trucks combined. Our goal is to slash carbon emissions by making sure that trees are worth more alive than dead.

For 10 years, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has supported the Kayapo Indians’ efforts to protect their Amazon rain forest home—the subject of this month’s National Geographic cover story. Join us to hear how EDF and partners are working to shape climate policies in California and around the world that will reward tropical forest countries for reducing deforestation.

Nat Keohane, EDF Vice President, International Climate

Steve Schwartzman, EDF Director, Tropical Forest Policy
Derek Walker, EDF Associate Vice President, U.S. Climate and Energy

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Dangerous uncertainties: Interpreting recent climate science

Nathaniel Keohane, Vice President, International Climate
Michael Oppenheimer, Ph.D., Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University

A recent Economist article pointed to a scientific puzzle: Global warming may not have advanced in the last decade as much as current models predicted. What’s going on? Join Nathaniel Keohane and Michael Oppenheimer, a coordinating lead author of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report, as they interpret these findings.

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