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Tropical Forest Destruction Accelerated in 2020

BBC World Service

00:59 min | 2 months ago

Tropical Forest Destruction Accelerated in 2020

"Fires and logging in the world's tropical forests increased last year. That's despite pledges by many countries and food companies to nd four station by the year 2020. Or from NPR's Dan Charles. The environmental group World Resources Institute been using satellites to track what it calls primary tropical forests. These are the areas with the most valuable wildlife habitat and stored carbon, the group says. An area of these forests the size of the Netherlands, disappeared last year. That's up 12% from the previous year. It was especially bad in parts of Latin America, including Brazil. There was good news, though from Indonesia, where deforestation is down. The group says it's especially concerned about the dramatic spike in wildfires in a vast area of wetland called the Pantanal in Brazil and Bolivia. It could be a signal that climate change and shrinking forests nearby might be drying out the wetland and making fires more likely. And Charles NPR News

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Jeff Bezos names former head of environmental think tank to lead $10 billion Earth Fund

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00:18 sec | 3 months ago

Jeff Bezos names former head of environmental think tank to lead $10 billion Earth Fund

"Jeff bezos naming a new ceo to ten billion dollar earth fund andrew. Steer who is currently head of environmental think tank world resources institute will head up the organization fighting climate change. It comes as jeff bezos. Said he will step down as amazon. Ceo to focus on other projects like the washington post and the fund.

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Carbon pollution from the fashion industry is on the rise

Climate Connections

01:12 min | 1 year ago

Carbon pollution from the fashion industry is on the rise

"When you shop for new clothes, you're probably not thinking about the climate, but making apparel creates carbon pollution, and the industry's emissions are on the rise as people by and discard their clothes more frequently. The problem is made worse by the rise of fast fashion closed cheap to make and cheap to buy. But chin-yen of the World Resources Institute says apparel companies are starting to take climate action. Many companies globally are setting targets, and then really trying very hard to reach those targets yen co authored a paper that can guide the industry. She says the biggest challenge that clothing brands often outsourced manufacturing to companies in other countries. Those companies may rely on others for raw materials which. which makes it hard to measure and reduce carbon pollution, so a lot of these brands are doing is to educate an engaged the suppliers. I think that's what we want to see him. We're seeing more and more for example. Levi Strauss helps. Its suppliers obtain low interest loans for renewable energy, efficiency projects, and Nike is helping manufacturers from fossil fuels to solar and biomass. Yene says Moore suppliers get involved. It will help reduce carbon pollution throughout the industry.

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Better Late Than Never? Big Companies Scramble To Make Lofty Climate Promises

NPR's Business Story of the Day

04:40 min | 1 year ago

Better Late Than Never? Big Companies Scramble To Make Lofty Climate Promises

"A growing number of companies have announced plans to tackle climate change and it is not just companies with eco-friendly reputations. Npr's Camilla Domino reports that. These companies are responding to pressure on multiple fronts. Helping the planet is good for business. That's what Elizabeth Sirkin. The Environmental Defense Fund has been telling corporate leaders. We can't exist as people and we can exist as businesses without clean air clean water a stable climate. She started delivering that message. Twenty years ago it was so fundamentally obvious to me. I really felt like business would just get this. She figured CEO's would cut emissions governments would set new climate policies and she didn't need to get a new job. I never thought that this many years later I would still be doing. This turns out helping. The planet did not seem like the obvious move too many. Ceo's but there are signs of a shift. More companies are now promising to cut more carbon and to do it more quickly. And there's an acceleration in the number of companies setting so-called science based targets in line with the global agreement. The Paris Accord Kevin. Moss runs the Center for Business Sustainability at the World Resources Institute. It's a small fraction of the overall proportion of businesses. But it's lodge impactful companies like Guo. Mott's Light Target Light Hilton Hotels. So what changed while the effects of climate change are becoming clearer not as a future risk but something happening right now at the same time solar and wind energy keep getting cheaper and there's more pressure from investors and from customers from some governments. There might be some more surprising sources of pressure to like kids. Here's Elizabeth Sirkin again. I hear from business leaders all the time today that you know their kids come home and say what are you doing dad? This makes a difference. Employees are increasingly influential to Cam. Kim runs an APP. Called Blind. Tech workers can talk to each other about their workplaces and he says they're increasingly discussing issues like climate change. People talk a lot of compensation of course and the work culture but I think this is a whole new segment in a survey half. His users said companies climate policy affects whether or not they want to work their employees investors customers science. All of that played a role in Microsoft's recent decision to go beyond carbon neutral and pol more carbon dioxide out of the air then. The company admits but chief Sustainability Officer. Lucas Java says there's another factor too. He says it's helped to frame this as an accounting problem. And that really is what I see. Flip executives mindsets around is to just talk about this in terms that they understand talking about a carbon budget quantifying. Exactly how much companies emit and how much they'll need to cut at the end of the day. What companies are really good at doing is making decisions based on numbers of course setting carbon budget is one thing sticking to it is another and some experts say there could be a danger in relying on big corporations to drive the fight against climate change. Chilanga Baker is a professor at Northeastern University who studies the social justice dimensions of transition away from fossil fuels she says communities especially vulnerable and marginalized communities should have a say in the fight against climate change and feel the benefits of a switch to green energy. I'm just not sure if I have the faith given that you know. Corporations are very concerned about expenses and profits that they would really think about something that may add cost but that may be more just Baker says commitments from companies can definitely be powerful but she says government policy can make sure. Vulnerable populations are protected. She's not the only one who looks at these voluntary commitments and sees a need for regulation after all some companies taking action is nowhere near enough to stop climate change Elizabeth's Durkan who spent two decades urging companies to act. She's asking them to do more than just cut their own emissions. It's really critical to engage. The policymakers corporations from BP to Pepsico say they support a price on carbon sturgeon says companies. That really want to lead on climate need to put money towards advancing those policies Camille Domino ASCII NPR news.

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"world resources institute" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

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01:46 min | 1 year ago

"world resources institute" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

"Are more than fifty people were injured when a domestic jetliner skidded on a runway and broke into several pieces an environmental group says dozens of airports around the globe could suffer at the hands of climb a tree change CBS is Vicky Barker there are people alive today who could see it ATP world airport including some of the world's busiest under water by the year twenty one hundred the Washington based world resources institute says that's what could happen with a one meter or three point three foot rise in sea levels arise well within the current climate models and the analysis says the three major New York City airports will fall victim to more flooding and extreme weather Wall Street right now it's another big day for stocks second one in a row the Dow is up three hundred fifty eight points nasdaq is up twenty three and the S. and P. five hundred is up twenty eight points this is CBS news crystal the world's most awarded luxury cruise line visit crystal cruises dot com today to plan your next level adventure crystal where luxury is personal Wesley is a truck driver I drive a truck I love what I do truck driver with IRS troubles forty three thousand dollars got really bad quite a few letters in the mail they were talking about Lee Jordan coming up my house my car yeah they they don't play around here's a thought that I was gonna lose everything one sleepless night Wesley finally made a call to optimal tax relief at two AM Jane but I didn't actually get to talk to an actual person in the middle of the night Sam just what he was looking for a great team of people that know what they're doing optim attack really know what they're doing to my tax relief came through with flying colors I have been going to come close I would.

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President Trump, Climate Change and One Trillion Trees

Environment: NPR

03:40 min | 1 year ago

President Trump, Climate Change and One Trillion Trees

"Today I'm pleased to announce the United States will join one trillion trees initiative to talk about whether the one trillion trees initiative is realistic. And what its impact could be Janet wrong nothin of the World Resources Institute joins joins US now. Welcome thank you just to start with. The most basic science remind people why planting trees is helpful for slowing climate. Change at all so Trees when they grow they actually absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store in the tree. Parts above and underground so planting a trillion trees is Is a catchy alliterative phrase. Where did the initiative come from and so it actually follows on the suite of several other trillion Tree initiatives. But the idea that you know we can address the climate problem food. large-scale reforestation this particular initiative. At Davos was put forward award by Mark Benny off. Who is this billionaire? Founder of salesforce. Tell us about the argument. He's making here. I think you know if you think about lodge ambitious issues. Initiatives are launched. We've had fires in Australia and Indonesia and Brazil trees have been under siege. People are worried about climate change. This is a good time to you. Know Galvanize attention around something that's been around for a while. There's a question of whether one could plausibly plant a trillion million trees in a decade but setting that aside for a moment if we imagined that tomorrow a trillion new trees were on the earth. What kind of impact with that actually make it depends and this is the critical question? It's how do we do this. And how do we actually connect these trees and the plan planting schemes to local interests. If if there is not local support for these we may plant the trees and when we go back there go So what would a successful program look like One such as the initiatives are ah kind of out in there now where you've got countries the something called the a. f. R. One hundred percent African countries to commit to restore hundred million hectares of land. Land there already interested in doing this for a variety of reasons like water and food security so there's a demand for that. How do you actually link this supply of trees to where there's a strong on existing demand do you think the infrastructure exists to make a trillion trees a plausible reality? Well a question about how how much land that would take. But there's certainly enough existing initiatives already out there that are trying to do this through the Lens of restoration. That could be supported. Deported by this sort of high scale effort on many climate initiatives you have president trump opposing the policy and the teenage climate activist discredit tune Berg. Pushing for this is actually the opposite tune. Berg said at Davos that this is nowhere near enough of what is needed. Is She right. Yes so let let me just say it's a good thing that president trump support season. Who wouldn't be for planting trees if this is the note if this is the only action on climate change is nowhere near near enough? Do you think that this is just a talking point or do you sense that there actually is enough of a plan to execute something this ambitious versus yes. I think the initiatives being quite four fry in noting that actually they do want to interlock with the myriad of our existing initiatives are out there and they want to do

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World leaders tackle climate change at COP25 summit

Morning Edition

03:32 min | 1 year ago

World leaders tackle climate change at COP25 summit

"Today the twenty fifth the U. N. climate change conference called cop twenty five starts in Spain's capital Madrid the conference was supposed to be in Chile but there were a big street protests over the economy there so Spain stepped up reporter guy hedge goes in Madrid the build up to the cop twenty five has already been eventful the last minute change of host city from the Chilean capital to the Spanish one this added an element of drama to the event what's more that change of venue was decided just as the United States was formalizing its withdrawal from the twenty sixteen Paris agreement on climate change the Spanish environment minister that history better so that her countries offer to host the conference was a demonstration of multilateralism to counter the US with Kroll prevented a important tickets in Dallas is Hassoun with the discouragement coals by the withdrawal from the Paris accord of one of the biggest economies on the planet she said it was important that the international community found a way to resolve the challenge created by Chile's inability to host the conference the change of venue has also affected teenage climate activist Greta tune bug she was in the United States preparing to travel overland to Chile for the summit when it was announced that Madrid would host it instead she has raced back across the Atlantic on a catamaran in order to attend much of the conference will revolve around the frame work of the Paris agreement which seeks to keep the global temperature rises to well below two degrees centigrade David Wasco director of the international climate initiative at the world resources institute is hoping the summit will see countries signal that increased commitment to concrete an ambitious strategies for the reduction of emissions something they're expected to formalize and twenty twenty I think this has to be a can do climate summit and we've seen that kind of can do spirit from Spain and Chile working together and now is the moment to highlight that countries have a can do approach to strengthening their action under the Paris agreement next year and also finalizing the last parts of the implementing rules so that those can go into full affected that's the core of what the climate talks and all the process surrounded in Madrid can achieve but one big question going into this climate conference will be who is willing to take the lead on the international stage with two major economies the United States and Brazil stepping back from their commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions there is a vacancy for an international leader contents of state I do believe it's going to be easy to see one leader it is more likely to see some form of distributed leadership Lara last several is a professor of political economy of climate change and the grades on E. university for example the E. U. that has been a directional leader leading by example setting itself tough goals and showing other countries that it can be done along with countries like China and perhaps also teaming up with Latin America and his Spain could be a bridge builder these kinds of events all too often fall short of expectations but environmental activists will be watching the cop twenty five with a critical eye hoping that it will lead to genuine progress in battling

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U.N. Climate Summit Sets Stage For New National Emissions Promises

Environment: NPR

03:29 min | 1 year ago

U.N. Climate Summit Sets Stage For New National Emissions Promises

"As we've been hearing this morning. World leaders are meeting in New York. Today they are holding a special United Nations Climate Change Summit Twenty twenty as the deadline for countries to make bigger bolder promises to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but but many of the world's biggest economies are struggling to keep up with their previous promises. NPR's Rebecca Hersher has this carbon report card. Let's start with a couple. Oh basic climate science facts that world leaders are staring down today faction number one. The average temperature on our planet has already increased about one degree Celsius Celsius since Pre Industrial Times co eleven studies global emissions at the World Resources Institute think tank you've seen the Arctic hitting record highs and a scorching watching summer in Europe and the United States leaving hundreds dead and July was the warmest month on record ever globally and this is just one degree Celsius warming storms are getting more frequent and severe sea levels are rising and heat waves and droughts are getting longer which brings us to fax number two if the earth gets one and a half degrees degrees Celsius hotter. All of those things get significantly worse. Many animals go extinct. Many people will be forced to move which is why leaders from nearly two hundred hundred nations are meeting in New York because fact number three right now. The world is on track for about three degrees of warming by the end of the century so yeah it's not good. Angel Shoe is a researcher at Yale and US College in Singapore. I spoke to her via skype and fortunately national governments are really a falling behind when it comes to delivering the ambition and the emissions cuts that we really need to avoid dangerous climate change national governments including the US the second largest greenhouse house gasometer in the world behind China the US has promised to cut greenhouse gas emissions significantly by two thousand twenty five the good news overall carbon emissions. It's have gone down in the last decade mostly because companies stopped burning coal but under the trump administration that trend has slowed what ended up happening in two thousand eighteen gene was a spike in emissions from the United States and that also occurred in China's well so that's what's really worrisome but shoo says those are kind of silver lining the Chinese government government has been investing a lot in renewable energy like solar and hydro power and Electric Public Transit and appears to be planning more and because it's not a democracy the leaders who make climate promises can't be voted out of office and what's really encouraging about China's when the leadership is committed to something they can really follow through India. Yeah has also signalled it might be getting ready to promise big emissions cuts and it's on track to achieve its current emissions promises. Levin says many countries recognize. There's is a lot to gain from burning less coal gas cutting down fewer trees clean water and clean air and more efficient food production there such such tremendous benefits that can be born by climate action which brings us back to the United States. The federal government is currently trying to roll back policies that would control greenhouse gas emissions things like limits on emissions from power plants and oilfields and cars meanwhile hundreds of state and local governments are doing the opposite visit passing local regulations making local emissions promises all of which puts the US delegation at today's meeting in an awkward position and raises the a question if the U._S. is no longer leading international climate action who will

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"world resources institute" Discussed on Environment: NPR

Environment: NPR

07:55 min | 2 years ago

"world resources institute" Discussed on Environment: NPR

"It's the Ted radio hour from NPR. I'm guy Roz, and I'm the show today. Ideas about how we can stop the worst effects of global warming and save our planet. And one of the ways we might be able to do that is, by changing our diets and eating a lot less meat. I read a book called diet for a small planet by Francis morla pay and Francis Marlow, pay basically, makes the argument that in order to eat meat we have to grow massive amounts of crops that we then funnel through in a most. This is Bruce Friedrich. He's co of a nonprofit called the good food institute. The most recent statistics from the world Resources Institute indicate that it takes about nine calories fed to a chicken to get one calorie back out in the form of chicken meat, and chickens are the most efficient animal. So you're talking about nine times as much land nine times as much water nine times as many pesticides, herbicides on the crops. And then you have to ship, all of those crops to a feed mill yet to operate the feed mill you have to ship the feed to the factory farm, you have to operate the factory farm, you have to ship the animals to the slaughterhouse you have to operate the slaughterhouse. Once you crunch all of those numbers. And all of that inefficiency what we find is that meat production. According to the United Nations causes about fourteen point five percent of all human caused climate change globally. That's more than transportation. So the animal agriculture industry causes more climate change than all of the cars and the trains, and the planes than all forms of transportation combined. Here's more from Bruce Friedrich on the Ted stage. I get one thing out of the way I am not here to tell anybody what to eat besides convincing the world to eat less meat. It hasn't worked for fifty years environmentalists, global health experts and animal activists.

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"world resources institute" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

13:33 min | 2 years ago

"world resources institute" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Interview. Is Amy harder reported with axes. This program was hosted by the world Resources Institute. Monday of last week. Thank you congresswoman for your time. And we look forward to hearing more about this field hearings and congressman Cabello. Thank you so much for your time here as well. Dan, gave us a brief buyer. But as a reminder, he was the author of the first big carbon tax climate policy. Bill introduced by Republican in a decade. And he's also founded the bipartisan climate solutions caucus. He he lost his race last year. I would argue that it was due to a lot of other issues. But if you ask those people who hate carbon taxes they will quickly. Tha that one one thing I remember about his race. That was. Just shows you the the upside down nature of politics is a Republican group funded an advertising that said that his democratic opponent was getting dirty coal money. So just trying to think about that a little bit. It shows the importance of climate change in environmental issues to the congressman's district, which is of course, the tip of Florida Miami. So you're definitely on the leading Republican thinking on this. But the caucus is mostly not with you, or at least publicly can you tell us obviously without violating private conversations. We would love to get an inside look at what you're hearing. And where the Republican caucus is on these issues. So thank you for slimy for this opportunity, and I wanna thank WRI for having me. And I know Kathy's gone, but I'll just say that being from Florida. It is wonderful that we have a Floridian. I think it's wonderful an appropriate that we have a Floridian check. During this this elected committee. And I think we are light years away from where we were at the end of the last congress, and I knew the last congress, very well did a lot of work on this issue as you noted fouled carbon pricing Bill and built out the climate solutions caucus to have forty five Republicans and forty five Democrats, despite all of those successes a lot of Republicans were still getting to the point where they were acknowledging the threat of the seriousness of the issue, which is important what you're seeing. Now is that the has continued and Republicans are starting to not just talk about solutions. But a few of them as we saw earlier have actually proposed solutions now understand for those of us who get how urgent and important. This is we're impatient. We might still be frustrated but thinking about congress and the way congress. Typically functions and evolved, this is actually significant and again, we're in a much better place today than we were just a few weeks ago. So I think you're going to see over the coming months, more and more Republicans. Take risks. So to speak on this issue. Because of course, the greatest fear that any member of congress has is to have a serious primary challenge. So when I say take risk political risk because a lot of these very conservative districts. It's hard to. For those that are exclusively concerned about reelection. It's hard to take to take these steps, but you have some some leading indicators people like Lamar Alexander like Matt gaetz who is in the most conservative Florida district and is leading in his own way on this issue. So again, I think it's hard to say where exactly the conferences today. But I think it's very easy and obvious to say that the conferences is moving in the right direction. The emerging Republican position on this issue is to support innovation. We saw that from congressman GATS as well with his green real deal. I think is what he called it. And Senator Alexander also innovation was the key term. When we hear that word. I mean innovation doesn't just fall from the sky, you need money or a market incentive or many, economists would argue both do you think innovation by itself is enough? To make the difference with climate change that you think there should be. I don't, but I do think that these Republican proposals number one when they talk about innovation and R and D that obviously means the public the federal government has to spend resources invest in mitigating climate change. Again, this is significant for. House and Senate Republicans. But I think what's most relevant is that you can kind of see the beginnings of what a bipartisan agreement would look like and Republicans are are really owning this innovation are indeed position can describe that as a win in a potential bipartisan agreement, and of course, on the other side of that there might be carbon pricing or other policies that will help perhaps fund the research and development, and it, and it could be a fiscally responsible Bill as well. So innovation alone is not enough. Some of the proposals you're seeing on the far left are not realistic. They're just not plausible where where we meet in the middle. I think is what matters most is reminded the audience and those joining online, please be thinking of questions in logging into the websites. Clyde dot DOE. And also vote for questions we have very few votes. So encouraging good democracy. Congressman you just made a comment about far left policies. Do you mean the green new deal? Well, certainly and by the way, the green new deal is not a plan to reduce carbon emissions. It's a liberal vision for our country's economy with climate policy as an accessory now, the great value in the green new deal the great contribution. It has made is that it has elevated this issue, and everyone is talking about the other great contribution. It has made is that if you know congressional Republicans. Well, you know that they must always have something that they can oppose and the green new deal is certainly made for congressional Republicans to oppose the good news is that after a Republican expresses opposition to the green new deal. The next question from. Good reporters. Like you is. Okay. What what are you for? And that's what Republicans are in search of now on the fact that they're searching for that. And some of some of them have already found some answers is very good news and an indicator that we are approaching or at least moving towards a bipartisan solution a lot of the questions here and a lot of support for questions on here. Look at what's behind historical for at least a decade opposition from Republicans. What do you think it is? Congressman do you think it's? Idea ideology. Do you think is the fact that any climate solution requires some sort of larger government role is personnel? Quote, the millions of dollars the fossil fuel industry has invested in deciphering the debate. What is it? That's preventing. Republicans and in another thing, you know, I sort of putting on my devil's advocate hat for this event in one their concerns about higher cost of energy, which I think is a legitimate question. But there's a lot of other issues that play here including lobbying influence, so what is it in? What's what how are things going to change to release that opposition? So I have my theory decades ago this question of environmental policy was generally a scientific or or an issue of science, and it over time became a question of culture. And I believe that this started in the wake of the two thousand election, which at the time was the most contentious in our country's history not anymore and after that election. Former vice president gore became the face of the environmental movement. He. He also made a number predictions that didn't pan out. And I really wish number one. I don't criticize the former vice president for his work on the issue. I think that's that's very noble and should be applauded. I wish that when he embarked on that journey. He would have done it with a Republican partner because this issue is just to important for anyone to try to own entirely. You really have to share it. If you want if you want good policy so after that election. I think a lot of Republicans reached the conclusion that avowed gore is for something we must certainly all oppose it and over the years, many different interest groups, of course, have reinforced that idea, and that's how we got to the point where we were. Three or four years ago, which I really think was was rock bottom when I got to congress or maybe three or four House Republicans who are willing to even say the word the words climate change. And we started the process of de politicizing or undoing the polarization that had resulted in that I think was born out of vice president Gore's activism, which again, I don't criticize. I just think it offers a good explanation for how we ended up in such an unfortunate place Carlos Curbello interviewed by axes reporter, Amy harder. Good follow up to that question is a question here from the audience how Republicans going to credibly change their message on climate change when they've campaigned for decades on bad faith arguments. And I just want to piggyback on that to offer. My own twisted version of that question, which is. If you if you goal is to address climate change, do you want to try to demonize party or do you want to try to work with whoever you can how do you balance that with as as this attendees said with a history of not having good faith on this issue? So that's a good question. And I think for at least some Republicans they probably cannot turn back because they've made some pretty definitive statements over the years. But when I read the op-ed by. Ranking member Walden. Former chairman Upton, and I guess former chairman Walden to and and Representative Szimke. I said, well, here's here's an obvious example of at least one of those three. Kind of reversing the position that they had held a decade ago in the midst of the cap and trade debate so for some it will be difficult or impossible. The good news is that. And I think you're seeing this Amy that the younger or not young or newer Republicans in the congress don't have a long history of votes and statements on this issue, and they are more free to to adopt responsible positions. And I think you've seen that over the last few months congressman Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio who who made I think some very positive statements in the science committee, congressman wall to Florida and others. So some of this will be the product of new Republicans coming into the congress because this divide is in many ways generational anyway. And we see that in polling a lot of young Republican. Millennial Republicans gen-x Republicans. I believe we need to act on climate. So one question that I'm seeing sort of permeates throughout the questions here online that I also have on my list is this separation between acknowledging climate change is real. It's a problem. Something should be done supporting the broad idea of innovation, but very few Republicans are supporting carbon pricing in my conversations both on and off the record with Republicans and their staffers that that's just too far for them. So I guess one question for you really quickly. You took from you do think carbon pricing is an essential part of the equation. And if yes, then what's why do you think these members are not going to support that or do you think they'll change their positions? I think carbon pricing is a natural component of any bipartisan agreement. So I can understand why a lot of Republicans who I.

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"world resources institute" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:14 min | 2 years ago

"world resources institute" Discussed on KCRW

"This week in a way, we've been bringing you stories from the future describing a world in which we have actually stopped climate change. And today, we turn to food in a zero carbon world your dinner plate may not look all that different. But some big changes have to happen down on the farm NPR's. Dan, Charles traveled to South America to see how those changes might happen. A scientist named Hakoah Arango was traveling in a forested part of his country Colombia when he ran into a big cause of global warming. He couldn't see it. But he could hear it. You could hear the chainsaw cutting the forest on the local telling us that this is nothing unusual for them. They were hearing every day, and they all knew what would happen next after land. Clearing comes cattle grazing version of cattle grazing, that's careless and destructive and Tim searching her from the world Resources Institute says it's incredibly common grazing land is about two thirds of all the world's agriculture. Land and about a third of that came right out of clearing forest. This is a climate disaster. I because cutting trees and tearing up soil releases huge amounts of carbon dioxide and then cattle release methane a powerful greenhouse gas as they digest grass and leaves. There are greenhouse emissions from other kinds of farming to from plowing and from fertilizer added all up and growing food accounts for a quarter of the entire climate change problem, it could grow to because billions of people around the world are getting richer. They wanna eat beef to there is no solution to climate change that doesn't dramatically reduced the land use demands and greenhouse gas emissions agriculture searching her and his colleagues have laid out a road map for how to do this. It includes lots of things less food wasted ways to capture those fertilizer emissions. But maybe the biggest piece of the solution. Hakko Ranga wants to show it to. Arango works at the international center for tropical agriculture in Colombia. And he's brought me to a farm in the patio valley, not far from the country's Pacific coast. This is cattle grazing land wide grassy pastures lined.

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Report reveals staggering economic and health toll of climate change

Clark Howard

00:34 sec | 2 years ago

Report reveals staggering economic and health toll of climate change

"Coverage. A new federal report co authored by experts across government agencies is putting a price tag on climate change the fourth national climate assessment released by the federal government on Friday, warns of the economic impacts of ignoring climate change could cost the nation hundreds of billions of dollars that should be no surprise says Andrew light of the world Resources Institute. Here is essentially no sector of the economy, which will not suffer unless we get a handle on climate change pollution moving forward. The federal report stands in contrast to President Trump's own words on global

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"world resources institute" Discussed on Science Friday

Science Friday

02:19 min | 2 years ago

"world resources institute" Discussed on Science Friday

"Back in December of two thousand fifteen hundred ninety. Five of the world's nations took their first steps down a long unclear road to addressing climate change in signing the Paris climate agreement nations agreed to keep the increase in global average temperature to quote well, below two degree celsius a critical point at which the planet gets locked into a feature of catastrophic impacts such as rising sea levels, more devastating, floods, and droughts widespread food and water shortages and more powerful storms and to ensure that we don't get too close to that too degree. Tipping point the agreement ask countries to limit the temperature increase to just one point five degrees celsius. But how much does happen to Greece save us from the most devastating impacts of climate change a new report. Report from the intergovernmental panel on climate change the IPCC this week has shed some light on that. It highlights number of climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to one point five degrees compared to two degrees or more the conclusion every bit of warming. Even that point, five degrees matters here to break down the report and tell us how world nations have been doing trying to curb emissions over the last three years as to Kelly, the VIN. She is senior associate with the world Resources Institute. Doctor Levin welcome back to science Friday. Thank you so much to be with you. Wanna send out a shoutout to our listeners. But with this question, as we barrel toward a one and a half degree increase in global temperature, are you worried? Are you worried about climate change impacting where you live? Guess give us a call our number eight, four, four, seven, two, four, two, five, five, eight, four, four. Seven to four to five five. You can also tweet us at Saif fry. So Dr living, the goal is to prevent a two degree increase in average global temperatures. But this report tells us that even one point, five degree increase is going to bring some pretty big changes. Yep, that's absolutely right. So the Paris agreement actually has these two goals as you said to.

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"world resources institute" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"world resources institute" Discussed on KQED Radio

"To quote, well below two degrees celsius a critical point at which the planet gets locked into a future of catastrophic impacts such as rising sea levels more. Devastating floods and droughts widespread food and water shortages and more powerful storms and to ensure that we don't get too close to that too degree tipping point the agreement. Ask countries to limit the temperature increase to just one point five degrees celsius. But how much does half a degree? Save us from the most devastating impacts of climate change. A new report from the intergovernmental panel on climate change, the IPCC this week has shed some light on that it highlights a number of climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to one point five degrees compared to two degrees or more the conclusion every bit of warming, even at point point five degrees matters here to break down the report and tell us how world nations have been doing trying to curb emissions over the last three years is Kelly the VIN. She is senior associate with the world Resources Institute. Doctor levin. Welcome back to science Friday. Thank you so much great to be with you. You're wondering who sent out a shadow to our listeners being with this question as we barrel toward a one and a half degree increase in global temperature. Are you worried are you worried about climate change impacting where you live guests are give us a call our number eight four four seven two four two five five eight four four seven two four two five five. You can also tweet us at the Cy fry. So doctor living the goal is to prevent a two degree increase in average global temperatures. But this report tells us that even a one point five degree increase is going to bring some pretty big changes. Yeah. That's absolutely, right. So the an paragraph actually has these two goals as you said to.

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"world resources institute" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:06 min | 2 years ago

"world resources institute" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"In signing the Paris climate agreement nations agreed to keep the increase in global average temperature to quote, well below two degrees celsius a critical point at which the planet gets locked into a future of catastrophic impacts such as rising sea levels more. Devastating floods and droughts widespread food and water shortages and more powerful storms and to ensure that we don't get too close to that to degree tipping point the agreement. Ask countries to limit the temperature increase to just one point five degrees celsius. But how much does half a degree? Save us from the most devastating impacts of climate change a new report from the. Intergovernmental panel on climate change, the IPC this week has shed some light on that it highlights a number of climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to one point five degrees compared to two degrees or more the conclusion every bit of warming, even at point point five degrees matters here to break down the report and tell us how world nations have been doing trying to curb emissions over the last three years is that to Kelly the VIN. She is senior associate with the world Resources Institute. Doctor levin. Welcome back to science Friday. Thank you so much great to be with you. We want to send out a shadow to our listeners with this question as we barrel toward a one and a half degree increase in global temperature. Are you worried are you worried about climate change impacting where you live guest? Give us a call our number eight four four seven two four two five five eight four four seven two four two five five. You can also tweet us at the Cy fry. So Dr living the the goal is to prevent a two degree increase in average global temperatures. But this report tells us that even a one point five degree increase is going to bring some pretty big changes. Yep. That's absolutely, right. So the Paris agreement actually has these two goals as you said.

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Kelly Levin, Nigel and Jed Kim discussed on Morning Edition

Morning Edition

01:16 min | 2 years ago

Kelly Levin, Nigel and Jed Kim discussed on Morning Edition

"New York scientists with the intergovernmental panel on climate change or in South Korea. Now, they released a report today that details what would have to be done in order to keep global temperatures from rising more than one and a half degrees celsius in short. It would take drastic action and soon so what is the significance of one and a half degrees? Marketplace's jed Kim reports in two thousand fifteen the Paris climate agreement saw the countries of the world commit to keeping temperature rise limited to two degrees celsius, but they also agreed to try to keep it even cooler. That's. Especially important to small island nations forming might actually really compromise their existence. Kelly Levin is with the world Resources Institute. She says sticking to one point five degrees would be much safer, bud. Much harder essentially have to slash emissions to half of what they are on today by twenty thirty on and face completely before mid-century Nigel is CEO of climate advisers. He hopes the new report will help convince governments and corporations they need to increase their emissions reduction efforts the temperature is rising faster than previously thought the impacts are worse than previously thought and we need to get moving. Some estimates say we're far off from hitting even the

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"world resources institute" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW

TalkRadio 630 KHOW

02:52 min | 3 years ago

"world resources institute" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW

"General Antonio Gutierrez. Has decided that it's time to kick. Start the UN back into the climate change business. Apparently, they had a climate change. Conference in Bangkok the ended yesterday. And observers at the world Resources Institute. Called the progress that they made lackluster. Gutierrez says the climate change is running faster than we are any pointed to floods in India. I always loved the fact that we're able to point to weather and weather is somehow an indication of climate change. But when we point out that it's weather or we point out that well, you know, it's hot in summertime they say, well, that's weather, and that's not an indication of climate change. I think this is one reason why mentally I I am. I'm exhausted. I'm truly exhausted with the dumbest Serie. We're told for example that. We everything is racist. Then you you can't say this or you can't say that if it's speech will who who's the arbiter of hate speech, and I've got a story in the minute. We'll do about Twitter again, where we're not Twitter, but the the chief operating officer of Sandberg of Facebook was testifying last week while I was in Washington, and she talked about alternative facts. And I've noticed on my Facebook feed actually looked at Facebook a little bit over the weekend. Somebody had posted a story in the next thing. I know there's a little icon the pops up it's really obnoxious. It says here are some alternative stories that you might want to consider and it was a snow article like snow because snowpacks is often. Well, it is just left leaning and snoops is biased and snowpack is not a good fact checker anymore than going to Wikipedia is a good fact checker. So now Facebook is trying to tell me, oh, here's a story in your Facebook feed. But in case you're wondering, here's an article from Snoop's now, just for giggles and grants. I decided to click on the slopes article kind of funny slopes confirmed. I don't even remember what the story was slopes confirmed that the story that Facebook felt obligated to give you an alternate source confirmed. Termed what the original story said. But I digress. The UN secretary general says that we got to watch out.

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"world resources institute" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:54 min | 3 years ago

"world resources institute" Discussed on AP News

"To get back into the good graces of its customers after a huge data breach ap's my grassy report is come to an agreement with several states to boost security on the heels of a data breach that impacted nearly one hundred forty eight million americans equifax inc has reached agreement with states to put stronger security measures in place the data breach in two thousand seventeen was the single largest exposure of personal information ever state regulators say the consent order addresses deficiencies that persisted even after equifax took steps to correct the problems that led to the breach the states involved in the agreement are california texas new york north carolina massachusetts georgia alabama and maine i'm mike rossier new satellite data shows columbia saw dramatic increase in forest degradation last year and levels in brazil remain historically high researchers at the university of maryland found tropical forests around the globe lost fifteen point eight million hectares of tree cover in two thousand seventeen that's an area about the size of bangladesh losses in brazil home to most of the amazon rainforest made up nearly thirty percent of the total more than losses in any other single country the data released wednesday measure tree cover loss or the death of a trees leaves the data might give a more pessimistic picture than other deforestation figures since they don't take into account whether the loss is permanent while colombia's losses were a much smaller proportion of the total the south american country experienced a worrying jump tree cover loss rose forty six percent in two thousand seventeen from the previous year and the number of hectares lost was more than double the average loss from two thousand one through twenty fifteen the world resources institute linked the increase to the colombian government's peace deal with farc rebels who had severely limited commercial use of large forested areas they controlled for decades with the rebels no longer in control land speculators and people who are clearing land for farming mining and logging have rushed in the data also looked at the african nation of congo where tree cover loss reached a record high last year and the caribbean where hurricanes caused significant losses the data had some good news from indonesia where tree cover loss in primary forests dropped sixty percent last year toys r us is closing the last of its us stores it's the end of a chain known to generations of children and parents for sprawling stores brightly colored logo and giraffe mascot the company which filed for chapter eleven reorganization last fall had hoped to stay open despite being hobbled by five billion dollars in debt after a leveraged buyout left it unable to invest and.

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"world resources institute" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:47 min | 3 years ago

"world resources institute" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Bigger deal right now it's just a chinese power sector other big polluters like cement and steel and chemical plants over there have been left out but even with just electrcity china's will be the biggest carbon market in the world from the sustainability desk marketplace's jed kim explains what's going on china's timing in the waning days of the year is not a coincidence china basically common kion mike any and to davis basic utilize day they could do the shorter watches carbon markets for energy and olympics firm ici yes she says it's a big announcement with a slow roll out that's because he working carbon market needs three things one any canadian how might everybody emits carmen and in china that system in place yet funny you also need a system to register the emissions that registered ethnic and finally of course the actual mechanism to trade allowances if you might get that out for the next that what might china's price on carbon be renting song is with the world resources institute he says earlier regional programmes in china sought prices hover at about five or parttime no problem eat meat it but you know that'd be changeable a national given now so a lot to be figured out but he says he measured pace be good if it helps balance emissions reductions with economic growth poet apparent is with the carbon disclosure project she says the new market will make china way more transparent emissions wise it will by definition have to bring china to standard best practice international veracity all kinds of financial accounting will gradually have to apply to the cap and trade though in grow slowly and steadily china's new carbon market is a clear way to show off global leadership jed kim from marketplace.

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"world resources institute" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:24 min | 3 years ago

"world resources institute" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Next it's all things considered with the latest on the gop tax plan that is poised to pass an update on the amtrak investigation and the new trump judiciary all coming up next this is marketplace i'm cairo's all i know there's been a lot of coverage of the tax bill here and elsewhere but it's probably wise to remember we are all in a global economy one in which today we learned that china is going to start its own market in card and a way to trade greenhouse gas emissions with a goal of cutting them by putting a price on it's a longawaited announcement a lot of climate change watchers were hoping it would have been a bigger deal right now it's just a chinese power sector other big polluters like cement and steel and chemical plants over there have been left out but even with just atrocity china's will be the biggest carbon market in the world from the sustainability desk marketplace's jed kim explains what's going on china's timing in the waning days of the year is not a coincidence china basically comment on and today was basically to last day they could be a shorter watches carbon markets for energy and olympics firm ici yes she says it's a big announcement with a slow roll out that's because even working carbon market these three things one any to know how might everybody emits and carmen and and china that system it's an entice yet honey you also need the system to register the emissions that are registered ethnic and finally of course the actual mechanism to trade allowances and you might get that the that what might china's price on carbon be ramping song is with the world resources institute he says earlier regional programmes in china sought prices hover at about five six dollars per tonne the pub an immediate but change because the national given now so a lot to be figure doubt but he says he measured pace may be good if it helps balance emissions reductions with economic growth polit a pernas with the carbon disclosure project she says the new market will make china way more transparent emissions wise it will by definition have to bring china to standard best practice international veracity all kinds of financial accounting will gradually have to apply to the capitol trade though it'll grow slowly as steadily china's new carbon market is a clear way to show off global leadership i'm jed kim.

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"world resources institute" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"world resources institute" Discussed on KCRW

"A lot of coverage of the tax bill here and elsewhere but it's probably wise to remember we are all in a global economy one in which today we learned that china is going to start its own market in card and wait a trade greenhouse gas emissions with goal of cutting them by putting a price on him it's a longawaited announcement a lot of climate change watchers were hoping it would have been a bigger deal right now it's just a chinese power sector other big polluters like cement and steel and chemical plants over there have been left out but even with just eletricity china's will be the biggest carbon market in the world from the sustainability desk marketplace's jed kim explains what's going on china's timing in the waning days of the year is not a coincidence china promised to launched america in 2017 and today was basically to last day they could do to shorter watches carbon markets for energy and olympics firm ici yes she says it's a big announcement with a slow roll out that's because he working carbon market these three things one any to know how might everybody emits and carmen and in china that system in place yet funny you also need the system to register the ambitions that wretched registered ethnic day and finally of course the actual mechanism to trade allowances and you might get that out for the next that what might china's price on carbon be red song is with the world resources institute he says earlier regional programmes in china sought prices hover at about five to fix or on the carbon emitted but changed because the national given now so a lot to be figured out but he says he measured pace may be good if it helps balance emissions reductions with economic growth poyton pernas with the carbon disclosure project she says the new market will make china way more transparent emissions wise it will by definition have to bring china to standard practice international veracity all kinds of financial accounting will gradually have to apply to.

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"world resources institute" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One

Marketplace All-in-One

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"world resources institute" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One

"This is marketplace i'm cairo's raised all i know there's been a lot of coverage of the tax bill here and elsewhere but it's probably wise to remember we are all in a global economy one in which today we learned that china is going to start its own market in carbon away to trade greenhouse gas emissions with the goal of cutting them by putting a price on him it's a longawaited announcement a lotta climate change watchers were hoping it would have been a bigger deal right now it's just a chinese power sector other big polluters like cement and steel and chemical plants over there have been left out but even with just eletricity china's will be the biggest carbon market in the world from the sustainability desk marketplace's jed kim explains what's going on china's timing in the waning days of the year is not a coincidence china basically comment on any any team and today was basically to last day they could do to shorter watches carbon markets for energy analytics firm ici yes she says it's a big announcement with a slow roll out that's because he working carbon market needs three things one any to know how might everybody emits and carmen and in china that system in place yet holly you also need the system to register the emissions that are registered ethnic and finally of course the actual mechanism to trade allowances and he might get that next that what might china's price on carbon be ramping song is with the world resources institute he says earlier regional programmes in china sought prices hover at about five or on the carbon emitted but you know that'd be changed because the national given now so a lot to be figured out but he says he measured pace may be good if it helps balance emissions reductions with economic growth polo the pearn is with the carbon disclosure project she says the.

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"world resources institute" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:26 min | 3 years ago

"world resources institute" Discussed on KQED Radio

"A personal level and also recognizing their responsibility as leaders in if corporate enterprise that really govern the planet and trying to change it or regrading walmart could have a lot of impact given their scale and they reduce packaging on something they can really have an impact but yet underneath they want more sales more consumption i just wanna say thank him back up a little bit i i think walmart didn't go there by themselves they were very involved with the environmental defense fund in figuring out to the sustainability steps and this is happening with a number of environmental ngos collaborating with companies to kinda push them to move them beyond their comfort level and my understanding of that situation has the environmental defenseman kind of alan jr them take a lead on this look what's happening and trying to push them and they went along with it and they have become a leaner and thereafter customers and suppliers are following one big victory this particular year was this past halfyear smithfield foods which is kind of the largest park producer i guess they sell their stuff to walmart walmart sells it to consumers change their whole system out to reduce emissions by like 25 percent and change how they deal with their hog farms to maybe remember reading about methane emissions from north carolina when all that rain was happening about half a year ago is like a huge problem all this state and they too worked with the environmental defence front and i know that the world wildlife fund and the world resources institute they're all collaborating with businesses to move them forward adam davis how would just say that a walmart wouldn't deny that they have an norma's impacts neither would unilever nor would three armor ford or anybody who has a major business but that doesn't mean they can't also view leaders in solving problems but in fact i would argue that if you want to solve a problem you gotta go where the problem is and the the problem isn't just in ben and jerry's ice cream and tom's toothpaste it in transportation and mining and energy and beat making buildings and the the real stuff of our economy where most of us working we're all of us consume products from so if we're going to make progress in this we obviously have to engage with all these folks but what lender lies you all of this is more is growth.

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"world resources institute" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:44 min | 4 years ago

"world resources institute" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The climate program director at the world resources institute thanks a lot thank you so much for having me uh more than four hundred thousand muslim minority rojita have fled myanmar for bangladesh ingest the past three weeks this huge number of people is straining the capacity of eight agencies on the ground and of the bangladesh government and more refugees arrive each day many of them mm are staying in camps in and around the town of cox's bazar michael sullivan sent this report on the road some cox's bazar in southern bangladesh to the town of teknaf near the border with myanmar pandemonium late this afternoon as government aid workers pulled up a semitrailer don load supplies to thousands of anxious inpatient and hungry refugees what law everything good for late thirty in the morning until deylaud and now they're getting best if you through that's lionel islamia a local government official tasked with supervising the distribution at this one site more than ten thousand people i've given really how many days of even doing is it always chaotic like this all alert the new horrible an already he did everyday newlook is coming from i am a when will they stopped anything not coming i know my don't lie delayed lulled only only on suit chino's he says she's the defacto head of men or maybe miyama's generals who led the campaign against the rule hill sees like today's will common along the road a steady stream of refugees walking alongside it their meagre belongings slung over their shoulders looking not just for food shelter subtitled the goal has not found her swatting by the side of the road looking laws her twoyearold daughter cradled in her arms and yet i see that dan i gotta she came just this morning she says crossing the border from mian maher and walked in the rest of the way he sled me amar last week's he says after me and military came to her village gone courcel that ain't atapattu wednesday they burned are so we ran to another she says what the next day that burned it too so let that we just kept going until we reach the river but her husband and two of her children were killed she says along the way now it's just her and her daughter it's starting to rain you're standing here next to the side of the road with your daughter what are you going to do for shelter tonight.

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"world resources institute" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:03 min | 4 years ago

"world resources institute" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This is all things considered i'm also chang and i'm ari shapiro at the un general assembly in new york this morning president trump's top economic advisor met with international leaders to discuss climate change gary cohn reportedly told people at the meeting that the us still plans to withdraw from the largest global climate agreement in history holocaust heroes the climate program director at the world resources institute and joins us now from un headquarters in new york welcome thank you for her having there were some reports of the weekend that the us might stay in the paris climate agreements based on what took place this morning it sounds like that is not the case what can you tell us mark i can tell you what i think it's clear from since november were getting very mixed signals from this administration on climate change and honor many other issue on it also very well known that there are a diversity of you you'd better within the administration so i really think that this sort of part for the courts are not anything to be surprised about there's mixed signals suggest that there is an opening for the us to stay in the steel well go away i read it is the fact that there uh the fbi's ongoing com rotation the fact that they are engaging and i think that's a positive fine i think that we're trying to read too much in terms of trying to find an absolute certainty and i actually and i think that this is a you know surge a that would like to share with you i think we have to stop trying to find the definitive answer of exactly how we'll play out because the more we crowds or a definitive answer the more we force the administration to come out with opposition strongly reaffirming what they said at the beginning when president trump announced back in june that he planned to withdraw from the paris agreement he said the us would try to negotiate better terms as best you can tell house the trump administration started any effort to renegotiate as best i can tell no world leaders have been very clear monsur today and over the weekend but at the g seven g twenty meeting prepared does not open for renegotiation this is a treaty that tough car in agreement.

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"world resources institute" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:03 min | 4 years ago

"world resources institute" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This is all things considered i'm also chang and i'm ari shapiro at the un general assembly in new york this morning president trump's top economic advisor met with international leaders to discuss climate change gary cohn reportedly told people at the meeting that the us still plans to withdraw from the largest global climate agreement in history he holocau bureaux the climate program director at the world resources institute and joins us now from un headquarters in new york welcome thank you for having me there were some reports over the weekend that the us might stay in the paris climate agreement based on what took place this morning it sounds like that is not the case what can you tell us mark i can tell you what i think it's clear from since november were getting very mixed signals from this administration on climate change and honor many other issue on it also very well known that there are a diversity of you even within the administration so i really think that this sort of part port the courts it's not anything to beat the price about there's mixed signals suggested there is an opening for the us to stay in the steel well go away i read it is the fact that there uh the fbi's ongoing conversation the fact that they are engaging and i think that's a positive fine i think that we're trying to read too much in terms of trying to find an optin certainty and i actually and i think that this is a uh you know search a that would like to share with you i think we have to stop trying to find the definitive answer of exactly how this will play out because the more we crowds or a definitive answer the more we force the administration to come out with opposition strongly reaffirming what they said at the beginning when president trump announced back in june that he plans to withdraw from the paris agreement he said the us would try to negotiate better terms as best you can tell has the trump administration started any effort to renegotiate as best i can tell no world leaders have been very clear launcher today and over the weekend but it that she felt and she twenty meeting prepared is now open for renegotiation this is a treaty that took are in agreement.

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