The Nature Conservancy’s U.S. Climate Strategy

Conservancy Talk

Climate Strategy is helping all 50 states to take their “best next step forward on climate,” recognizing that each state offers a unique opportunity for action on this urgent issue. Climate Strategy.

New Government energy rules could undermine climate strategy

Green (Living) Review

"Developing our huge renewable energy potential could help get us out of the economic doldrums, wean us off fossil fuels and create new green industries and jobs - but reforming the Government's energy policy is essential to make this a reality." " Friends of the Earth believes that a Green Investment Bank and reform of electricity markets should be at the heart of ensuring the UK reaches its renewable energy targets.

Nature’s Climate Solutions

Conservancy Talk

Halting forest loss is one of the most cost-effective responses to climate change, although policy reforms, such as improving land tenure, can pose challenges. Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing our planet today.

Building a better world - 6 strategies for engaging the SDGs in the classroom

The Green Changemakers

For teachers interested in creating “affinity groups,” student groupings based on student interests, affinity mapping protocols allow all students to think deeply about each global issue—its importance and its potential solutions—while simultaneously giving students a chance to decide which issue they are most interested in engaging more deeply (see affinity mapping protocols from the National School Reform Faculty and the School Reform Initiative ). by Jennifer D.

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New Environmental Strategy On The Table In Israeli Elections

Green Prophet

20, Tzipi Livni’s new party, The Movement, stated that environmental reforms will be key components of their platform in the January 2013 Israeli elections. It has always campaigned for public transportation reform , among other public issues. . On Thursday, Dec.

Hand-Forged Immigration. ~ Gabbi Magana

Elephant Journal

The Bracero Program was a government strategy to import Mexican labor to the USA farms in order to keep up with the food demand during World War II. The bracero program has impacted most of the lives of Mexican immigrants in USA.

How Money Gets into Our Politicians’ Pockets

Sightline Daily

Candidates can spend their donation money on strategy development, polling, speech writing, policy advice, demographic analysis… essentially anything that comes from someone the campaign designates an expert on how to win the election. Democracy Election Reform Money in politics PACs

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Weekend Reading 9/11/15

Sightline Daily

By floating his referendum candidacy, Lessig is making these much-needed reforms a part of the national conversation. Education Election Reform Money in politics Public Transit WolvesKristin.

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Smallholder farmers need seat at climate table

Green (Living) Review

This strategy will in turn be implemented through the community adaptation plans, as we believe that while climate change is a global problem, climate action is a local solution.''

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Global Economic Sharing: The Most Important Debate of Our Time?

Green (Living) Review

For others, the idea of integrating the principle of sharing into economic relations is vitally important and invigorating, but toothless as a strategy for resolving the world’s crises if it remains beholden to corporate interests and the growth imperative.

Good news for the Wood Stork

10,000 Birds

Since listing, sound science, work towards habitat protection, acquisition and restoration and regulatory reforms its range has expanded north and west, and now includes portions of North Carolina and Mississippi, with significant nesting in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. I was happy to read that the wood stork ( Mycteria Americana ), a bird near and dear to me, was down-sited from the status of endangered to threatened species.

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A Dubious (or Curious) Response?

Environmental Economics

We must revisit health care reform to truly reduce costs, allowing working families and small businesses to afford access to care. We need sensible regulatory reform that reverses the growing burdens on employers that drive jobs overseas.

Examining Conventional Wisdom

Green Home Blog

And little by little we are challenging the conventional wisdom and even reforming it. Core organic practices I’ve outlined like crop rotation, encouraging biodiversity, integrated pest management strategies, and cover cropping are all being adapted by conventional farms.

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Citizens Re-United?

Sightline Daily

To most people, the whole system has long seemed rigged by the rich and powerful, and hope for reform is close to nil. Reformers in Washington are gathering signatures on a citizens’ initiative to do the same. Most Americans wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment of these reforms.

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UN agency head highlights Brazil’s role in promoting family farming and transforming rural communities

Green (Living) Review

Last April, IFAD approved a new country strategy for Brazil. IFAD-funded operations in Brazil work to ensure that marginalized groups, such as indigenous and quilombola (Afro-descendant) communities, agrarian reform settlers, women and youth benefit from project activities. Our new country strategy reaffirms our commitment to collaborate with Brazilian authorities in fighting poverty where it is most needed – the poor rural areas of north-eastern Brazil,” said Nwanze.

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Reducetarians, New Welfarists, Abolitionists: Do We All Want the Same Thing?

Eccorazzi

Yet, some among us who are ethically consistent in our own behaviour promote less than veganism as part of a strategy we claim will reduce suffering. To the latter point, the animals who are suffering under the current system of exploitation are rarely, if ever, helped by the reform campaigns started during their lifetimes. The longest-running welfare reform campaign is the anti-vivisection campaign, started in the 19 th century. Welfare reform campaigns just do not work.

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Caught on Tape: Walker Plans for a Single Party State | PR Watch

PR Watch

Topics: Right Wing , Tort Reform , Corporations , Economy Projects: Wisconsin Protests. The rest of the video is not available, but apparently after disposing of the unions, Walker talks about disposing of the lawyers by passing so-called tort reform legislation. Part of a Broad National Strategy. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy. RSS Feeds. Volunteer. Optional Member Code. Sign up. Reports Lisa Graves. Mary Bottari. Brendan Fischer.

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Which Sources of Blue Carbon Measure Up to the Mitigation Challenge?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Coastal wetlands buffer storm surges and save millions of dollars each year,” says Emily Landis, the Conservancy’s blue carbon strategy lead and co-author on the research. Natural climate mitigation: using nature to help buffer rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.

2017 61

Have You Signed?

Sightline Daily

But first, let me dispose of a class of suggestions that often comes up with regard to initiative reform. Geographic distribution requirements are a special favorite of initiative reformers in this school of thought. What''s Your Request? by John used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Why We All Ought To Be The Vegan (Self-) Police

Eccorazzi

We have those who are working towards reforming the current system of animal exploitation, those who are focussed on ending it through promoting nothing less than veganism, and those who are content to persuade people to eat less meat, and everything in between.

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Active Design Guidelines

The Green Changemakers

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, architects and urban reformers helped to defeat infectious diseases, such as cholera and tuberculosis, by improving design of buildings, streets, neighborhoods, clean water systems and parks. A growing body of research suggests that evidence-based architectural and urban design strategies can increase regular physical activity and healthy eating.

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Spot-less?

Sightline Daily

Parking reform may finally be coming. UCLA planning professor Donald Shoup, like a modern day Noah, has been carrying a new strategy for parking reform far and wide looking for dry land on which to release it. These eight factors all augur well for parking reform.

Renewables rising – wind power passes the six gigawatt threshold

Green (Living) Review

We are working closely with the UK Government to ensure electricity market reforms continue to maximise opportunities to capitalise on Scotland’s unique natural resources.” Vattenfall's UK Country Manager, Peter Wesslau said: “The UK's wind industry goes from strength to strength and Vattenfall, which sees wind power as important to its own investment strategy, is really pleased that it is its Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm, off Barrow-in-Furness, which takes the industry over the 6GW line.

Sustainability Science Fellowships at Harvard University

The Green Changemakers

Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Impacts, Opportunities, and Challenges to Reform Faculty leader: Joseph Aldy , Assistant Professor of Public Policy Fossil fuel subsidies distort the prices for electricity and fuels for a majority of the world’s population.

Quick Study: A California-Style Approach to Sustainable Fisheries

Nature Conservancy - Science

The researchers also showed that the approach could be cost-effective in comparison to land-based conservation strategies : The buyout of trawling permits and boats cost $4.67/hectare, compared to an estimated average of $1,070/hectare for real estate investments on land.

The Future of Government

The Green Changemakers

A current example is the Middle East, where a youth revolution built on the global technology revolution is demanding immediate reform. [link] Governments around the world are faced with new demands, new expectations and a fast-growing array of new technologies and tools.

Not my Movement; Not my Orgs: Part 1

Eccorazzi

Part 2 will detail some of the forms of human oppression employed as advertising strategies by one of these groups in particular. Gary Francione has written extensively about how welfare reform measures help to increase both productivity and profits for the animal industry.

Adapting agricultural water to climate change

The Green Changemakers

This policy brief, published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), examines the relationship between climate change, water and food security and outlines potential adaptation strategies and policy priorities for developing countries. Strategies to reduce rural poverty in the face of climate change will largely depend on improving water management in agriculture. Institutional and governance reforms will be needed to balance demand and supply across these sectors.

9 Surprising Facts About Junk Food | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

The CEOs explicitly decided to ignore the evidence and reject a plea for reform, Moss reports. Internal papers reveal a strategy to safeguard sugar from "opportunists," "pseudoscientists," and "enemies." Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture.

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Government Energy Bill will leave millions out in the cold

Green (Living) Review

To make sure the UK gets this urgent green overhaul, the environmental charity is calling for the Energy Bill to deliver a strategy for eliminating fuel poverty and cutting emissions from houses by 42 per cent this decade, as well as ensuring every community does its bit to slash CO?.

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Why The Mainstream “Animal Movement” Promotes Peter Singer

Eccorazzi

In effect, they can market and sell various levels of morality where – as a business strategy – there are explicitly no moral baselines. Corporate welfarism is a problem.

Walt Reid on Conservation Bright Spots & Systems Versus Species Thinking

Nature Conservancy - Science

We used to think almost entirely in terms of policy reform, government regulation…the supply side of conservation. But an even more pressing need now is for better information on how to actually make conservation work at scale and as part of broader development strategies.

HALA and the $100,000 Question

Sightline Daily

It also includes many other strategies that complement and expand them: extending the boundaries of urban villages (designated growth zones, where taller buildings are paired with frequent transit, parks, and shops); updating antiquated fire codes that have kept buildings shorter because hook-and-ladder companies once couldn’t reach any higher; adding subsidized housing around parks and reservoirs and above the parking lots of high schools and community centers; and more.

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Food and Our Climate

Sierra Club Compass

At the same time, the Sierra Club continues to support broader reforms in food production that will also help limit climate disruption. We're calling for reform of industrial agricultural and food system practices, to minimize contributions to greenhouse gases and to maximize carbon sequestration in plants and soils. Addressing climate disruption is important enough that we cannot afford to overlook any strategy for success.

Gates Foundation Drops ALEC | PR Watch

PR Watch

At the time, the Foundations Director of Policy and Advocacy who develops educational and "investment" strategies for ALEC was Stefanie Sanford a former staffer for Texas Governor Rick Perry. Im open to new ideas on education reform, but this news does not look good to me. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy. RSS Feeds. Volunteer. Optional Member Code. Sign up. Reports Lisa Graves. Mary Bottari. Brendan Fischer. Rebekah Wilce. Harriet Rowan.

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Is it Obama? Is it Gore? No! It's the Green Ninja! | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Enter the Green Ninja, the not-very-talkative martial arts master who whips up all sorts mayhem to teach young minds about carbon footprints, energy-saving strategies and gas guzzling leaf blowers, a kind of climate-bent Captain Planet , for a younger generation. Skip to Navigation.

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Steering a New Course for Kenya’s Fisheries

Nature Conservancy - Science

FishPath helps guide a stakeholder process to identify fisheries management strategies that put fisheries on the path to sustainability.

Coal, Oil, and Gas Spent $2 Million on Oregon Politics in 2014

Sightline Daily

Needless to say, these reforms are not well-liked by the coal, oil, and gas industries who benefit from business as usual. PACs are basically just funds that pool contributions from various donors to support a given ideological strategy.

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The Trayvon Martin Killing, One Year Later | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Climate change, gun violence, immigration reform, drone warfare, human rights— Mother Jones is dedicated to serious investigative reporting on all of these. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays. Blogs Political MoJo. Kevin Drum.

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French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon on ecology and nuclear energy

Green Blog

So political ecology is the reforming paradigm of communism, of socialism, and of humanist universalism. You announce a referendum on nuclear power; what is the strategy of the Left Front? Socialist Jean-Luc Mélenchon has emerged as the “third man” in the French presidential race, placing him ahead of right-wing extremist Marine Le Pen and just behind conservative president Nicolas Sarkozy and liberal/social democrat François Hollande.

CMD Special Report: New Documents Confirm Koch Was on ALEC.

PR Watch

Department of Justice where she handled gun policy and was the Managing Editor of the National Integrated Firearms Violence Reduction Strategy. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy. RSS Feeds. Volunteer. Optional Member Code. Sign up. Reports Lisa Graves.

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Wide Horizons: A Journey Across Martu Country

Nature Conservancy - Science

Shapes and colors reform as the plane descends. Eddie explains the two strategies of desert transport: invest in an expensive vehicle and hope you get your money’s worth, or buy a handful of cheap junkers and discard them as they wear out. (I’m There are few dark places left.

2017 68

Beyond business as usual: ten principles to promote Nigerian social capitalism

The Green Changemakers

The remarkable growth in the non-profit and philanthropic sector across the world, even through the recession, is in part an effort to create alternative strategies and institutions to help communities failed by so many of the 20th century capital models.

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