‘Bleak’ U.N. Report on a Planet in Peril Looms Over New Climate Talks

Deeper and faster cuts are now required Global greenhouse gas emissions have grown by 1.5 percent every year over the last decade. To stay within relatively safe limits, emissions must decline sharply, by 7.6 percent every year, between 2020 and 2030. Even if every country fulfills its current pledges under the Paris Agreement — and […]

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What it takes to be carbon neutral — for a family, a city, a country

New Washington Post series on Climate Solutions (Read more here) The deliberate choice to “live small,” Purup Nohr said, is one way people can be kinder to the planet than their parents might have been. Copenhagen is trying to become the first carbon-neutral capital by 2025 — a full 25 years before Washington and other […]

Youth speak at the Climate Strike in Santa Rosa on September 20, 2019

The Climate Center’s youth demand real action– climate policy for rapid decarbonization

Over four million of us demonstrated across the world on September 20th. School strikers, unions, businesses, teachers, scientists, celebrities, and religious organizations took to the streets. Hearing the call to action from Greta Thunberg, people united across time zones and cultures to fight the fossil fuel industry for our future. While we might all expect […]

Op-Ed: Young people are standing up for the climate. We must heed their call for rapid decarbonization.

By Efren Carrillo, Board President, and Ellie Cohen, CEO, The Climate Center Published in the North Bay Business Journal, October 7, 2019 Given the science and climate reality, we must do more. California must immediately begin enacting a suite of policies that put us solidly on the path to reversing the climate crisis by 2030. […]

In major push for rapid decarbonization in California, The Climate Center hires new CEO

Ellie Cohen, former Point Blue CEO, will lead the Center’s collaborative efforts to address the climate emergency in California and beyond The rapid decarbonization campaign, focusing on sustainable mobility to healthy lands, expands upon the Center’s key role in growing Community Choice Energy, which now offers clean, non-fossil fuel electricity to 10 million people—one quarter […]

Oregon clean energy jobs bill: An economic engine and a decarbonization catalyst

by Silvio Marcacci, Forbes 2018’s “Green Wave” election has set the stage for Oregon to lead the United States on climate action in 2019 by enacting statewide cap-and-trade legislation and accelerating complementary policy in its biggest energy-consuming sectors. Governor Kate Brown focused on climate action in her re-election campaign, and legislative leaders have added momentum […]