TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya has a piece up at Foreign Policy looking at the shifting norms regarding developing world commitments to climate change after the Obama-Xi summit.READ MORE
In his latest piece for The Week, policy associate Neil Bhatiya takes a look at the U.S.-China climate agreement that was struck in Beijing, with pledges for emissions cuts by the United States and a target for peak emissions by the Chinese.READ MORE
Over at Bloggingheads, I spoke with analyst Tim Kovach about a variety of climate change stories in the news: from the new IPCC report to the effect on American climate policy from the Republican victories in the midterm elections. Tim and and I also touched upon the ways in which the effects of climate change may contribute to geopolitical instability and potential conflict.
Imperialism is back in style, argues TCF fellow Stephen Schlesinger in his latest column for the Huffington Post. Says Schlesinger:
In dealing with today's empire builders, the first line of defense has been the 69-year-old United Nations, an organization which was expressly set up to prevent aggressors from taking other states. The UN Charter, under Article 2 Section 4, bars countries from threatening "the use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state..." But the UN's ability to settle border disputes and stop incursions is limited. The UN has no military, no navy, no airforce, no missiles, no financial assets, and can only act with the direct authorization of its Security Council.
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The new report from the IPCC highlights how self-interest could end up saving us all, says TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya in his latest piece for The Week. Says Bhatiya:
This weekend, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report, which amounts to the starkest warning yet that the world is on unsustainable path toward accelerated climate change. But in a survey filled with dour news, there was evidence that governments have hit on win-win solutions that can overcome the shortsighted political self-interest that has dogged the issue for decades.
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In his latest piece for The Week, policy associate Neil Bhatiya reacts to the latest publication from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.READ MORE
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