International climate conferences

Obama will urge aggressive climate action on three-day trip to Alaska

As President Barack Obama today heads to Alaska to press his reinvigorated climate message, he does so against a background of hopefulness and skepticism in US media, and divided opinion among American environmental groups. The three-day tour – which will include a hike across a shrinking glacier and visits to coastal communities buffeted by sea-level […]

Should the new Obama Clean Power Plan boost expectations for Paris?

NEW ORLEANS – President Obama’s new rules to help slash emissions from existing US power plants has propelled Washington into an international leadership role ahead of the possibly pivotal UN COP21 climate talks in Paris this December. But as analysts continue to page through the 1,566 pages of the Clean Power Plan, how do they […]

Obama climate plan pivots toward Paris, and paves smooth terrain for CCS in America

NEW ORLEANS – US President Barack Obama yesterday unveiled his revised Clean Power Plan to cut US power station emission by nearly a third in within 15 years, calling it “the biggest, most important step we have ever taken” to tackle climate change. “I’m convinced no challenge provides a greater threat to the future of […]