President Biden & the Climate: a year in review

The 1-year mark of Joe Biden’s presidency is fast approaching and as an environmentally-concerned American, this upcoming anniversary has made me curious to dig into Biden’s climate record. President Biden campaigned with a climate-friendly platform and promised to restore the United States’ presence on the international stage for climate policy. So what has actually happenedContinue reading “President Biden & the Climate: a year in review”

Declaring a Climate Emergency: How to Avoid Greenwashing

Far and wide, we have seen councils, cities, and even businesses in some cases, declaring a climate emergency.  As of the end of July 2019, there are 901 jurisdictions across 18 countries that have made the declaration. A part of me celebrates this success – people are finally waking up to the reality that we are inContinue reading “Declaring a Climate Emergency: How to Avoid Greenwashing”

COP 21: Putting the Pieces Together for Private-Sector Action

On Saturday, Dec. 12, the world saw a historical moment – world leaders shook on the first climate agreement that actually meant something, or as the Guardian put it, solidified the end of the fossil fuel era. The 2015 United Nations climate change conference, commonly known as COP21, met in Paris and produced a 40-pageContinue reading “COP 21: Putting the Pieces Together for Private-Sector Action”