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The Energy Transition in the Middle East: Navigating Through Change

April 4, 2024 by Can Cao Climate change Energy International Natural Resources Oil and Gas Renewable Energy

This article explores the Middle East's shift away from oil dependence towards renewable energies, highlighting how this energy transition has resulted in regional collaboration, economic diversification, and global implications.

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The Villars Framework: Can International Trade Break Its Own Climate Curse?

March 1, 2024 by Kennedy Pivnick Climate change International Sustainability

Aligning trade policies with environmental objectives is imperative to efforts to address the mounting global climate crisis. The Villars Framework offers a groundbreaking approach to environmentally-conscious trade policy.

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The Environmental Impact and Aftermath of the Turkey-Syria Earthquakes

February 27, 2023 by Eli Rivas International

On February 6, 2023, a colossal 7.8 magnitude earthquake, followed shortly after by a 7.6 magnitude aftershock struck Turkey, its epicenter closest to the city of Kahramanmaras. Over 50,000 people have died in large part due to building collapses, with…

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A Win for Wildlife: The COP-15 Global Biodiversity Framework

January 23, 2023 by Amandine Fromont Endangered Species International Oceans Sustainability Wildlife

From December 7 to 19, 2022, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) held its fifteenth Conference of the Parties (COP15), culminating in the Kunming-Montréal Global Biodiversity Framework.[1] The Convention on Biological Diversity is an international…

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Are We Out of the Woods? What Brazil’s Elections Could Mean for Climate Change

November 9, 2022 by Katya Simon Forests International Natural Resources Sustainability

For decades, the Amazon rainforest has been an important natural resource in the fight against climate change due to its ability to absorb high levels of carbon dioxide from the air and act as a “carbon sink” for emissions from human activities.[1]…

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The Kigali Amendment: Congress's First Approved Climate Treaty in Decades

October 31, 2022 by Megan Algya Air International Sustainability

On September 21, 2022, the Senate voted 69-27 to ratify the 2016 Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, marking the first climate treaty approved by the Senate in decades.[1] The Montreal Protocol is an international environmental agreement to phase…

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Show Me the Money: Lessons from the New Renewable Energy Capital of the World

October 18, 2022 by Jesse Valente International Renewable Energy

Queensland, Australia recently announced a renewable energy plan that makes it a model for community-backed public-private partnerships in the renewable sector. Backing from multiple levels of government, public appetite for renewable energy, and industry…