Meet Jerry Brown, from 'Gov. Moonbeam' to climate beacon
CHENGDU, China — California Gov. Jerry Brown, leader of the world's sixth-largest economy and the longest-serving governor in state history, is making climate change a signature focus of his final term.
And he has made it his mission to jolt the world into action with a combination of tough talk and distinctly religious fervor.
Awkward meeting ahead after Trump's climate snub?
Things might get awkward when President Trump hosts Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington next week.
In his high-profile speech this month announcing the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, Trump painted India as a coal-addicted laggard that had joined the Paris deal solely to collect handouts in the form of aid dollars.
OIL AND GAS
Industry risks losing trillions from climate rules — report
The global oil industry has trillions of dollars at risk from climate regulation, money that could be lost if governments clamp down on emissions, according to a report released today.
London think tank Carbon Tracker says its analysis marks the first time that oil industry assets have been ranked by the amount of their exposure to loss from public climate policies.
U.S. could stay on Green Climate Fund board after all
Even though President Trump has made it clear that no further funds will be provided to the Green Climate Fund, the United States might not lose its seat on the fund's board.
His withdrawal doesn't mean the nation is automatically dropped from the board that will determine how the $10.3 billion fund operates or what projects get its funds.
Brown named special envoy to U.N. climate talks
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) will serve as a special representative to the U.N. climate talks this fall to highlight the role of states in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, officials announced yesterday.
Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, the president of this year's talks, named Brown the special envoy for states and regions to the U.N. climate conference in Bonn, Germany, in November.