WASHINGTON, DC – In just six weeks, world leaders will meet in Paris to negotiate a new global climate-change agreement. To date, 150 countries have submitted plans detailing how they will move their economies along a more resilient low-carbon trajectory. These plans represent the first generation of investments to be made in order to build a competitive future without the dangerous levels of carbon-dioxide emissions that are now driving global warming. ... Read more about The Path to Carbon Pricing
Verbose. Indecipherable. Incroyable. Those are just a few ways to describe the dizzyingly complex COP21 climate negotiations in Paris this year.
Keeping the words to a minimum, the global maps below display some of what's at stake amid a changing climate, and where climate movement is afoot. Follow the links to the interactive original versions.
Humans are "eating away at our own life support systems" at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years by degrading land and freshwater systems, emitting greenhouse gases and releasing vast amounts of agricultural chemicals into the environment, new research has found.
Her role includes coordinating implementation of the Climate Action Plan, adaptation planning, and incorporating sustainability into economic development. Prior to joining the City of San Diego, Cody was with the Port of San Diego and managed the Green Port program. Cody works on various collaborative efforts in San Diego and statewide, including as a founding member of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative.... Read more about Cody Hooven
Since joining the Planning Department in 2014, he has overseen the adoption of the Grantville Focused Plan Amendment and is currently completing the City's Climate Action Plan. Previously, Mr. Litchney was appointed by Governors Jerry Brown and Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Governor's Office of Planning and Research to oversee the update of the General Plan Guidelines, write and implement technical advisories on land use, climate change, and complete streets, and create the State of California's Urban Greening and Sustainable Communities grant programs.... Read more about Seth Litchney
As the demand for freshwater and energy increases in San Diego County and Northern Baja, the fresh water supply continues to shrink while energy generation remains heavily dependent on fossil fuels. Due to these opposing trends in supply and demand, it becomes increasingly imperative to identify solutions that move these communities to their preferred state in which they are largely reliant on renewable energy and use water sustainably. Large-scale energy solutions include wind power, one of the must abundant sources of energy in these regions. ... Read more about Geodesign Session 5 Road Map