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President Obama’s Environmental Legacy

January 16, 2017

By: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager In September 2016, the U.S. and China stepped forward together to sign and ratify the Paris Climate Agreement, a profound act by the world’s two leading greenhouse gas emitters to hold themselves, and each other, accountable. A couple of months later, in November 2016, the Agreement came into force, committing all nations […]

Our Uncertain Climate Future

November 21, 2016

What the U.S. Election Now Means for Global Climate Action By: TANJA SREBOTNJAK, Director of the Hixon Center & LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager A few weeks ago, we commented on the apparent climate blackout in the presidential debates and mainstream media coverage. We also provided coverage of the candidate’s opinions in our “Where Does […]

Climate Blackout

November 1, 2016

Why Climate Change Hardly Surfaced During the Presidential Campaign Season By: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager If you have been following the presidential debates, as well as the Hixon Center’s ‘Where Does Your Candidate Stand on the Environment?’ series, you might have noticed the glaring lack of discussion in the debates and in the mainstream […]

‘Brexit’ and the Environment: Part 3

September 4, 2016

BY: PROFESSOR TANJA SREBOTNJAK, DIRECTOR OF THE HIXON CENTER This is Part 3 of the Hixon Center’s three-part series (Part 1; Part 2) on the implications of the Brexit vote for the environment and climate change. Professor Tanja Srebotnjak discusses implications of the UK’s parting from the EU as it pertains to global action on climate change. Part […]

‘Brexit’ and the Environment: Part 2

August 14, 2016

BY: PROFESSOR TANJA SREBOTNJAK, DIRECTOR OF THE HIXON CENTER This is Part 2 of the Hixon Center’s three-part series (read ‘Brexit’ and the Environment: Part 1) on the implications of the Brexit vote for the environment and climate change. It discusses some of the potential effects that the UK’s parting from the EU could have on […]

‘Brexit’ and the Environment: Part 1

July 11, 2016

BY: PROFESSOR TANJA SREBOTNJAK, DIRECTOR OF THE HIXON CENTER On June 23rd, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. The future for both the UK and the EU are uncertain following this monumental decision, but what impact will this decision have for the environment? Tanja Srebotnjak, in a three-part series, takes us through […]