US President Barack Obama walks the West

Bypassing Congress, president outlines ambitious climate agenda Perhaps, like the rest of us, President Obama does most of his reading – and thinking – when he is away from the office on travel. Speaking in Berlin in June following the G8 summit – which may be characterized as a futile annual shindig in search of a… Keep reading →

Strong direction from G8 on climate, renewables, ending fossil subsidies is clear message for UN climate talks http://1.usa.gov/JZhZxL CFigueres

(From L) Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, French President Francois Hollande, US President Barack Obama, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, (From R) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel take part in a working session of the G8 summit in Camp David, Maryland, on May 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO/RIA NOVOSTI/POOL/MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV

At the Camp David Summit, G-8 Leaders recognized that the development of and universal access to environmentally safe, sustainable, secure, and affordable sources of energy is essential to global economic growth and to their overall efforts to address climate change. As such, they identified several actions for the G-8 to take together: Keep reading →