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California Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown, Jr. addresses the audience at the Global Climate Action Summit in September 2018.
Credit: Nikki Ritcher Photography.

Global Climate Action Summit: Actions and Possibilities

Sustainable Development program director Michael Northrop catalogues the surprising breadth and depth of local, regional, and corporate actions announced at the first subnational climate summit.
Photo courtesy of the California Bureau of Land Management on Flickr.

Cascadia is Burning

I work on climate change. I think about climate change every single day. I think about how to slow it, how to adapt to it and how to get other people to care about it. But I don’t often have to breathe climate change.
Source: The Global Fossil Fuel Divestment and Clean Energy Investment Movement 2018 Report by Arabella Advisors.

Global Divestment Movement Continues to Accelerate

Divestment from the global fossil fuels industry has increased nearly twelve thousand percent over the last four years, a recent report from Arabella Advisors and DivestInvest finds.

The philanthropic pledge represents a broad global commitment to accelerate proven climate and clean energy strategies and spur the innovation and adoption of promising climate solutions.

Rockefeller Brothers Fund Joins $4 Billion Pledge to Combat Climate Change

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund has joined with 28 other foundations and individual philanthropists to commit a collective $4 billion over the next five years to combat climate change.
RBF staff and trustees at the District Energy plant in Vancouver.

In April 2018, members of the RBF staff and Board of Trustees visited Vancouver's District Energy, which uses excess heat from the sewer to power buildings in Vancouver.

A Net-Zero Energy Future is Within Reach

RBF Trustee Joseph Pierson captures the optimism along the Pacific coast that not only is a carbon-neutral future attainable, but that a responsible energy policy and a robust economy are by no means mutually exclusive.

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