Climate Change

April 5, 2017

The Ambassadors' Summit: Climate and Conflict

Open to the public at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, this conference aims to address the intersectionality of climate change and security and will feature an ambassadors' panel, including former National Security Advisor General James L. Jones and the ambassadors of Barbados, Denmark, and Germany. Free registration required.

Topics on the Beat: 

"Trump's Justice Dept. Asks Court to Halt Clean Power Plan Case"

"Within hours of moving by executive order to dismantle U.S. actions on the climate change crisis, the Trump Administration asked a federal court to stand down on pending litigation over the Clean Power Plan. The legal salvo could keep regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel power plants in limbo for the foreseeable future."

Source: InsideClimate News, 04/03/2017

"EPA Scientific Integrity Office Reviewing Pruitt's Comments On Carbon"

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's scientific integrity watchdog is reviewing whether EPA chief Scott Pruitt violated the agency's policies when he said in a television interview he does not believe carbon dioxide is driving global climate change, according to an email seen by Reuters on Friday."

Source: Reuters, 04/03/2017
April 24, 2017

DEADLINE: NPF "Understanding the Environmental Stakes" Fellowship

The National Press Foundation is offering all-expenses-paid fellowships for a four-day training program for journalists, Jun 18-21 in Washington, DC. Issues to be examined: how  proposed budget cuts and changes at the U.S. EPA and elsewhere could affect the environment;  water use out West; the latest scientific research on the environment; the outlook for clean energy and climate treaties; how to find and use the best data to underscore your reporting on the environment; and more. Apply by Apr 24.


"Energy Department Climate Office Bans Use Of Phrase ‘Climate Change’"

"A supervisor at the Energy Department's international climate office told staff this week not to use the phrases 'climate change,' 'emissions reduction' or 'Paris Agreement' in written memos, briefings or other written communication, sources have told POLITICO."

Source: Politico, 03/30/2017


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