Climate Change https://www.iatp.org/issues/climate-change en Climate change, CAFTA and forced migration https://www.iatp.org/blog/201905/climate-change-cafta-and-forced-migration <span>Climate change, CAFTA and forced migration</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/2863" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Chris Palmquist</span></span> <span>Thu, 05/16/2019 - 14:32</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span>On the last day of April, 16-year-old <span>Juan de León Gutiérrez</span> <span><span><a href="https://thehill.com/latino/441645-16-year-old-unaccompanied-migrant-dies-in-us-custody">died in U.S. government custody</a></span></span> in Texas. It was just 10 days since he had crossed the border after migrating from his home in Guatemala.</div> Thu, 16 May 2019 19:32:45 +0000 Chris Palmquist 43964 at https://www.iatp.org When climate goals and trade rules collide https://www.iatp.org/blog/201904/when-climate-goals-and-trade-rules-collide <span>When climate goals and trade rules collide</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/2863" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Chris Palmquist</span></span> <span>Mon, 04/08/2019 - 11:34</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span>Countries are increasingly advancing proposals to address climate concerns within new and existing trade agreements. Most modern trade agreements, and governing bodies like the World Trade Organization, were negotiated with little or no acknowledgement of the climate crisis. While the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement is based on voluntary pledges, trade agreements include legally binding enforcement tools that are now being considered in the climate context.</span></span></span></p></div> Mon, 08 Apr 2019 16:34:43 +0000 Chris Palmquist 43950 at https://www.iatp.org Latest agriculture emissions data show rise of factory farms https://www.iatp.org/blog/201904/latest-agriculture-emissions-data-show-rise-factory-farms <span>Latest agriculture emissions data show rise of factory farms</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/2863" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Chris Palmquist</span></span> <span>Tue, 03/26/2019 - 08:08</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span>New data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows a steady increase in agriculture-related greenhouse gas emissions, much of it linked to industrial systems of crop production and the rise of factory farm systems of animal production. The annually updated GHG data is designed to track U.S. emissions related to the Paris Climate Agreement and to inform national and state-level climate policy. </span></span></span></p></div> Tue, 26 Mar 2019 13:08:15 +0000 Chris Palmquist 43939 at https://www.iatp.org State soil health initiatives respond to climate change https://www.iatp.org/blog/201902/state-soil-health-initiatives-respond-climate-change <span>State soil health initiatives respond to climate change</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/2863" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Chris Palmquist</span></span> <span>Mon, 02/18/2019 - 10:05</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>It’s still winter in the U.S., but that’s not stopping states from looking into how the soil beneath the snow can respond to climate change. Massachusetts, New Mexico and Nebraska are following the lead set by states like <a href="https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/healthysoils/">California</a>, <a href="http://planning.hawaii.gov/carbon-farming-task-force/">Hawaii</a> and <a href="https://fairfarmsnow.org/press-release-gov-sign-healthy-soils-legislation/">Maryland</a> in considering legislation that promotes soil health practices designed to both adapt to and mitigate climate change.  </p></div> Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:05:13 +0000 Chris Palmquist 43918 at https://www.iatp.org Uprooted Episode 58: A Green New Deal for Rural America https://www.iatp.org/blog/201902/uprooted-episode-58-green-new-deal-rural-america <span>Uprooted Episode 58: A Green New Deal for Rural America</span> <div class="field field--name-field-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><article class="media media-audio view-mode-feature"> </article> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/about/staff/account/josh-wise" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Josh Wise</span></span> <span>Thu, 02/07/2019 - 12:39</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Josh talks with Ben Lilliston about an <a href="https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/427749-bold-and-urgent-green-new-deal-may-change-washingtons-climate">op-ed he had in </a><i><a href="https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/427749-bold-and-urgent-green-new-deal-may-change-washingtons-climate">The Hill</a>, </i>laying out the principles created in 2015 by the Rural Climate Network, and how those priorities translate into policies that benefit rural areas under a Green New Deal framework. </p></div> Thu, 07 Feb 2019 18:39:13 +0000 Josh Wise 43905 at https://www.iatp.org Bold and urgent Green New Deal may change Washington's climate change inertia https://www.iatp.org/blog/201902/bold-and-urgent-green-new-deal-may-change-washingtons-climate-change-inertia <span>Bold and urgent Green New Deal may change Washington&#039;s climate change inertia</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/2863" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Chris Palmquist</span></span> <span>Thu, 01/31/2019 - 12:00</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><em>The following <a href="https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/427749-bold-and-urgent-green-new-deal-may-change-washingtons-climate">was first published</a> in </em>The Hill<em> on January 31, 2019.</em></p></div> Thu, 31 Jan 2019 18:00:25 +0000 Chris Palmquist 43902 at https://www.iatp.org The U.S. Climate Alliance: Slow to act on agriculture https://www.iatp.org/blog/201901/us-climate-alliance-slow-act-agriculture <span>The U.S. Climate Alliance: Slow to act on agriculture</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/2863" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Chris Palmquist</span></span> <span>Thu, 01/31/2019 - 11:47</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>After the Trump administration announced plans to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the governors of 18 states and Puerto Rico formed the </span></span></span><span><span><a href="https://www.usclimatealliance.org/"><span>U.S. Climate Alliance</span></a> (Illinois and New Mexico joined in January)<span>. Together, these states represent more than 40 percent of the U.S. population, 50 percent of U.S. GDP, and would be the third largest economy in the world.</div> Thu, 31 Jan 2019 17:47:41 +0000 Chris Palmquist 43901 at https://www.iatp.org Northeast puts the brakes on transportation GHGs https://www.iatp.org/blog/201903/northeast-puts-brakes-transportation-ghgs <span>Northeast puts the brakes on transportation GHGs</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/2863" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Chris Palmquist</span></span> <span>Thu, 01/10/2019 - 09:59</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span>Nine northeast states and the District of Columbia have <a href="https://www.georgetownclimate.org/files/Final_TCI-statement_20181218_formatted.pdf">reached an agreement</a> to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transportation sector and invest in a more low-carbon, climate-resilient system. The states will develop a new regional policy by the end of 2019, informed by extensive stakeholder involvement.</div> Thu, 10 Jan 2019 15:59:38 +0000 Chris Palmquist 43871 at https://www.iatp.org The carbon tax gaps https://www.iatp.org/blog/201901/carbon-tax-gaps <span>The carbon tax gaps</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/2863" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Chris Palmquist</span></span> <span>Wed, 01/09/2019 - 09:36</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>In late 2018, the bipartisan <a href="https://www.coons.senate.gov/newsroom/preEnergy%20Innovation%20and%20Carbon%20Dividend%20Acts-releases/sens-coons-flake-introduce-landmark-bipartisan-legislation-to-put-money-in-the-pockets-of-working-families-by-pricing-carbon-pollution">Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act</a> was introduced in both the House and Senate.</p></div> Wed, 09 Jan 2019 15:36:29 +0000 Chris Palmquist 43869 at https://www.iatp.org Senator Warren's push for climate risk disclosure https://www.iatp.org/blog/senator-warrens-push-climate-risk-disclosure <span>Senator Warren&#039;s push for climate risk disclosure</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/2863" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Chris Palmquist</span></span> <span>Fri, 01/04/2019 - 08:53</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Just prior to the new year, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) threw her hat into what is expected to be a crowded 2020 presidential race. Senator Warren has been an advocate for climate action, and <a href="https://www.warren.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/warren-colleagues-unveil-bill-to-require-every-public-company-to-disclose-climate-related-risks">her lead climate proposal</a> capitalizes on her market regulatory expertise to require new levels of climate risk disclosure by public corporations—including agribusiness firms. </p></div> Fri, 04 Jan 2019 14:53:23 +0000 Chris Palmquist 43865 at https://www.iatp.org