Politics & Policy

Not just talk: policy leads to law which leads to action, but the politics behind going green are complicated.

(Source: U.S. Department of State)

The George Washington University
The story of John Kerry, including his everlasting impact on the environment, can be defined in a series of victories and losses.

A pneumoniae bacterium inside a mouse lung. (The Journal of Cell Biology/Flickr)

Northwestern University
While the media have done some collective soul-searching after Donald Trump was elected president, attempting to answer the question, "How did we get here?" One possibility that we’ve all failed to recognize is biology. 
University of Wisconsin - Madison
In the third episode of Sciencecast, we talk with Dr. Jonathan Patz, director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and explore the relationship between climate change and health issues around the world.
How Do We Ensure Equitable, Sustainable Cities?
How Do We Ensure Equitable, Sustainable Cities?
Planet Forward
When asked to describe in one word what they believed the biggest challenge was to creating these cities, two panelists answered money, one answered hope, another said participation, and the last responded with income inequality.
Keynote: The Future of Sustainable Cities
Keynote: The Future of Sustainable Cities
Planet Forward
Melodee Colbert-Kean, the president of the National League of Cities and city council member and former mayor of Joplin, Missouri, discussed the process of rebuilding her city in the wake of the city's 2011 tornadoes.  
Driverless Cars are the Future of Sustainable Commuting
Driverless Cars are the Future of Sustainable Commuting
Planet Forward
What do the experts think about the cities of the future — and how will we manage to grow these urban centers sustainably?  We tracked them down at the 2016 Planet Forward Summit on Sustainable Cities and asked them for you.
The George Washington University, Spring 2016 Editorial Intern
Representatives who attended the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris gathered in D.C. to debrief on the significance of the event.
Senior Writer, Planet Forward
To debrief on COP21, public and private sector leaders, students and academics came together to discuss the agreement and what it means.
Senior Writer, Planet Forward
Despite the recent tragedy, in a matter of weeks world leaders will converge on Paris for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Bob Perciasepe: Advocating action on climate change
Bob Perciasepe: Advocating action on climate change
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
On June 10, 2015, senior administration officials joined Federal sustainability stakeholders to discuss the administration's executive order on climate change and the path forward at the 2015 GreenGov Symposium. Planet Forward's Devin Greene was... Read More

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