Tina Gerhardt

Tina Gerhardt is an independent journalist who covers climate change, international negotiations and energy policy. Her work has appeared in Common Dreams, Alternet, Climate Progress, Grist, The Nation, The Progressive and the Washington Monthly.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 11:07am
Stiglitz and the WEF: Making the Connection between Climate Change and Economics
The World Economic Forum kicks off in Davos this week. Why is the WEF vital for climate change?
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Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 6:41am
70 Green Groups Urge Obama to Act on Climate Change
Last Friday, the League of Women Voters in Hawaii sent Obama back to D.C. on his last day of family vacation in his native Hawaii with a reminder that his action or inaction on addressing climate change will have a great impact on the island's future.
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 1:50am
Matt Damon Exposes Fracking in Promised Land
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Monday, December 31, 2012 - 12:08pm
In Praise of Environmentalist Becky Tarbotton, 1973-2012
"We need to remember that the work of our time is bigger than climate change. We need to be setting our sights higher and deeper. What we're really talking about, if we're honest with ourselves, is transforming everything about the way we live on this planet." —Rebecca Tarbotton
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Friday, June 22, 2012 - 4:41pm
Rio+20: A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste
Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL – On Friday afternoon, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development convened. Dubbed Rio+20, the conference was the largest UN summit ever held and marked the 20-year anniversary of the original Earth Summit also held in Rio. Attended by 50,000, the three-day conference brought together heads of states and delegates, business leaders and the private sector, the scientific community, civil society, NGOs and media.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 2:08pm
Rio+20 Kicks Off
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – This morning, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) kicked off in Brazil. From June 20-22, 2012, the conference brings together around 50,000 persons: heads of states and delegates, business leaders and the private sector, NGOs, journalists, environmentalists, activists, indigenous groups and civil society, as they seek to eradicate poverty, world hunger, social inequity and climate change.
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Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 11:02am
Get it Done! Youth to UN on Internationally Binding Climate Treaty
DURBAN, South Africa – As the sun set over Durban on Saturday, time was running out for an agreement to be reached at the COP 17. In a replay of Copenhagen two years ago, backroom texts emerged at the 11 th hour.
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Friday, November 11, 2011 - 9:04am
America’s Pacific Century?: APEC Summit in Hawaii Seeks to Implement Free Trade Agreement of the Asia Pacific Region
HONOLULU, Hawai’i -- As international attention focuses on the economic situation of the EU - the rollercoaster political-economic ride of events unfolding in Greece and Italy and the G20 summit in Cannes - and domestic attention focuses on the Occupy Wall Street movement and the XL Keystone Pipeline protests, President Obama shifts gears this week to the Asia Pacific region. On Tuesday, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit kicked off in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Running through Sunday, November 13, the summit brings together 21 Pacific Rim economies.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 9:24am
New Zealand’s Worst Maritime Disaster: Yet Another Oil Spill
HONOLULU - One week after the container ship Rena struck and got stuck on Astrolabe Reef, leading to massive oil leaks, New Zealand has declared the oil spill its worst maritime disaster. The ship flying under a Liberian flag is located about 12 nautical miles off the coast of New Zealand, in the Bay of Plenty.
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Friday, June 24, 2011 - 11:37am
Ignoring Emissions, UN Negotiations Fixate on the Green Climate Fund
BERLIN, Germany – Just prior to the UN climate negotiations that concluded last week in Bonn, Germany, a committee met to continue designing the Green Climate Fund – an entity in which the World Bank is currently vying to take up a key position. Little headway was made at the climate talks to reach an agreement on reining in emissions – which countries, how much, how and by when - or on dispersing funds to developing nations to help them address climate. The Green Climate Fund seemed to be the one aspect on which the UN negotiations are moving forward.
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