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Gulf Oil spill: Material on this page. The White House has produced this Q and A video

Copenhagen Climate Change Conference: The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Go here for details on the Conference and assessments of the outcomes.

International developments

On December 9 2008, The International Herald Tribune published an article on EU carbon emissions trading.  Read some initial comments on this article in the Environment and Energy Security

On April 7th 2008, the World Health Organisation released a statement on how Climate change will erode foundations of health and a factsheet entitled 10 Facts on Climate Change and Health

On February 28 2009, a New York Times article analyses the impact of Obama's backing for an international climate pact.

US state and local developments

In September 2008 ten Northeastern states belonging to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative launched their cap and trade programme for carbon emissions. Read the New York Times article.


US activism and campaigns

April 8 2008.  The Blue Green Alliance, a partnership of the United Steelworkers and the Sierra Club is a project sponsored by the Public Health Institute. On April 8 2008 the Alliance, along with the Natural Resources Defense Council, launched the national Green Jobs for America campaign. The campaign will focus on the ability of a serious commitment to clean, renewable energy to make the U.S. more energy independent, help end our dependence on fossil fuels and create hundreds of thousands of green jobs nationwide. Read the press release to find out more.The Blue Green Alliance, a partnership of the United Steelworkers and the Sierra Club has released a Report by The Center for American Progress, headed by John Podesta,  on Green Recovery: A Program to Create Good Jobs and Start