Inside The Paris Agreement: How The World Agreed To 'Balance' Greenhouse Gas Emissions
February 3, 2016
“One of the lessons there was, sometimes you can reach agreement by getting rid of terms and just explaining what you mean,” Biniaz said.
One surprise in the final draft of the Paris Agreement was a pledge by nearly all the world’s countries “to achieve a balance between anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks of greenhouse gases in the second half of this century.”
It was a wordier phrase than had appeared in previous drafts and proposals, and one likely to prove more effective.
Lunch-time discussion about the promises and possible perils of water markets. Come out and learn about water sustainability and whether the problem of water scarcity can be solved through markets for water. This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited. Box lunch will be served.
Groups Seek U.S. SEC Probe of Shell Arctic Drilling Risk Disclosures
April 28, 2015
Oceana, an international environmental group, and the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago, said the action they filed on Monday is part of a longer effort to get Shell to disclose risks to investors of the costs of any catastrophic oil spill and other potential accidents.
An environmental group and a law clinic have petitioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether Royal Dutch Shell has adequately disclosed to investors the risks of oil exploration in Arctic waters, the groups said on Tuesday.
Shell has understated the financial risks of exploring for oil in the Arctic Ocean and federal regulators should investigate possible misrepresentations to investors, critics of the drilling plan said Tuesday.
Groups Want Review of Shell's Arctic Regulatory Filings
The New York Times
April 28, 2015
The petition was filed Monday by Oceana and the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two groups petitioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday for an investigation of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and what the groups call misstatements in regulatory filings regarding the risk of a catastrophic oil spill from Arctic offshore drilling.