The Guardian: Europe offers to cut emissions 95% by 2050 if deal reached at Copenhagen
Europe attempted to reassert its international leadership in the fight against global warming today, offering to slash its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 95% by 2050 and by 30% by 2020 if a climate change pact is sealed in Copenhagen.
Today is World Food Day—a day established by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1979 to raise awareness about the issue of hunger and food insecurity worldwide. Below are some relevant news clips, including an op-ed from Secretary of State Clinton.
To learn more, check out our Food Security in Focus hot topic.
I’ve been on the road for the last two weeks signing up new ONE members at music festivals in New Hampshire and upstate New York. First up was SoulFest in New Hampshire, where we got drenched for two days straight and I ruined two pairs of shoes in what became a giant mud pit. But it was definitely worth it for the more than 1,000 new ONE members we signed up. SoulFest wrapped up at midnight Saturday night and we immediately set out for Kingdom Bound in upstate New York, about an 8 hour drive away.
Forbes Magazine this week features an article by Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Paul Kagame, Seretse Khama Ian Khama, and Abdoulaye Wade (the presidents of Liberia, Rwanda, Botswana, and Senegal respectively.) In the piece entitled “Partnership, Not Patronage” the presidents discuss the challenges and opportunities confronting Africa as Secretary of State Clinton embarks on her 7-country, 11-day trip through the continent.