Climate Change

Climate change is an important issue that must be addressed by all nations multi-laterally. It is certainly one of this century's greatest destabilizing forces which undermines our global economy, threatens our health and increasingly leads to military conflict. Climate change topics include sustainable agriculture, energy security, climate-related conflict and climate negotiations and agreements.

Latest Campaigns

American families shouldn't suffer higher taxes in the fight against climate change. Securing a healthy climate can and should pay off for Americans today.
America's progress toward climate security and energy independence could be derailed if President Obama does not veto construction of the Keystone Pipeline.
America's progress toward climate security and energy independence could be derailed this week if the Senate secures a veto-proof majority on the Keystone Pipeline.
The UN is inviting Heads of State along with business leaders to a Climate Summit this fall in New York. Our world requires a global effort to mobilize action on climate change!

News and Updates

HTRIP: 1.6 million trees and counting...
By Edward Rawson | March 20, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
This blog was authored by Edward Rawson, Executive Director of Haiti Friends (not to be confused with Ed Rawson, founding member of CGS). By the turn of the 21st century, 98% of Haiti had been deforested due to logging for timber, slash-and-burn agriculture, and the great demand for cooking fuel. Most of the land’s rich topsoil has washed into the sea, where it chokes the reefs and marine life. Haiti’s mountains have [...] Read More
By Jennifer Welden | January 02, 2015 - 10:45am EST
2014 has been quite a year: from climate change to the World Cup to the recent revelations about the US’s torture strategies, it is clear that we still have a ways to go. And while it is easy to remain cynical as we enter a new year, there is still room for hope. The same problems may not, in fact, have the same solutions (or lack thereof) in 2015. Take climate change. We have already seen advances in technology that are [...] Read More
By Jennifer Welden | November 03, 2014 - 12:00pm EST
Climate change is one of the bigger global issues of our time; just last month, over 400,000 people marched in New York City during the Climate Summit to call for immediate action. Despite the very real effects of climate change, and the various ways in which the issue has been framed, 71 percent of people say they “are less likely to take action on climate change because they’re unsure of the difference their actions [...] Read More