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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf today initiated a process for his state to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a cap-and-trade program to reduce emissions from the power sector in New England and Mid-Atlantic states. Pennsylvania ranks third nationally in electricity production and fourth in carbon dioxide emissions, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Regulating methane emissions will not only support the future competitiveness of the Canadian oil and gas sector but it will also provide real societal benefits and economic value, write Sarah Marie Jordaan and Kate Konschnik in an op-ed for The Globe and Mail.

Small-scale fisheries are central to solving many problems in the oceans, such as overfishing or loss of natural habitats, as well as on land by addressing poverty and hunger in places where jobs and quality nutrition are limited, write John Virdin and Xavier Basurto.

Adam Fischer graduated from Duke University in May 2019 with dual master’s degrees and a five-month head start on his post-Duke career. During the spring semester, Fischer began working for the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, where he interned the previous summer. He earned class credit for the job through an independent study advised by Nicholas Institute Director Tim Profeta.

Martin Doyle spoke with scilog about the challenges of bridging research and policy, regaining trust in public institutions, one-page memos, and windows of opportunity.

A Duke University team shared key takeaways from a report it produced as part of a two-year study for the UN Global Compact’s “Health is Everyone’s Business” initiative at an event held in conjunction with the UN Climate Action Summit.

Four groups led by Duke University faculty have been awarded Collaboratory grants for research into pressing local and global challenges.

Jackson Ewing, a senior fellow at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, spoke to "The Beijing Hour" on China Radio International about the major issues to be addressed at the United Nations Climate Action Summit.

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres is calling on world leaders to bring concrete plans to the 2019 Climate Action Summit in New York Sept. 23 that substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change.

Developing countries are forecast to emit more carbon dioxide than developed ones by mid-century. Chinese investment is projected to speed up that process in key countries linked to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China’s global infrastructure plan, according to a new report.