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Carter S. Roberts
President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund

Carter S. Roberts

Carter S. Roberts is president and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund, who also serves on the boards of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change, InterAction and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy at Duke University.

Archive: Carter S. Roberts

It's time for the U.S. to play it's REDD Card

Some have described this week of the Copenhagen climate talks as being all about bridging the past and the future, bridging the North and the South, and bridging the US and China. There's a clear path forward in making this...

By Carter S. Roberts | December 18, 2009; 11:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

EPA finding should spur action

The EPA endangerment finding was released as scientists confirmed that the 2000's were the warmest decade on record and as 192 countries began negotiations on a new global climate agreement. The news of the finding was welcomed in Copenhagen, where the world looks for the US to join every other nation as they come together to halt dangerous climate change.

By Carter S. Roberts | December 11, 2009; 01:28 PM ET | Comments (7)

Report: "Tops and Flops"

The implementation of the right policies is critical to jump-start the transition to a low carbon economy, so as the U.S. seeks to pass climate legislation it's crucial to pay attention to lessons-learned from policies already undertaken internationally. WWF and...

By Carter S. Roberts | November 30, 2009; 04:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Offsets with safeguards can work

Offsets can play an important role in fighting climate change, if they help us make deeper, faster reductions at a lower cost, rather than slow the vitally needed transition to clean energy technologies. To make this happen, we need three...

By Carter S. Roberts | October 23, 2009; 12:45 PM ET | Comments (1)

Senate Engagement Key to Success in Copenhagen

Memories of Kyoto have led many to believe that the Obama Administration should arrive at Copenhagen prepared to negotiate only those climate commitments which the Senate is prepared to support.  A logical conclusion after the debacle of Kyoto.   But unless...

By Carter S. Roberts | October 13, 2009; 11:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

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