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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

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Cash-strapped cities struggle to clean up their climate act

BARCELONA, May 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's cities cannot take action fast enough to keep global warming within internationally agreed limits because they lack the money to pay for low-carbon infrastructure, experts say.

May 24 2017

Emerging economies take lead on going green, but investment needed

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Emerging economies are increasingly taking the lead in shifting the world onto a cleaner development path, a senior World Bank official said on Wednesday, pointing to the role of China and India in pushing down the cost of producing solar power.

Apr 06 2017

Green Climate Fund urged to aid poorest amid Ethiopia drought row

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Green Climate Fund, set up to channel billions of dollars to help poor countries tackle climate change, came under fire on Thursday over its choice of which projects to back, as activists said it was overlooking the needs of the most vulnerable people.

Apr 03 2017

Policy makers drag feet on getting electric power to the people

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Just over 1 billion people, or around one in seven, still have no access to electricity, a figure that has barely improved in two years, while the number cooking with health-harming fuels rose slightly to just over 3 billion, a report said on Monday.

Mar 17 2017

After Katrina, flood-prone New Orleans learns to live with water: official

NEW ORLEANS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a gray afternoon, a city worker tends plants on an undulating plot of grass known as a "rain garden". It's strategically placed on the corner of two streets in Gentilly, a quiet residential district in northeast New Orleans.

Mar 15 2017

Barcelona mayor declares war on 'injustice' of private car use

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cities must be given access to the resources they need to tackle climate change and air pollution because urban centers are not only the main source of the problem but also the best-placed to find solutions, Barcelona's first woman mayor says.

Mar 13 2017

Staying safe from disasters pays, but will funders listen?

NEW ORLEANS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After Hurricane Sandy battered New York in 2012, American entrepreneur Ramsey Green and his partners came up with an innovative way to protect houses from extreme weather - one that would also be affordable for their occupants.

Mar 09 2017

FEATURE-Disaster response goes digital - but not for all

NEW ORLEANS, March 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - What do you do if you are a disaster manager in a coastal city when a powerful earthquake hits offshore?

Mar 08 2017

For a more resilient world, promote women's leadership - expert

NEW ORLEANS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Understanding better how women are affected by disasters, economic shocks and other crises is key to helping their communities ride out pressures including climate change, a top resilience expert says.

Feb 22 2017

Investors urged to quench growing thirst for climate-friendly finance

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India, like many developing countries, is grappling with how to fund a massive increase in its clean energy supplies as part of a government push to bring electricity to every household.

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