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US will veer off climate policy course, says official

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The United States will switch course on climate change and pull out of a global pact to cut emissions, said Myron Ebell, who headed U.S. President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transition team until his inauguration. “(Trump) could do it by executive order tomorrow or he could do it as part of a larger package,” Ebell told a conference ...

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Fiji outlines priorities for COP23 presidency

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Fiji has outlined its leadership priorities ahead of its Presidency of COP 23 – the UN negotiations on climate change – on day one of a three-day meeting (30 Jan. – 1 Feb.) between Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and a delegation from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) led by its Executive Secretary, Ms. Patricia Espinosa. ...

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US warned not to dump Paris climate accord

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Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, has warned US President Donald Trump not to pull out of the Paris climate accord. “Ultimately, this is about the competitiveness of the United States,” Espinosa, a former Mexican Ambassador to Austria, Germany, Slovenia and Slovakia, said recently in an interview. During the election campaign, Trump ...

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Climate action: Microsoft showcases ‘Carbon Fee’ at COP22

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Corporate climate action is crucial to help governments achieve their central objective under the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which is to limit the global average temperature rise to as close as possible to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Microsoft has developed what is considered a trail-blazing emission reduction scheme which is exemplary for other companies. The innovation was showcased at the UN ...

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Charcoal: To use, or not to use?

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The rise in prices of cooking gas and kerosene is creating a demand for charcoal, whose price is likewise escalating – a development that translates to an increase in the felling of trees, a raw material for charcoal. The negativity in the use of charcoal surmounts the temporal alternative it serves in cooking. Felling of trees for production of charcoal ...

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Rising number of Americans worried about global warming, study finds

In the wake of a contentious U.S. election and despite the election of a president who has publicly described global warming as a hoax, Americans are increasingly sure global warming is happening, according to  a national survey conducted by the George Mason University’s Centre for Climate Change Communication after the presidential election (Nov-Dec 2016). The proportion of Americans who think global warming is happening ...

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Environment dominates Davos 2017 talks

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Environment related issues such as climate change and sustainable development rank high on the agenda at World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week. According to the World Economic Forum 2017 Global Risks Report released in time for the meeting, the environment dominates the 2017 global risk landscape in terms of impact and likelihood. Extreme weather events, large natural disasters and failure ...

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Fog harvester, others win UN Climate Solutions Awards

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The 13 outstanding projects from across the globe are to be honoured in November at the UN Climate Conference in Marrakech, Morocco Thirteen game-changing initiatives from around the world were announced on Thursday in Bonn, Germany as winners of the United Nations “Momentum for Change” climate change award. The winning activities include: A Google-led project that could catalyse the rooftop ...

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Pioneer green securities exchange goes live

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The Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LGX) on Tuesday introduced the world’s first exchange that will trade nothing but green securities. The exchange intends to act as a gatekeeper for green bonds and other environmentally-focused financial instruments to help reduce ambiguity in the market. It will oblige its issuers to provide “a full set of documentation that is readily available with pre- ...

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Carbon prices too low to adequately reduce emissions

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Current carbon prices are falling short of the levels needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change, but even moderate price increases could have a significant impact, according to new OECD research. “Effective Carbon Rates: Pricing CO2 through taxes and emissions trading systems” presents new data on effective carbon rates on CO2-emissions for energy use across six economic sectors in 41 ...

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