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Greenpeace demands retailer’s total commitment to renewable energy

Richard Brasher

Greenpeace on Tuesday made a formal marriage proposal to Pick n Pay, calling on the retailer to commit to a 100% renewable energy future, and ditch its “dirty love affair” with fossil fuels. In a peaceful protest action that took place at the Pick n Pay head office in Cape Town, South Africa, activists delivered a three-metre high engagement ring to ...

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South Pole’s CO2 levels highest in 4 million years

South Pole

The Earth passed another unfortunate milestone on May 23 when carbon dioxide (CO2) surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm) at the South Pole for the first time in four million years. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the South Pole has shown the same, relentless upward trend in CO2 as the rest of world, but its remote location means it’s ...

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Paris emerges Global Earth Hour Capital 2016 winner

Paris, France

Paris is this year’s Global Earth Hour Capital. WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge recognises the “City of Light” as a role model for climate action and awards Paris for its ambitious vision and successful engagement with business, civil society and other cities on its journey toward sustainability. Paris hosted last year’s historic global climate summit and has shown strong climate ...

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Berlin pulls out of fossil fuels

Berlin skyline

Following in the footsteps of Stockholm and several others, the German city of Berlin is the latest city to pull out of fossil fuels Berlin’s parliament voted on Thursday to pull its money out of coal, gas and oil companies. The new investment policy, part of the German capital’s goal of completely weaning off carbon by 2050, will force the ...

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How Brexit will transform energy, climate

David Cameron

A post-Brexit UK will still have energy ties to the EU, but there will be big changes, writes Sara Stefanini in Politico. She lists five ways Brexit will impact energy and climate Britain’s departure from the EU will force broad changes to the bloc’s energy and climate policies, and remove a crucial ally for Central Europeans — but it will ...

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Norway moves to ratify Paris Agreement

Climate and Environment of Norway

Norway on Monday, 20 June 2016 deposited its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement with the United Nations. At the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21), held in Paris, France last December, the Parties adopted the Paris Climate Change Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Agreement was opened for signature ...

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Images: Electric vehicles rally for 1.5-degree

Rally

Europe’s largest electric vehicle rally, which brought 75 teams from 13 nations, entered its finishing phase at Geneva, Switzerland over the weekend on the Place des Nations, part of a 1,300km traverse from Bremerhaven, Germany with a simple objective: zero emissions for 1.5 degrees. Michael Moller, Director-General of United Nations Office at Geneva said the world’s leaders agreed to pursue efforts to ...

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Electric cars rally towards zero emissions for 1.5-degree

Michael Moller

Europe’s largest electric vehicle rally, bringing 75 teams from 13 nations, entered its finishing phase at Geneva, Switzerland on Friday on the Place des Nations, part of a 1,300km traverse from Bremerhaven, Germany with a simple objective: zero emissions for 1.5 degrees. Michael Moller, Director-General of United Nations Office at Geneva, said the world’s leaders agreed to pursue efforts to limit global ...

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Paris Agreement: GEF endorses fresh financial initiative

Naoko Ishii

To help developing countries monitor and report progress in a transparent manner under the Paris Climate Agreement, a new financial initiative and an associated trust fund was approved on Tuesday in Washington, DC by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council. Set up in response to a Paris Agreement decision, the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) trust fund will help countries in their efforts ...

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Climate change threatens South Asia’s security, warns Military report

A.N.M_Muniruzzaman

A new report has warned that a recent drought in India which has affected over 330 million people – causing displacement and threatening the livelihoods of millions farmers – is just the first hint of how climate change could destabilise the South Asian region, unless steps are taken to address the threat posed by a warming, resource-scarce world. In the ...

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