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Figueres wants EU action on ‘imported deforestation’

Wednesday - Former UN climate chief Christiana Figures has called on the EU to step up regulatory action against deforestation in the global south by tackling emissions of imported agricultural goods like beef, soy and palm oil.

Evaporation drains level of world's largest inland sea

Wednesday - The impact of rising temperatures on the Caspian Sea is gradually reducing the world’s largest inland body of water to catastrophically low levels.

Vancouver wants to be the world's greenest by 2020

Wednesday - Vancouver - the mountain-fringed, bicycle-friendly, pot-loving host of the 2010 Winter Olympics - wants to be the world’s greenest city by 2020.

Cash shortfall stops electricity reaching world’s poor

Wednesday - Finance for electrification of developing countries is flowing at less than half the rate needed to achieve the global goal of universal access by 2030.

London welcomes first plastics-free shop

Wednesday - London has welcomed the opening of its first package-free food store opened In an effort to eliminate plastic pollution.

UN shipping chief hails progress on carbon emissions

Tuesday - Countries are nearing agreement on how to tackle shipping’s carbon footprint, UN shipping chief Kitack Lim has told an industry conference, but resistance to a binding cap remains.

Trump told Paris Agreement is non-negotiable

Tuesday - The terms of the Paris Agreement are set in stone, the EU, China and Canada agreed at a summit in Montreal at thge weekend, while Washington was forced to deny that the US is planning to stay in the accord.


Jerry Brown’s climate coalition spreads the word

Tuesday - California governor Jerry Brown's climate coalition list of city, state and national governments nears 200 and is shifting climate diplomacy beyond the caprices of national leaders.

DYING BREED: Our oceans are no place to be a senior fish

Tuesday - Fishing has dramatically reduced the number of senior fish left in the ocean.

Energy forecast sees global emissions growing

Monday - Worldwide emissions of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels could grow 16 per cent by the year 2040 from the levels of 2015, the year by which the Paris Agreement intended to reverse the...

Trump might replace Obama's big climate rule

Monday - The Trump administration is opening the door to offering its own replacement for former President Barack Obama's landmark climate regulation — rather than just erasing it altogether.

Silence rules as Frankfurt shows off electric cars

Monday - When Angela Merkel addressed the Frankfurt motor show, it was not to a backdrop of revving engines but an exhibition of noiseless electric Golfs, South Korean hybrids and Japanese fuel-cell cars.

UK wind power prices reach lowest level

Monday - Three new windfarms are to be built in the United Kingdom as offshore wind prices reach their lowest levels ever.

Coal's a danger - even when sitting around doing nothing

Monday - Even when sitting in uncovered piles, coal can pose dangers to human health.

CLIMATE CHORUS: Baez finds something new to sing about

Monday - Folk legend Joan Baez will join Patti Smith in the line-up for November’s historic Pathway to Paris concert for climate action in New York.

Chocolate industry drives rainforest disaster in Africa

15 Sep 17 - The world’s chocolate industry is driving deforestation on a devastating scale in West Africa.

Shrinking glaciers threaten water supply of millions

15 Sep 17 - Asia’s mountain glaciers will lose at least a third of their mass through global warming by the century’s end, with dire consequences for millions of people.

EU extends respite from airline carbon fees

15 Sep 17 - The European Parliament has approved a plan to keep commercial flights in and out of Europe exempt from the EU’s carbon emission controls until 2021.

China takes aim at high-end solar market

15 Sep 17 - China is looking to dominate the high-end of the global solar power market.


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