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Fighting climate change with green infrastructure

Image: chombosan / Shutterstock<p>According to NASA, 16 of the 17 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001. So—with climate change high on the …

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World governments launch international alliance to eradicate coal by 2030

Anti-Coal Alliance<p>The UK and Canada have come together to launch an international partnership, in the hopes of advancing efforts to transition away …

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Respect Existence or Expect Resistance

Last week in Bonn, Germany, thousands gathered at the heavily secured United Nations climate conference, dubbed “COP 23,” a Potemkin village of …

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Trump’s isolationism on full display at international climate talks

The last two weeks saw the annual global climate diplomacy showdown in Bonn, Germany, where nearly 20,000 people gathered to define the details of …

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How Canada can step up its game on climate change

OPINION: The Canadian government boasted about its leadership at the United Nations climate change negotiations. We think Canada can step up its …

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This Is The REAL Cost of Carbon Emissions, According to an Economist

<i>The economist Nicholas Stern, who became world famous for his 2006 report on the dramatic but foreseeable consequences of climate change, spoke on</i> …

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Pope denounces “denial and indifference” regarding climate change

Says there are four perverse attitudes keeping research and dialogue from advancing<p>There are four “perverse attitudes” creating obstacles to research …

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Nigeria, 189 Countries Agree to Scaled Up Climate Action

Climate change.<p>After two weeks of negotiations, Nigeria and other nations have agreed to launch the next steps toward higher climate action ambition …

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Trump's climate stance galvanises world

by Jillian Ambrose<p>If the Paris accord was the spark igniting the global fight against climate change, then the latest round of talks, held in Bonn, …

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Germany falters on climate leadership

As Trump takes America offline, the world needs 'Climate Chancellor' Angela Merkel: Our view<p>After President Trump irresponsibly vowed in May to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that other world powers would continue fighting the …

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COP23: Key outcomes agreed at the UN climate talks in Bonn

Climate change was again placed at the centre of global diplomacy over the past two weeks as diplomats and ministers gathered in Bonn, Germany, for …

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Treaty ending use of planet-warming HFCs takes effect in 2019

The treaty phasing out the use of Earth-warming hydrofluorocarbons now has an official start date. Sweden has become the 20th country to ratify the Kigali Amendment, invoking a clause that has the measure taking effect on January 1st, 2019. From then on, wealthier countries (less fortunate nations …

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PH to speed up climate fight after cliffhanger Climate Talks in Bonn

BONN, Germany - The Bonn Climate Conference concluded early Saturday morning after extensive closed-door discussions spilled over from Friday night, …

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'Rogue attitude' of US hampered progress at Bonn summit: CSE

New Delhi, Nov 18 (PTI) The "rogue and obstructionist attitude" of the US ensured progress at the UN climate summit in Germany's Bonn city was …

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Paris global warming agreement on track despite US pullout

Despite Donald Trump's opposition, world leaders in Bonn have agreed to continue forward with the Paris Agreement on climate change, but activists were disappointed that greater action was not taken.

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If we act on climate change now, the economic prize will be immense

Acting on climate can certainly be driven by pure pragmatism: the economics of it are clear, writes Felipe Calderon<p>Climate negotiators are meeting in Bonn in the middle of November. Beyond the intricacies of the negotiations, here is one key thing to remember instead: about $1tn is already being …

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The cost of saving the world is $40 per ton of carbon. Here’s what that means.

This week, diplomats are gathered in Bonn, Germany to hammer out the latest details of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. While the minutiae of the negotiations are important, the real action isn’t at the UN. The climate pact is bottom up, which means it’s up to each country to meet the goals set …

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China and India climate change actions more than offset US Paris Agreement retreat

Recent aggressive actions by China and India to combat climate change will more than offset new American policies that increase CO2 emissions by denying the human effects on earth’s changing climate.<p>Recent news shows that China is already pulling the world forward with extensive solar power …

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Europe Pledges to Fill Void Left by President Trump’s Climate Change Policy

As the COP23 international climate summit in Bonn, Germany comes to a close, many are making declarations that confirm their commitment to the Paris Agreement, regardless of the US government's stance. Europe, as well as 20 American states, 110 US cities, and 1,400 businesses are stepping in to …

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COP23: What did Africa achieve?

This year's climate conference has squarely put the onus on wealthy, high-carbon emitters. African delegates continue to call for less rhetoric and …

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China welcomes balanced results of COP 23

As the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) winded up in Bonn, Germany, on Saturday, China's special representative on climate …

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Blockchain Energizer - Volume 17 November 17, 2017 Energy Web Foundation Launches Public Test Of Its Energy Blockchain Network

There is a lot of buzz around blockchain technology and its potential to revolutionize a wide range of industries from finance and health care to …

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PH environment advocates to tackle Yolanda experience in Al Gore's 24-hr show for climate action

MANILA - Filipino environment advocates will join former United States Vice President Al Gore and other world leaders in an international 24-hour …

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China fills part of US void on climate without dominating talks

China has filled some of the void on climate change leadership left by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to quit the 2015 Paris climate pact by …

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Emmanuel Macron vows to replace every dollar Donald Trump withdraws from climate change efforts

Emmanuel Macron has vowed to replace every dollar that is withdrawn from the UN’s climate change programme by Donald Trump.<p>The French President told …

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Why I Disrupted Trump's Fossil Fuel Agenda at COP23: A Young Person's First-Hand Account

By Michaela Mujica-Steiner<p>President Donald Trump's fossil fuel agenda was met with disdain Monday evening at COP23. The only official White House …

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With U.S. Backing, Ukraine Pushes to Privatize Paris Climate Agreement

Like most documents that travel through U.N. channels, a recent proposal from Ukrainian diplomats is blanketed in jargon and buzzwords, promising to …

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Developing Countries Win Concessions on Early Climate Action at UN Talks

Moroccan diplomats, who were charged with brokering a resolution, found unanimity on Wednesday morning.<p>Climate talks in Bonn have been held hostage …

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What is the Paris Agreement?

On December 12, 2015, 195 countries gathered in the French capital to conclude the first truly universal climate treaty, the Paris Agreement, aimed …

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Singapore to declare 2018 Year of Climate Action

SINGAPORE: Singapore will designate 2018 as the Year of Climate Action, Environment and Water Resources Minister Masagos Zulkifli announced at the …

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