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A Smorgasbord of Solutions for Global Warming

Thinking about Earth Day, I did a Google search for “global warming solutions.” Up popped a slew of “what you can do” lists from leading scientific and environmental organizations. When I dug in, however, I found the suggestions rather general — “reduce emissions,” “stop deforestation,” “consume less,” “be efficient,” “eat

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Six Countries and EU Reaffirm Strong Commitment to Paris Agreement, Carbon Neutrality at G7 Summit

The leaders of the Group of 7 (G7) issued a communiqué on the 2018 G7 themes: investing in growth that works for everyone; preparing for jobs of the future; advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment; working together on climate change, oceans and clean energy; and building a more peaceful and

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Green Economy Overtaking Fossil Fuel Industry – FTSE Russel Report

According to a report by FTSE Russell, a key provider of stock market indicesand associated data , the green economy is now worth as much as the fossil fuel sector and offers more significant and safe investment opportunities, pointing towards even more significant growth in the future. The green economy is defined as an

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Circular Economy Is Crucial to Paris Goals – Study

According to a new study by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra and the European Climate Foundation, an improved circular economy can play a vital role in achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. The circular economy works by extending a product’s lifespan through improved design and servicing, and relocating waste

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UN and Partners Urge Businesses, Cities and Regions to Disclose their Carbon Pollution

California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., United Nations Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa and Mahindra Group CEO Anand Mahindra have joined forces to spur more businesses, cities, states and regions to transparently report carbon emissions and progress toward meeting verifiable emissions reduction goals. “Tracking and reporting carbon pollution keeps governments and

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Investors with More than USD 26 Trillion Call for Climate Action ahead of G7 Summit

288 institutional investors with USD 26 trillion in assets under management have issued a new call to climate action to governments​, supported by the UN. In a statement issued ahead of the upcoming G7 Summit in Canada and presented to the UN's top climate change official Patricia Espinosa in London today, the

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Global Economy Improving, but Progress on Emission Reductions too Slow – UN

UN Climate Change News, 18 May 2018 - A new UN report shows that whilst short-term prospects for the world economy are improving, with the world gross product expected to expand by 3.2 per cent in both 2018 and 2019, a lot more needs to be done to avert a major economic downturn linked

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Paris Agreement Can Generate 24 Million Clean Economy Jobs – ILO

Twenty-four million new jobs will be created globally by 2030 if the right policies to promote a greener economy are put in place, a new report by the International Labor Organization (ILO) says. Action to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement, to limit global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius and as

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Dates of Asia Pacific Climate Week Announced in Critical Year for Climate Action

it has been confirmed that Asia Pacific Climate Week (APCW2018) will be convened in Singapore from 11–13 July 2018. The event – which lands two months ahead of both the Global Climate Action Summit in California and New York Climate Week – will be instrumental in demonstrating that there is genuine international

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