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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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Hitting toughest climate target will save world $30tn in damages, analysis shows

Achieving the toughest climate change target set in the global Paris agreement will save the world about $30tn in damages, far more than the costs of cutting carbon emissions, according to a new economic analysis. Most nations, representing 90% of global population, would benefit economically from keeping global warming to 1.5C

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The world’s bleak climate situation, in 3 charts

Every so often it’s helpful — and by helpful I also mean traumatic, so buyer beware — to pull the lens back and take a look at the big picture on climate change and what’s necessary to avert its worst consequences. In the journal Nature, journalist Jeff Tollefson recently offered that magisterial overview of

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Six-fold increase in renewable energy adoption required

Increasing the speed of global renewable energy adoption by at least a factor of six – critical to meeting energy-related emission reduction needs of the Paris Climate Agreement – can limit global temperature rise to two degrees, according to the latest edition of the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) long-term

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100+ Global Corporations Commit To Science-Based Targets Aligned With Paris Agreement

More than one hundred major global corporations are now working towards emissions reduction targets aligned with what climate science says is required to prevent dangerous global warming. Announcing their new climate goals today, Electrolux, L’Oréal and Mahindra Sanyo Special Steel are among the latest companies to have emissions reduction targets approved by the Science

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Canada and the United Kingdom team up with Bloomberg Philanthropies to support global efforts to phase out coal power

NEW YORK, NY, April 9, 2018 /CNW/ - Phasing out traditional coal power is essential for Canadians and people around the world to enjoy clean air, healthy communities, a safe climate, and cleaner economic growth. Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the UK's Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, Claire

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