climate change policies

Potential New German Coalition Government Likely to Clash on Energy – The scientist – 27/09/2017

On Sunday (September 24), Angela Merkel, Germany’s Chancellor since 2005, won her fourth term in office. Despite securing another four years as the country’s leader, her party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), lost a considerable amount of power—it won 32.9 percent, down from 41.5 percent since the last election in 2013.  

Source:  The scientist, 27/09/2017

By |September 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer, is on the brink of another cycle of energy industry attacks – CNBC – 27/09/2017

Analysts warn that peace in Nigeria's southern oil-producing Delta could soon unravel. Militants cratered the African petrostate's oil production last year with sophisticated attacks on energy infrastructure. New militant groups have threatened to resume attacks as Nigeria heads into a presidential campaign year in 2018.

Source:  CNBC, 27/09/2017

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Do more to help poor nations cope with climate change, IMF tells rich countries – The Guardian – 28/09/2017

The International Monetary Fund has told rich countries they must do more to help poor nations cope with climate change or suffer from the weaker global growth and higher migration flows that will inevitably result.

Source:  The Guardian, 28/09/2017

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Climate Change Is Already Making People Sicker – Time – 20/09/2017

Climate change is a central issue at this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with multiple high-level meetings on the issue happening amid several devastating natural disasters. Hurricane Irma recently swept through the Caribbean and into Florida, only to be quickly followed by Hurricane Maria.

Source:  Time, 2017/09/20

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

How Can U.S. States Fight Climate Change if Trump Quits the Paris Accord? – The New York Times – 20/09/2017

In the months since President Trump declared that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate deal, 14 state governors have vowed to continue upholding the agreement and press ahead with policies to fight global warming.

Source:  The New York Times, 2017/09/20

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Commonwealth Bank shareholders drop suit over nondisclosure of climate risks – The Guardian – 21/09/2017

Commonwealth Bank shareholders Guy and Kim Abrahams have dropped their world-first court proceedings against the bank for failing to disclose climate change risks in annual reports.

Source:  The Guardian, 2017/09/21

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Why is climate change’s 2 degrees Celsius of warming limit so important? – The Conversation – 23/08/2017

If you read or listen to almost any article about climate change, it’s likely the story refers in some way to the “2 degrees Celsius limit.” The story often mentions greatly increased risks if the climate exceeds 2°C and even “catastrophic” impacts to our world if we warm more than the target.

Source:  The Conversation, 2017/08/23

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Hurricane Irma: IMF is resisting a moratorium on Barbuda’s sovereign debt repayments – The Independent – 11/09/2017

The IMF's special representative to the United Nations suggested the Fund would rather lend more money to the island, rather than stop collecting the repayments due

Source:  The Independent, 11/09/2017

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Northern China smog cuts life expectancy by 3 years versus south: study – Reuters – 11/09/2017

Air pollution caused by coal-fired winter heating has slashed life expectancy in northern China by more than three years compared with the south, according to a new study, underlining the urgency of Beijing’s efforts to tackle smog.

Source:  Reuters, 11/09/2017

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Climate change challenges the survival of fish across the world – Science Daily – 13/09/2017

Researchers have published the first analysis looking at how vulnerable the world's freshwater and marine fishes are to climate change. Their study used physiological data to predict how nearly 3,000 fish species living in oceans and rivers will respond to warming water temperatures in different regions.

Source:  Science Daily, 13/09/2017

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