User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
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Barack Obama welcomes report saying fighting climate change can be low cost 17.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
World can cut greenhouse gas emissions, grow economy and improve lives, says study before UN summit in New York Continue reading...
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It's clear that prosperity and climate change action can go hand in hand 16.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

The UK has been at the forefront of integrating climate change action into economic decision-making

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Climate change report: prevent damage by overhauling global economy 16.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Reducing emissions can generate better growth than old high-carbon model, says co-author of report, Lord Stern

The world can still act in time to stave off the worst effects of climate change, and enjoy the fruits of continued economic growth as long as the global economy can be transformed within the next 15 years, a group of the world's leading economists and political leaders will argue on Tuesday.

Tackling climate change can be a boon to prosperity, rather than a brake, according to the study involving a roll-call of the globe's biggest institutions, including the UN, the OECD group of rich countries, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, and co-authored by Lord Stern, one of the world's most influential voices on climate economics.

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Save green deal by offering financial incentives to households, MPs say 15.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Report advocates council tax discounts and stamp duty rebates to revive flagship energy efficiency scheme

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Climate crimes: Naomi Klein on greenwashing big business 13.9.2014 Guardian: Environment
Soon after reporting on the 2010 BP oil spill, Naomi Klein found she was pregnant and miscarried. Was there a connection? She looks at the 'greenwashing' of big business and its effects Continue reading...
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Public may end up paying for obsolete smart meters that save little, MPs warn 10.9.2014 Guardian: Environment
Public accounts committee says gas and electricity consumers will bear cost of installing meters likely to benefit suppliers most Continue reading...
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Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change constitutes High Level Committee 10.9.2014 Govt of india: PIB
A High Level Committee (HLC) has been constituted by Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change to review the following Acts administered by the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change.
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The Children Act by Ian McEwan review a masterly balance between research and imagination 7.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Ian McEwan's 13th novel, about a beleaguered high court judge, is his best since On Chesil Beach Robert McCrum talks to Ian McEwan As one begins an Ian McEwan novel this is his 13th one feels an immediate pleasure in returning to prose of uncommon clarity, unshowiness and control. I was going to add that it's marvellous to feel you are in a safe pair of hands only safe is something McEwan has never been. This is the best novel he has written since On Chesil Beach (2007), and a return to form after Solar (2010), the novel about climate change that was somehow blighted by its disagreeable protagonist, and his recent underpowered espionage novel Sweet Tooth (2012). The Children Act opens with what resemble comprehensive stage directions Bernard Shaw would have approved. We're in the London home of Fiona Maye, a high court judge on a Sunday evening. Props include an unlit fireplace, a round walnut table, a blue vase and "a tiny Renoir lithograph of a bather, bought by her thirty years ago for 50 pounds. ...
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Tony Abbott one year on: how the trust was won and lost 5.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Even when he knew he would win the election, Tony Abbott refused to risk telling voters the truth. Then came the overreach, the backtracking and the deferred decisions. The question now is whether voters will accept untrustworthiness as a given

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UK political parties urged to include green pledges in election manifestos 1.9.2014 Guardian: Environment
Campaigners including National Trust and Greenpeace ask politicians to demonstrate their commitment to the environment Continue reading...
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Steps Taken by the Government Starts Showing Results: GDP Shows A Growth Rate Of 5.7 Per Cent in Q1 Of 2014-15 Over the Corresponding Quarter of the Previous Year; Headline WPI Inflation Comes Down to 5.1 Per Cent in July 2014 Among Others 30.8.2014 Govt of india: PIB
When the new Government came to power around three months ago, it faced various challenges on economic front. The economic growth was showing a downward trend, the inflation was alarmingly high, unemployment rate was worrisome and corruption was touching new heights.
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The scientific A-Team saving the world from killer viruses, rogue AI and the paperclip apocalypse 30.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
They don't look like Guardians Of The Galaxy-style superheroes. But the founders of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk may be all that stands between us and global catastrophe Cambridge, some time after the end of term. Demob-happy undergraduates, dressed for punting and swigging wine from the bottle, seem not so much to be enjoying themselves as determinedly following rites of passage on the way to a privileged future. I am heading towards the biggest, richest and arguably most beautiful college: Trinity. Of the 90 Nobel prizes won by members of Cambridge University in the 20th century, 32 were won by members of Trinity. Its alumni include Isaac Newton, Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell and six prime ministers. The porter's lodge is like an airlock, apparently sealed from the tribulations of everyday life. But inside the college, pacing the flagstones of what is called all modesty aside Great Court, are four men who do not take it for granted that those undergraduates actually have a future. ...
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The Pacific islands are drowning, we need the worlds help 30.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
As prime minister of Samoa I urge the global leaders who will gather at our small islands summit next week to rise above the rhetoric and forge binding agreements on climate change Seeing is believing, it is often said, so I want world leaders to see for themselves what our islands are doing to deal with climate change, natural disasters and the tough economic challenges thrust upon us. Samoa will host the third international conference on small island developing states (Sids) from 1 September, and I want leaders from the 193 nations attending to rise above rhetoric and grandstanding, and move closer to binding international agreements on climate change. We understand the concerns of industrialised countries about economic growth and greenhouse gas emissions , but if we dont act now it will be too late for many of our small islands that are already being inundated by rising sea levels. The international community has to understand that in an increasingly interrelated world, critical problems recognise no ...
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Exclusive: 'The age of indecision has come to an end' 28.8.2014 Rediff: Interviews
Prakash Javadekar enjoys being information and broadcasting and parliamentary affairs minister, but heading the green ministry is turning out to be thornier than he had expected.
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Governments green deal ad ruled misleading 27.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Decc adverts implied energy savings were guaranteed and did not back up claim scheme boosted property prices, says ASA

An advert for the governments green deal misled householders by implying that energy savings were guaranteed under the scheme, the advertising watchdog has ruled.

The television ad and an advertorial in the national press also failed to make it clear that consumers could be charged an assessment fee, and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) did not provide sufficient evidence to prove that average property prices increased by 14% and 38% in some areas under the initiative, the Advertising Standards Authority said.

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Labour attempts to strengthen regulation of UK fracking industry 25.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Opposition party to table amendments to Lords infrastructure bill that would tighten rules for companies drilling for shale gas

The Labour party believes the rules covering fracking or hydraulic fracturing for gas are not tight enough and will attempt to strengthen regulation of the controversial drilling method by tabling a series of amendments to the infrastructure bill in the House of Lords on Tuesday.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) says there are adequate safeguards covering drilling for shale gas under existing rules or voluntary agreements. However, Tom Greatrex, the shadow energy minister, believes current agreements do not go far enough.

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Coastal Vulnerability Assessment 13.8.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Earth System Science Organization (ESSO) – Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad and ESSO-Integrated Coastal and Marine Area Management (ICMAM),
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The Great Barrier Reef and the coal mine that could kill it 1.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

The Great Barrier Reef is sick. Almost half of its coral is already dead and a massive new coal mine, which was given final approval this week, will only cause further damage. This is not just an issue for Australia, it affects us all

The Great Barrier Reef: an obituary interactive

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IPCC climate change report's findings must be accepted, MPs say 29.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Energy and climate change committee says UN climate science panel processes have improved since last major report

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Green deal cashback scheme is shut after surge of applications 25.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Final £70m of money for energy efficiency measures under green deal home improvement fund is taken up in just three days

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