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India unveils climate target to cut carbon intensity 2.10.2015 ET: Policy
The pledges were broadly in line with expectations, given emerging economies such as India have resisted setting specific targets to cut emissions.
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Intervention by Environment Minister at the Second Meeting of the Business Dialogue for COP 21 27.9.2015 Govt of india: PIB
The following is the text of the Intervention made by Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar, at the Second Meeting of the Business Dialogue for COP-21 held at UNFCCC in New York yesterday:
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The inconvenient truth about Direct Action comes from Turnbull himself 25.9.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Malcolm Turnbull is now defending the policy he criticised, but his truths about climate change won’t go away and this stop-gap scheme will come badly unstuck

You asked for this Malcolm, standing in the wind outside the war memorial this week. You said journalists had “to hold up the truth to power”. But in the case of your climate policy you’ve made our job easy. You’ve said so much on the subject that for the most part we can hold up your own truth to yourself.

Related: Coalition’s climate policy 'best and most efficient' in the world, says Greg Hunt

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China to launch national cap-and-trade plan in 2017, US announces 25.9.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

White House officials announce deal, which will make China the world’s biggest carbon market, on eve of summit between Barack Obama and Xi Jinping

China, the world’s biggest carbon polluter, will launch a national cap-and-trade scheme in 2017, the White House said on Thursday.

Related: 'Big Daddy Xi' attempts to charm US but tough crowds still await

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Global goals can deliver on 2C and new development finance – here's how | Owen Barder, Alex Evans and Alice Lépissier 24.9.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Economic modelling suggests that a global emissions budget and trading scheme could tackle climate change and yield $416bn a year for poor countries What if there were an affordable programme to prevent catastrophic climate change and provide the finance that developing countries need to end poverty by 2030? With summits this week on the sustainable development goals and in December on climate change , this year marks the most significant push on the world’s biggest challenges since 2005, the year of the G8 meeting at Gleneagles and the UN world ...
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BP tops the list of firms obstructing climate action in Europe 21.9.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Company emerges as Europe’s worst climate policy wrecker, according to a new table ranking firms by their records on lobbying and opposition

BP is Europe’s fiercest corporate opponent of action on climate change, according to a ranking of companies by their efforts to obstruct efforts to cut carbon emissions.

Nearly half of the world’s top 100 global companies are trying to subvert climate policies by lobbying, advertising, and influence-peddling, said the UK-based non-profit, Influence Map.

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Australian PM Abbott fends off climate critics at Pacific summit 10.9.2015 DNA: Money
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday defended his country's climate change policy during a regional summit in Papua New Guinea, amid calls from Pacific island leaders to end new coal mine construction worldwide. Impoverished, low-lying Pacific Islands such as Vanuatu, Kiribati and Tuvalu are among the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change and rising waters and have long pushed for greater global action to combat them. Abbott last month announced cuts to Australia's greenhouse gas emissions that were widely criticised by environmental groups for lagging behind other advanced economies. Australia pledged to cut emissions by 26-28 % of 2005 levels by 2030, a commitment that did little to stem criticism of Abbott's strong support for coal and for scrapping an ambitious carbon tax and emissions trading plan last year. "Unlike some other countries, which make these pledges and don't deliver, Australia does deliver when we make a pledge," Abbott told reporters. "So, I think I've ...
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Kyoto protocol's carbon credit scheme ‘increased emissions by 600m tonnes’ 24.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Major UNFCCC carbon trading scheme hit by serious corruption allegations involving organised crime in Russia and Ukraine

A key carbon offsetting scheme was so open to abuse that three quarters of its allowances lacked environmental integrity, a new report says.

UN officials confirm the findings by the Stockholm Environment Institute that around 600m tonnes of carbon were wrongly emitted as a result, under the UNFCCC’s Joint Implementation (JI) scheme.

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BP lobbied against EU support for clean energy to favour gas, documents reveal 20.8.2015 Guardian: Environment

BP was part of oil and gas lobby that successfully undermined EU renewable energy targets and subsidies in favour of gas as a climate fix in 2011

The fossil fuel giant BP helped spur a concerted industry push to curb EU policy support for renewable energies such as wind and solar in favour of gas, the Guardian has learned.

The European commission last year outlawed most subsidies for clean energy from 2017, and ended nationally-binding renewable targets after 2020, despite opposition from environmentalists and clean energy firms.

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Liberals to elect a new Speaker as parliament resumes – politics live 10.8.2015 Guardian: Environment
MPs return to Canberra after the six-week winter break to elect a new Speaker of the House of Representatives after the resignation of Bronwyn Bishop – and to mourn the loss of Liberal MP Don Randall. All the developments from Canberra, live 8.48am AEST So I’ve referenced the new Speaker, new climate targets – now to same sex marriage. As MPs arrived at Canberra airport last night, they were greeted by a hashtag. 8.31am AEST They’ve been caught red-handed with their hands on the income ... This is the environment minister, Greg Hunt, who is speaking to the ABC as we go live this morning. This rhetorical mangle is about Labor and carbon pricing. While we were parted over the winter recess, the ALP locked in behind emissions trading, which according to the man who once advised John Howard to adopt emissions trading (that would be Greg Hunt) is an act of unspeakable public policy wickedness. Don’t try and make sense of that story arc, it’s impossible. Our policy couldn’t be ...
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Asia takes leadership on renewables, but only out of necessity - The Guardian 4.8.2015 google news
Asia takes leadership on renewables, but only out of necessity The Guardian A woman wearing a face mask walks through thick smog in Beijing. China's growth in renewables comes more from a desperation to solve domestic concerns than a desire for global leadership, argues Mike Scott. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty ...
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Paris climate meet: India says investment flows can't be treated as climate finance 27.7.2015 ET: Economy/Finance
India also emphasised the need to consider transfer of green technologies at affordable cost from developed world to the developing nations.
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Hysterical Bill Shorten headlines miss the point: no credible climate policy exists 24.7.2015 Guardian: Environment
It’s been hard to miss the hyperventilating news coverage about Labor’s new emissions ‘aspiration’, but neither major party has a plan for climate change It was hard to miss the screaming headlines as I arrived home from an overseas holiday Thursday. Bill Shorten had apparently committed a gory and unfathomable act of political harakiri with a “loony … lurch to the left” climate policy that had guaranteed Tony Abbott victory at the next election. The Labor leader was a “ zombie ” with a “death wish” (I thought zombies were already dead, but anyway...) and was advocating a “massive” carbon tax, or perhaps two or three massive carbon taxes all at the same time, in a bloody-minded multitaxing attempt to bankrupt hard-working Aussie families in the interests of appeasing inner-city families ( who apparently also eat a lot of goats cheese ...
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Bill Shorten recommits to ETS, opposing 'Abbott’s society of flat-earthers' 23.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Notes for Labor leader’s opening address to party conference include a vow not to succumb to ‘ridiculous scare campaigns’ and declare that an ETS is not a tax

Bill Shorten was due to recommit to an emissions trading scheme in his first speech to Labor’s national conference as party leader, vowing not to succumb to “ridiculous scare campaigns” by Tony Abbott’s “society of flat earthers”.

The Labor leader intended to stare down the prime minister’s warnings about a return to the Gillard government’s carbon tax by declaring emphatically that “an ETS is not a tax” and Australia must not be a laggard on climate policy.

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Australian climate policy paralysis has to end, business roundtable says 28.6.2015 Guardian: Environment

Business and industry alliance sets out climate ‘principles’, including that climate policy should be ‘capable of achieving deep reductions’ in emissions

An unprecedented alliance of business, welfare and environmental groups and trade unions is demanding an end to Australia’s decade of political paralysis and division on climate policy, insisting the Abbott government make credible emission reduction commitments and the major parties agree on how the pledges should be implemented.

In an attempt to reset the bitter political debate on climate policy, the powerful line-up of interest groups has reached a historic agreement on “principles” that should guide Australia’s climate policy.

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EU ministers seek legally-binding and ambitious Paris climate deal 26.6.2015 Guardian: Environment

Deal at UN climate summit later this year should be enforced through five-yearly reviews to avoid dangerous global warming, draft document shows

European Union ministers are seeking an ambitious, durable and legally-binding deal to curb global warming, enforced through five-yearly reviews, a draft of their position statement for UN climate talks shows.

EU environment ministers meet on 18 September in Brussels to iron out their joint position ahead of the UN talks in Paris in December. Diplomats have already drawn up a draft text.

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Eight things we learned from the Pope's climate change encyclical 18.6.2015 Guardian: Environment

From calling on rich countries to pay their social debt to his thoughts on GM food and UN climate talks, here are the top highlights


Pope Francis has released an unprecedented encyclical on climate change and the environment. The 180-page document calls on rich nations to pay their “grave social debt” to poorer countries and lambasts the UN climate talks for a lack of progress. Here are eight things we learned:

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The Pope's encyclical on climate change – live reaction and analysis 18.6.2015 Guardian: Environment
On Thursday, the Vatican will publish Pope Francis’s long-awaited encyclical on the environment, which is likely to get a strong pushback from the US right 11.42am BST At 1.30pm BST, Donald William Wuerl, one of five cardinals who lead the US archdiocese, will be holding a press conference on the encyclical . I’ll try to summarise some of it here on the blog. 11.39am BST The pontiff included a personal handwritten note in his communication. It ended with a plea for help: “United in the lord, and please do not forget to pray for me.” "In bond of unity, charity and peace," Pope entrusts #LaudatoSi to world's bishops w/ personal note, asks prayers: ...
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MEPs threaten to block trade deal over rights to regulate carbon emissions 8.6.2015 Guardian: Environment

European parliament will ‘never consent’ to a Trade in Services Agreement that could bypass emissions limits for airlines and ships, senior figures warn

The European parliament will block a secretive trade pact unless it guarantees states’ rights to regulate over climate, health and social laws, a key parliamentary leader has warned just days before a related crunch vote on trade liberalisation with the US.

The shot across the boughs by a former commission vice-president follows publication of a Wikileaks trawl of 17 negotiating texts for the Trade in Services Agreement (Tisa), which environmentalists fear could outlaw attempts to set bloc emissions limits for airlines or ships.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger tells Australia cutting emissions is good economics 6.6.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Actor and former governor of California describes claims that climate action hurts the economy as ‘a bunch of nonsense’ and urges all countries to cooperate

Arnold Schwarzenegger is apparently on a mission to terminate the myth that protecting the environment hurts the economy.

The actor and former politician is in Australia to promote his new film Terminator Genisys, the first a planned new trilogy for the popular movie franchise.

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