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Want Clean Air? Let’s Talk Climate Change. 28.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. For years, air quality and climate change have been like star-crossed lovers—inextricably linked, but never quite finding their way to each other in environmental policy and dialogue. Well in 2018, the two finally got hot and heavy thanks to several landmark reports and climate […]
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Negotiators Agree on Rulebook to Help Curb Climate Change 16.12.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Negotiators from around the world agreed on a rulebook to curb global warming, seeking to bolster the 2015 Paris accord amid concerns that countries would fail to deliver on their commitments.
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Nations at U.N. climate talks back universal emissions rules 16.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
After two weeks of bruising negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries agreed Saturday on universal, transparent rules that will govern efforts to cut emissions and curb global warming.
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Katowice: UN climate talks stand-off continues 15.12.2018 BBC: Science
Climate talks are in an extra day as negotiators try to agree the next steps for the Paris agreement.
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UN climate talks extended due to sticking points in Poland 15.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
Rows continue over the issue of paying poorer countries for damages caused by rising temperatures.
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Why Gov. Jerry Brown Stands in the Way of Climate Justice 26.9.2018 Truthout.com
California Gov. Jerry Brown has been hailed as a "climate leader." Here's why that's not true.

The post Why Gov. Jerry Brown Stands in the Way of Climate Justice appeared first on Truthout.

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China unveils ambitious plan to curb emissions 20.12.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
SHANGHAI — China is the world’s No. 1 polluter. It burns more coal than the rest of the world combined. It produces more than a quarter of the world’s human-caused global warming gases, nearly as much as North America and Europe put together. On Tuesday, the country set out to claim another title reflecting its ambitions to change all that: keeper of the world’s largest financial market devoted to cleaning up the air. China released plans to start a giant market to trade credits for the right to emit planet-warming greenhouse gases.
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China launches the world’s biggest carbon trading scheme 19.12.2017 L.A. Times - World News

China launched a nationwide carbon-trading scheme Tuesday, solidifying the country’s role as an emerging leader in the fight against climate change.

The market will initially cover about 1,700 of the country’s coal- and natural-gas-based power-generating companies, accounting for about 3 billion...

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California's cap-and-trade climate program could generate more than $8 billion by 2027, report says 13.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Tom Goldtooth: Carbon Trading Is "Fraudulent" Scheme to Privatize Air and Forests to Permit Pollution 17.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
In South Dakota, the energy company TransCanada says it shut down part of its pipeline Thursday after a rupture spilled 210,000 gallons of oil in a field near Amherst. The pipeline carries a highly polluting form of oil called "diluted bitumen." This comes amid a new report titled "Carbon Pricing: A Critical Perspective for Community Resistance," which exposes the dangers of carbon trading, a scheme in which major companies purchase carbon credits from countries who agree to plant trees or protect existing forests. We speak with one of the report's co-authors, Tom Goldtooth, executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network, and Isabella Zizi from Richmond, California, home to a massive Chevron oil refinery. Chevron has said it will purchase carbon credits to offset increased pollution from a recent expansion of the Richmond refinery. Please check back later for full ...
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EU Unveils Proposal to Cut Vehicles' CO2 Emissions 8.11.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The European Union proposed a 30% cut in carbon-dioxide emissions from cars and vans in the decade through 2030, seeking to prod auto makers toward cleaner technologies led by electric vehicles and curb climate change.
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California to collaborate with EU, China on carbon markets 8.11.2017 AP National
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown is further expanding California's cooperation with the European Union and China on fighting climate change....
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Gov. Jerry Brown and European Union leaders agree to work to combat climate change 8.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As political leaders and scientists from across the world gathered for a major conference on climate change in Europe, the Syrian government announced Tuesday that it would finally sign the Paris climate accord — two actions that highlight the Trump administration’s outlier position on climate...

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Paradise Papers: Prince Charles lobbied on climate policy after shares purchase 7.11.2017 BBC: Business
Private estate had secret interest in offshore firm that would benefit from rule change, leaked documents show.
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Gov. Jerry Brown says California could partner with EU, China to fight climate change 7.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Dubai to Get Solar Power Day and Night Without Subsidy at Lower Cost than Gas-fired Electricity 27.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
JOHANNESBURG: An ACWA Power led consortium has been awarded the fourth phase of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, by far the largest single-site CSP plant in the world, which will provide reliable and dispatchable electricity to the emirate during the day and throughout the night just as a fossil fuel power plant does.
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TD Bank Group and Just Energy Acquire 140,000 Tonnes of Carbon Credits from Solifor Perthuis 25.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
QUÉBEC CITY, Sept. 25, 2017 : Solifor Perthuis, a partnership between Solifor (an initiative of the Fonds de solidarite FTQ) and Scierie Dion and Fils, have completed the sale of 140,000 tonnes of voluntary carbon credits to Just Energy and TD Bank Group. Handled by Enviro EcoCredit and Carbonzero, this is the largest transaction in Quebec involving forest carbon capture.
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Ontario joins California’s cap-and-trade market 23.9.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
SACRAMENTO — California has expanded its market for buying and trading permits to emit greenhouse gases to include the Canadian province of Ontario. The market is the centerpiece of California’s cap-and-trade program, which is designed to reduce carbon pollution over time by capping emissions and requiring companies to obtain permits to pollute. Quebec is already part of the market. California is trying to reduce emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2030. The two Canadian provinces have similar or stricter goals. California Gov.
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California cap-and-trade program gets a shot in the arm with strong permit auction results 23.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A month after a bruising political battle to extend California’s cap-and-trade program, the state received a big vote of confidence in the policy’s future.

Cap and trade requires oil refineries, food processors and other facilities to buy permits to release greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere,...

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Gov. Jerry Brown signs law to extend cap and trade, securing the future of California's key climate program 26.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Cementing California’s role as a leader on climate change, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program while surrounded by a coalition of supporters including his predecessor, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The program, the only one of its kind in...

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