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Yurok tribe hopes California's cap-and-trade can save a way of life 16.12.2014 LA Times: Environment
This winter, Yurok tribe forestry crews will be four-wheeling down muddy fire roads, hiking through steep, slippery brush and trekking across more than 20,000 acres of forest to count and measure trees.
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Addressing Climate Change Requires Real Solutions, Not Blind Faith in the Magic of Markets 11.12.2014 Truthout.com
Brisbane, Australia - Norwegians know something of life in a climate change world. Migratory birds arrive earlier in spring, trees come into leaf before previously expected, and palsa mires (wetlands) are being lost as permafrost thaws. Norwegians are currently waiting while geologists try to predict if, and when,  Mount Mannen  might collapse, destroying homes in its path, after torrential rain in the region. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), this will be just the beginning for Norway – and the rest of the world – unless urgent and immediate action is taken to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While reducing our dependence on the dirty fossil fuel industries is widely lauded as representing the fastest and most effective strategy to reduce our global emissions, much of the world’s attention – including that of many governments and industry – has been captured by the promise of carbon trade markets. There are hopes that pricing and selling carbon just might ...
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Brazilian Indigenous Leader: Carbon Trading Scheme "REDD" a False Solution to Climate Change 11.12.2014 Truthout.com
The controversial carbon trading scheme known as REDD, or Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, has set off protests not only in Africa, but also in South America, especially in the Amazon region. We speak to Chief Ninawa Huni Kui, president of the Federation of the Huni Kui, an indigenous group in Brazil. He has traveled to the U.N. climate summit in Lima to voice his opposition to REDD. TRANSCRIPT: AMY GOODMAN: We turn right now to the controversial carbon trading that [Nnimmo Bassey] was talking about, known as REDD—again, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, R-E-D-D, which has set off protests not only in Africa, but also in South America, especially in the Amazon. Earlier this week, I interviewed Chief Ninawa Huni Kui, president of the Federation of the Huni Kui, an indigenous group in Brazil. He traveled to Lima to voice his opposition to REDD. NINAWA HUNI KUI: [translated] My name is Ninawa, and I am the president of the Federation of the Huni Kui ...
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From South America to Africa, "Capitalist" Solutions to Climate Change Seen as Path to Catastrophe 11.12.2014 Truthout.com
We are broadcasting from the United Nations climate summit in Lima, Peru, where high-level talks have just gotten under way. On Tuesday, Bolivian President Evo Morales called on delegates to include the wisdom of indigenous people in the global agreement to address climate change and criticized the summit for failing to address capitalism as the root of the crisis. We discuss the state of the climate talks with Nnimmo Bassey, a Nigerian environmental activist, director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation, and author of To Cook a Continent: Destructive Extraction and the Climate Crisis in Africa. Bassey says the carbon trading included in the draft agreement could increase deforestation, displace farmers and contribute to the food crisis in Africa. TRANSCRIPT: AMY GOODMAN: Peruvian musicians who performed yesterday at the opening ceremony of the U.N. climate summit. They were just practicing in the walkways here in Pentagonito. That is the site, the very well-fortified site, where this U.N. climate ...
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"Corporate Conquistadors": New Report Exposes How Multinationals Drive, Profit From Climate Change 10.12.2014 Truthout - All Articles
As we broadcast from the United Nations Climate Summit in Lima, Peru, we speak with Pascoe Sabido of the Corporate Europe Observatory, which has just released a new report, "Corporate Conquistadors: The Many Ways Multinationals Both Drive and Profit from Climate Destruction." "This is COP 20. For 20 years we've been going without progressing to a fair and progressive climate deal that we need," Sabido says. "One of the big reasons is the aggressive lobbying of the fossil fuel industry both at the national level and here at the talks." TRANSCRIPT: This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Before that, you heard Pascoe Sabido of the Corporate Europe Observatory. Pascoe joins us here live right now. We're broadcasting from Lima, Peru. We are inside the COP 20, as it's called, right now. Interesting, it's sort of "cop watch" in New York to "COP watch" right now in Lima. COP is, here, short for Conference of Parties, and it's the 20th anniversary. The Corporate Europe ...
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Lima climate change talks and a year of Ebola 9.12.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Delegates are in Peru for UN discussions on how to tackle climate change and we mark a year since the first case of Ebola in Guinea

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Michael Gove bars Tory minister Amber Rudd from Lima climate change talks 8.12.2014 Guardian: Science
Lib Dem Ed Davey, climate change secretary, goes on ahead as Tory chief whip tells MP to stay for counter-terror measures vote Continue reading...
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Ships must measure CO2 emissions under new EU law 26.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Ships will have to start monitoring emissions from 2018, in a first step towards curbing growing pollution from the sector

The shipping sector will, for the first time, have to monitor its carbon emissions under a law agreed by the European Union on Wednesday, intended as a step towards tackling a growing source of pollutants linked to climate change.

International shipping accounts for around 3% of the world’s emissions of carbon dioxide, a share which could increase to 18% by 2050 if regulation is not in place, according to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

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Business News Roundup, Nov. 18 18.11.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
Halliburton agreed Monday to buy Baker Hughes for about $34.6 billion, uniting two big oil field services providers in a friendly deal only days after a hostile takeover battle appeared imminent. [...] the tie-up raises questions about whether the takeover will survive antitrust scrutiny, given the level of consolidation that it promises within the oil production services business. Facebook Inc. is testing a version of its social network that will let people communicate and collaborate at work, a person familiar with the matter said, taking on tools from Microsoft Corp. and Salesforce.com Inc. The product, which is in trials at Facebook and several other companies, will probably debut publicly in a few months, said the person, who asked not to be named because the information is private. Facebook at Work lets people communicate with their co-workers using the social network’s traditional tools, such as messaging and news feed, without mixing the professional posts with personal ones. Rob Koplowitz, ...
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Carbon cap report to Inslee, may spur action 18.11.2014 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- A panel convened by Gov. Jay Inslee to study how to put a price on carbon pollution says there are advantages to two approaches - a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade program - but did not recommend a specific approach in a report presented to the governor on Monday....
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Chevrolet first company to join project that protects grasslands, reduces carbon pollution 17.11.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Chevrolet supports grassland preservation program 17.11.2014 AP Business
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Chevrolet has become the first corporate participant in a public-private initiative that pays farmers not to convert natural prairie to large-scale crop production, which would release gases that are warming the planet, officials said Monday....
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Six myths about Australias climate policy that never did wash 14.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

These myths are endlessly repeated and sure wont be accepted in the wake of the US-China climate deal

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The right has won control of the English-speaking world - thanks to the weakness of the left | Jason Wilson 14.11.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Over the last three decades, leftwing parties in the English-speaking world have taken on much of the rights antidemocratic programme and lost their souls Besides the 5-Eyes spying agreement , the English-speaking democracies of the North Atlantic and the South Pacific are frequently said to have a few things in common. British prime minister David Cameron recited them perfectly before the Australian parliament on Friday: open economies and open societies, a free press, and real democracy and the rule of law safeguarded by liberal institutions. These fantasies underpin the canonical history of what the rightwing calls the Anglosphere . Conservative thinktankers get misty-eyed when they hear speeches like these, which downplay the way in which these English traditions were imposed by settler colonists on countries stolen from their indigenous inhabitants. The Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, did just that in his introduction to Camerons visit: Its hard to think that back in 1788 [Sydney] was ...
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Emissions reduction: Tony Abbott says Australia is acting, not talking 13.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

Im focusing not on what might happen in 16 years time, says PM as pressure mounts to match targets set by China and US

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New Zealand 'off track' on controlling carbon emissions 12.11.2014 New Kerala: World News
Wellington, Nov 12 : New Zealand is struggling to control its carbon emissions and move to a low-carbon future, the government said Wednesday.
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Peru's forests store more CO2 than US emits in a year, research shows 12.11.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Carbon mapping by the Carnegie Institute for Science reveals nearly seven billion tonnes of carbon stored in Perus rainforests, in a technique that could help preserve such stores to reduce carbon emissions

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Nova Peris says leaked emails stem from child access dispute politics live 30.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Senator makes statement addressing allegations of misuse of funds as Bill Shorten asks for a rethink on security laws. Follow the days developments live ...

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Emissions trading will be back in the game if Direct Action proves ineffective 30.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Australias global promise to cut emissions seems certain to test Greg Hunts determination to resist carbon pricing

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Direct Action is here. Now Tony Abbott can finally move on from doomed tribalism | John Quiggin 30.10.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
There are really two debates on climate change: one on action, the other on the semantics of carbon pricing. Both have been resolved, albeit in an unfortunate way As an economic researcher, most of my work focuses on uncertainty. In particular, I study the problem of unforeseen contingencies, or, in ordinary language, surprises. As a researcher on climate change and member of the Climate Change Authority, easily the biggest surprise of this year for me was the appearance of Clive Palmer and Al Gore , jointly discussing the problem of climate ...
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