Month: November 2015

Paris Climate Talks Offer Direct Route to Zero-carbon Economies

In comparison to COP15 in Copenhagen (2009) there is much more optimism on the zero-carbon front, and a strong movement for a global renewably-powered economy. New legislations in energy efficiency and skyrocketing renewable energy targets by many countries are on the rise; and a global divestment campaign is urging financial and other institutions to divest …

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Climate and EU-UK referendum, appeal for leadership in Europe

Appeal for action – Last chance for a real deal to address the defining challenge of our century. It is significant progress that 146 countries, covering almost 87% of global emissions have submitted their reduction plans ahead of the climate summit in December. However this will still not be enough to cap global warming to …

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International Climate – Cooperation is critical, but not for the reasons you might think

It is often assumed that comprehensive international cooperation is essential to tackling climate change. After all, it is a global problem and action by all countries is necessary to avoid potentially catastrophic changes to our planet. But the greatest barriers to avoiding dangerous climate change can be found at home, within individual countries. International cooperation …

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