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Five ways to take action on climate change

The world’s leaders have promised to take urgent action on climate change. But that was the easy part. Here’s what they need to do next The Paris agreement has been ratified. Only one year after negotiating this historic treaty, it has come into force. This signals that the vast majority of governments around the world remain committed to fighting climate change. »
3 Dec, 12:40 - guardian -  - 

Governments, businesses must integrate biodiversity into their practices to halt degradation, UN conference hears

The UN Biodiversity Conference today opened in Cancun, Mexico, with a call to governments and businesses to integrate biodiversity into their practices if countries are to halt further environmental degradation and ensure the well-being and prosperity of future generations. »
3 Dec, 06:00 - UN -  - 

Europe’s green energy policy is a disaster for the environment

The EU's massive renewable energy drive is backfiring and its proposed solutions are just greenwashing, say campaigners. »
3 Dec, 00:10 - newscientist -  - 

Give children a say in the planet's future: prize winner

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Children must be given a direct role in making decisions on how to protect the planet because they will suffer most from the impacts of climate change, said the winner of the 2016 International Children's Peace Prize. »
2 Dec, 19:10 - reuters -  - 

Fires and drought cook Tennessee - a state represented by climate deniers | John Abraham

Climate change intensified the extreme weather in Tennessee, but its legislators deny the science With my new hope that deniers of climate change will take ownership of the consequences, I am sad to report that this week, terrible wildfires have swept through Tennessee, a southeastern state in the USA. This state is beset by a tremendous drought, as seen by a recent US Drought Monitor map. »
2 Dec, 14:30 - guardian -  - 

Four of world's biggest cities to ban diesel cars from their centres

Paris, Madrid, Athens and Mexico City will ban the most polluting cars and vans by 2025 to tackle air pollution. Four of the world’s biggest cities are to ban diesel vehicles from their centres within the next decade, as a means of tackling air pollution, with campaigners urging other city leaders to follow suit. »
2 Dec, 14:30 - guardian -  - 

Quitting UN climate change body could be Trump's quickest exit from Paris deal

Lawyer on president-elect’s transition team says leaving UNFCCC is ‘most practical way’ way to quit agreement, a process that normally takes four years. The US should completely quit the United Nations forum to tackle climate change in order to quickly exit the Paris climate agreement, according to a conservative lawyer who is part of Donald Trump’s transition team. »
2 Dec, 11:20 - guardian -  - 

Shell ties in bonuses to reinforced emissions strategy

Royal Dutch Shell plans to link part of its executive bonuses to greenhouse gas emissions and conduct more active screening of future investments to further efforts to reduce the energy group's carbon footprint, its CEO told Reuters. »
1 Dec, 17:50 - reuters -  - 

EU on track to meet 2020 renewable energy target, report shows

Energy and climate targets are ‘well within reach’ but the transport sector is lagging behind. EU countries are on track to meet their 2020 targets for renewable energy and emissions cuts but could fall short of ambitious longer-term goals, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said on Thursday. »
1 Dec, 16:20 - guardian -  - 

Renewables continue to grow in the EU, but Member States need to step up ambition on energy savings

The EU Member States have lowered their energy consumption in recent years, despite a slight increase in 2015. At the same time, they use more and more renewable energy. Overall, the 28 Member States are collectively well on their way to meeting their 2020 targets on renewables, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions. »
1 Dec, 13:30 - eea -  - 

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