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Exxon deal aside, tough proxy season looms at U.S. energy firms

Climate activists said on Tuesday they would take a tough shareholder resolution off the table at Exxon Mobil Corp after the company agreed to provide new details about how climate change could affect its business. »
13 December 2017, 03:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

California and Washington state join carbon pledge in defiance of Trump

California and Washington state joined five nations on the Pacific coast of the Americas on Tuesday to agree to step up the use of a price on carbon dioxide emissions as a central economic policy to slow climate change. »
12 December 2017, 18:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

World is losing the battle against climate change, says Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a bleak assessment on the global fight against climate change to dozens of world leaders and company executives on Tuesday, telling them: "We are losing the battle". »
12 December 2017, 18:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Big investors press major companies to step up climate action

More than 200 institutional investors with $26 trillion in assets under management said on Tuesday they would step up pressure on the world's biggest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to combat climate change. »
12 December 2017, 12:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Exxon to provide details on climate-change impact to its business

Exxon Mobil Corp on Monday said it would publish new details about how climate change could affect its business in a move aimed at appeasing critics and forestalling another proxy fight next year. »
12 December 2017, 02:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

France awards climate grants to U.S.-based scientists on summit eve

Emmanuel Macron plans to award multi-year grants for several U.S.-based scientists to relocate to France, his office said on Monday on the eve of a climate summit hosted by the president to raise finances to counter global warming. »
11 December 2017, 20:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

France's Macron hunts for more money to slow climate change

French President Emmanuel Macron will next week press rich countries to increase climate financing and urge investors worldwide to turn their backs on polluters in a bid to accelerate efforts to combat global warming. »
8 December 2017, 16:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

EPA chief says may launch public climate debate in January

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could launch a public debate about climate change as soon as January, administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday, as the agency continued to unwind Obama-era initiatives to fight global warming. »
7 December 2017, 21:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Global warming may be more severe than expected by 2100: study

World temperatures could rise 15 percent more than expected this century, obliging governments to make deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming, scientists said on Wednesday. »
6 December 2017, 19:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

China's carbon intensity falls four percent in first three quarters: official

China's carbon intensity - the level of carbon emissions per unit of economic growth - fell about 4 percent in the first three quarters of 2017, putting the country on track to meet its five-year targets, a senior official said. »
1 December 2017, 03:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Scientists look to Bali volcano for clues to curb climate change

Climate scientists are tracking an erupting volcano on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali for clues about a possible short-cut to curb global warming by injecting sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth. »
30 November 2017, 18:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Nations keep global climate deal on track despite U.S. pullout

Nearly 200 nations made progress toward keeping a landmark 2015 global deal to tackle climate change on track at United Nations talks ending on Friday despite a U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw. »
17 November 2017, 19:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Climate change denial or indifference are 'perverse attitudes': pope

Denying climate change or being indifferent to its effects are "perverse attitudes" that block research and dialogue aimed at protecting the future of the planet, Pope Francis said on Thursday. »
16 November 2017, 18:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Exclusive: Britain, Canada ally to boost support for global coal phase-out

Britain and Canada will urge nations at U.N. climate talks on Thursday to join them in a global alliance to phase out coal, a letter seen by Reuters shows, defying U.S. lobbying in favor of the fossil fuel at the same event. »
15 November 2017, 20:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

France, Germany urge more action on climate after Trump quits

The leaders of Germany and France promised to limit the use of coal on Wednesday and urged more global action to combat global warming after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 Paris agreement. »
15 November 2017, 20:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

EU ministers to look at climate deal amendment options without Poland: sources

The EU may need to find a way to ratify the global agreement that governs cuts in greenhouse gas emissions over the next three years without Poland, whose widespread use of coal to generate power may scupper its involvement, EU sources said. »
15 November 2017, 17:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Climate action by China, India to offset Trump: study

Global warming is likely to be slightly less severe than previously expected thanks to stronger climate policies by China and India that will offset less U.S. action under President Donald Trump, a study showed on Wednesday. »
15 November 2017, 14:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

China's carbon market waiting for government approval: media

China's long-awaited nationwide carbon trading market has completed preparation work and is waiting for the green light from authorities, the Shanghai Securities News reported on Tuesday, citing China's top climate official Xie Zhenhua. »
14 November 2017, 09:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Hydrogen could deliver one fifth of world carbon cuts by 2050: industry group

Increasing the use of hydrogen in power, transport, heat and industry could deliver around one fifth of the total carbon emissions cuts needed to limit global warming to safe levels by mid-century, a report by the Hydrogen Council said on Monday. »
13 November 2017, 20:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

German court gives initial backing to hear climate activist's suit against RWE

A German court on Monday gave its initial backing to hearing a lawsuit by a climate activist suing energy utility RWE for its role in causing climate change, in a test case other environmentalists will be watching closely. »
13 November 2017, 20:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email