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Source: NY Times - A panel of federal judges appeared inclined on Thursday to dismiss the first legal challenge to President Obamas most far-reaching regulation to slow climate change.
Source: Bloomberg - Brazil will increase the use of renewable energy, target zero net deforestation and push for low-carbon agriculture as part of its climate proposal, Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said in an interview.
Source: ClimateWire - Climate change is one of the 21st century's biggest global security challenges, and world leaders should make it a core part of their foreign policy agendas, argues a major new report commissioned by the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and the European Union.
Source: Reuters - Calpers, the largest American public pension fund, and nearly 60 other institutional investors will ask the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday to require oil and natural gas companies to publish detailed analysis of the risks posed by climate change to their business models.
Source: Reuters - Bosses from more than forty global companies called on negotiators to agree a United Nations climate change deal in Paris in December and pledged to make their own emission cuts, they said in an open letter published on Thursday.
Source: RTCC - The climate plans submitted by governments towards a global climate deal should be seen as investment prospectuses for business.
Source: RTCC - Cities are unlikely to get the formal recognition many crave at the UN climate talks, but they can make an impact
Source: Guardian - New boss Andy Vesey says he wants to take the lead in helping Australia limit climate change to no more than 2C warmer by mid-century
Source: UN News Centre - The centrality of energy in a new global development agenda is clear and critical, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said today as he delivered the opening remarks to a briefing for Member States on Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All).
Source: The Express Tribune - Speakers at a conference on Thursday said that there was a need for the youth to lead the fight against climate change.
Source: UN News Centre - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on business leaders to expand investment in low-carbon growth and opportunities to advance sustainable energy for all and tackle climate change, in a statement to The Future of Energy Summit 2015, organized by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
Source: Toronto Star - The politics of climate change in Canada can be summed up by two recent comments from members of Prime Minister Stephen Harpers cabinet.
Source: RTCC - BP is set to stress-test its business plan against a safe climate future, in response to shareholder pressure.
Source: Reuters - Chile will move to make changes to its environmental regulations to reduce uncertainty and encourage investment, President Michelle Bachelet announced on Wednesday.
Source: Bloomberg - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon stepped up pressure on the richest nations and investors to detail how they will meet a pledge to provide developing nations $100 billion a year for climate-related programs by 2020.
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Source: Fox News - The Obama Administrations pledge of 26 to 28 percent cuts in U.S. carbon emissions by 2025 is coming under heavy fire from business and scientific experts, who charge the radical goals were not backed up by any concrete planning, likely to cause energy-intensive industries to flee the country at a heavy cost in jobs, and unlikely to make any difference at all to global carbon emissionsor to climate.
Source: AP - The centerpiece of the Obama administration's effort to tackle climate change is facing a high-profile legal test as a federal appeals court considers a plan that has triggered furious opposition from Republicans, industry figures and coal-reliant states.
Source: Financial Times - President Barack Obamas attempt to leave a legacy of domestic action on climate change faces a proliferation of legal threats just as a global climate deal hangs in the balance, according to a state lawyer fighting the White House.