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Singapore to impose carbon pricing in move to cut greenhouse emissions

17. February 2017 - 15:54
Source: The Strait Times - Singapore is set to impose a carbon price as it looks to cut greenhouse emissions to meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement, The Business Times has learnt.

Al Gore hosts climate and health conference in Atlanta

17. February 2017 - 15:54
Source: AP - Former Vice President Al Gore said Thursday that more attention must be paid to the dangerous health consequences of climate change, and he called on scientists, health officials and health care providers to work together to find solutions to the crisis.

Scientists study ocean absorption of human carbon pollution

17. February 2017 - 15:54
Source: Guardian - Knowing the rate at which the oceans absorb carbon pollution is a key to understanding how fast climate change will occur

Climate driven migration key topic for G20 summit, says Chinese expert

17. February 2017 - 15:54
Source: Deutsche Welle - The foreign ministers of the G20 are in Bonn to discuss sustainable development. With uncertainty over the Trump administration’s policies, China is seen as a possible new leader. DW talked to Chinese analyst Lina Li.

Controversial climate change conference resurrected in Trump's U.S.

17. February 2017 - 15:54
Source: Reuters - A climate-change conference canceled just before the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump was resurrected on Thursday as former Vice President Al Gore said it was vital to "fill a void" on climate change.

Stations in Mysuru railway division to tap solar energy

17. February 2017 - 15:54
Source: The Hindu - As part of the Indian Railways current drive to tap alternative form of energy to go green, the Mysuru division of the South Western Railway (SWR) will soon have about 20 railway stations fuelled by solar energy.

Is there a role for climate finance in combating global poverty?

17. February 2017 - 15:54
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - International public finance aimed at adapting to effects of climate change does not prioritise countries most vulnerable to it

New Zealand, China meet to discuss climate change

17. February 2017 - 15:54
Source: IANS - Ministers from China and New Zealand met here on Friday to discuss climate change, and experience and expertise in the field, a media report said.

Investors call on G20 to cut fossil fuel subsidies

17. February 2017 - 15:54
Source: Investor Daily - A number of large insurers and investment firms have signed a joint statement urging the governments of G20 nations to cease fossil fuel subsidies by 2020.

China: The New Global Leader in Carbon Pricing?

17. February 2017 - 15:54
Source: Lexology - In 2017, China is expected to launch the world's largest mandatory national cap-and-trade program, also known as an emissions trading scheme ("ETS").

Trump's vow to scrap the Paris climate change accord faces skepticism from corporations, GOP moderates

16. February 2017 - 15:54
Source: LA Times - Trashing the Paris Agreement made for a great campaign prop at Donald Trump’s rallies, where the climate change accord was portrayed as a product of the out-of-touch, insufferable elites that Trump pledged to sweep from power.

Clean energy grows, but many of the poorest remain in the dark

16. February 2017 - 15:54
Source: Daily Climate - World Bank reports "a race" underway to secure sustainable energy, but a money gap leaves poorer nations—particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa—lagging.

MEPs approve overhaul of EU carbon emissions trading scheme

16. February 2017 - 15:54
Source: The Guardian - European parliament accused of failing in its commitment to Paris climate deal with compromise measures to reduce emissions

EPA staff told to prepare for Trump executive orders: sources

16. February 2017 - 15:54
Source: Reuters - Staff at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have been told that President Donald Trump is preparing a handful of executive orders to reshape the agency, to be signed once a new administrator is confirmed, two sources who attended the meeting told Reuters on Wednesday.

Market shrugs as EU lawmakers pass carbon trading reforms

16. February 2017 - 15:54
Source: Climate Home - Carbon prices stayed steady at €5 a tonne in response to package filled with concessions to big polluters

Shipping industry calls for exemption from EU carbon market reform

16. February 2017 - 15:54
Source: Reuters - The global shipping industry has urged the European Union to drop the sector's inclusion in proposals adopted on Wednesday to reform the bloc's carbon market, saying it risks distorting trade and international efforts to cut the sector's emissions.

UN kicks off preparations for upcoming summit on oceans, launches voluntary commitment website

16. February 2017 - 15:54
Source: UN News Centre - The world dumps the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute, the United Nations heard today at the start of a two-day meeting to prepare for this June's Ocean Conference that will aim to help safeguard the planet's oceans and help them recover from human-induced problems.

Climate change takes root in northern communities' plants, botanist says

16. February 2017 - 15:54
Source: CBC - Climate change is altering the useful qualities of some plants, a Montreal botanist says, and changing the way some Indigenous people in northern Canada live.

U.S. Solar Surged 95% to Become Largest Source of New Energy

16. February 2017 - 15:54
Source: Bloomberg - Solar developers installed a record 14.6 gigawatts in the U.S. last year, almost double the total from 2015 and enough to make photovoltaic panels the largest source of new electric capacity for the first time.

Germany Prepares for Climate Clash With Tillerson at G-20 Talks

16. February 2017 - 15:54
Source: Bloomberg - Germany fixed climate change as a key topic for foreign ministers from the Group of 20 nations meeting Thursday, according to an official in Berlin, setting up for a clash with Donald Trump’s lead Cabinet minister on the issue.

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