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Macron wants American researchers to move to France to fight climate change

12. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: USA Today - The new leader of France won't let go of President Trump's decision to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

'Positions on Paris accord are far apart and will remain like that' - Italy says as US leaves G7 climate meeting a day early

12. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: Independent.ie - Differences between the United States and other leading economies over climate change remain wide and are destined to stay that way, Italy's environment minister Gian Luca Galletti said on Sunday, as Washington's environment chief left a Group of Seven meeting a day early.

Converting to circular economy is irreversible process: Italian minister

12. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: Xinhua - Converting to a circular economy is "a truly irreversible process" and the circular economy is no longer just environmental policy but economic policy as well, Italian Environment Minister Gian Luca Galletti said Sunday.

U.S., G7 Partners Remain at Odds on Climate at Environment Meeting

12. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - Differences between the United States and other leading economies over climate change remain wide and are not likely to narrow, environment ministers from G7 countries said on Sunday.

African Groups demand increased ambition at 2018 Facilitative Dialogue

12. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: Africa Science News - Ahead of the writing of the Paris Rule Book and preparations for the 2018 Facilitative Dialogue, Major Groups attending this year’s Pre-AMCEN sessions have called on African governments to take stock of the current status of implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and identify barriers that need to be addressed with a view to enhancing ambition beyond what currently exists as NDCs.

OPINION: Merkel visit offers Latin America an alternative to Trump

12. June 2017 - 15:59
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Finland tackles climate change with circular economy

12. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: The Nation - COMMITTED TO tackling climate change, Finland has set the stage for creating a value chain through by pursuing a circular economy with both public and private companies starting to implement projects aimed at minimising the use of virgin resources and maximising their value.

Give us an African Rule Book for Paris Agreement, Groups urge African Ministers

12. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: Africa Science News - African Climate change activists urged their governments on Saturday to kick-start the process of designing an African Rule Book for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Faced with more drought, Zimbabwe’s farmers hang up their plows

9. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Preparing his three-hectare plot of land for planting each year used to take Musafare Chiweshe – or the laborers he hired – two weeks. Now it takes just hours.

France launches website to lure foreign brainpower on climate change

9. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - The French presidency launched on Thursday a website to lure international scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs to France following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of a global climate change deal.

India's first solar satellite television service brings 'magic' to villages

9. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - An Indian social business has launched the country's first solar satellite television service, bringing clean energy powered entertainment to households and businesses through a pay-as-you-go payment scheme.

Chad is the country most vulnerable to climate change – here’s why

9. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: The Conversation - Of the 186 countries assessed in a recent survey of climate vulnerability, Chad was rated most in peril.

Presidents Kuczynski and Macron Emphasize Paris Climate Accord

9. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: Andean Air Mail & Peruvian Times - President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Agreement on Wednesday, standing on the steps of the Elysee Palace after a meeting that included discussion on climate change and on democracy in Latin America, particularly the situation in Venezuela.

Green bonds channel private-sector funding to the climate

9. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: The Economist - WHEN Donald Trump announced America’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement on June 1st, he spelled out that it would no longer contribute to the Green Climate Fund.

EBRD approves US$ 500 million for private renewable projects in Egypt

9. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: The Financial - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has taken a major step forward in the rollout of renewable energy with the approval of a US$ 500 million framework to finance renewable energy in Egypt.

Corporate America Is Committing To Carbon Cuts Through Science-Based Targets

9. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: Forbes - Kellogg Company is on a mission to increase its share of world markets while also keeping its greenhouse gas emissions in check.

COP23 President Backed Up By Experienced Team

9. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: Fiji Sun Online - Supporting Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during his presidency of COP23 will be a team of experienced Fijians who will lead negotiations intended to go a long way in saving this planet.

A promise on Paris agreement emerges as world 'wavers' on climate action

9. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: Guardian - EU’s new consensus sets out vision for European development policy, reinforcing the global goals, but critics say commitments do not go far enough

Carbon tax more cost-effective than electric-car subsidies, report says

8. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: CBC - Federal and provincial governments should abandon some long-standing environmental policies, such as rebates for electric cars, as carbon pricing is put in place across the country starting next year, argues a new report from the Ecofiscal Commission.

COMMENT: The G20 must govern the shift to low-carbon energy

8. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: Nature -

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