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Europe’s largest oil companies are banding together to forge a joint strategy on climate
-change policy, alarmed they’ll be ignored as the world works toward a historic deal limiting greenhouse gases.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Total SA, BP ...
Last week the mayor of London rejected the London Assembly’s call for City Hall and the £4.8bn London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) to divest from fossil fuels. In the Guardian on Friday, Matthew Pencharz, the Mayor’s senior advisor on ...
French President Francois Hollande said he was worried about a lack of progress towards a United Nations climate
deal in Paris in December and called on the financial sector to decarbonize its investment portfolios.
Hollande said that ...
For many supporters of the Obama administration's landmark proposal to cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, Kentucky is an example of the plan's viability.Even though the state is a major producer and consumer of coal, ...
The University of Washington will remove direct investments in thermal coal from its $2.8bn (£1.8bn) endowment, following a vote by the board of regents, its governing body.
In a statement on Thursday, the board’s chair Bill Ayer said: ...
In a country reckoned to have the worst climate
policies in the industrialized world, one big city is setting out to defy the central government and become 100 percent carbon neutral.Vancouver, in British Columbia, Canada, wants to ...
Can Germany signal the beginning of the end for coal investment in Europe?
This question gained prominent media attention last week amid competing protests staged on opposite sides of the country.
One, a human chain of 6,000 ...
Ten Western mountain towns feeling the effects of climate
change are launching a campaign
the coal industry, seeking hundreds of millions of dollars a year from companies to help communities adapt.
The "Mountain Pact" towns ...
In UN climate
circles, the Marshall Islands is mostly known as one of those states that will be swamped by rising sea levels.
Its negligible contribution to greenhouse gas emissions makes its heartfelt pleas for ambitious action all too ...
Jeb Bush detached himself from the growing group of conservative presidential candidates by speaking openly about climate
change, analysts and strategists say, inviting support from moderate voters and attacks from the right.
BP's shareholders overwhelmingly supported a resolution on Thursday that would force the company to disclose some of its climate
change-related risks. The shareholder vote was extraordinarily lopsided, with about 98% of shareholders approving the ...
The first public hearings will take place in the Hague on Tuesday in the first case in the world to use existing human rights and tort law to hold a government responsible for failing to reduce carbon emissions fast enough.
The 886 ...
This week could mark a turning point in Canada's struggle to shed its international image as a climate
-change laggard, but could also lay bare the fault lines running through the country's attempts to deal with what many would argue is the ...
It’s 16 March and the Guardian has launched an international climate
calling on the world’s two largest charitable foundations to move their money out of fossil fuels. Slick, black oil drips down the front page and covers the news ...
change is one of those large, sweeping stories in which history has not made a dent in more than 30 years. Alan Rusbridger, the editor in chief of the Guardian, decided to tackle it in a six-month, all-hands blitz.
Rusbridger is ...
The Abbott government has been accused of politicising the release of official greenhouse gas projections that confirm Australia’s international climate
change pledge for 2020 is becoming easier to reach, but which will also increase pressure for ...
High-rise and glass-facade buildings, poor garbage management and inefficient heating practices have turned urban households into major collective sources of greenhouse gases (GHG), scientists have said after the first assessment of GHG ...
Ethical investment is not a new thing, but the recent trend towards massive and sweeping fossil fuel divestment from pension funds, universities and cities, has definitely taken the idea of considering the morals of an investment to a new level – ...
The agreement was to block the rise in global temperature before 2020, and start a process for gradually reverting the climate
to safe levels, to be concluded before 2050.
Well, in the last four years, we have already witnessed an ...
Wind power in the U.S. has grown significantly over the last decade, with Americans using three times as much wind power as seven years ago and wind now provides about 4.5 percent of the nation's electricity.
The U.S. Department of ...
Environmentalists in India have expressed alarm over the new budget of the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which they say heralds substantial cuts in environmental programmes and fails to address the country’s worsening pollution and ...
Boris Johnson has been told by the London assembly to pull City Hall’s £4.8bn pension fund out of coal, oil and gas investments, after assembly members voted on Wednesday on a motion in support of the fossil fuel divestment movement.
MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:
And let's listen to some voices of climate
(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "MERCHANTS OF DOUBT")
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Climate
is changing naturally.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #2: It has to do ...
Political leaders risk derailing efforts to tackle climate
change unless they set out clear plans to phase out dirty coal powered stations by the early 2020s, campaign
ers have warned.
A coalition of groups including Greenpeace UK, WWF ...
France has confirmed its plans to cut all export credits for the construction of coal power stations, but has not indicated when this new policy will come into force.
The French Minister for Ecology, Ségolène Royal and the Prime ...