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10/6/2014
When the United Nations inaugurated the first-ever global forum on renewable energy last week, it provided a laundry list of financial pledges aimed at achieving one of the world body`s most ambitious goals: sustainable energy for all (SE4ALL) by ...   
9/2/2014
After almost six months in office, it seems that the Abbott government’s reputation for action on climate change and the environment in general is in tatters. Overseas, condemnation has been directed at a government now labelled as the ...   
17/12/2013
Campaigners representing groups working on issues of opencast coal and biomass have jointly called on Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) yesterday to end to subsidies and industry support for Drax Power Station. The statement follows an ...   
21/11/2013
Prince Charles has urged businesses and governments to step up their efforts to tackle climate change, after a new report found corporates face numerous barriers to producing "deforestation-free" goods. Speaking at the launch of the ...   
24/10/2013
I could not help thinking of David versus Goliath earlier this week as I was working on a letter to Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission. I was writing about the tax that Europe applies to unconventional fossil fuels ...   
28/4/2013
This month, climate scientist Dr James Hansen retired as head of Nasa's Goddard Institute of Space Studies. Yet at age 72, instead of aiming for a leisurely life after work, Hansen plans to better focus his time on climate science, along with ...   
19/12/2012
The U.S. coal industry’s wants to convert the western U.S. into a railroad and barge pipeline for coal mined in Montana and Wyoming and hauled along the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean for export to China and elsewhere. Photo by Paul K. ...   
18/9/2012
Here’s a memo to the technocrats, pundits, environmental organizations and foundations that believe corporate collaborations and market-based solutions are the key to solving the critical environmental problems facing us. Why are you so afraid of ...   
1/8/2012
The good news is that power has been restored in Northern India after a grid failure left over half its population (600 million people) without electricity. The bad news follows, and does so on three levels. The most obvious is that vast tranches ...   
20/6/2012
Indigenous peoples are gathered at the Kari-Oca 2 Summit in Rio de Janeiro, as the governments and corporate profiteers attempt to place a price on nature as a commodity at the United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainability. The ...   
17/6/2012
Indigenous Peoples of the world participating in Rio+20 denounce that the Green Economy and REDD+ privatize nature, sell the air we breathe and destroy the future. Indigenous Peoples´ powerful message to the United Nations summit is ...   
10/3/2012
When the United Nations process on climate change unveiled the program known as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) three years ago, it was hailed by its architects as “an effort to create a financial value for the ...   
28/1/2012
Global warming due to human-made gases, mainly CO2, is already 0.8°C and deleterious climate impacts are growing worldwide. More warming is "in the pipeline" because Earth is out of energy balance, with absorbed solar energy exceeding planetary ...   
3/1/2012
Bill Clinton was set to enter the White House, the European Union was born and China had its first taste of a double cheeseburger with fries when McDonalds opened its doors in Beijing. That was 1992. A lot can happen in 20 years. In June ...   
28/12/2011
2011 was designated as "Year of the Forests" by the United Nations. While there was relatively little progress on intergovernmental forest protection programs during the year, a lot happened elsewhere. Below is a look at some of the biggest ...   
28/12/2011
Every person in Britain will need to pay about £5,000 a year between now and 2050 on rebuilding and using the nation's entire energy system, according to government figures. But the cost of developing clean and sustainable electricity, heating ...   
16/12/2011
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) continues to mislead the public about its role in destroying rainforests and critical tiger habitat across the Indonesian island of Sumatra, alleges a new report from Eyes on the Forest, a coalition of Indonesian ...   
9/12/2011
No one is happy late Friday at the very contentious U.N. climate talks that went into extra time on Saturday. As the lights flicker on a rainy night here, the partial power failure echoes the failure of the multilateral process, according to ...   
28/11/2011
Protesters have claimed a victory after the Royal Bank of Scotland pulled out of a major sponsorship deal with the UK's largest campaign to combat climate change. RBS will not be sponsoring Climate Week in March 2012, a government and ...   
21/10/2011
As extreme weather conditions, rising carbon emissions, unprecedented global economic crises and widening social inequalities throw the planet increasingly off balance, the world is gearing up for another earth summit. However, the big ...   
12/10/2011
The EU's executive proposed on Wednesday making farm subsidies fairer and more environmentally friendly, in a bid to win support for keeping EU agricultural spending at about 55 billion euro-a-year ($75 billion-a-year) up to ...   
1/10/2011
AT a low-key meeting with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's most trusted advisers at the UN General Assembly in New York this month, Australia strengthened its commitment to one of the world's most ambitious environmental ...   
14/9/2011
This week marks two anniversaries of global green campaigning groups that could scarcely be more different, while holding almost identical aims. On Thursday, Greenpeace turns 40 – an unlikely candidate for middle age, given its ...   
12/9/2011
Next year's Rio+20 United Nations summit must "un-environmentalise" the world's approach to sustainability so that it can reach out beyond the converted, according to a senior organiser in the host nation. André Corrêa do Lago, the chief ...   
8/8/2011
The historic 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro marked one of the world's seminal international conferences on the environment, creating or reinforcing a slew of U.N. treaties and protocols on climate change, biodiversity, desertification and ...   

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