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After almost a decade of heated political debate, Australia has become the world
's first developed nation to repeal carbon laws that put a price on greenhouse-gas emissions.In a vote that could highlight the difficulty in implementing ...
Tony Abbott doesn’t take climate science seriously and the repeal of the carbon price is “reckless” and “deeply shaming”, according to a former UK Conservative party environment minister.
Lord Deben, who served in Margaret Thatcher’s ...
The World Bank
plans to invest $775 million in clean-energy projects across India, even as it expects that the new government's plan to give fiscal and policy support to the sector will galvanise further investment in renewable
An important new World Bank
report concludes that just a few key policies aimed at cutting carbon pollution would boost the global economy. The study "Climate-Smart Development: Adding Up the Benefits of Actions that Help Build Prosperity, End ...
The FY2015 State Foreign Operations spending bill that emerged from the House on Tuesday demonstrates a clear misunderstanding of the role of international institutions in promoting U.S. interests and reflects the inconsistent priorities and ...
Most historians think about the past. Some study the present. Very few, it has to be said, write about the future. But Naomi Oreskes, a Harvard professor in the history of science, believes that our inertia in the face of climate change will ...
Solar power companies have welcomed a move by the Kenyan government to scrap VAT on their products, delivering a significant cost reduction on increasingly popular solar lights and phone chargers.Last autumn, the Kenyan government ...
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 ...
Participants at the World
Economic Forum on East Asia on Friday urged countries, especially those in Asia, to adopt a holistic approach in dealing with the effects of climate change.
"What we are desperate to do is to bring the climate ...
A federal report released Tuesday shows much of South Florida could experience dramatic, damaging effects of climate change and rising sea levels within just a few decades.
The Third National Climate Assessment, compiled by more than 300 ...
The global fossil fuel industry faces a loss of $US28 trillion ($A30.2 trillion) in revenues over the next two decades, if the world
takes action to address climate change, cleans up pollution and moves to decarbonise the global energy
Determined to lead the charge against climate change, the U.S. and China have embarked on a fresh round of meetings aimed at setting their carbon emission targets ahead of next year's all important climate talks.
Renewed commitment by ...
On a stunning cloudless day in the Nevada desert, Lisa Jackson stands with her back to an array of advanced solar cells, peering across a low chain link fence at NV Energy
's Fort Churchill Power Generating plant just a few hundred yards away. The ...
A transition to a sustainable economy requires not only population stabilization, breakthroughs in resource productivity and checks on material consumption, but also constraints on aggregate investment. Built into the DNA of finance is the goal ...
Keeping global warming down to a level people can live with means cutting carbon emissions to "near zero" by the end of the century, even in an increasingly industrialized world
, the top U.N. experts on the issue reported Sunday.
Global greenhouse gas emissions over the past decade were the "highest in human history", according to the world
's leading scientific body for the assessment of climate change. Without further action, temperatures will increase by about 4 to 5C, ...
Global warming is not being taken seriously and time is running out to avoid consequences like flooded cities and dried out farmland, World Bank
President Jim Yong Kim said Thursday.
"We are quickly coming to the point where we are not ...
Have you ever felt frustrated because the big fossil fuel companies keep burning coal, oil, and gas rather than investing in renewable energy
like solar and wind? Or does it make you angry that these companies have already discovered ...
Battles over water and food will erupt within the next five to 10 years as a result of climate change, the president of the World Bank
said as he urged those campaigning against global warming to learn the lessons of how protesters and scientists ...
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report on the impacts of global warming this century has been widely recognised as clarifying beyond all doubt that we do, indeed, face an unprecedented planetary ...
THE Green Investment Bank
yesterday unveiled its biggest pay-out since its launch with the £461 million backing for two offshore wind projects.
The investments represent a vote of confidence in a sector that has suffered a few setbacks ...
The UK green investment bank
(GIB) has made two of its biggest investments to date, ploughing over £460m into two of the country's largest offshore wind projects.
The government-backed bank
confirmed this morning that it is to take ...
Across the United States, economics are increasingly favoring investment in renewable energy
at the expense of dirty coal energy
. As the price of solar dips below coal and even natural gas in some instances, the domestic demand for coal wanes and ...
Okay, fine. You're persuaded that climate change is a problem. So if we can work out the costs and benefits of reducing carbon emissions, we'll be able to decide on the cheapest course of action, right?
Not so fast. The two numbers that ...
The Norwegian government’s sovereign wealth fund, which owns part of almost every listed company in the world
, is considering selling out of its investments in carbon-intensive firms.
Given that the $840 billion fund, the world