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....”. The result, Levinson said, is “a weirdly disconnected environment” that contributes to an overall sense of loss in a neighborhood that some describe as akin to the effects of habitat loss through climate change. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....In November 2015, global warming gave Mr Obama a way out of the dilemma. Just a month before the key Paris climate meeting, John Kerry wrote that "moving forward with this project would significantly undermine our ability to continue leading the world in combating climate change. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... And he is determined his own money doesn’t contribute to the destruction of the habitats he has spent his life filming. He recently finished a documentary called The Missing Fish, and is putting together a film on climate change at the poles – and says he invests with Triodos to make sure his money does not harm the oceans or other wildlife. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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'People aren't spending': stores close doors in 'oversaturated' US retail market image
....”. The result, Levinson said, is “a weirdly disconnected environment” that contributes to an overall sense of loss in a neighborhood that some describe as akin to the effects of habitat loss through climate change. ...
Is an Isa the best home for your nest egg? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
.... And he is determined his own money doesn’t contribute to the destruction of the habitats he has spent his life filming. He recently finished a documentary called The Missing Fish, and is putting together a film on climate change at the poles – and says he invests with Triodos to make sure his money does not harm the oceans or other wildlife. ...
Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:30:53 PM
....In November 2015, global warming gave Mr Obama a way out of the dilemma. Just a month before the key Paris climate meeting, John Kerry wrote that "moving forward with this project would significantly undermine our ability to continue leading the world in combating climate change. ...
Plans for coal-fired power plants drop by almost half in 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:44:04 AM
.... . "Growing awareness of the air pollution problems coal causes, the impact of policies to tackle climate change, and the rapid growth and cost-competitiveness of renewable sources of energy, along with emerging battery technologies, are making new coal plants redundant before they are even built," he said. ...
Brexit Britain is suddenly debating trade – but it's the wrong talking point | Larry Elliott image
.... It also has rules governing the state aid that member countries can provide to their domestic firms and a public procurement regime that allows German companies to bid for government contracts in the UK. There are competition laws, a common EU approach to environmental standards, and to climate change. ...
An automated world is coming but can we make sure no-one is left behind? | Greg Jericho image
....No one is really arguing the shift to a four-day week needs to happen right now. But as we have seen with energy policy and with climate change, there is not much good knowing things are coming and not only doing nothing, but not even considering doing anything. ...
G20 finance ministers drop anti-protectionist pledge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 03:22:36 PM
....Mr Mnuchin added he had been "very clear that we do believe in free trade but we believe in balanced trade". The communique, which was published at the end of the meeting in Baden-Baden with the agreement of all attending delegates, also failed to include a vow on climate change. ...
UK climate targets 'will raise household energy bills by £100 in a decade' image
....Matthew Bell, chief executive of the committee, told the Guardian that he thought it was worth spending the money on climate policies. “The reason we’re acting to reduce our emissions is climate change poses real risks, real risks to the UK as well as round the world. ...
Trump budget to cut foreign aid to pay for defence boost image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:07:20 AM
....The state department, which oversees foreign affairs, faces a budget cut of about 28%. And the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in line for cuts to programmes President Trump does not agree with, such as climate change and renewables. ...
Trump begins rollback of Obama's car pollution standards to curb emissions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:22:11 PM
.... On Wednesday, an alliance of 1,000 US companies took out ads in Washington DC publications to urge Trump to stay in the deal and work towards a low-carbon economy. The group, which includes Mars, General Mills and Ikea, warned that “failure to tackle climate change could put America’s economic prosperity at risk”. ...
Rex Tillerson 'used email alias' at Exxon to talk climate change image
. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the former head of Exxon Mobil, used an alias email address while at the oil company to discuss information related to climate change, the New York attorney general says. ...
'Spinning sail' rebooted to cut fuel and make ocean tankers greener image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 06:07:14 AM
.... The trial is backed by Maersk, one of the world’s biggest shipping companies and Shell’s shipping arm. International shipping runs largely on highly polluting “bunker” fuel and the industry is coming under increasing pressure to play its part in tackling climate change by reducing emissions. ...
Shell’s sale of dirty tar sands assets cleans up debt and spruces image image
....When Shell sold most of its Canadian tar sands operations last week, the Anglo-Dutch oil company took a modest step towards making good on its promise to be part of the solution on global warming, rather than the problem. Tar sands are reviled by climate change campaigners as one of the dirtiest forms of energy. ...
Shell sells oil sands assets as boss warns on clean energy challenge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 01:18:53 AM
....”. Shell’s disposal of the tar sands interests is part of wider plan to offload $30bn (£25bn) worth of assets to cut debt following its acquisition of BG Group last year as it comes under investor pressure to mitigate climate change risks. ...
Solar power growth leaps by 50% worldwide thanks to US and China image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 01:00:41 PM
....Globally there is now 305GW of solar power capacity, up from around 50GW in 2010 and virtually nothing at the turn of the millennium. The industry called the growth “very significant” and said the technology was a crucial way for the world to meet its climate change commitments. ...
Schools with solar panels face £1.8m bill due to business rates rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 11:54:42 AM
....8m bill because of business rate changes that have been branded ludicrous and nonsensical. More than 1,000 schools installed solar power in recent years to address climate change, educate pupils and provide a crucial new revenue stream to help squeezed budgets. ...
‘Shell knew’: oil giant's 1991 film warned of climate change danger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:45:19 AM
. The oil giant Shell issued a stark warning of the catastrophic risks of climate change more than a quarter of century ago in a prescient 1991 film that has been rediscovered. ...
UK 'must insulate 25 million homes' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 12:07:22 AM
.... This should stimulate innovation, it says. Julie Hirigoyen, head of the GBC, told BBC News there was a great prize to be grasped in upgrading building stock: "People will have warmer homes and lower bills; they will live longer, happier lives; we will be able to address climate change and carbon emissions. ...
Fairtrade campaigners fear Brexit impact image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 04:19:59 PM
.... . Mondelez said it wanted to lead its own sustainability efforts - investing more in areas such as its supply chain, bonuses for farmers, training and climate change prevention. ...
Warren Buffett, 'Oracle of Omaha', criticises Wall Street and praises immigrants image
....”. In 2016, Buffett wrote that Trump was “dead wrong” to talk down America’s economic future and also emphasised the threat of climate change, which Trump has questioned. ...
Government pension scheme begins ditching oil and gas investments image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 10:21:26 AM
. A giant pension scheme with more than 4 million members is shifting almost 10% of its investments into a new climate change fund designed to move people’s money out of fossil fuels and into renewable energy. ...
RBS reports £7bn loss and says it will not make profit until 2018 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:27:28 AM
.... The bank also handed £496,000 to its previous boss Hester, three years after he quit the bank, as a final payment. Chairman Sir Howard Davies said McEwan and current bank staff should not be penalised for “sins of the past”, but the Robin Hood Tax Campaign, which campaigns for a tax on banks to tackle poverty and climate change, described the payments as an insult. ...
Government meddling makes energy costlier, peers say image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 12:23:42 AM
....The government said its priority was ensuring secure, affordable energy. In recent years policy has been focused on the so-called "energy trilema" of delivering security of supply at an affordable cost to consumers while meeting our climate change goals. ...
Green Investment Bank: Australian bidder woos MPs as protests continue image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 10:33:25 AM
....”. Lord Barker, a former climate change minister, and Cable, a former business secretary, warned ministers this week that the taxpayer risked being shortchanged by the sale, as assets such as offshore windfarms under construction would be worth far more later. ...
Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 09:47:43 AM
...."It's really worrying," said Duncan Brack. "The number of scenarios that the IPCC reviewed that rely on BECCS for ambitious climate change targets, it's crazy, I'm not the only person who's said that. ...
Barclays' profits almost triple but chairman says many challenges await image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 09:10:57 AM
....2m in 2016, his first full year in charge. The Robin Hood Tax Campaign, which campaigns for a tax on banks to tackle poverty and climate change, said: “Barclays boasts of trebling profits and making hundreds of their employees millionaires but nothing has improved for most ordinary people since the banking crash. ...
'Magical thinking' on Heathrow expansion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 12:15:14 AM
. Heathrow expansion can only be justified if the government proves it will not breach laws on climate change and pollution, MPs say. ...
The supermarket food gamble may be up | Felicity Lawrence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 06:00:29 AM
.... If the enticing fresh produce section placed near the front of each store to draw you in starts looking a bit empty, we might not bother to shop there at all. But when you take into account climate change, the shortages of early 2017 look more like a taste of things to come than just a blip, and that is almost impossible for supermarkets to admit. ...
Kraft Heinz withdraws Unilever takeover bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 05:28:53 PM
....The takeover bid was fiercely resisted by the board, led by Paul Polman, the chief executive of Unilever, although he would have stood to earn almost £12m in shares under a sale. The Dutch CEO has made a name as an unusual advocate for sustainable business and global concerns such as poverty and climate change. ...
The Unilever-Kraft Heinz takeover: the three key players image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 05:30:54 PM
.... He joined Nestlé in 2006 and was poached three years later by Unilever to become its chief executive. Polman is an unusual boss, who spends substantial amounts of time travelling and lecturing on issues such as global poverty, climate change and refugees. ...
Morrisons to 'hedge bets' and recruit more UK-based suppliers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 07:01:03 AM
....The report, by Professor Tim Benton of the University of Leeds, highlights the growing risks associated with a global food supply chain. Benton warns that increased frequency in severe weather events caused by climate change, combined with political changes, such as Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, may affect global trading relationships and compromise the food supply. ...
Trump's changed stance on Nato, will he sober up about IMF and WTO? | Barry Eichengreen image
.... Trump’s record on the campaign trail and Twitter is not heartening. Back in 2012, he tweeted criticism of the World Bank for “tying poverty to ‘climate change’” (his quotation marks). ...
Toshiba fuels fear of crisis after delaying earnings report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 08:26:41 AM
....“That means taking a public stake in exchange for public support to protect energy supplies and jobs. Labour backs new nuclear and an expansion of renewable energy to keep the lights on and meet our climate change targets. ...
Toshiba to confirm cessation of new nuclear projects outside Japan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 11:43:15 PM
....“That means taking a public stake in exchange for public support to protect energy supplies and jobs. Labour backs new nuclear and an expansion of renewable energy to keep the lights on and meet our climate change targets. ...
No place like home: America’s eviction epidemic image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 10:00:03 AM
.... The world is becoming urbanised, and cities are becoming unaffordable to millions everywhere. The two great global threats of our time are climate change and unlivable cities. ...
How Xi Jinping's global ambitions could thrive as Trump turns inward image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:25:10 PM
....More than five million copies of Xi’s The Governance of China now adorn bookshelves and coffee tables around the globe, if Communist party propagandists are to be believed, in languages including Russian, Cambodian, Portuguese, Arabic and Nepali. And with Donald Trump’s America seemingly poised to relinquish its role as world leader on issues from climate change to free trade, some now wonder how long it will be before the Chinese president starts work on his next bestseller: The Governance of the World. ...
Almost 90% of new power in Europe from renewable sources in 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 05:00:13 AM
....8GW of total power capacity. The industry is hoping much of its growth will come from filling the gap as governments force old coal power plants to close to meet climate change goals, as the UK has committed to doing by 2025. ...
Quinoa genome unveiled in search for hardy crop to feed world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 01:42:16 AM
....”. Other major crop plants have been bred for centuries or, more recently, genetically modified to combine optimal traits to boost yield and bolster resistance to pests and climate change. ...
Church of England: we'll vote to block excessive boardroom pay deals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 05:31:51 PM
....The letter to FTSE 350 companies, signed by James Corah, secretary to the Church Investors Group, urges companies to provide information on pay ratios. It also warned that it intends to focus on climate change, water use and the way companies treat their employees. ...
'UK could be fastest-growing G7 economy if it gets trade deals right' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 06:30:07 AM
....“After a year of major political shocks with the Brexit vote and the election of President Trump, it might seem brave to opine on economic prospects for 2017, let alone 2050,” he said. “But a long-term view is crucial for considering areas like pensions, healthcare, energy and climate change, housing, transport and other infrastructure investment. ...
Scotland needs publicly funded bank, says thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 07:00:20 AM
.... “UK government austerity is bad enough; reducing the budget further through excessive debt repayments is self-inflicted damage,” he added. Laurie Macfarlane, an economist at the New Economics Foundation, said: “Meeting the key challenges of the 21st century – climate change, demographic change and economic inequality – requires substantial amounts of long-term and sustainable investment,, but relying on expensive private financing schemes has saddled taxpayers with eye watering costs and poor quality outcomes. ...
Electric cars will not stem global demand for oil, says BP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 02:47:17 PM
....7% for oil, with China driving the largest growth in green energy. Greenpeace accused the company of peddling a “fantasy future where the world fails to act on climate change”. ...
Utopian ideas on climate change will get us precisely nowhere image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 09:00:00 AM
. Urging people to stop consuming stuff in order to slow the rate of climate change is a gambit that is doomed to fail. ...
May and Hammond fail to win new fans among tough Davos crowd | Larry Elliott image
....Davos is normally one of the easier gigs of the year for the prime minister. It is the perfect stage on which to trumpet what HM Government is doing about the burning issue of the day: developing country debt, climate change or getting tough on tax havens. ...
Davos 2017: Joe Biden criticises Russia; Al Gore on climate change - as it happened image
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Xi Jinping signals China will champion free trade if Trump builds barriers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 03:50:06 PM
....He added that links between the two countries had “weathered wind and rain, but generally have continued to forge ahead”, saying that under Barack Obama there had been a “correct” development in relations. In the first speech by a Chinese president at the annual Davos meeting of global political and business leaders, Xi said China would keep its borders open, stressed that there would be no winners from a trade war, and urged that all countries continued to support the 2015 Paris climate change accord. ...
Top bosses question benefits of globalisation, PwC survey finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 06:30:16 PM
. Executives running the world’s leading companies share public scepticism about the benefits of globalisation and doubt whether breaking down barriers to trade has helped tackle climate change or inequality. ...
Swedish supermarkets replace sticky labels with laser marking image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 05:00:14 AM
....The sustainability saving is particularly important for organic shoppers, who now account for almost a fifth of all ICA’s fruit and veg sales, says Hagg. “Organic sales are driven by environmental awareness, like climate change and belief in health benefits. ...
Robotics, Trump and Brexit turn up the heat amid the snow of Davos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of January 2017 03:59:30 PM
....Environmental issues are as important as ever this year, with campaigners worried that the Trump administration will scrap US commitments to tackling global warming. A group of scientist are setting up an “Arctic Basecamp” summit in Davos, to lobby delegates about the dangers of climate change. ...
Davos makes glacial progress in hike towards gender balance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 11:25:53 PM
.... Still no major change. At the start of 2016, women as a topic ranked among the top three issues at Davos, the third most tweeted, right up there with refugees and climate change. ...
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Salmon retail prices set to leap owing to infestations of sea lice image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 06:03:38 PM
.... It was forecast to improve last year but the target is unlikely to be reached because of the sea lice and amoebic gill disease, a potentially fatal illness caused by another parasite, which arrived in the UK five years ago. Both pests have become more common on fish farms in recent years, with experts blaming warming sea temperatures associated with climate change. ...
Army of staff descends on Davos to serve WEF super-rich image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 04:43:08 PM
....Adam Twidell, chief executive of private jet booking service PrivateFly, said there were 1,700 private jet flights in and out of nearby airports last year, and he expected about 10% more this year. The increase in private jet flights – which each burn as much fuel in one hour as typical use of a car does in a year – comes as the WEF warns that climate change is the second most important global concern. ...
Swansea lagoon should use 'Roman-style' concrete: expert image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 11:00:01 AM
....Prof Monteiro's team found that the Romans, by contrast, used less lime baked at just 900C or lower, requiring far less fuel than Portland cement. That is an important consideration for a project designed to tackle climate change. ...
Protectionism's winds of change are blowing, but the left can make it work image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 08:00:22 AM
.... To achieve this, a debate needs to be started about why Europe needs a progressive protectionism to replace the increasingly discredited Treaty of Rome with a “Treaty of Home Europe-wide”. Cross-border issues such as responding to non-European migration, climate change, pollution, crime and military security would still of course require intra-European cooperation. ...
MPs tell Theresa May to halt sale of Green Investment Bank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 03:04:21 PM
.... Will my honourable friend consider a pause to the process?” he said. Greg Barker, a Tory peer and former climate change minister, has also written to the prime minister urging her to reconsider over fears the state-owned green bank is not sufficiently protected against the risk of being broken up. ...
Rising inequality threatens world economy, says WEF image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 09:26:38 AM
.... to overcome political or ideological differences and work together to solve critical challenges,” said Margareta Drzeniek-Hanouz, head of global competitiveness and risks at the WEF. “The momentum of 2016 towards addressing climate change shows this is possible and offers hope that collective action at the international level aimed at resetting other risks could also be achieved. ...
Global car industry worries about the new warning signs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 10:32:43 AM
....Donald Trump’s threatening tweets have set carmakers on edge, but the industry gathering at the annual Detroit motor show has other pressing issues on its mind. Trump could be out of office by the turn of the decade, but driverless cars, Brexit and climate change will all have lasting effects on the sector. ...
'A major bank will fail' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 12:06:14 AM
....And as more devices and sensors become connected, we will learn even more about the world around us. This ability to make sense of all this data could help us cure disease, tackle climate change, grow food more efficiently and generally run our lives in a much smarter, more sustainable way, proponents believe. ...
Green Investment Bank sale is 'deeply troubling', say Scottish ministers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 09:57:44 AM
.... The bank is both a great success as a public institution and providing a healthy return to the taxpayer. It’s been multiplying our ability to build substantial low carbon infrastructure and fight climate change. ...
Renewables investment in UK will fall 95% over next three years – study image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 01:31:36 PM
....4bn will be spent on renewable projects in the UK in 2020/21. “We are one of the best countries in the world at tackling climate change with £52bn invested in renewable projects in the UK since 2010. ...
India's double first in climate battle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 07:41:03 AM
....They say it also needs less energy, produces less alkaline waste and allows the use of a cheaper form of steel - all radically reducing the cost of the whole operation. The firm admits its technology of Carbon Capture and Utilisation won't cure climate change, but says it may provide a useful contribution by gobbling up perhaps 5-10% of the world's emissions from coal. ...
UK in 2030: older, more unequal and blighted by Brexit, report predicts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of December 2016 12:01:49 AM
.... “There will be more self-employed workers in the 2020s than public sector employees,” the report says. It says the rest of the world also faces a slowdown in economic growth, partly as population growth slows and partly because of climate change. ...
UK hits clean energy milestone: 50% of electricity from low carbon sources image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 03:06:26 PM
....Half of the UK’s electricity came from wind turbines, solar panels, wood burning and nuclear reactors between July and September, in a milestone first. Official figures published on Thursday show low carbon power, which has been supported by the government to meet climate change targets, accounted for 50% of electricity generation in the UK in the third quarter, up from 45. ...
Obama bans oil drilling 'permanently' in millions of acres of ocean image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 06:35:18 AM
....However, the American Petroleum Institute said "there is no such thing as a permanent ban," and that it hoped Mr Trump's administration would simply reverse the decision. The ban is a huge boost for conservation in the fragile waters of the Arctic - and for campaigners urging action against climate change. ...
Risk of Christmas electricity blackouts next year, warn MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 12:50:18 AM
....A report called Electric Shock: Will The Christmas Lights Go Out Next Winter? has been published by the British Infrastructure Group (BIG) of MPs, chaired by Grant Shapps. Within it they claim that government targets for closing coal power stations and expanding renewable sources to hit climate change goals have rapidly reduced the UK’s generating output. ...
Centrica has donated to US climate change-denying thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 06:00:45 AM
. British Gas’s parent company, Centrica, has given tens of thousands of dollars to a US thinktank that denies climate change and is backed by Donald Trump’s energy secretary. ...
The tech industry won't save us – or the planet – from Trump's excesses | Kate Aronoff image
....At a meeting in New York on Wednesday, Trump gathered a slew of industry all-stars – including Uber’s Travis Kalanick, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Apple’s Tim Cook – to talk jobs and economic development. Among the more surprising faces at the table was Elon Musk, the media darling and renewable energy magnate who criticized Trump during the campaign, and has long raised alarm bells about the potentially disastrous impacts of man-made climate change. ...
World Bank raises record $75bn to help poorest members image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 02:57:29 PM
....Kyle Peters, the World Bank Group’s interim managing director and co-chair of the IDA18 negotiations, said: “With this innovative package, the world’s poorest countries – especially the most fragile and vulnerable – will get the support they need to grow, create opportunities for people, and make themselves more resilient to shocks and crises. “IDA’s focus on issues like climate change, gender equality and preventing conflict and violence will also contribute to greater stability and progress around the world. ...
Mackay to set out Scottish government budget plans image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 12:01:59 AM
...."Despite these challenges, the proposals I will publish will be a budget for our economy and public services, our environment and communities. It will support stability and growth, help tackle climate change and promote fairness in our society. ...
Mark Carney: firms must come clean on exposure to climate change risks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 05:30:17 AM
. The governor of the Bank of England has warned that the fight against climate change will be jeopardised unless companies with big carbon footprints come clean about their exposure to global warming risks. ...
Trump picks Exxon chief Rex Tillerson for secretary of state image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 07:01:29 PM
....Although he has no formal foreign policy experience, as Exxon chief Mr Tillerson oversees a company with 75,000 employees and business activities in more than 50 countries. He has warned of the "catastrophic" impact of unchecked climate change, although his company has been accused of deliberately misleading the public about the role of fossil fuels in global warming. ...
Fossil fuel divestment funds double to $5tn in a year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 04:00:31 PM
....”. Scientists have shown that most existing fossil fuel reserves cannot be burned without causing dangerous climate change. ...
Squid may become favourite UK meal as seas become warmer image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 02:37:46 AM
.... . Dr Pinnegar, programme director for marine climate change at Cefas, said summer squid fisheries had expanded around the Moray Firth in north-east Scotland, as part of efforts to reduce over-fishing of more traditional species such as haddock and cod. ...
King Rex? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 05:09:38 PM
....Mr Tillerson is also a former director of the United Negro College Fund, a US organisation that funds scholarships for black students and supports historically black colleges and universities. Exxon, which has about 75,000 employees around the world, has been accused of trying to cover up the risks of climate change and lying to the public. ...
ECB's quantitative easing programme investing billions in fossil fuels image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 01:36:07 PM
....“We have a monetary policy objective with our programme and that, for us, is the prevailing reasoning,” one source told the Guardian. Unlike the European Investment Bank (EIB) or European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the ECB is not obliged to consider the effect that its investments may have on climate change. ...
Google data centres to be 100% renewable-powered by 2017 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 10:32:39 PM
.... . But with incoming President Donald Trump seemingly dismissive of climate change - even calling it a "hoax" in a tweet - those rewards may be coming to an abrupt end. ...
New blow for Hinkley Point contractor EDF after French safety checks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 07:37:51 PM
....The outages have prompted warnings of potential planned power cuts and pushed up wholesale power prices, boosting coal and gas operators but squeezing small energy suppliers. Carbon emissions will possibly rise too as France, which last year forged a historic climate change deal in Paris, has to import more fossil fuel power. ...
Four major cities move to ban diesel vehicles by 2025 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 01:59:23 AM
....There is an ironic twist to this. Governments originally promoted diesel vehicles because they produce fewer of the CO2 emissions that are increasing climate change. ...

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