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Electric vehicles will help the shift toward EU's green transport future

A large scale roll-out of electric cars on European roads would result in significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions and lower levels of certain air pollutants, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) assessment released today. However, widespread use of such vehicles would pose challenges for Europe’s power grid in meeting increased electricity demand. »
27 Sep, 17:20 - eea -  - 

Paris climate targets to cost Asia $300 billion a year, but will help save lives: research

JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Developing economies in Asia will have to spend $300 billion a year until 2050 to meet targets set by the Paris climate deal, but can expect to save thousands of lives and avoid worsening poverty if they shift to low-carbon growth, research showed on Tuesday. »
27 Sep, 14:30 - reuters -  - 

UN highlights agriculture's potential to help address climate change and antimicrobial resistance

The role of agriculture should go beyond just generating food to help address global challenges such as climate change and antimicrobial resistance, the head of United Nations agriculture agency stressed today. »
27 Sep, 06:00 - UN -  - 

Climate chief: UK must not use Brexit to water down environment laws

Committee on Climate Change chair urges UK to bring in new laws to replace EU legislation and says Scotland must do more to prepare for global warming. The UK must not water down its environmental laws as it leaves the European Union, one of the government’s most senior advisers on climate change has warned. »
27 Sep, 03:30 - guardian -  - 

Limiting the Planet to 1.5 Degrees C of Warming Is Crucial, but It Won't Be Easy

Scientists made clear during a conference at Oxford last week that the challenges will be enormous -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
26 Sep, 20:00 - scientificamerican -  - 

Trump Picks Top Climate Skeptic to Lead EPA Transition

Choosing Myron Ebell means Trump plans to drastically reshape climate policies  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
26 Sep, 20:00 - scientificamerican -  - 

US emissions set to miss 2025 target in Paris climate change deal, research finds

Even if US implements emissions-cutting proposals it could still overshoot target by nearly 1bn tonnes of greenhouse gases, according to scientific study. »
26 Sep, 18:00 - guardian -  - 

Carbon emissions not priced at true cost to climate: OECD

Ninety percent of carbon dioxide emissions by major advanced economies is not priced at a level that truly reflects the actual cost to the climate, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in a report on Monday. »
26 Sep, 13:10 - reuters -  - 

Support for renewable energy up, trust in political action down | John Connor

The scare campaign heydays are over. Support for action on climate change has rebounded to 2008 levels as frustration at the lack of political leadership grows. If we were to try to repair the lost public trust in our political system, you may think that climate change and energy seem the most unlikely place to start. »
26 Sep, 05:20 - guardian -  - 

This week in climate news (25 September 2016)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
25 Sep, 18:03 - climatiq -  - 

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