This week in climate news - 19 November 2017

The most popular articles from the past week.

Bad news: Carbon emissions have suddenly started rising again

Emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel are on the rise again. We desperately need more action to stop climate change, and that means putting a price on carbon. »
13 November 2017, 14:10 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

New university tops green table as Oxbridge lags behind

Campuses have come a long way in the 10 years of the student-led People & Planet rankings – but there are surprising fails Any ranking that puts Oxford and Cambridge near the bottom is bound to be controversial, and the student-led People & Planet network faced a barrage of criticism over its first “green” university league tables. »
14 November 2017, 17:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Labour vows to factor climate change risk into economic forecasts

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell to say ‘overwhelming challenge of climate change’ must be addressed from very centre of government. The risk posed by climate change would be factored into projections from the government’s independent economic forecaster if Labour took office, the shadow chancellor will announce on Tuesday. »
14 November 2017, 02:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Bonn: Initiative to increase insurance coverage for climate-related disasters launched at UN conference

On the heels of one of the worst – and most costly – Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, a global initiative was launched Wednesday at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), in Bonn, Germany, of providing insurance to hundreds of millions of vulnerable people by 2020 and to increase the resilience of developing countries against the impacts of climate change. »
14 November 2017, 19:40 - UN - Search similar - Email

Seeking to slow climate change, lawsuits look to the constitution

Climate activists will argue in an Oslo court this week that Norway's plans for Arctic oil exploration are unconstitutional, in an emerging branch of law where plaintiffs are trying to enlist a nation's founding principles to limit warming. »
13 November 2017, 14:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

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