This week in climate news - 5 July 2015

The most popular articles from the past week.

Government must explain removal of support for onshore wind, advisers say

Lords Deben and Krebs say end of subsidies is political step by government, which must explain cost and what will be done instead to meet targets. »
30 June 2015, 07:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

100 billion reasons a global climate pact may fall apart

The richest nations still haven't convinced the rest of the world they're willing to pick up the tab to help curb climate change, diplomats warned at a United Nations conference Monday. »
30 June 2015, 01:00 - smh - Search similar - Email

Julie Bishop plays down significance of China's 60% carbon reduction pledge

Australia’s foreign minister says Beijing’s position known ‘for some time’ as world’s largest emitter vows to cut carbon emissions by 60-65% from 2005 levels. Australia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop, has played down the significance of China unveiling its post-2020 emissions reduction target, saying Beijing’s position has been known “for some time”. »
1 July 2015, 06:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Brazil announces massive reforestation and renewable energy plan with US

President Dilma Rousseff pledged to restore 12m hectares of deforested land and increase renewable energy use by 2030 as part of climate partnership with US. Barack Obama and Dilma Rousseff put climate change at the top of their agenda at their bilateral meeting on Tuesday, with the US and Brazil agreeing to obtain up to 20% of their electricity from renewable power by 2030. »
30 June 2015, 20:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Ramez Naam: capitalism is not the enemy of climate

The bestselling author, futurist and computer scientist tells Marc Gunther that ideas and well-regulated markets will solve the climate change challenge. Futurist and author Ramez Naam is an optimist, even when it comes to the problem of climate change. Related: Naomi Klein: the hypocrisy behind the big business climate change battle. Continue reading... »
30 June 2015, 17:21 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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