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10 green leaders on the best ways you can fight climate change

We asked people at the forefront of the climate movement for simple steps ordinary people can take to make a difference. 1) Go to Paris this December. Continue reading... »
8 October 2015, 11:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

California governor signs bill aiming to double energy efficiency

Jerry Brown signs ambitious climate change measure – also intended to increase renewable electricity use to 50% – after political loss against oil interests. California’s governor on Wednesday signed an ambitious bill to combat climate change by increasing the state’s renewable electricity use to 50% and doubling energy efficiency in existing buildings by 2030. »
7 October 2015, 22:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Almost two-thirds of climate fund for developing nations already pledged

OECD report showing extent of existing pledges towards $100bn target to help poorer countries tackle climate change, gives further hope for success in Paris. Rich countries and businesses have provided close to two-thirds of the financial assistance pledged to poorer nations as part of the global climate change negotiations, ahead of the Paris conference this December. »
7 October 2015, 19:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

First the Netherlands, now Pakistan’s high court comes to defence of climate

A minor revolution in climate justice has just taken place in one of the countries most affected by global warming, reports Le Monde. The high court of justice in Lahore has ordered the creation of a “climate council” to force the Pakistani state to uphold its environmental commitments. »
7 October 2015, 16:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Paris climate talks should not put figure on finance, says World Bank vice-president

Rachel Kyte says governments at the 2009 summit agreed funding for developing countries by ‘picking a $100bn figure out of the air’. The Paris conference on climate change should not set a target for future financial assistance to developing countries, according to the World Bank’s top official on climate change. »
7 October 2015, 13:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

BBC apologises for Radio 4 show that mocked climate science

Show did not make clear climate sceptics are a minority voice, broadcaster admits, in ‘an unfortunate lapse’ of editorial policy, reports Climate Home. The BBC has apologised for airing a half-hour radio show earlier this year in which a series of high-profile climate sceptics lined up to disparage the science behind global warming. »
7 October 2015, 13:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

UN climate science panel elects first new leader in 13 years

In a vote Tuesday, Hoesung Lee was chosen to replace Rajendra Pachauri, who was forced to step down after being accused of sexual harassment. The United Nations Nobel-winning climate science panel – the ultimate authority tracking the extent of global warming and its consequences for humanity – has a new leader after 13 years. »
7 October 2015, 00:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

In the fight to stop climate change, forests are a vital weapon | Frances Seymour

In addition to mitigating the emissions that cause climate change, conserving tropical forests contributes to development in myriad ways. Forests are undervalued assets in meeting the twin global challenges of our time: achieving prosperity and safeguarding climate stability. It’s time we gave them the attention – and finance – that they deserve. »
6 October 2015, 15:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Bill Shorten says Labor's 50% renewable energy goal is a 'declaration of intent'

Labor leader says Australia can have a ‘battle of ideas’ over which party has the best climate change policies, but is yet to detail the ALP’s alternative plans. »
6 October 2015, 15:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Seven practical steps to protect our cities from the effects of climate change | Dr Aditya V Bahadur

We must prepare for climate change now if we want to achieve the global goal of making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable is now a global goal following the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda in New York in September. »
6 October 2015, 08:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

China is working to reach its emissions peak before 2030 deadline, analyst says

Qi Ye, director of public policy centre in Beijing, says China is showing ‘global leadership’ on climate change and it will look to clean energy technologies. »
6 October 2015, 08:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

ANZ 'will not finance' dirty coal plants and pledges $10bn for clean energy

Bank rules out funding ‘conventional coal-fired power plants’ that do not use proven technologies to significantly reduce emissions. ANZ bank has pledged not to finance traditional coalmining projects and to provide at least $10bn in funding for renewable energy, reforestation and energy efficiency. »
6 October 2015, 05:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

A story of hope: the Guardian launches phase II of its climate change campaign

With crucial climate talks on the horizon, Keep it in the ground turns its focus to hope for the future – the power to change and the solar revolution. Join us and help make that change happen. Everything you wanted to ask about the campaign A year ago, more than 300,000 people took to the streets in New York to demand action from their leaders on climate change. »
5 October 2015, 10:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The Guardian view on the Paris climate change summit: reasons to be cheerful | Editorial

There is still a hard road ahead, but progress on tackling the causes of global warming has far outstripped expectations Reliable weather forecasting is notoriously difficult. But with two months to go, it looks as if the sun may shine on the Paris climate change summit in December. This is the 21st meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the climate change agreement. »
4 October 2015, 21:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Warwick University students call for closure of BP archive on campus

Student group urges chancellor to shut archive as part of protest against fossil fuels and BP’s ‘insidious’ link to university. Students at one of Britain’s top universities have written to their chancellor calling on him to shut down a BP archive based at the campus library in what amounts to an escalation of campaigns against fossil fuel companies. »
4 October 2015, 18:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Major corporations taking climate change threat more seriously – survey

Survey of 440 sustainability workers around the world finds companies are taking steps to reduce their carbon footprints. »
2 October 2015, 22:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

India's pledge clears a significant hurdle towards a climate deal in Paris

India’s announcement means all the world’s biggest economies are now publicly in favour of a deal, but there are still challenges ahead. With India’s plan for curbing carbon emissions now in, most of the major developing economies have responded to the UN’s requests for the commitments on climate change that will form the keystone of an agreement to be signed in Paris this December. »
2 October 2015, 16:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Seabed study expands Australian climate knowledge to past 50m years

Joides Resolution research vessel drilled to find seabed sediment holding climate records up to 5m years old but discovered some dated to 50m years ago. Knowledge of Australia’s climate history has been expanded to the past 50m years, up from the past 500,000 years, via a major international scientific voyage from Fremantle to Darwin. Continue reading... »
2 October 2015, 09:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Food industry executives call on Congress for climate change action

Despite Trump’s position, a new survey has found that most Republicans believe mankind plays some role in climate change. Food industry executives say it’s past time their congressmen listened. If the US Congress is to take meaningful action to curb climate change, the support of corporate America and Republicans will be required. »
2 October 2015, 00:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email