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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

The UK must be at the centre of the fight to limit climate change

If Britain fails to meet its own ambitions on climate change, we lose opportunities for increased food production, new jobs, and new growth areas. In November, representatives from 196 countries will meet in Paris to try to agree a deal to prevent dangerous increases in global temperatures. »
30 June 2015, 14:11 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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

UN climate talks moving at snail's pace, says Ban Ki-moon

Pace of negotiations for a climate deal in Paris later this year is too slow, says UN secretary general, as China says it will shortly submit its carbon pledge. Negotiations for a deal to fight climate change were moving at a “snail’s pace”, the United Nations chief, Ban Ki-Moon, told a high-level meeting on Monday. »
29 June 2015, 22:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Rich countries' $100bn promise to fight climate change 'not delivered'

Brazil, China, India and South Africa say they are disappointed in failure to make good on promise six years ago to mobilise $100bn a year by 2020. Rich countries are very, very far from raising the billions they promised to help poor countries fight climate change, jeopardising the prospects of reaching a global warming deal at Paris, the world’s rising economies warned. »
29 June 2015, 16:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Does Australia have a workable climate change policy? – podcast

As the Abbott government gets set to unveil Australia's new target for greenhouse gas reductions after 2020, Lenore Taylor asks Professor Ross Garnaut and Frontier Economics managing director Danny Price: how do we intend to reach the target? Does Australia have a climate policy that could work? How we can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions after 2020? »
29 June 2015, 06:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Australian climate policy paralysis has to end, business roundtable says

Business and industry alliance sets out climate ‘principles’, including that climate policy should be ‘capable of achieving deep reductions’ in emissions. »
28 June 2015, 17:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Pope Francis’s environmental message brings thousands on to streets in Rome

Vatican officials to discuss climate change and environment with scientists and activists including Naomi Klein. Thousands of campaigners and religious leaders have marched through Rome, backing Pope Francis’s uncompromising environmental message ahead of an unprecedented Vatican conference on climate change, and urging world leaders to take action. »
28 June 2015, 17:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Great Barrier Reef government panel to include climate change experts

Australia’s environment minister Greg Hunt names scientists tasked to advise the government on Great Barrier Reef health priorities Scientists with expertise in climate change and marine science are among a panel of 16 experts announced to advise the federal government on priorities and actions relating to the Great Barrier Reef. »
28 June 2015, 05:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Pope Francis recruits Naomi Klein in climate change battle

Social activist ‘surprised but delighted’ to join top cardinal in high-level environment conference at the Vatican She is one of the world’s most high-profile social activists and a ferocious critic of 21st-century capitalism. He is one of the pope’s most senior aides and a professor of climate change economics. »
28 June 2015, 02:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Barack Obama sets sizzling climate action pace in push to leave legacy

The president has used his executive power to spit out climate initiatives at a dizzying rate in 2015 but some see his actions on oil production as contradictory. The White House has churned out about 40 new measures to fight carbon pollution just since the start of 2015, stepping up the pace ahead of critical talks for a global climate change deal. »
26 June 2015, 15:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Study blames greenhouse gases for "climate expulsion" driving temperature rises across Pacific nations

Australian Bureau of Meteorology study finds temperatures across 13 Pacific nations will keep climbing, even with radical cuts to greenhouse gas emissions. Sometime in the mid 1990s, probably unnoticed by anyone, a region of the Pacific that is home to more than a dozen nations experienced something known as a “climate expulsion”. »
26 June 2015, 05:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Hague climate change judgement could inspire a global civil movement

Dutch ruling could trigger similar cases worldwide with citizens taking their governments to courts to make them act on climate promises. “You have been negotiating all my life”, cried out 21-year-old Anjali Appadurai from the lectern of a UN climate change conference four years ago. »
24 June 2015, 22:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Tim Flannery says Australia is 'backing the wrong horse' in Galilee basin

Climate Council report says financial risk aversion and the prospect of blowing the world’s ‘carbon budget’ mean Queensland’s Galilee coal may never be dug up. Former climate commissioner Tim Flannery says governments are “backing the wrong horse” in Queensland’s Galilee basin, as new reports cast doubt on the viability of Australia’s largest proposed coal fields. »
24 June 2015, 12:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change is killing us. We must use the law to fight it | Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

The ‘Claim the Sky’ campaign aims to save lives by protecting the atmosphere as a global asset, with governments taking legal action against those who pollute it How many deaths does climate change have to cause before someone takes responsibility? »
24 June 2015, 12:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Weak sun could offset some global warming in Europe and US – study

Regional impact of a weaker solar cycle likely to be larger than global effect, with only minimal impact on worldwide temperature rises caused by climate change. »
23 June 2015, 17:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

A beginner's guide to fossil fuel divestment

A comprehensive guide to the basics of divestment: what it means, why the urgency and how it impacts climate change. Divestment is the opposite of investment – it is the removal of your investment capital from stocks, bonds or funds. »
23 June 2015, 11:11 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change threatens 50 years of progress in global health, study says

But slashing fossil fuel use also presents greatest global opportunity to improve people’s health in 21st century, says Lancet and UCL commission. Climate change threatens to undermine half a century of progress in global health, according to a major new report. »
23 June 2015, 01:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email