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Fiji to sell world's first climate-change "green" bonds

Fiji will issue a $50 million "green" bond in coming weeks to help combat the effects of global climate change, the first developing country to do so, its prime minister said on Wednesday. »
18 October 2017, 09:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

U.S. municipal disaster plans seen more vital for ratings: report

U.S. state and city governments' planning for natural disasters will become more critical to their credit quality as costs to deal with extreme weather events increase, S&P Global Ratings said in a report on Tuesday. »
17 October 2017, 23:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Plant more trees to combat climate change: scientists

Planting forests and other activities that harness the power of nature could play a major role in limiting global warming under the 2015 Paris agreement, an international study showed on Monday. »
16 October 2017, 22:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

China needs tougher clean fuel targets to meet Paris climate pact: report

China will have to launch more ambitious renewable energy and non-fossil fuel targets and ramp up efforts to enforce them to avoid missing global climate accord requirements, two government think tanks said on Monday. »
16 October 2017, 13:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

EU ministers agree national climate goals ahead of U.N. talks

EU environment ministers agreed national emissions-reduction targets on Friday in a push to show how the bloc is delivering on its climate goals ahead of United Nations talks next months to fight global warming. »
13 October 2017, 15:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Britain presents spending plan to meet climate emission targets

Britain's government laid out plans on Thursday on how it will invest over 2.5 billion pounds ($3.31 billion) from 2015-2021 on science, research and innovation to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions to meet its legal targets for helping tackle climate change. »
12 October 2017, 14:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

From thin air to stone: greenhouse gas test starts in Iceland

A Swiss company will start to extract carbon dioxide from thin air in Iceland on Thursday, seeking to transform the gas into rock far below ground in a first test of a costly technology meant to slow climate change. »
11 October 2017, 22:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Trump picks coal lobbyist for EPA deputy role, drawing mixed reaction

President Donald Trump on Thursday named Andrew Wheeler, a coal industry lobbyist and former congressional staffer, as his pick for deputy administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, prompting contrasting reactions from industry and environmental groups. »
6 October 2017, 02:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fall 2 percent in 2016, led by power industry: EPA

Greenhouse gas emissions from America's largest industrial facilities fell 2 percent in 2016 to 2.99 billion tonnes, led by a large cut from the power sector, according to data published on Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency. »
6 October 2017, 02:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Norway to study shift from oil to tackle climate risks: minister

Norway will study ways to make its economy greener and reduce dependence on oil and gas reserves that are likely to lose value amid efforts to slow climate change, Environment Minister Vidar Helgesen said on Thursday. »
5 October 2017, 17:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

U.N. chief hopes storms will sway climate skeptics like Trump

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday he hoped recent devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean and southern United States would convince climate change skeptics like U.S. President Donald Trump that global warming is a "major threat.". »
4 October 2017, 22:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Exclusive: Trump EPA to propose repealing Obama's climate regulation - document

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose repealing the Clean Power Plan - the Obama administration's centerpiece regulation to fight climate change - and plans to solicit input on a rule to replace it, according to an EPA document seen by Reuters. »
4 October 2017, 09:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Weather extremes, fossil fuel pollution cost U.S. $240 billion: study

Weather extremes and air pollution from burning fossil fuels cost the United States $240 billion a year in the past decade, according to a report on Wednesday that urged President Donald Trump to do more to combat climate change. »
27 September 2017, 19:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Energy secretary asks oil industry to study carbon capture technology

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Monday asked an oil industry advisory council to help find ways for oil drillers to exploit technology that captures carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, by injecting the carbon dioxide into the ground to help drill for oil. »
26 September 2017, 02:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Nations meet in Montreal to discuss progress on climate-change deal

Officials from more than 30 nations that signed onto a 2015 landmark pact to fight climate change gathered in Montreal on Saturday, their first meeting since the United States last month gave formal notice it would pull out of the Paris agreement. »
16 September 2017, 20:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Germany's Greens want power plants shut as price of coalition

Germany's Greens said on Monday that closing the country's 20 dirtiest coal-fired power stations would be a key condition of any coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives after this month's election. »
11 September 2017, 17:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Pope says humanity will 'go down' if it does not address climate change

Pope Francis said the recent spate of hurricanes should prompt people to understand that humanity will "go down" if it does not address climate change and history will judge those who deny the science on its causes. »
11 September 2017, 17:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Powerful hurricanes to fuel demands from island nations at climate talks

Devastation from Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean will sharpen the demands from small island nations that top fossil-fuel consumers help them cope with damage attributable to climate change, according to representatives of some of those countries. »
11 September 2017, 10:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Hurricane Irma thrives on fateful mix of 'ideal' conditions

Hurricane Irma, a deadly, devastating force of nature, rapidly coalesced from a low-pressure blip west of Africa into one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record, following an unhindered atmospheric path and fed by unusually warm seas. »
9 September 2017, 04:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

French minister calls out Trump on climate change as Irma wreaks havoc

French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot said on Friday extreme weather conditions like the powerful hurricane bearing down on Florida risked becoming the norm, and took a dig at U.S. President Donald Trump's stance on climate change. »
8 September 2017, 22:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email