Digital map launched by Unicef helps young people tell their climate change stories

A digital mapping project called ‘Act now for tomorrow,’ which was recently launched by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), is helping young people around the world identify climate issues in their communities and find ways to address them. “The

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Greenpeace ‘sting’ reveals U.S. university researchers willing to flatter coal and oil companies for a big fee

By our special correspondent Eric J. Lyman (@EricJLyman) PARIS – An investigation by a leading environmental group has exposed what it says is proof that research organizations at U.S. universities were willing to write and publish research papers inaccurately expounding

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How renewable energy could make climate treaties moot

By Mark Z. Jacobson, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program, at Stanford University The world is counting on an international climate agreement in Paris to stop the rising fossil fuel and biofuel emissions that

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People worldwide support a global emissions agreement

As world leaders gather in Paris to fashion a global climate change accord, their citizens are sending them two different but not necessarily contradictory messages. People in both rich and poor nations broadly favor their government signing an international agreement

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New analysis finds fossil fuel subsidies exceed Green Climate Fund support 40 to 1

New analysis from Oil Change International and Climate Action Network – Europe released today at the COP21 United Nations climate negotiations reveals that G7 countries along with Australia spend 40 times more on support for fossil fuel production than they

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As COP21 climate summit reaches halfway point, with a new negotiating text and a ceremony to highlight role of cities

By our correspondent Eric J. Lyman (@EricJLyman)   PARIS – The 21st Conference of the Parties climate summit formally reached its halfway point Saturday, with an address from United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who praised city and local governments

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Cuts in greenhouse gases from investments in energy efficiency

The new book Energy Efficiency Market Report 2015 reveals that energy efficiency improvements since 1990 in Iea member countries avoided 870 million tonnes of Co2 emissions in 2014 – and a cumulative 10 billion tonnes over the last 25 years,

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Newest Paris draft text raises eyebrows by leaving renewable energy out of long­term goal proposals

By our special correspondent Eric J. Lyman (@EricJLyman) PARIS – The first draft negotiating text of the Paris climate summit emerged Thursday (December 3rd), including a set of streamlined options for the long­term goal – one of the main centerpieces

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A trillion dollars to be invested in solar: The Terrawatt initiative launched at Cop21

On November 30th in Paris, upon the opening ceremony of Cop21, more than 50 governments rallied around Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, President François Hollande of France, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and Gérard Mestrallet, chairman and Ceo

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Fossil fuel follies

If the world is to avoid climate catastrophe, it will have to forego burning almost 90 per cent of proven coal reserves, plus one-third of oil and half of natural-gas reserves. But instead of implementing policies aimed at realizing that

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