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Fossil fuel use must fall twice as fast as thought to contain global warming

Climate scientists have bad news for governments, energy companies, motorists, passengers and citizens everywhere in the world: to contain global warming to the limits agreed by 195 nations in Paris last December, they will have to cut fossil fuel combustion

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How to reinvent electricity markets after Cop21

Electricity markets are undergoing massive transformation, as the push for low-carbon power generation shifts the industry towards high investment in renewables and other new technologies even as demand stagnates or declines in many countries. Just in time, the Iea presents

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What people get wrong about climate change

Last December, 195 countries made a historic agreement to battle climate change. But it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the politics and details. Here we zoom out from the present moment, taking a look at where we came from to

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Five things you need to know about the Paris climate deal

The UN climate talks in Paris have ended with an agreement between 195 countries to tackle global warming. The climate deal is at once both historic, important – and inadequate. From whether it is enough to avoid dangerous climate change

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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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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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The Carbon Footprint of Cop21

Will the carbon footprint of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (Cop21) be calculated? The Unfccc secretariat has increasingly made such estimates over recent years for each conference and with increasing precision. We have not yet estimated the carbon

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