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How big cities are finding innovative ways to nudge people to ditch cars

Home to more than half of the planet’s 7 billion people and a large portion of its 1.2bn cars, cities face a huge challenge as the world strives to meet the Paris climate goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C

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This climate policy could save the planet

International climate-change negotiators are focused on keeping global warming at or below 2°C above historical levels – the limit beyond which the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the consequences of global warming will become catastrophic. But even though

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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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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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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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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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Cost of renewable energy dropped significantly in the last five years give reason to support renewable

Studies and analysis have recently revealed that there is a solid economic reason for supporting renewable energy: according to the International Energy Agency the gap between the median cost of energy produced from atomic, gas natural and coal power plants

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Three steps to zero net emissions

The world is heating up as human activity increases the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The Decarbonizing Development report looks at three steps policymakers can take to get to net zero emissions and rein in climate change. Source:

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Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions fall to record low

Greenhouse gas emissions in Europe have plunged to the lowest level ever recorded after the EU’s member states reported an estimated 23% drop in emissions between 1990 and 2014. The bloc has now overshot its target for 2020 of cutting

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Coal burning costs UK between £2.5bn and £7bn from premature deaths

Deaths related to emissions from coal cost the UK economy between £2.47bn and £7.15bn in 2013, according to a comprehensive overview of coal production in Europe. The figure, which includes mortality costs from coal-related respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses, such as

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