• EU Fails To Agree On Ratification Of Paris Climate Deal

    • Date: 17/09/16
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The meeting of EU leaders in Bratislava (Slovakia) yesterday ended without any agreement on how to proceed with the Paris climate agreement.  Despite claims by French President Francois Hollande that “all members of the EU are ready to ratify [the Paris deal] as fast as possible,” the Bratislava declaration of the 27 EU leaders ignored to […]

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  • Nicolas Sarkozy Turns Climate Skeptic In Battle For Élysée

    • Date: 15/09/16
    • The Local

    Presidential hopeful Nicolas Sarkozy reckons that climate change is not caused by man and that the world has far bigger problems on its hands than global warming. Nicolas Sarkozy, who is fighting to regain the presidency that he lost to François Hollande in 2012, has finally come out of the closet as a climate skeptic. […]

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  • Japan’s Shift To Renewable Energy Loses Power As Nation Returns To Coal And Gas

    • Date: 14/09/16
    • Mayumi Negish, The Wall Street Journal

    Five years after the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the urgency to go green in Japan has faded.  The drive toward ambitious targets for the use of renewable fuels has been slowed by resistance from utilities and concerns about the costs of renewable-energy projects at a time of cheap fossil-fuel imports, as well […]

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  • India Wants US Assurance On NSG Membership Before Ratifying Paris Agreement

    • Date: 10/09/16
    • Jayanth Jacob, Hindustan Times

    India will test the waters to know whether the US is keen on ‘redoubling’ the efforts for membership to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) by November, before taking a call on ratifying the Paris climate deal. Prime minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama during a bilateral meeting in Vientiane, Laos on Thursday. (PTI […]

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  • EU Divisions Deepen Over Ratification Of Paris Agreement

    • Date: 08/09/16
    • Aline Robert, EurActiv France

    The inability of the EU’s member states to agree on an effort-sharing deal could delay the ratification of the Paris Agreement until late 2017. This would see the climate deal enter into force without the world’s biggest economic bloc. For Scottish Conservative MEP Ian Duncan, the rapporteur on carbon market reform, enough is enough. “Climate […]

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  • Greens Outraged As Germany Removes Concrete Targets In Weakened Climate Plan

    • Date: 07/09/16
    • Sören Amelang, Climate Energy Wire

    Environmental organisations have responded to a government proposal to decarbonise the economy with outrage. They say the Climate Action Plan 2050 will fall well short of meeting climate targets, and accuse the environment ministry of caving in to pressure from the economics ministry and Angela Merkel’s Chancellery to water down ambitious plans and drop important […]

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  • EU Ratification Of Paris Agreement Depends On New Coal Plants

    • Date: 06/09/16
    • Adam Easton, Platts

    Poland is ready to support the EU’s ratification of the Paris and Doha climate agreements if Brussels is willing to back new coal plant construction by issuing free CO2 emission allowances, the Prime Minister’s Office said late Monday. “The Ministry of Environment is starting the procedure of ratifying the international climate change agreements: the Paris […]

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  • Poland Ties Climate-Deal Ratification To EU Concessions On Coal

    • Date: 06/09/16
    • Ewa Krukowska, Bloomberg

    Poland said it will ratify the global climate deal that the U.S. and China joined last week only after it gets European Union assurances on investment in coal-based power plants. The east European country, which relies on the most polluting fossil fuel for about 90 percent of its electricity production, plans to start procedures to […]

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