• Behind The Breakdown At UN’s Green Climate Fund

    • Date: 10/08/18
    • DevEx

    Last month, the international climate change community was left reeling amid a disastrous fallout at the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund board meeting in Songdo, South Korea. The fund failed to approve almost a billion dollars in proposed projects, with board members still tussling over how to progress with GCF’s first official replenishment process. On top of that, the fund’s […]

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  • ‘Anti-Nuclear’ Germany Considers Becoming Nuclear-Armed Nation

    • Date: 10/08/18
    • Politico

    BERLIN — Imagine a nuclear-armed Germany. No, this isn’t a fantasy à la “The Man in the High Castle” (Philip K. Dick’s dystopian novel in which the Nazis got the bomb first and dropped it on Washington to win World War II), but a real debate, happening in present-day Berlin. As Germany’s foreign policy establishment becomes increasingly […]

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  • Volkswagen May Recall 124,000 Electric & Hybrid Cars Due To Poisonous Cadmium

    • Date: 06/08/18
    • Electrek

    The Volkswagen group confirmed that it might have to recall as many as 124,000 electric and hybrid cars from its VW, Audi and Porsche brands due to poisonous cadmium finding its way into a charger component.  Following a report from the German magazine Wirtschaftswoche, VW has confirmed that it is currently in discussions with Kraftfahrtbundesamt (KBA), the […]

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  • Pakistan To Kick-Start New Coal Boom

    • Date: 03/08/18
    • Financial Times

    Pakistan believes it may have found a way out of its long-term energy supply crisis, thanks largely to more than $35bn worth of loans provided by China under the $60bn China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The country has experienced years of rolling blackouts that have left residents in the dark and stifled the country’s manufacturing industries. […]

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  • Canadian Tories: Trudeau’s Carbon Tax ‘Climbdown’ Shows ‘We Have Been Right All Along’

    • Date: 02/08/18
    • Huffington Post

    Ontario Tories have wasted no time gloating about what they’ve dubbed a “climbdown” from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on carbon pricing. In question period Wednesday, Progressive Conservative MPP Christine Hogarth lobbed softball questions to Environment Minister Rod Phillips on the federal government’s decision to increase the threshold at which heavy polluters will need to pay a price […]

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  • Oh Dear: Portugal’s Met Office Retracts Hottest Day Prediction, Blames Extreme Weather For Mistake

    • Date: 01/08/18
    • EuroNews

    Portugal’s Met Office has retracted its prediction that temperatures in the country could reach 50ºC — the hottest ever recorded on mainland Europe — this week, drastically revising the forecast down by 10 degrees. Facebook/ Comentadores In a statement, the IPMA said forecasts published to its website and app on Tuesday had been “overestimated” for […]

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  • Trump’s Tax Cuts, Tariffs Force Trudeau To Retreat On Carbon Tax

    • Date: 01/08/18
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s administration will scale back plans to tax carbon dioxide emissions from industrial operations amid intense political backlash from conservatives and businesses. Two Canadian provinces — Saskatchewan and Ontario — are suing the central government over its carbon tax, but the industry is chafing against Trudeau’s carbon tax because of pressures […]

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  • Meeting Paris Climate Goals Could See More People Hungry

    • Date: 31/07/18
    • Physics World

    The UN’s Paris Agreement is currently the most comprehensive global effort to limit climate change. But some of the land-use measures that would help meet the agreement’s objectives could slow the decline of global hunger. That’s according to researchers in Japan, who have proposed a set of food security policies. “People who are involved in climate […]

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