• Greens Fear New EU Commission President May Not Deliver On Her Climate Promises

    • Date: 17/07/19
    • EurActiv

    The German former defence minister scraped the majority she needed, with 383 votes to 327. Both the liberal Renew Europe and the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) groups announced they would back her nomination less than an hour before the secret ballot started. The Greens, however, remained unconvinced by her climate offer. Climate change played a […]

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  • Leaked Report: WWF-Backed Guards Raped Pregnant Women And Tortured Villagers

    • Date: 14/07/19
    • BuzzFeed News

    The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is keeping evidence of brutal crimes under wraps — including the gang rape and torture of pregnant women by rangers backed by the charity at a national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is Part 4 of a BuzzFeed News investigation. Part 1: WWF Funds Guards Who […]

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  • Brazil’s Record Grain Harvest To Reach 240.7 Million Tons

    • Date: 12/07/19
    • The Rio Times

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The National Supply Company (Conab) released the figures for the 10th Survey of Grain Crops 2018/2019. According to the company, Brazil should set a new record with a production of around 240.7 million tons. The survey shows that the second crop corn should be one of the significant factors during […]

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  • Quebec Joins Saskatchewan To Challenge Canadian Carbon Tax

    • Date: 09/07/19
    • The Post Millennial

    In a shocking turn around, François Legault’s Quebec will intervene on behalf of Saskatchewan to challenge the federal carbon tax in the supreme court alongside Premier Scott Moe. Quebec would be the latest province to join Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Alberta and Saskatchewan to challenge the federal government’s levy as unconstitutional. The provincial government announced the decision in […]

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  • EU’s Rising Carbon Prices Fuels Industrial Exodus Fears

    • Date: 05/07/19
    • Financial Times

    The risk is that, rather than saddle the investment costs associated with greener technologies and processes, EU producers may instead simply shift production from Europe to less well-regulated countries. The EU is forging ahead on climate change, pledging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent in 2030, and the EU Emissions Trading Scheme […]

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  • EU Sharpens Torture Tools As Swiss Showdown Escalates Into Energy War

    • Date: 03/07/19
    • Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Daily Telegraph

    Switzerland has become a victim of proxy diplomatic warfare over energy policy and national security. Switzerland has survived the first battle of the bourses with the EU.  Shares of Nestle, Novartis, and UBS will for now be traded on the SIX exchange in Zurich rather than in Frankfurt or London.  The sky will not fall […]

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  • G20 Deeply Divided On Trade And Climate Change

    • Date: 01/07/19
    • Financial Times

    The G20 has staged a show of unity by signing up to a unanimous communique but only by papering over deep divisions on trade and climate change… Their success in crafting a communique shows that the G20 is getting better at managing the disruptive challenge from US president Donald Trump, but at the price of […]

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  • Macron’s G-20 Climate Bluff Goes Up In Smoke

    • Date: 27/06/19
    • Bloomberg

    Emmanuel Macron arrived in Japan for the G-20 summit threatening to block the final communique if he didn’t get what he wanted on climate. His hard line stance didn’t last long. On landing in Tokyo, the French president told expats that he would insist on a reference to the 2015 Paris Climate Accord. “If we […]

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