• 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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  • Runaway Oregon Republican Says Lawmakers Won’t Return To State Until Carbon Tax Bill Is Scrapped

    • Date: 26/06/19
    • Fox News

    One of the runaway Oregon Republican senators said they won’t return to the state until the “inefficient, complicated, and expensive” carbon tax is scrapped and a bipartisan solution is found. Oregon State Senator Tim Knopp appeared on “Fox and Friends” Tuesday morning from an undisclosed location as he and other 11 Republicans remain in hiding to block […]

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  • G20 Nations Water Down Commitment To Climate Change Action

    • Date: 25/06/19
    • Financial Times

    Japan has bowed to US pressure by watering down commitments to tackling climate change in its draft G20 communiqué, a sign of how Tokyo is seeking to curry favour with Washington amid tense trade talks and concerns over North Korea. The draft document omits the phrases “global warming” and “decarbonisation” and downplays the Paris climate […]

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  • As United States Divide, the Green New Deal Could Be Democrats’ Undoing in 2020

    • Date: 22/06/19
    • Joel Kotkin, The Daily Beast

    Places that still produce tangible things need energy, and at prices like those we have today. If next year’s election is a referendum on Donald Trump, you can hand power to the Democrats now. But fortunately for the president, and the Republican Party, politics remains more about interests than personalities. More than by cultural memes […]

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  • EU Fails To Set Net Zero Target

    • Date: 21/06/19
    • CNN

    The European Union has failed to set a firm deadline to end its contribution to climate change, after a group of eastern European countries blocked a proposal to slash EU carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. Leaders of the bloc’s 28 member states agreed instead on Thursday to start working on “a transition to a climate-neutral […]

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  • Canada Tory Leader Vows To Scrap Carbon Tax, Put Cap On Large Emitters If Elected

    • Date: 20/06/19
    • AFP

    Canada’s Conservative leader Andrew Scheer vowed on Wednesday to replace a federal carbon tax with a cap on large emitters if he unseats Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in October elections. “Technology, not taxes,” Scheer said in a speech. “The fact is we can actually create more jobs in Canada through technological growth while at […]

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  • Back To The Dark Ages: German Greens Look To Ban All Industrial Farming

    • Date: 17/06/19
    • The Daily Telegraph

    The Green party in Germany has said it intends to ban industrial farming as part of a wide-ranging and costly package to combat climate change should they come to power. Katrin Goering-Eckardt, the party’s leader in the Germany parliament, said her party would establish a fund worth at least €100 billion to finance climate projects […]

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