• ‘Climate Leader’ China Plans 200 New Airports

    • Date: 13/12/18
    • Paul Matthews, Climate Scepticism

    China is planning to build over 200 new airports by the year 2035, almost doubling its current number. Here in the UK we’ve been debating whether to build another runway at Heathrow for about 20 years. But China is planning to build over 200 new airports by the year 2035, almost doubling its current number. The Civil Aviation […]

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  • Political Chaos Undermines EU Climate Policy At COP24

    • Date: 13/12/18
    • EurActiv

    With the UK entangled in Brexit, France mired in the “Yellow Vest” movement, and Germany stuck in political quagmire, Europe is not ready to lead global climate talks as the decisive political phase of the UN climate conference opens on Tuesday (11 December). The so-called Talanoa Dialogue takes place on 11-12 December in Katowice, Poland, […]

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  • Green No More: EU Fails To Set New CO2 Targets For Cars

    • Date: 11/12/18
    • Reuters

    BRUSSELS (REUTERS) – The European Union failed on Tuesday (Dec 11) to reach a compromise over how sharply to curb carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from cars and vans as car-producing countries and more environmentally conscious lawmakers could not find a compromise. The EU has been divided for months over how strict to be on CO2 […]

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  • UN Climate Ritual: Ministerial Meetings Fails To Resolve Deadlock

    • Date: 11/12/18
    • The Indian Express

    Even as a few developed countries started to put some money on the table to show their commitment to mobilising funds for climate change, none of the issues related to finance could be resolved by the negotiators till late on Monday night at the climate change conference here. At the two-week year-ending climate conference in […]

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  • Paris Riots Over Carbon Taxes Dim Hopes For Climate Fight

    • Date: 08/12/18
    • Associated Press

    The “yellow vests” in France are worrying greens around the world. The worst riots in Paris in decades were sparked by higher fuel taxes, and French President Emmanuel Macron responded by scrapping them Wednesday. But taxes on fossil fuels are just what international climate negotiators, meeting in Poland this week, say are desperately needed to […]

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  • Carbon Tax Revolt Escalates As French Police Union Joins Yellow Vests

    • Date: 06/12/18
    • Sud-Quest

    The police union has called for an unlimited strike in solidarity with the Yellow Vests movement. “Our upper echelons still want to send us to take the blows in its place and instead of the government.” It is with these words that the police union Vigi explains its choice to launch a call for an indefinite strike […]

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  • Macron’s Carbon Tax U-Turn Dismays UN Climate Talks

    • Date: 05/12/18
    • Politico

    KATOWICE, Poland — France’s sudden U-turn over an unpopular fuel tax in the face of violent anti-government protests sent shivers through the COP24 climate summit. That’s because the sight of one of Europe’s most climate ambitious countries beating a hasty retreat over a proposal that would have hiked gasoline tax by 4 cents, or just under 3 […]

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  • Macron Caves: Carbon Tax Revolt Scores Historic Victory As Govt Suspends Tax Hike

    • Date: 04/12/18
    • GWPF & EurActiv

    The French government is to suspend a controversial rise in carbon tax on fuel that has caused widespread protests throughout the country and dramatic scenes of violence and civil unrest. After the recent riots in France at the margins of the ‘yellow vests’ movement, the carbon tax adopted under François Hollande is expected to be […]

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