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E.P.A. Dismisses Members of Major Scientific Review Board

8. May 2017 - 15:54
Source: NY Times - The Environmental Protection Agency has dismissed at least five members of a major scientific review board, the latest signal of what critics call a campaign by the Trump administration to shrink the agency’s regulatory reach by reducing the role of academic research.

EU countries have brought in $1bn of coal subsidies since Paris

8. May 2017 - 15:54
Source: Climate Home - In the shift to renewables, several member states are paying coal generators to be available for back-up power

US still in climate talks with no decision on Paris pullout

8. May 2017 - 15:54
Source: AP - The United States says it it will continue attending United Nations climate change meetings, even as President Donald Trump considers pulling the U.S. out of a global emissions-cutting deal.

As US, EU step back, climate talks could signal geopolitical shift

8. May 2017 - 15:54
Source: Daily Climate - Normally obscure, interim climate talks opening today in Bonn offer a glimpse at a shifting world order.

Big investors urge Trump to stick with Paris climate accord

8. May 2017 - 15:54
Source: Reuters - Investors with more than $15 trillion of assets under management urged governments led by the United States to implement the Paris climate accord to fight climate change despite U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to pull out.

Nations gather in Bonn on Paris agreement implementation

8. May 2017 - 15:54
Source: Guardian (Nigeria) - About 197 nations will meet in Germany from today to further develop the guidelines needed to fully implement the landmark 2015 Paris climate change agreement now and over the decades to come.

COP 23 in Bonn

8. May 2017 - 15:54
Source: Fiji Times - FIJI'S main priority for the presidency at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) is to maintain the momentum and cohesiveness from the last COP conferences held in 2015 in Paris and in 2016 in Marrakesh.

200 large investors urge G7 to keep climate change promises

8. May 2017 - 15:54
Source: Financial Times - Calpers, Amundi and Schroders have teamed up with 200 other large investors to urge governments globally to stand by their commitment to fight climate change, as fears rise that Donald Trump, the US president, will pull out of the Paris agreemen

Green bonds need global standards

8. May 2017 - 15:54
Source: Financial Times - Green bonds designed specifically to help finance the fight against climate change are attracting rapidly growing interest from issuers and investors alike as governments worldwide step up their efforts to combat global warming.

ADB invests 1.5 mln USD for Fiji's presidency of COP23

8. May 2017 - 15:54
Source: Xinhua - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will invest 1.5 million U.S. dollars to assist Fiji's presidency of the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and join the Fijian government's COP23 Advisory Panel.

Executive Board fine-tunes details in preparation for implementation of CDM simplifications

5. May 2017 - 15:54
Source: UNFCCC - At the close of its 94th meeting today, the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has adopted a number of measures to ensure the continuation of their efforts to maximize access to the mechanism, improve its efficiency, and reduce its costs.

Solar-industry leader calls for action on Paris deal

5. May 2017 - 15:54
Source: Eco-Business - It’s time for businesses to take action on achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement by ivesting in renewable energy, adopting a carbon price and improving sustainability reporting, among other things, says Chinese solar giant JinkoSolar.

California tables new cap-and-trade plan that jumps ahead of Quebec and Ontario

5. May 2017 - 15:54
Source: Sudbury - California's Senate proposed a new and more ambitious carbon credit cap-and-trade system this week, challenging Ontario and Quebec to do the same or get left behind

Scientists call for more precision in global warming predictions

5. May 2017 - 15:54
Source: Reuters - Researchers from Harvard University, Princeton University and the Environmental Defense Fund proposed a new, more precise way to measure the effects of greenhouse gas emissions on Earth's climate in an article published on Thursday in the academic journal Science

Cities best armed to fight climate change: U.N. climate chief

5. May 2017 - 15:54
Source: Reuters - Cities are places where action on climate change can have most impact because they are engines for innovation and also highly vulnerable to a warming planet, the head of the U.N. climate program said on Thursday.

Directionless, US climate negotiators head to UN talks Add a new headline

5. May 2017 - 15:54
Source: Climate Home - As Trump mulls over leaving the Paris agreement, US officials fly in to interim talks with no clear mandate

Negative emissions tech: can more trees, carbon capture or biochar solve our CO2 problem?

5. May 2017 - 15:54
Source: Guardian - As CO2 levels rise, controversial techniques including carbon capture and storage, enhanced weathering and reforestation may be solutions

GE’s Immelt urges Trump to remain in Paris climate accord

5. May 2017 - 15:54
Source: Financial Times - Debate comes as White House splits over campaign promise on environment

Shell joins Exxon to defend Paris climate accord

5. May 2017 - 15:54
Source: Financial Times - Royal Dutch Shell has voiced its support for the Paris climate agreement amid speculation that President Donald Trump may be about to withdraw the US from the global emissions reduction plan.

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