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Finance sector could face climate-risk testing, says Australian watchdog

8. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: Guardian - Australia’s financial institutions could be required to test climate-risk scenarios as international regulators continue to warn of the economic dangers posed by climate change.

E.P.A. Head Stacks Agency With Climate Change Skeptics

8. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: NY Times - Days after the Senate confirmed him as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference and was asked about addressing a group that probably wanted to eliminate his agency.

Can the Sámi survive climate change and logging?

8. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Reindeer herding is central to the Sámi people’s survival and culture - but climate change and logging threaten an ancient way of life

Enhancements to Energy Conservation Act to include better reporting of greenhouse gas emissions

8. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: Channel News Asia - Large industrial emitters in Singapore will need to improve how they measure and report greenhouse gas emissions, in order for them to better understand and manage emissions.

L'ONU appelle à mettre en œuvre des stratégies de réduction des risques de catastrophes

8. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: Xinhua - l'ouverture mardi de la cinquième Plateforme régionale sur la réduction des risques de catastrophes des Amériques à Montréal, au Canada, le chef du Bureau des Nations unies pour la réduction des risques de catastrophes (UNISDR), Robert Glasser, a souligné la nécessité de rapidement mettre en œuvre des stratégies nationales et régionales sur le continent américain.

COMMENT: The myths and realities of carbon pricing in Canada and beyond

7. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: The Globe and Mail -

Reform of the EUETS Has at Last Made Significant Progress

7. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: Energy Collective - The effective limit on the size of the MSR proposed by Council is an extremely welcome strengthening of the EUETS. However it will still take a long time for the EUETS to become fully effective.

Climate change impact on Australia may be irreversible, five-yearly report says

7. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: The Guardian - State of the Environment report says heritage and economic activity are being affected and the disadvantaged will be worst hit

Under 10 percent of international climate fund cash reaching local projects, study shows

7. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation News - Less than 10 percent of finance from international climate funds to help developing countries adapt to climate change impacts and adopt clean energy is reaching local-level projects, finance researchers say.

Arctic sea ice could disappear even if world achieves climate target

7. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: The Guardian - Goal of limiting rise in average global temperatures to below 2C may not prevent ice-free Arctic, scientists warn

EU says to beef up climate diplomacy to save Paris agreement

7. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: Reuters - EU foreign ministers on Monday said the bloc would strengthen diplomacy to promote the fight against climate change in the face of a possible U.S. exit from the Paris agreement.

China premier promises to 'make skies blue again'

7. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: Christian Science Monitor - China's skies will one day be "blue again," vowed Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday.

Solo conteniendo la subida de temperatura en 1,5ºC, el Ártico podrá salvarse del deshielo

7. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: ABC - Solo conteniendo el aumento global de la temperatura por debajo de 1,5ºC con respecto al nivel preindustrial el Ártico tendrá posibilidades de no quedar libre de hielo marino al final del verano. Esta es la conclusión de dos matemáticos de la Universidad de Exeter (Reino Unido), quienes han calculado las probabilidades de que esta zona del planeta se mantenga helada teniendo en cuenta la subida del termómetro.

Les glaces de l'Arctique pourraient disparaître l'été malgré l'accord de Paris

7. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: Reuters - L'océan Arctique pourrait être « libre de glace » pendant les étés avant la fin du siècle, même si la communauté internationale respecte son objectif de limiter le réchauffement climatique comme prévu par l'accord de Paris conclu en 2015, ont estimé lundi des scientifiques.

Le secteur privé et les ODD

7. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: Project syndicate - Tribune - La réalisation des ambitieux objectifs mondiaux de développement durable (ODD) qui englobent l'éradication de la pauvreté, l'amélioration de la santé mondiale, l'offre d'éducation universelle et la réduction des effets des changements climatiques d'ici 2030 nécessitera d'énormes fonds. L'addition sera bien supérieure à ce que les États peuvent dégager, et l'écart ne peut être comblé par de l'assistance officielle pour le développement, maintenant à hauteur de 132 milliards de dollars par année. La participation du secteur privé ainsi que des marchés financiers modernes sera essentielle.

Fijians vulnerable to climate change

6. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: Fiji Sun Online - All Fijians have been urged to adjust their perception to that of a society vulnerable to climate change.

The world’s first carbon-neutral town could end up in the planet’s most polluted country

6. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: Quartz - India is battling a pollution crisis. The country is poised to overtake China to become the country with the most air pollution-related deaths in the world

Climate, other programs get deep cuts in EPA budget proposal

6. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: ap - The Trump administration would slash programs aimed at slowing climate change and improving water safety and air quality, while eliminating thousands of jobs, according to a draft of the Environmental Protection Agency budget proposal obtained by The Associated Press.

Extreme heatwave days already hitting poorer nations more than rich

6. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - When Nicholas Herold was hunting for data on how much climate change was affecting the world's poorest nations, he was surprised when he couldn't find answers in the published research.

China vows new steel, coal capacity cuts to make sky blue

6. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: Reuters - China will cut steel capacity by 50 million tonnes and coal output by more than 150 million tonnes this year, its top economic planner said on Sunday as the world's No. 2 economy deepens efforts to tackle pollution and curb excess supply.

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