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NEW YORK/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's government will ask legislators this week to ratify the Paris climate agreement, the environment minister said late on Sunday, even as President Dilma Rousseff faces possible impeachment and lacks majority support in Congress.
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2016-04-25 17:07:31
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China and the United States, the world's top producers of greenhouse gas emissions, pledged on Friday to formally adopt by the end of the year a Paris deal to slow global warming, raising the prospects of it being enforced much faster than anticipated.
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2016-04-22 15:47:06
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China, one of the world's top emitters of greenhouse gases, pledged on Friday to ratify the Paris deal to slow climate change by September, China's Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said on Friday.
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2016-04-22 15:28:58
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A Paris deal to slow climate change is set to be signed by more than 165 countries at the United Nations on Friday, the most states to endorse an international agreement on day one, a record backers hope will inspire swift implementation.
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2016-04-21 23:07:18
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With world leaders converging in New York to sign a landmark climate deal, activists along with actor Alec Baldwin called on Thursday for a halt to deforestation, a contributor to global warming, by giving indigenous people rights to their land.
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2016-04-21 16:35:23
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LONDON (Reuters) - A group of world leaders and international banks on Thursday urged more countries to launch schemes that put a price on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
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2016-04-21 10:36:05
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BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When ministers and climate change negotiators from the world's poorest countries gathered in Kinshasa recently, they were dismayed at a proposal from the Third World Network (TWN) urging them not to rush into signing the new Paris climate agreement at a U.N. ceremony this week
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2016-04-18 07:37:33
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Figures show bank cut investments by 70% in oil and gas firms in 2015 and doubled UK green energy loans to £1bn a yearRoyal Bank of Scotland has reduced its global lending to oil and gas companies and doubled its green energy loans in the UK to £1bn a year, according to new figures released to the Guardian
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2016-04-17 07:44:44
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Only 1% of households took out loans under now abandoned scheme, which auditors say failed to deliver ‘meaningful benefit’An abandoned government programme to insulate UK homes cost taxpayers nearly £400m and did not deliver energy or carbon savings, a report by official auditors has found.The green deal scheme was launched in January 2013 with the intention of handing out loans to improve domestic energy efficiency
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2016-04-13 18:01:01
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new global pact to tackle climate change, agreed in Paris in December, could come into force two years earlier than the planned date of 2020, the U.N. climate chief has said.
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2016-04-12 13:25:42
Sunday, April 10th, 2016      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Many nations are pushing for swift ratification of a Paris agreement to slow climate change and lock it in place for four years before a change in the White House next year that might bring a weakening of Washington's long-term commitment.
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2016-04-10 04:25:47
Sunday, March 20th, 2016      Leave a Comment
MONTREAL (Reuters) - A deal this fall to cap carbon emissions from global aviation at 2020 levels must be enforceable and set long-term goals in line with the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change, a coalition of environmental groups said on Monday.






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2016-03-20 23:03:03
Friday, March 18th, 2016      Leave a Comment
These alternatives to the troubled planned nuclear plant will be faster to build and cheaper for energy consumers, say expertsThe planned £18bn nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset are derided by critics as “one of the worst deals ever” for Britain, but defended as crucial to the UK’s energy policy by the government
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2016-03-18 06:00:01
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‘While the deal is not enough by itself, it is a major step forward,’ says former US vice president and climate campaigner during visit to PhilippinesWorld leaders must show their commitment to tackling global warming by signing the Paris climate agreement at a ceremony in April at the United Nations, climate change activist and former US vice president Al Gore said
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2016-03-17 11:47:30
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OSLO (Reuters) - A record surge in temperatures in 2016, linked to global warming and an El Nino weather event in the Pacific, is adding urgency to a deal by 195 governments in December to curb greenhouse gas emissions to slow climate change, scientists said on Monday.
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2016-03-14 11:22:16