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Bangkok Bulletin: UN calls for more time

An early start has been called for climate talks in Poland in December, with negotiators facing a huge task to write the rules for the Paris deal — The UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa wrote to governments on Thursday to let them know that the Katowice COP24 would start a day earlier than scheduled – …

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India doesn’t report its carbon emissions clearly, so we did

India’s carbon inventories lack clarity and up-to-date information, but a new research effort shows where its biggest challenges lie — India has ambitious climate change targets. However, existing inventories of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions don’t cover recent years and lack clarity about methodologies and data sources, hampering the design of effective climate policies. To …

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Mapped: The US nuclear power plants ‘at risk’ of shutting down

Nuclear power plants generate more than half of the US’s low-carbon electricity. However, record low gas prices associated with the US fracking boom have made many existing nuclear plants uncompetitive in the current market — About 90 terawatt hours (TWh) of nuclear generation is scheduled to retire in the next decade, more than all of …

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Housing and car industries should be ‘ashamed’ of climate record

Failure to build energy-efficient homes and clean cars risks UK missing its carbon targets, says government’s climate adviser — The homebuilding and carmaking industries “should be ashamed” of their efforts to tackle global warming, according to the UK government’s official climate change adviser. Lord Deben, chair of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), said housebuilders …

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UK environment policies in tatters, warn green groups

‘Disastrous decisions’ such as Heathrow expansion and rejection of Swansea tidal lagoon spark concern over government direction — Environmental campaigners and clean air groups have warned that the government’s green credentials are in tatters after a flurry of “disastrous decisions” that they say will be condemned by future generations. The government’s plan to expand Heathrow …

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Record emissions keep Australia on path to missing Paris target

Annual carbon emissions, excluding unreliable data, higher than ever, report says — Australia’s emissions over the past year were again the highest on record when unreliable data from land use and forestry sectors are excluded, according to new data from NDEVR Environmental. If the country’s greenhouse gas emissions continue on their current trajectory, Australia will …

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