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France tables 2050 carbon-neutral law

New bill loosens restrictions on nuclear to bring France’s emissions down, concerning some campaigners — The French government has proposed legislation committing the country to carbon-neutrality by 2050. The changes would expand the role of nuclear energy and drop concrete emissions targets for the middle of the century, raising concerns among environmentalists. A proposal was …

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Seven take-aways from the Green New Deal launch

Sweeping in scope, an agenda to transform the US into a green leader has been launched in Washington DC, here are the key points — On Thursday, congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and senator Ed Markey presented an outline of a sweeping federal programme aiming at decarbonising the US economy. The text makes for the most earnest …

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A third of Himalayan ice cap doomed, finds report

Even radical climate change action won’t save glaciers, endangering 2 billion people — At least a third of the huge ice fields in Asia’s towering mountain chain are doomed to melt due to climate change, according to a landmark report, with serious consequences for almost 2 billion people. Even if carbon emissions are dramatically and …

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‘End of the road’ for UK citizens’ climate case rejected by appeal court

The case, brought by 11 members of the public and the NGO Plan B argued the UK’s 2050 climate target was not in line with the Paris Agreement — A UK citizens’ lawsuit over the government’s 2050 climate target hit “the end of the road” this week after an appeals court refused to hear the …

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Josh Frydenberg defends Coalition’s climate record as he faces challenge in Kooyong

Treasurer says climate change is real and Scott Morrison’s government takes emissions reduction ‘very seriously’ — Josh Frydenberg has defended the Coalition’s record on climate change and says he will work hard to earn the trust of his constituents in the face of a challenge from long-time Liberal and now independent Oliver Yates. Yates, a …

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Germany to quit coal by 2038, under commission proposal

After late-night talks, a dedicated commission has agreed a timetable to phase out coal burning in Europe’s largest economy — Germany will stop burning coal for electricity by 2038, under plans finalised by a commission in the small hours of Saturday. It is the first time Europe’s biggest economy, which gets 35% of its power …

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Coal phase-out will increase German need for gas, says Merkel

Under pressure to block a gas pipeline from Russia and end coal power, the chancellor tied their fates together — German chancellor Angela Merkel linked the building of a controversial Russian gas pipeline to the fate of her country’s coal industry in comments on Wednesday. Germany faces criticism from EU partners and the US for …

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Electric cars will not stop rising oil demand, says energy agency chief

Trucks, petrochemicals and air travel driving global oil use, Fatih Birol of the International Energy Agency says — Electric car use may be growing exponentially, but they are doing little to curb rising carbon emissions and oil demand, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday. “To say that electric cars are …

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Under fire, France’s ‘King Macron’ surveys nation on climate policy

After two months of disruption, the president seeks public input on four national issues, but gilets jaunes protestors are sceptical — Faced with ongoing disruption from the gilets jaunes movement, French president Emmanuel Macron has launched a public consultation on four major national issues, including climate change. Macron’s ‘great national debate’ offers French people the …

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the study found there is a 66% chance of staying below 1.5C above pre-industrial levels if immediate action is taken

Immediate fossil fuel phaseout could arrest climate change – study

Scientists say it may still technically be possible to limit warming to 1.5°C if drastic action is taken now — Climate change could be kept in check if a phaseout of all fossil fuel infrastructure were to begin immediately, according to research. It shows that meeting the internationally agreed aspiration of keeping global warming to …

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