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Why the next three months are crucial for the future of the planet

Two forthcoming major climate talks offer governments an opportunity to respond to this year’s extreme weather with decisive action — The warning signals of climate change that have hit people around the world in the last few months must be heeded by national governments at key meetings later this year, political leaders and policy experts …

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California plans to show the world how to meet the Paris climate target

Governor Jerry Brown signed an executive order for statewide carbon neutrality by 2045 — Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed State Senator and US Senate candidate Kevin de León’s SB 100, which mandates that the state obtain all of its electricity from zero-carbon sources by 2045. That in itself was a big deal, but …

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Even without the Trump administration, the US is upholding the Paris Agreement

Rampant wildfires in the west, record high temperatures in the Arctic Circle, severe hurricanes in the Atlantic and the Pacific: unless we reduce greenhouse gases now, these kinds of destructive “natural” disasters will only get worse — It would be easy to be despondent about humanity’s chances for success. The Trump administration has announced its …

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Rich countries cannot be allowed to buy their way out of climate change

This week’s UN climate negotiations in Bangkok begin four months of climate summits that could make 2018 the year that world governments chart a path toward tackling climate change — But if polluting countries and corporations are successful, ineffectual interventions – like carbon markets and geo-engineering – will become central to the global response to …

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‘Norway cannot stop deforestation alone’, says environment minister

Scandinavian country leads funding to save the world’s tropical forests, but cannot do it alone, say past and present environment ministers — Norway cannot be expected to halt the loss of the world’s forest on its own, past and present environment ministers have told Climate Home News. Through Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (Nicfi), …

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