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Paris Agreement has gone up in smoke, new paper says

Authors argue that we need to replace the Paris Agreement with an international climate policy that can lead, or even supersede the policies of individual countries — Forget about us only having “12 years to reverse climate change” — the slogan picked up from a recent report — a new paper says that we are …

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Guest post: Land management ‘blind spots’ make 1.5C goal highly unlikely

Dr Calum Brown is a scientist at the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research – Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU), part of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany — The Paris Agreement represents a rare high point in international climate negotiations, with 195 signatories pledging to limit global average temperatures to 1.5°C or 2°C above …

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Great Barrier Reef: forest three times size of ACT cleared in past five years

Clearing of forests in reef catchment zone show Australia a global deforestation hotspot, campaigners say — New official data shows clearing of forests near and along the Great Barrier Reef continued despite Australian government pledges to protect the natural wonder, with at least 152,000 hectares felled in 2016-17 alone. Forests covering 770,000ha – an area …

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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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