The Climate Club Our network provides solutions for a low carbon future. - Part 3

One of the poorest countries could impose a carbon tax—because climate change affects us all

May 15th, 2017|

One of the poorest countries could impose a carbon tax—because climate change affects us all

While the richest country on Earth contemplates pulling out of the Paris climate agreement to limit global emissions, Bangladesh, one of the poorest countries, is planning to adopt even stricter measures to reduce emissions: According to sources in the nation's finance ministry, Bangladesh will introduce a carbon tax on fuel, in a budget that will be announced late

While the richest country on Earth contemplates pulling out of the Paris climate agreement to limit global emissions, Bangladesh, one of the poorest countries, is planning to adopt even stricter measures to reduce emissions: According to sources in the nation's finance ministry, Bangladesh will introduce a carbon tax on fuel, in a budget that will be announced late

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Tous les indicateurs du réchauffement climatique sont au rouge

May 11th, 2017|

Tous les indicateurs du réchauffement climatique sont au rouge

L’espoir de maintenir la hausse de la température moyenne sous la barre fatidique des 2 °C s’éloigne de plus en plus.

L’espoir de maintenir la hausse de la température moyenne sous la barre fatidique des 2 °C s’éloigne de plus en plus.

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More countries are backing their Paris pledges with national laws

May 11th, 2017|

More countries are backing their Paris pledges with national laws

A rise in the number of countries that have introduced legislation to support their ‘nationally determined contributions’ (NDCs) to the Paris Climate Change Agreement, is unveiled in a new analysis presented today.

A rise in the number of countries that have introduced legislation to support their ‘nationally determined contributions’ (NDCs) to the Paris Climate Change Agreement, is unveiled in a new analysis presented today.

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Indian solar power prices hit record low, undercutting fossil fuels

May 11th, 2017|

Indian solar power prices hit record low, undercutting fossil fuels

Plummeting wholesale prices put the country on track to meet renewable energy targets set out in the Paris agreement

Plummeting wholesale prices put the country on track to meet renewable energy targets set out in the Paris agreement

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Biggest U.S. Companies Setting More Renewable-Energy Targets

May 3rd, 2017|

Biggest U.S. Companies Setting More Renewable-Energy Targets

Almost half of the biggest U.S. companies have established clean-energy targets for themselves, according to a report Tuesday from sustainable investors and environmental groups including the World Wildlife Fund.

Almost half of the biggest U.S. companies have established clean-energy targets for themselves, according to a report Tuesday from sustainable investors and environmental groups including the World Wildlife Fund.

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Companies buying green power – how big a trends?

April 28th, 2017|

Companies buying green power - how big a trends?

Companies are buying power from wind farms and solar parks at a set price and for a set number of years. So far, 19GW of corporate PPAs have been signed.

Companies are buying power from wind farms and solar parks at a set price and for a set number of years. So far, 19GW of corporate PPAs have been signed.

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The Economic Case for Wind and Solar Energy in Africa | Berkeley Lab

April 28th, 2017|

The Economic Case for Wind and Solar Energy in Africa | Berkeley Lab

To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a new assessment by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found that wind and solar can be economically and environmentally competitive options.

To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a new assessment by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found that wind and solar can be economically and environmentally competitive options.

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Tarification carbone : il y a urgence

April 25th, 2017|

Tarification carbone : il y a urgence

Après l'accord de Paris (Cop 21), tout reste à faire pour lutter contre l

Après l'accord de Paris (Cop 21), tout reste à faire pour lutter contre l

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Global CEOs call for greater disclosure of climate risks and opportunities

April 24th, 2017|

Global CEOs call for greater disclosure of climate risks and opportunities

Global business leaders representing companies with US$4.9 trillion in assets under management and US$700 billion in revenue have joined together to urge G20 governments to formally accept and act on the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. The CEOs span financial services and industrial sectors and have a collective greenhouse gas footprint of 458 million tonnes CO2 (equivalent to the 15th largest emitting country). Below is their statement:

Global business leaders representing companies with US$4.9 trillion in assets under management and US$700 billion in revenue have joined together to urge G20 governments to formally accept and act on the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. The CEOs span financial services and industrial sectors and have a collective greenhouse gas footprint of 458 million tonnes CO2 (equivalent to the 15th largest emitting country). Below is their statement:

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Réduction des gaz à effet de serre : la France doit forcer l’allure

April 24th, 2017|

Réduction des gaz à effet de serre : la France doit forcer l’allure

L’objectif de division par quatre des rejets carbonés en 2050 nécessite « une intensification des efforts » dans tous les secteurs.

L’objectif de division par quatre des rejets carbonés en 2050 nécessite « une intensification des efforts » dans tous les secteurs.

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