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Businesses will act on climate despite Trump, says ex-UN climate chief

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‘Is the White House going to stop this advance? I don’t think so’ … Christiana Figueres. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

Christiana Figueres was also scathing of those who say it is inevitable that the global warming limit set out in the Paris agreement will be broken

June 1, 2018 — Businesses are moving forward faster than ever on climate change despite the intransigence of US president Donald Trump, the former climate chief of the UN has said. Continue reading Businesses will act on climate despite Trump, says ex-UN climate chief

Climate Change Consciousness Week events: ‘Science, policy, and climate action’

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CLIMATE ACTION. It is about time to take climate change seriously and take responsibility

The annual observance will run from November 20 to 24

MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 20, 2017) — The Philippines will observe the Climate Change Consciousness Week from November 20, Monday, until November 24, Friday. Continue reading Climate Change Consciousness Week events: ‘Science, policy, and climate action’

Make America great again by embracing green tech, Trump urged

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Donald Trump holds a coal miner’s protective hat while addressing his supporters during a rally at the Charleston civic centre on 5 May 2016. Modified image. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Fulfilling pledge to boost fossil fuels will mean US misses out on huge market for clean energy, experts say

January 18, 2017 — Leading climate change experts have urged Donald Trump not to turn his back on the biggest global challenge facing mankind, arguing that he can make America great again – and Continue reading Make America great again by embracing green tech, Trump urged

Scotland urged to adopt more ambitious carbon emissions target

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An electricity pylon at Sherrifmuir near Dunblane, with the Braes of Doune windfarm in the background. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA
UK Committee on Climate Change says Holyrood should aim to reduce greenhouse gases by 61% over next 14 years

March 16, 2016 — Scottish ministers should aim to cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by a challenging but achievable 61% by 2030, an influential advisory committee has recommended.

Continue reading Scotland urged to adopt more ambitious carbon emissions target