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Britain to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040

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The decision was hailed as the beginning of the end for the internal combustion engine’s dominance of motor transport after more than a century. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Plans follow French commitment to take polluting vehicles off the road owing to effect of poor air quality on people’s health

July 25, 2017 — As part of a government strategy to improve air quality, Britain is to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxide pose a major risk to public health. Continue reading Britain to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040

ADB warns climate change ‘disastrous’ for Asia

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‘Unabated climate change threatens to undo many of the development advancements of the last decades, not least by incurring high economic losses,’ says a report from the Asian Development Bank

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 14, 2017) — A business-as-usual approach to climate change will be “disastrous” for Asia, undoing much of the phenomenal economic growth that has helped it make vast inroads against poverty, the Asian Development Bank said in a report released Friday, July 14. Continue reading ADB warns climate change ‘disastrous’ for Asia

Climate change could greatly widen US inequality, study

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WAKE UP, TRUMP. Protesters hold up signs during a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, DC on June 1, 2017, objecting to US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate accord. File photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP

But US President Donald Trump insists he is ‘proud’ of having pulled out from the agreement, saying the move would save US jobs and protect American sovereignty

WASHINGTON DC, USA (Jun. 30, 2017) — If the United States fails to take decisive measures to combat climate change, it will become a poorer country facing more dramatic inequality, according to a study published Thursday, June 29. Continue reading Climate change could greatly widen US inequality, study

Theresa May urged to persuade Trump not to quit Paris climate accord

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Protesters march to the Tesoro oil refinery in Los Angeles to protest against the US reliance on fossil fuels and calling attention to the issue of climate change. Photograph: UPI / Barcroft Images

US president prepares to undermine historic deal on climate change

May 6, 2017 — Theresa May is facing calls from Britain’s leading environment and development groups to use her influence to persuade Donald Trump that the US must remain committed to the Paris climate change agreement. Continue reading Theresa May urged to persuade Trump not to quit Paris climate accord

US tells China it has ‘no plan yet’ to meet its 2020 climate target

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The US has no plan yet for how to meet its 2020 climate target and has made no analysis of the impact of recent policy changes, according to an official submission to the UN

May 4, 2017— The details emerged in a series of terse, repetitive answers to an international climate action peer-review process, known as the Multilateral Assessment. The US submission, which was published this week, says “jobs, economic growth and energy independence” are its priority. Continue reading US tells China it has ‘no plan yet’ to meet its 2020 climate target

Pacific nations lead the way on Paris climate accord

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Marshall Islands president: ‘By becoming one of the first countries to ratify the Paris agreement, we have shown our determination to continue to lead this fight from the front’

MAJURO, Marshall Islands (Mar. 21, 2016) — Battered by massive cyclones, El Niño-fueled drought and swollen king tides, fragile Pacific island nations vulnerable to climate change are leading the charge in implementing the landmark Paris climate deal.

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