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India’s planned coal plants could single-handedly jeopardise 1.5C target

women rummages through overburden to look for left over coal
Women rummages through overburden to look for left over coal to sell at Jugsalai, India. Credit: Akshay Mahajan.

Current plans to build 370 coal-fired power stations in India will gravely undermine the country’s Paris climate pledge, or create “stranded assets” worth billions of dollars

April 26, 2017 — That’s the conclusion of a new paper, published in the American Geophysical Union journal Earth’s Future. These planned plants would increase Indian coal generating capacity by 123%. But there are signs that some may never get built, the paper notes. Continue reading India’s planned coal plants could single-handedly jeopardise 1.5C target

Five ways to deliver on the Paris climate talks

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‘Summits at Copenhagen, Kyoto and Montreal were attempts to pull us back from the brink of disaster. But they came up short. Paris is a critical breakthrough.’ Photograph: Francois Mori/AP

The Paris agreement was a breakthrough, but it is up to all of us to act as guardians of these new standards – and of our future

April 22, 2016 — Last December, world leaders convened in Paris in an extraordinary effort to find a global solution for reducing destructive carbon emissions – the indisputable driver of climate change – and to prevent our planet from a destructive 2°C increase Continue reading Five ways to deliver on the Paris climate talks