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10 Cities Win C40 Award for Leading the Fight Against Climate Change

10 Cities Win C40 Award for Leading the Fight Against Climate Change

Today, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) announced the winners of the third-annual C40 Cities Awards, recognizing 10 global cities for their leadership in tackling climate change across key sectors. The awards ceremony was held Thursday night in Paris during the COP21 climate negotiations. C40 Cities announced the winners of the third-annual C40 Cities Awards […]

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    Prince Charles: Governments Must Scrap Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    Prince Charles: Governments Must Scrap Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    Fossil fuel subsides totaling $500 billion globally must be scrapped to prevent catastrophic climate change, the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group told the COP21 conference in Paris today. "In damaging our climate we become the architects of our destruction." Watch Prince Charles' opening speech #COP21https://t.co/assRpnTEmT — Guardian Environment (@guardianeco) November 30, 2015 John Key, […]

    Hundreds of Thousands Take to the Streets Demanding Urgent Action on Climate Change

    Hundreds of Thousands Take to the Streets Demanding Urgent Action on Climate Change

    More than 2,300 events spread across 175 countries took place this weekend prior to the Paris climate talks, which begin Monday. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets demanding world leaders take urgent action on climate change. “I can see the humans in humanity again” – THANK YOU to everyone who joined #ClimateMarch https://t.co/6SgYuEeOYd pic.twitter.com/HIx0Wu2r4Z — 350 […]

    10,000 Form Human Chain in Paris Demanding World Leaders Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground

    10,000 Form Human Chain in Paris Demanding World Leaders Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground

    Thousands of Parisians and activists from around the world joined hands to form a human chain along Boulevard Voltaire in Paris this afternoon. According to Agence France Presse, nearly 10,000 people took part in the demonstration. The #humanchain for climate justice in Paris. pic.twitter.com/yNc5zVY40v — Ben & Jerry's (@benandjerrys) November 29, 2015 “We joined hands today against […]

    U.S. Sen. Harry Reid’s Letter to the Future: ‘You Deserve a Chance’

    U.S. Sen. Harry Reid’s Letter to the Future: ‘You Deserve a Chance’

    This letter to the future by U.S. Sen. Harry Reid is part of the Letters to the Future campaign, a national effort to encourage people from all walks of life to write six generations into the future about climate change. The campaign puts a spotlight on the importance of world leaders agreeing to a global climate treaty at COP21 […]

    2015 Hottest Year Ever Recorded … Until 2016, UN Weather Agency Reports

    2015 Hottest Year Ever Recorded … Until 2016, UN Weather Agency Reports

    The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced today that 2015 is likely to top the charts as the hottest year in modern observations, with 2011-15 the hottest five-year period on record. With two full months still to add in, the global average surface temperature for January to October in 2015 was 0.73C above the 1961-1990 average. […]

    World Begins to Turn Its Back on Carbon

    World Begins to Turn Its Back on Carbon

    The fossil fuel industry may waste as much as USD$2.2 trillion (£1.45 tn) in the next decade if it persists in pursuing projects that prove uneconomic in a world beginning to turn its back on carbon. An independent think tank, the Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI), says the industry faces “a perfect storm” of factors, including […]

    100% Renewable-Powered World ‘Technically Feasible and Economically Viable’ by 2030

    100% Renewable-Powered World ‘Technically Feasible and Economically Viable’ by 2030

    Many doubt the scientific, technical and economic feasibility of achieving 100 percent renewable energy in a single country or even globally. But this vision has never been more realistic than now, according to the latest International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) report and a paper written by Stanford University. The first report by IRENA, RE Thinking Energy, points […]

    ‘Filthy’ Corporate Sponsors Bankrolling COP21 Exposed in New Report

    ‘Filthy’ Corporate Sponsors Bankrolling COP21 Exposed in New Report

    With less than one week before the Paris climate talks (COP21), Corporate Accountability International (CAI) released a report exposing the “filthy” track record of some of the corporations sponsoring the talks. The report, Fueling the Fire: The corporate sponsors bankrolling COP21, uncovers “the green veil of four of the meeting’s dirtiest sponsors,” including fossil fuel conglomerates Engie […]