June 18, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Small dam construction to reduce greenhouse emissions is causing ecosystem disruption

Researchers conclude in a new report that a global push for small hydropower projects, supported by various nations and also the Kyoto Protocol to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, may cause unanticipated and potentially significant losses of habitat an… Continue reading

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March 8, 2013
by Rocky Kistner
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The Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline: A 21st Century Schizoid Climate Plan

Rocky Kistner, Communications Associate, Washington, DC
Canada harbors some of the great environmental Arctic treasures of the world, magnificent polar bears, wildlife and fisheries unique to its pristine Arctic shores. But the lan… Continue reading

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February 5, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Fault lines in views on climate change revealed: Divided by cause, united by effect

Climate change is a hotly debated issue, but a new study shows geoscientists and engineers also become embroiled in the issue — and for some, it can get surprisingly personal. Younger, female engineers employed in government seemed to support the Kyot… Continue reading

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October 18, 2012
by Greenlaw from NRDC China
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China Environmental News Alert

Greenlaw from NRDC China, NRDC China Program, Beijing
NRDC has been working in China for over fifteen years on such issues as energy efficiency, green buildings, clean energy technologies, environmental law, and green supply chain issue… Continue reading

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July 21, 2012
by David Doniger
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"Super Greenhouse Gas" Update: Will China and India Help Curb HFCs, Or Stand in the Way?

David Doniger, Policy Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C.
I’ve just arrived in Bangkok, where negotiators from around the world will convene next week for the mid-year meeting of the Montreal Protocol, t… Continue reading

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June 29, 2012
by Reduce
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EU’s carbon allocation scheme and Scandinavia’s carbon taxes have not reduced greenhouse gas emissions

The European Union implemented a cap and trade scheme in 2005 to help it fulfil its obligations under the first phase of the Kyoto Protocol for reducing carbon emissions. The Scandinavian nations had independently imposed a carbon tax in the 1990s as p… Continue reading

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May 24, 2012
by Jake Schmidt
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What lies ahead for international action on global warming for the rest of 2012? (Part 3)

Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC
In Durban, South Africa countries agreed to: launch the negotiations on a new legal agreement to be adopted in 2015, move forward implementation of the agreements reach… Continue reading

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December 7, 2011
by Danielle Droitsch
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Public outcry against tar sands pipelines increases as Canadian Prime Minister meets with President Obama

Danielle Droitsch, Director, Canada Project, Washington, D.C.
 
Protesters today at the Canadian Embassy objecting to Prime Minister’s Stephen Harper’s Canada’s anti-climate policies.
Today, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper w… Continue reading

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November 28, 2011
by Jake Schmidt
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What must global warming negotiations in South Africa accomplish (Part 3)?

Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC
One year ago, countries rallied around the Cancun Agreements with multiple standing ovations and strong words of support.  While these agreements are not sufficien… Continue reading

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November 2, 2011
by Amrita Batra
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India Environmental News Compilation October 14th – 20th

Amrita Batra, Program Assistant, Sustainable Agriculture, San Francisco
Climate
India, SA and Brazil demand pact on second phase of Kyoto Protocol
“The statement, agreed to by the heads of three of the four BASIC countries, inclu… Continue reading

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October 5, 2011
by Jake Schmidt
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Hints from Panama: What can global warming negotiations accomplish in Durban, South Africa? (Part 2)

Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC
[This post is part of a three-part series on the state of the global warming negotiations in the lead-in to the Ministerial meeting in Durban, South Africa this Decembe… Continue reading

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July 11, 2011
by Shravya Reddy
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India Environmental News Compilation June 29th – July 5th, 2011

Shravya Reddy, India Analyst, New York Climate  
UN official lobbied for private biofuel firms during India visit
“Executive secretary Christiana Figueres is mandated by the UN Secretary General to steer tough climate negotiations and help build c… Continue reading

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June 30, 2011
by Shravya Reddy
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India Environmental News Compilation – June 17th – June 28th, 2011

Shravya Reddy, India Analyst, New York Climate
Carbon trading begins in Himachal Pradesh
“Community participation in watershed management programmes is making strong headway for success of world’s largest and India’s first Clean Development Mecha… Continue reading

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June 3, 2011
by Shravya Reddy
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BASIC Leaders Call for Stronger Action by Developed Nations in Lead-up to COP-17

Shravya Reddy, India Analyst, New York The seventh BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change took place in South Africa, near Durban, from 28 to 29 May 2011. The BASIC countries – Brazil, South Africa, India and China – were joined by Arg… Continue reading

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December 14, 2010
by NRDC News
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Critical goals for Cancun; Electric cars make history in CA; Smarter transportation policy; Gulf seafood safety in question; EPA’s Lisa Jackson; Eco-friendly toilet paper; Rat poison regulations

In the Beijing Review, Jake Schmidt discussed Copenhagen, Cancun, and the fate of the Kyoto Protocol as well as China’s role in the fight against climate change… In an Associated Press piece, Roland Hwang commented on the California Plug-I… Continue reading

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December 11, 2010
by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz
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New international agreement to fight climate change found spirit for consensus in Cartagena Dialogue countries

In the wee hours of the morning, delegates at the international climate talks in Cancún reached agreement on how to move forward together to fight climate change. Many of us feared that if agreement was not reached during this meeting, we would … Continue reading

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December 10, 2010
by Greenlaw from NRDC China
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China vows voluntary, non-binding carbon cuts and other China environmental news

NRDC has been working in China for fifteen years on such issues as climate, energy efficiency, green buildings, clean energy, governance and law, health, and green supply chain issues. This China Environmental News Alert is a weekly compilation of news… Continue reading

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December 9, 2010
by Shravya Reddy
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India Climate Change and Energy News – Week of November 28 to December 4, 2010

Climate Change
India Says Climate Talks Moving from Global Treaty
“United Nations climate talks in Mexico are moving away from a global treaty, and nations should focus more on what they can be doing domestically to prevent climate change, India… Continue reading

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November 26, 2010
by Greenlaw from NRDC China
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China stands firm on unconditional climate funding ahead of Cancun talks and other China environmental news

NRDC has been working in China for fifteen years on such issues as climate, energy efficiency, green buildings, clean energy, governance and law, health, and green supply chain issues. This China Environmental News Alert is a weekly compilation of news… Continue reading

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November 11, 2010
by David Doniger
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The Curious Case of HFC-23

A small group of carbon offset projects under the climate treaty is reaping billions of dollars in windfall profits while worsening both global warming and depletion of the ozone layer, according to an NRDC report we’re issuing today at the meeti… Continue reading

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