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Germany’s G-20 Presidency May Prevent Backsliding on Climate Actions

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about Germany’s G-20 Presidency May Prevent Backsliding on Climate Actions

Originally published on Center for American Progress

By Gwynne Taraska, Pete Ogden, Nancy Alexander, and Howard Marano

This column previews a forthcoming report from the Center for American Progress and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung North America.

To date, 17 countries of the G-20—which account for 67 percent of global greenhouse gas pollution—have officially joined the Paris Agreement, bringing it into effect far sooner than anyone expected. If these countries follow through with their commitments to reduce emissions, it will represent unprecedented progress in the global effort to curb climate change.

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The Beef Industry: Working Against The Battle To Protect The Amazon!

The ECOreport publishes an overviewLand required to raise beef of how Brazil’s beef industry is working against the battle to protect the Amazon

By Tim Sparke

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMWhen most people consider deforestation, the usual suspects are the paper industry and urban expansion. However, when it comes to the beautiful Amazon rainforest, the major culprit is actually the beef industry.

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IRENA Reports 5% Growth in Renewable Jobs

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1At a time when the Global economy is struggling with weak trade, investment and wage growth, especially in the energy sector, the International Energy Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) 2016 jobs Review points to an exception. The number of people working in renewables, World-wide,  grew from 7.5 million in 2014 to 8.1 million in 2015. IRENA reports 5% growth in renewable jobs.

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World’s CO2 Storing Capacity Is Threatened By Over-hunting

The ECOreport reposts a warning that the World’s CO2 Storing Capacity is Threatened By Over-hunting

Press Release from Oregon State University

The vast forests of the Amazon store enormous amounts of carbon that help moderate the Earth’s temperature, but a new study shows that this carbon-storing capacity is being threatened by over-hunting.

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Rich Countries vs Poor at Bonn Climate Talks

Who should pay for cleaning up the world’s greenhouse gas emissions? Should developing countries help those less developed? Rich Countries vs Poor at Bonn Climate Talks

Originally Published on Clean Technica

by Sandy Dechert

Friday marked the end of the week-long October international climate meeting (11th part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action) in Bonn, a runup to the first global climate change agreement in 18 years this December. As at previous meetings, a struggle between goals of the rich and poor countries dominated the discussion.
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The Geopolitics of Climate Change

The Geopolitics of Climate Change have changed. China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, and Mexico are now among the 10 largest emitters of greenhouse gases

Originally Published on Center For American Progress 

By Gwynne Taraska | Friday, October 2, 2015

The geopolitics of climate change is shifting. As a recent series of climate pledges from developing countries has clearly demonstrated, climate action is no longer in the purview of developed countries alone.

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A Real Wake-Up Call For Oil Markets

Governments that depend on oil revenue are also not doing well, which some call A Real Wake-Up Call For Oil Markets

Originally Published on Oilprce.com

By Evan Kelly

Iran announced a decision to push back a key oil conference where it had planned to reveal new contracts for doing business in Iranian oil fields. The London conference, originally scheduled for December 2015, will instead be held in February 2016. The conference has already been postponed several times, but the decision to push it back another 2 months is intended to ensure that there is some clarity regarding western sanctions before the conference is held. For now, there is a decent chance that December will be a pivotal month for the removal of sanctions. The details of the new oil contracts will go a long way in determining how attractive Iran becomes as a new oil frontier for international companies. Iran has historically been a tough place to do business for foreign companies, but with Iranian oil production down more than 1 million barrels per day from its pre-sanctions level, the government has suggested that an overhaul of contracts would make investment much more attractive. Mark your calendars for February 2016.

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