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RMI Reacts To America’s Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about Trump’s climate policy, RMI Reacts To America’s Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

Originally Published on RMI Outlet

Friends, we are greatly disappointed in President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Chinese Emissions Rise With Increased Industrial Output

The ECOreport reposts news in the fight against rising global emissions, Chinese Emissions Rise With Increased Industrial Output

Originally Posted on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Lauri Myllyvirta

China’s overdependence on heavy industry and construction is not only an environmental hazard — it’s a massive financial risk.

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Changing Weather Patterns Trap Pollution Over Chinese Cities

The ECOreport reposts another report of Climate Change impacts,  Changing Weather PatternsTrap Pollution Over Chinese Cities

Originally published on Nexus Media, republished Clean Technica

By Marlene Cimons

While China has become a world leader in the fight against global warming, its severe winter air pollution has worsened, likely as a result of changing atmospheric circulation caused by climate change, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances.

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America’s Pending Trade Clash With China

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about global economics, America’s Pending Trade Clash With China

The Globe & Mail via the Broadbent Blog

By Andrew Jackson

While Canadians are understandably focused on what the election of President Trump means for our bilateral trading relationship and the future of NAFTA, a much bigger issue for the global economy is the pending clash between the United States and China.

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Asian tobacco companies entering the global market

The ECOreport reposts news from an industry many thought was disappearing, Asian tobacco companies entering the global market

Originally Published on SFU News

There are already one billion tobacco smokers worldwide, and this number is likely to rise further with Asian tobacco companies poised to enter the global market, according to SFU health sciences professor Kelley Lee.

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China Coal Plant Approvals Drop 85%

The ECOreport reposts further news of the collapsing market,  China Coal Plant Approvals Drop 85%

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Lauri Myllyvirta

The number of new coal power projects approved by the Chinese government fell by an astonishing 85% last year, a new analysis shows.

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Chinese Coal Consumption Falling, Solar Usage Rising

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed about the decline of fossil fuels: Chinese coal consumption still falling, while solar rises

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Zachary Davies Boren

Carbon emissions from China’s energy sector stalled last year for the third year running — as coal use fell again and solar deployment nearly doubled.

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Brexit Could Prevent Britain From Taking Back Control

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about international trade agreements, Brexit Could Prevent Britain From Taking Back Control

Originally Posted on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Ellie Mae O’Hagan

Leaving the European Union could make it harder for Britain to make its own laws, and may even prevent us from reaching our full potential.

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2016 Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index Ranks Europe Foremost

The ECOreport looks at a report of the international “standard of life”, the 2016 Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index ranks Europe Foremost.

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pm1Though China and the United States lead the world when it comes to gross domestic output (GDP), the sustainable competitiveness model  uses another standard. SolAbility defines this on its’ website, “Sustainable competitiveness is the ability of a country to meet the needs and basic requirements of current generations while sustaining or growing the national and individual wealth into the future without depleting its natural, intellectual and social capital.”  The focus is not corporate wealth or political clout, but “dignifying standard of life for all citizens.” Thus the 2016 Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index ranks Europe Foremost.

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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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