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A New Global Climate Agreement

Originally Published on Energy Post

by Sonja van Renssen

As we enter the second week of the world’s make-or-break UN climate conference, the elements of a new global climate agreement are falling into place. It will provide energy companies the world over with the certainty of a long-term climate goal and of a push from governments to make them pay for their greenhouse gas emissions. But it will also recognise that the world has changed since the Kyoto Protocol and that emerging economies like China have to do their share. Sonja van Renssen reports from Paris.

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Canada Is Back In The Fight Against Climate Change

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMCatherine McKenna, Canada’s new Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, has already been  in Paris. She met with her international counterparts for three days to discuss key issues prior to the upcoming United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP 21). Some of the most interesting comments came from the twitter feed. They started after McKenna tweeted, “Canada is back in the fight against Climate Change.”

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COP21 Proceeds as Planned

The Terrorist attack on Paris will not stop international Climate talks, COP21 Proceeds as Planned. 

Originally Published on Energydesk

By Christine Ottery

The major international climate talks to be held in Paris from 30 November will still be going ahead despite the terrorist attack in Paris on Friday. The summit will be held with “extremely tightened” security around Le Bourget.

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Why Should You Care About Paris?

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Christine Ottery

It’s less than four weeks until the start of the 21st international climate talks, this one set in Paris. In the past, the negotiations haven’t been all too successful at achieving the multilateral legally-binding agreement necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change. Why should you care about Paris?

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To Divest $2.6 Trillion From Fossil Fuels

430 institutions and 2,040 individuals across 43 countries have now committed to to divest $2.6 TRILLION from fossil fuels

Originally Published on Divest-Invest

The movement to divest from fossil fuels and invest in renewable energy and climate solutions has exploded, growing 50-fold in just one year and topping $2.6 trillion, according to a new analysis released today. More than 400 institutions and 2,000 individuals have pledged to divest from fossil fuels, the report from Arabella Advisors found. These commitments include governments and investors from 43 countries and multiple sectors, including pension funds, health, education, philanthropy, faith, entertainment, climate justice and municipalities.

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Churches are Divesting Themselves of Fossil Fuel Investments

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1“We have sinned,” the President of America’s most prominent seminary wrote in Time Magazine. She was not referring to a sex scandal or embezzlement, but rather the Union Theological Seminary’s stock portfolio. In the past, many mainstream churches have spoken against Climate Change in the past. Now they are divesting themselves of fossil fuel investments.

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