Tag Archives: COP 21 (Paris)

Jerry Brown Announces Global Climate Action Summit

The ECOreport reposts news from California, where Jerry Brown Announces Global Climate Action Summit

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

California Governor Jerry Brown announced yesterday,  via video message at the Global Citizen Festival in Hamburg, Germany, that the state will convene the “world’s climate leaders” in San Francisco in September 2018 for a “Global Climate Action Summit.”

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Withdrawing From Paris Accord Was Not In The National Interest

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed from the United States, Withdrawing From Paris Accord Was Not In The National Interest

Originally Posted on the Thoughts of a Lapsed Physicist

By Allan Hoffman

It is hard to even know where to begin to respond to President Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord. This is not because it was unexpected – the Trump Administration has sent several signals through its appointments that acceptance of and actions to address global warming and climate change is not on its agenda. What is most striking and disturbing, in this author’s opinion, is the distortion of facts and outright lying that defined the President’s withdrawal statement, and the impact that this withdrawal will have on our country and its standing in the world. While the decision by the U.S. to withdraw will not stop other countries, and states and localities in the U.S., from continuing their efforts to reduce carbon emissions, it will slow down the global effort and is a tragic decision on three grounds – moral, economic, and national security. I discuss each of these below.

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Paris Agreement Better Off Without Trump

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed about America’s withdrawal, Paris Agreement Better Off Without Trump

The Conversation via Clean Technica

By Luke Kemp

The conventional wisdom that the United States should remain under the Paris Agreement is wrong. A US withdrawal would be the best outcome for international climate action.
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Trump Wants A New Climate Deal

The ECOreport looks into the United States withdrawal from COP 21, Trump wants a new climate deal

By Roy L Hales

Though often been portrayed as a climate change denier, the President made no reference to climate when he explained the reasons for America’s withdrawal from the agreement reached at Paris in 2015. Rather, it seems Donald Trump wants a new climate deal.
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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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Why Didn’t Any Canadian Clean-Tech Companies Make The Top 100?

The ECOreport looks at this year’s Start-up Energy Transition Awards, Why Didn’t Any Canadian Clean-Tech Companies Make The Top 100?

We are ready to assume more of a Global role.

By Roy L Hales

More than 500 start-ups, from 66 countries, made submissions. Though the Start-up Energy Transition Tech Festival is a German Energy Agency (Dena) initiative, even a casual perusal of literature reveals its’ international  character. The General Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) were among the presenters. The list of speakers included representatives from the Rocky Mountain Institute and Hyperloop Technologies. So why didn’t any Canadian clean-tech companies make the top 100?

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Just Cool It! What We Can Do About The Climate Crises

The ECOreport reposts an announcement about David Suzuki’s new book, Just Cool It!: The Climate Crisis and What We Can Do

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

Most people understand that human-caused climate change is a real and serious threat. True, some still reject the mountains of evidence amassed by scientists from around the world over many decades, and accepted by every legitimate scientific academy and institution. But as the physical evidence builds daily — from increasingly frequent and intense extreme weather events like droughts and floods to disappearing polar ice to rising sea levels — it takes an incredible amount of denial to claim we have no reason to worry.

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What’s Hindering Mass Adoption Of Rooftop Solar?

The ECOreport publishes an Op-ED, What’s Hindering Mass Adoption Of Rooftop Solar?

by Sven Lindström, CEO, Midsummer

The stars are perfectly aligned for a swift and massive breakthrough of small scale solar energyproduction in urban areas. This could completely change the world, the planet’s energy generation and save the environment. However, there are also obstacles to this bright future from the unlikeliest of sources.

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Tillerson Breathes New Life Into Paris Climate Change Accord

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed about America’s shifting environmental policies, Tillerson Breathes New Life Into Paris Climate Change Accord 

Originally Posted on Clean Technica

By Tina Casey

Will he or won’t he? In a sequence events worthy of standard television reality fare, President Trump has been building suspense over a final decision on the Paris climate change accord. During his presidential campaign Trump promised to “cancel” US participation in the historic agreement and the clock is still ticking.

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Some US Oil Companies Want To Stay In Paris Agreement

The ECOreport reposts a story of unexpected allies, Some US Oil Companies Want To Stay In Paris Agreement

Originally Published on Clean Technica

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 With insiders predicting Donald Trump’s senior advisers will aim to decide whether the United States will stay a part of the Paris climate agreement or not by Tuesday, a growing number of unlikely climate allies have arisen, including Washington’s new power-couple, JIvanka, as well as officials from fossil fuel companies such as Exxon and Shell.

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