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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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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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India #1 For Air Pollution Deaths

The ECOreport reposts a negative world record , India #1 For Air Pollution Deaths

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Emma Howard

Air pollution is causing more deaths in India than in China, according to new research.

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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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WTO Ruled In Favour Of The US

The ECOreport looks at how the WTO ruled in favour of the US in a solar dispute with India

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMIn 2010 , India required developers of certain solar photovoltaic (“PV”) projects through its National Solar Mission (NSM) to use domestically manufactured solar modules. This restriction was subsequently expanded to include solar cells. This led to a 90% drop in U.S. solar exports to India.  The US Trade Representative appealed to the World Trade Organization (WTO),  whose member states are required to treat imports equally as domestic products. The WTO ruled in favour of the US in a solar dispute with India
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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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