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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The first in a three part series in which Ruth Davis, a senior associate at E3G, explains what to expect from the upcoming COP 21. What Will Happen In Paris?
Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk
By Ruth Davis
In theory, there is a relatively well-understood rhythm to a high-level negotiation of the kind planned for Paris. The reality is often a lot messier and more nerve-wracking.
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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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A suite of new climate commitments and a clearer common vision, U.S.-China Climate Announcements Lay Foundation for Success in Paris
Originally Published on Center for American Progress
By Melanie Hart, Pete Ogden, Greg Dotson
U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping concluded their bilateral summit with a suite of new climate commitments and a clearer common vision of how to achieve success at the upcoming Paris conference in December.
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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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Forsaking its role as the World’s factory, The China Rising from the Phoenix’s Ashes may depend on private consumption and increased Renewable development
Originally Posted on EnergyDesk
by Marina Lou and Lauri Myllyvirta
Amidst the cacophony of voices calling on China to calm the market rout it triggered with its surprise devaluation, one metaphor has captured the attention of the Chinese financial elite: the “two birds theory” of Xi Jinping.
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The ECOreport publishes Part 2 of The 5 Most Attractive Nations for Renewable Investments: The Other Face of Chinese Development
By Roy L Hales
There is no modern parallel for the pace of Chinese development. Economically speaking, China was a third world nation only decades ago. Now it has surpassed the US and enters 2015 as the World’s leading economy and biggest polluter. The other face of Chinese development is that it also leads the World in the development of renewable energy.
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Control of refrigerants among other short-lived pollutants could significantly slow pace of climate change
Originally Published by Scripps News
By Robert Monroe
A new study calculates that replacing chemicals widely used as refrigerants and propellants with alternatives, as the U.S. and many other countries have proposed under the Montreal Protocol, can avoid up to 0.5° C (0.9° F) of warming by 2100.
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