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Why The Chinese Government Is Afraid Of Female Activists

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED, why the Chinese government is afraid of female activists

Originally Published on U of T News

Diana Fu is an assistant professor of Asian politics at U of T Scarborough. She and a student visited China recently to figure out why the Chinese government is afraid of female activists.

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Portland Wins C40 Cities Award For Best Climate Action Plans

The ECOreport looks at one of the North American leaders,  Portland Wins C40 Cities Award For Best Climate Action Plans

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pm1Portland’s Climate Action Plan lays out a pathway to reducing the city’s GHG emissions 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050. This includes a shift in transportation sector that would result in half of all trips being made public transport, cycling or walking. Buildings are to “reduce their energy use by 1.7% annually, resulting in an annual GHG emissions reduction of 280,000 metric tons in 2020.” These are just a few examples of why Portland Wins the C40 Cities Award For Best Climate Action Plans.

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