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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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The President’s Power to Fight Climate Change

Report Details Obama’s Authority to Keep 450 Billion Tons of Greenhouse Gas Pollution in Ground. Laws Allow President to Ban New Oil, Gas and Coal Leases on Public Lands, Ocean Areas

Press Release from the Centre for Biological Diversity

WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity released a report today detailing the forms of legal authority that President Obama, as well as future U.S. presidents, possesses to stop new federal fossil fuel leasing on public lands and oceans. That step would prevent up to 450 billion tons of greenhouse gas pollution from escaping into the atmosphere and worsening the global climate crisis. It would also protect America’s public lands, water and wildlife from destructive development of oil, gas, coal, oil shale and tar sands.

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“Gas Man” Says Do Not Equate Gas With Coal Or Oil

President of The International Gas Union Argues that natural gas is not just a another fossil fuel 

Originally Published in Energy Post

By Karel Beckman

Natural gas can help safeguard the planet: it can become the world’s major energy source, be a factor for peace and help save the climate, says Jérôme Ferrier, President of the International Gas Union (IGU) and the French Gas Association in an interview with Energy Post. But, he adds, to enable gas to fulfill these roles, policymakers will have to make a clear choice in favour of gas over oil and coal. “They have to discriminate!”

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Addressing global warming is an economic necessity

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

Those who don’t outright deny the existence of human-caused global warming often argue we can’t or shouldn’t do anything about it because it would be too costly. Take Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who recently said, “No matter what they say, no country is going to take actions that are going to deliberately destroy jobs and growth in their country.”
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