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DEWA unveils five-point plan for cutting carbon emissions

DEWA unveils five-point plan for cutting carbon emissions | Society and the Environment | Scoop.it
Energy authority plans to cut emissions by 16% by 2020 through solar park, R&D centres and other initiatives
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Revisiting the Journey to the Sustainable Development Goals | Inter Press Service

Revisiting the Journey to the Sustainable Development Goals | Inter Press Service | Society and the Environment | Scoop.it
RT @UNIDO: Estimates suggest $2-3 trillion a year needed to deliver the #SDGs #GlobalGoals https://t.co/Wo3kpPq8qd
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Australia needs two emissions trading schemes, Climate Change Authority says

Australia needs two emissions trading schemes, Climate Change Authority says | Society and the Environment | Scoop.it
Special review recommending steps needed to strengthen climate policies receives a mixed response
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The Climate Success Of The U.S. Model

The Climate Success Of The U.S. Model | Society and the Environment | Scoop.it
In recent months we’ve posted a number of times on the “U.S. Model” of domestic energy and economic growth – coupled with greenhouse gas reductions (see here, here and here).
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Support grows for global aviation emissions pact

Support grows for global aviation emissions pact | Society and the Environment | Scoop.it
HANGZHOU, China: China, the United States and Europe have all pledged support for a new deal to curb carbon dioxide emissions by airlines which is due to be finalized at a meeting of the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)...
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A small country with big ideas to get rid of fossil fuels

A small country with big ideas to get rid of fossil fuels | Society and the Environment | Scoop.it
How do we build a society without fossil fuels?
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Want sustainable food? It will take a new normal for farming

Want sustainable food? It will take a new normal for farming | Society and the Environment | Scoop.it
Innovative food systems such as agroecology can become the norm if we weave a web of legitimacy from science, politics, society and values.
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Sustainable Development Update - August 2016 #3 | JD Supra

Sustainable Development Focus - Freddie Mac announces multifamily green building financing initiative - Energy Collective - Aug 13 - Freddie Mac announced last week thei
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With a true green vision, we can have more intensive farms and more wild places after Brexit

With a true green vision, we can have more intensive farms and more wild places after Brexit | Society and the Environment | Scoop.it
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has spotted an opportunity for the countryside, and so has Dame Helen Ghosh, Director General of the National Trust.
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Green Bonds: Green Striping to Fuel China’s Green Economy? | JD Supra

China has become the world’s largest green bond market, with green bonds issued in the first half of 2016 reaching 75 billion yuan (US$11 billion), 33% of the world total. Thi
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Recent Environmental and Administrative Law Decisions by Federal and State Courts | JD Supra

The state and federal appellate courts have issued a surprising number of significant rulings in a variety of environmental and administrative law controversies in late July an
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Olympics Ceremony Shines Spotlight on Climate Change

Olympics Ceremony Shines Spotlight on Climate Change | Society and the Environment | Scoop.it
More than 3 billion viewers are given a stark warning about rising temperatures and seas
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EPA hands out $4.5 million to build better air pollution sensors

EPA hands out $4.5 million to build better air pollution sensors | Society and the Environment | Scoop.it
The Environmental Protection Agency doesn't just want to clamp down on pollution... it wants to develop the technology that helps spot that pollution. It'
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Stanford experts weigh in on the impact and influence of California’s global warming legislation | Stanford News

Stanford experts weigh in on the impact and influence of California’s global warming legislation | Stanford News | Society and the Environment | Scoop.it
SB 32 will extend targets for emissions cuts, putting California at the forefront of global efforts to lessen impacts of climate change.
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'The moment we finally decided to save our planet': US and China ratify Paris climate deal

'The moment we finally decided to save our planet': US and China ratify Paris climate deal | Society and the Environment | Scoop.it
China and the United States have formally joined the Paris climate deal, a giant step by the world’
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Thousands of UK churches ditch fossil fuel electricity

Thousands of UK churches ditch fossil fuel electricity | Society and the Environment | Scoop.it
Majority of the Salvation Army’s sites, third of Quaker meeting houses, and 2,000 churches belonging to 16 Catholic dioceses switch to renewable energy
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Paris climate deal: US and China formally join pact - BBC News

Paris climate deal: US and China formally join pact - BBC News | Society and the Environment | Scoop.it
The US and China - together responsible for 40% of the world's carbon emissions - formally join the Paris global climate agreement.
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Obama rolls out climate initiatives for Western US

Obama rolls out climate initiatives for Western US | Society and the Environment | Scoop.it
The programs involve the EPA, Fish and Wildlife Service and Department of Energy.
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B.C. climate plan needs carbon tax hikes, major policy changes: experts

B.C. climate plan needs carbon tax hikes, major policy changes: experts | Society and the Environment | Scoop.it
Experts say they're not sure British Columbia's overdue climate change plan will go far enough in increasing carbon taxes and tightening environmental policies to reach the province's long term goals to reduce emissions.
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Aviation Industry Needs to Green Operations ICAO Environmental Report

Aviation Industry Needs to Green Operations ICAO Environmental Report | Society and the Environment | Scoop.it
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has warned that the aviation industry needs to prepare for severe disruptions as a result of climate change and says tha
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Green Bonds: Green Striping To Fuel China’s Green Economy?

Green Bonds: Green Striping To Fuel China’s Green Economy? | Society and the Environment | Scoop.it
China has become the world’s largest green bond market, with green bonds issued in the first half of 2016 reaching 75 billion yuan (US$11 billion), 33% of the world total.
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Vancouver Leapfrogs Energy Efficiency, Adopts Zero-Emissions Building Plan

Vancouver Leapfrogs Energy Efficiency, Adopts Zero-Emissions Building Plan | Society and the Environment | Scoop.it
The move puts the city at the forefront of the green building movement. How much that will cost is still up in the air.
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The Philippines’ renewable energy sector is booming (and could get even bigger)

The Philippines’ renewable energy sector is booming (and could get even bigger) | Society and the Environment | Scoop.it
The Philippines's transformation into a unlikely regional powerhouse in renewable energy hasn't been easy.
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Scotland wind turbines cover all its electricity needs for a day

Scotland wind turbines cover all its electricity needs for a day | Society and the Environment | Scoop.it
High winds on Sunday boosted renewable energy output to provide 106% of Scotland’s electricity needs for a day
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Court backs Obama’s climate change accounting

Court backs Obama’s climate change accounting | Society and the Environment | Scoop.it
A federal appeals court upheld the Obama administration’s accounting of the costs of greenhouse gas emissions, as applied to a Department of Energy (DOE) regulation.
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