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België haalt Kyoto-norm met schone lucht

België haalt Kyoto-norm met schone lucht | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
België heeft sinds 2008 voor 162 miljoen euro 'schone lucht' vanuit de hele wereld gekocht. Onder meer van China, India, Brazilië, Vietnam, Costa Rica en Jordanië. Een achterpoortje om de Kyoto-norm te halen.
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'We weten allemaal dat er iets gaande is met het klimaat. Waarom interesseert het ons dan niet?'

'We weten allemaal dat er iets gaande is met het klimaat. Waarom interesseert het ons dan niet?' | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
De meeste mensen erkennen wel dat er iets gaande is met ons klimaat en zijn daar vaak ook erg bezorgd over, maar toch doen ze er weinig aan om de opwarming ervan te stoppen. Hoe komt dat, vraagt Wim Vermeersch (hoofdredacteur Samenleving en politiek) zich af.
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Kleine revoluties als opstap naar aanpak van 'grote' crisis... Maar wanneer hebben we dan genoeg kleine revoluties in gang gezet?

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‘Marry before your house is swept away’: Climate change is giving child marriages a boost

‘Marry before your house is swept away’: Climate change is giving child marriages a boost | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
The World Health Organisation has estimated that more than 88 per cent of the existing global burden of disease due to climate change occurs in children under the age of five.
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Children to be amongst hardest hit by climate change. Examples from India and Bangladesh

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Home Page

Home Page | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
The New Climate Economy Report shows how countries at all levels of income can achieve economic growth while combating climate change
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Better Growth, Better Climate.

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How Apocalyptic Thinking Prevents Us from Taking Political Action

How Apocalyptic Thinking Prevents Us from Taking Political Action | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
While Americans take comfort in shows predicting disaster and myths about the end of the world, the real debate over climate change has stalled.
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We’re all climate change deniers at heart | Oliver Burkeman

We’re all climate change deniers at heart | Oliver Burkeman | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
The G7 goal to phase out fossil fuels by the end of the century matters – because as individuals we’re hardwired to shirk existential challenges
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Over de psychologische barrières om met klimaatverandering om te gaan. Interessant, hoewel heel pessimistisch.

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Paris tracker: Who has pledged what for 2015 UN climate pact?

Paris tracker: Who has pledged what for 2015 UN climate pact? | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
Major economies are expected to submit their contribution to a global climate deal by 1 October 2015 - keep track here
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Fossil-Fuel Subsidies in the Crosshairs at World Bank Spring Meetings

Fossil fuel subsidy reform is a global necessity and is right where it should be—at the top of the World Bank’s development and climate agenda.
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Interessante svz ivm 'fossil fuel subsidies'-debat, al wordt het belang van subsidies voor ontwikkeling onder de mat geveegd

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What the climate movement must learn from religion | George Marshall

What the climate movement must learn from religion | George Marshall | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
Climate change is not a belief. But it is a conviction: a condition of strongly held opinion, attained through a process of evaluation, leading to a commitment. We know virtually nothing about how people achieve their climate conviction because scientists and activists always assume that it is absorbed, as though through osmosis, by reading a book or watching a documentary. If Christianity were promoted like climate change, all it would need would be a few Gideon’s Bibles and a website.
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"Climate change is not a belief. But it is a conviction: a condition of strongly held opinion, attained through a process of evaluation, leading to a commitment. We know virtually nothing about how people achieve their climate conviction because scientists and activists always assume that it is absorbed, as though through osmosis, by reading a book or watching a documentary. If Christianity were promoted like climate change, all it would need would be a few Gideon’s Bibles and a website."

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Pofadder SA's new seat of solar power

Pofadder SA's new seat of solar power | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
Scorching heat has put the town on the map as a provider of concentrated solar power, but a pricing error may dampen its potential.
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Jacques Haers

Jacques Haers | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
Toerusten voor een scheppingswaardige wereld.
“Jacques, je hebt ons overtuigd van de dringende ernst van de klimaatopwarming, maar je spreekt erover alsof het een verloren zaak is. Je wekt onze verantwoordelijkheid, maar als we je horen zakt de moed ons in de schoenen.” Elías had gelijk. Het h
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Climate fight won't wait for Paris: vive la résistance

Climate fight won't wait for Paris: vive la résistance | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
Fossil freeze. Solar thaw. Keep it in the ground.
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Updated Study Finds Sixty-five Percent of Industrial Carbon Pollution Produced by 90 Entities

Updated Study Finds Sixty-five Percent of Industrial Carbon Pollution Produced by 90 Entities | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Joining with citizens across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.
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IMF says global subsidies to fossil fuels amount to $1.9 trillion a year ... and that's probably an underestimate

IMF says global subsidies to fossil fuels amount to $1.9 trillion a year ... and that's probably an underestimate | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
A new IMF study finds that global fossil fuel subsidies amount to $1.9 trillion a year. But the real truth could be more eye-popping yet.
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Over fossiele brandstoffen. 1,9 triljoen dollar per jaar: $480 miljard dollar directe subsidie (vooral in' ontwikkelingslanden'!!), 1,4 triljoen indirecte subsidie (verrekening externaliteiten)

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DRC climate plan ‘leaves laggards with no excuse’

DRC climate plan ‘leaves laggards with no excuse’ | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
INTERVIEW: If conflict-riven state can forge a carbon-cutting strategy then so can others says Kinshasa's lead climate diplomat
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The Climate Deception Dossiers

The Climate Deception Dossiers | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
Leaked documents show that the world's largest fossil fuel companies have deliberately deceived the public for nearly 30 years about the realities and risks of climate change. A report from the Union of Concerned Scientists.
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How to Read Pope Francis on the Environment

How to Read Pope Francis on the Environment | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
The pope's encyclical on the environment carries a profoundly religious message about care for the earth, wedded to a new call for activism, say religious scholars Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim.
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Politici en opiniemakers kiezen sprekende citaten uit encycliek

Politici en opiniemakers kiezen sprekende citaten uit encycliek | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
De encycliek Laudato Si door de ogen van Bart Staes, Ivo Belet, Gie Goris en anderen. Ontdek welke citaten zij opmerkelijk vinden en waarom.
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Kerknet verzamelt reacties op encycliek Laudato Si

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A Carbon Price Would Benefit More than Just the Climate | World Resources Institute

A Carbon Price Would Benefit More than Just the Climate | World Resources Institute | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
When the price of carbon-intensive fuels and goods increases, the government takes in new revenues. These funds can lower taxes, reduce the federal deficit and more while curbing climate change.
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7 Hopeful Climate Stories from around the Globe

7 Hopeful Climate Stories from around the Globe | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
Forty-five years after the first Earth Day in 1970, we’re still cranking up our planet’s thermostat by burning fossil fuels and clearing forests.
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Climate Justice and Degrowth: a tale of two movements | degrowth.de

Climate Justice and Degrowth: a tale of two movements | degrowth.de | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
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Interesting reflections how the Degrowth Movement - based in Global North preoccupations - learn from the Climate Justice Movement - rooted in the Global South - and the other way round.

 

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Grote jongens, grote beleggingen, grote risico’s | OneWorld.nl

Grote jongens, grote beleggingen, grote risico’s | OneWorld.nl | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
Wat is de koolstofbel? En waarom moeten we pensioenfondsen vragen om niet meer in koolstof te investeren?...
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Bedreigt de 'carbon bubble' pensioenfondsen? De meningen blijven verdeeld...

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10 myths about fossil fuel divestment put to the sword

10 myths about fossil fuel divestment put to the sword | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
As environmentalist Bill McKibben lays out the case for divesting from coal, oil and gas companies in the Guardian, we examine some of the popular myths around fossil fuel divestment
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The collapse of Big Oil: How the industry priced itself into oblivion

The collapse of Big Oil: How the industry priced itself into oblivion | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
Multinationals have long depended on an endless demand for their product. Now they're scrambling for a new model

Via Willy De Backer
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Willy De Backer's curator insight, March 14, 12:48 PM

Great analysis by Michael Klare of the demise of Big Oil.

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China tells firms to start reporting carbon emissions

BEIJING, March 18 (Reuters) - Thousands of companies acrossChina must start reporting their greenhouse gas emissions undera government plan to build a nationwide emissions database aheadof launching
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