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L’évaporation pourrait être une nouvelle source d’énergie renouvelable

L’évaporation pourrait être une nouvelle source d’énergie renouvelable | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it
L’évaporation naturelle pourrait être une source d’énergie renouvelable au potentiel aussi élevé que le solaire ou l’éolien, selon une étude américaine publiée dans la revue Nature.


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EU to aim for 100% emission cuts in new ‘mid-century roadmap’

EU to aim for 100% emission cuts in new ‘mid-century roadmap’ | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE / The European Commission is preparing an update of its low-carbon economy roadmap for 2050, acknowledging that the bloc’s current target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions at least 80% by mid-century are insufficient, EURACTIV.com has learned.
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Three years to safeguard our climate

Three years to safeguard our climate | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it
Christiana Figueres and colleagues set out a six-point plan for turning the tide of the world’s carbon dioxide by 2020.
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U.S. Mayors Back 100% Renewable Energy, Vow to Fill Climate Leadership Void

U.S. Mayors Back 100% Renewable Energy, Vow to Fill Climate Leadership Void | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it
The U.S. Conference of Mayors also voted to support quick electrification of vehicles and called on Congress to back the Clean Power Plan and Paris climate agreement.
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Macron launches environmental counter-initiative to Trump's COP 21 snub

Macron launches environmental counter-initiative to Trump's COP 21 snub | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it
French President Emmanuel Macron will take a "World Pact for the Environment" to the UN in September
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A Wall Street veteran's views on climate risk: We must act now

A Wall Street veteran's views on climate risk: We must act now | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it

Choosing not to price climate risk appropriately is insane.

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China and California sign deal to work on climate change without Trump

China and California sign deal to work on climate change without Trump | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it
Governor Jerry Brown says president’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris agreement will be only a temporary setback
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Sky-high carbon tax needed to avoid climate catastrophe, say experts

Sky-high carbon tax needed to avoid climate catastrophe, say experts | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it
Leading economists, including Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern say taxes of $100 per metric tonne could be needed by 2030
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Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 million People Worldwide, New IRENA Report Finds

Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 million People Worldwide, New IRENA Report Finds | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it

More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors affecting the renewable labour market.

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Three Reasons to Believe in China's Renewable Energy Boom

Three Reasons to Believe in China's Renewable Energy Boom | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it
It has atrocious air pollution. It fears climate change. And it wants to be a "manufacturing monster" in renewables too.
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Defying Trump, these state leaders are trying to impose their own carbon taxes

Defying Trump, these state leaders are trying to impose their own carbon taxes | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it
While Trump delays a Paris decision, five states are trying to put a tax on carbon.
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Le Global Compact et la GRI s'associent pour dessiner le futur du reporting

Le Global Compact et la GRI s'associent pour dessiner le futur du reporting | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it
Futur du reporting : le Global Compact des Nations Unies et la GRI lancent une plateforme novatrice, « Reporting on the SDGs » (Reporting en matière d’ODD).
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One of the poorest countries could impose a carbon tax—because climate change affects us all

One of the poorest countries could impose a carbon tax—because climate change affects us all | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it
While the richest country on Earth contemplates pulling out of the Paris climate agreement to limit global emissions, Bangladesh, one of the poorest countries, is planning to adopt even stricter measures to reduce emissions: According to sources in the nation's finance ministry, Bangladesh will introduce a carbon tax on fuel, in a budget that will be announced late
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Wind power is now cheaper than nuclear – the energy revolution is happening | John Sauven

Wind power is now cheaper than nuclear – the energy revolution is happening | John Sauven | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it
Government policy means the cost of offshore wind energy has halved. The benefits to the UK will be enormous, says John Sauven, director of Greenpeace

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Environmentalists find renewed hope in ‘industrial’ CCS

Environmentalists find renewed hope in ‘industrial’ CCS | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it
Considered almost dead and buried a few years ago, carbon capture and storage (CCS) is enjoying renewed support among environmentalists, providing fresh hopes that the much decried technology may finally be coming of age and play its part in the fight against climate change.
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Banks should disclose lending to companies with carbon-related risks, says report

Banks should disclose lending to companies with carbon-related risks, says report | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it
International climate task force says companies should disclose all of their direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions
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Hulot défend un objectif "neutralité carbone" en 2050 pour la France

Hulot défend un objectif "neutralité carbone" en 2050 pour la France | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it
Nicolas Hulot souhaite que la France vise "la neutralité carbone à l'horizon 2050" au nom de la lutte contre le réchauffement, objectif plus ambitieux que celui actuellement retenu par le pays, selon la "feuille de route" du ministre consultée par le journal Le Monde. 
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Future Energy: China leads world in solar power production

Future Energy: China leads world in solar power production | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it
China consumes more electricity than any other country but is also the world's biggest solar energy producer.
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Nicolas Hulot veut accélérer la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique

Nicolas Hulot veut accélérer la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it
Face au problème du financement de l’accord de Paris, la France veut aller plus vite dans la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique, a affirmé Nicolas Hulot
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UN chief Guterres says climate deal is essential

UN chief Guterres says climate deal is essential | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it
Antonio Guterres was speaking after Donald Trump refused to back the Paris climate accord.
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How to Unlock Private Investment for Climate Action

How to Unlock Private Investment for Climate Action | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it

In 2016, the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement accelerated already growing markets for climate-smart investment. And 2015 was another record-breaking year for renewable energy, with nearly $350 billion invested, more than double the amount going to fossil-powered generation.

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Un contrat de performance énergétique de la ville de Paris est lauréat de la catégorie efficacité énergétique

Un contrat de performance énergétique de la ville de Paris est lauréat de la catégorie efficacité énergétique | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it
Le contrat de performance énergétique de la Ville de Paris, prévu pour vingt ans et portant sur 100 écoles, est lauréat des Trophées de la... - L'Usine de l'Energie
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While the US is ramping up coal, China is suspending most of its new coal power plants

While the US is ramping up coal, China is suspending most of its new coal power plants | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it
As US president Donald Trump had hoped, coal production in the US is on the rise. By April, the country had mined 17% more coal than a year ago. Despite this rise, the number of coal jobs continues to fall thanks to automation. Coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel. With the shale gas boom
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Ces mains soutiennent Venise pour sensibiliser au réchauffement climatique

Ces mains soutiennent Venise pour sensibiliser au réchauffement climatique | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it
Lutter contre le réchauffement climatique est devenu une priorité pour l’humanité. Les prévisions de l’ONU sont assez alarmantes et prédisent plus de 250 millions de réfugiés climatiques en 2050 : la prise de conscience doit se faire par tous les moyens… même les plus créatifs. Pour certains, c’est une évidence. Pour d’autres, le réchauffement climatique est …
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La planète est plus « verte » qu’on ne le pensait

La planète est plus « verte » qu’on ne le pensait | Climate & low carbon strategies | Scoop.it
Une étude internationale révèle que les régions arides recèlent d’importantes zones boisées. Le couvert forestier mondial serait environ 10 % plus étendu qu’estimé.
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