Source: RTCC - The UNs sustainable development goals (SDGs) will fail unless governments and businesses find an extra US$ 2.5 trillion a year to support them. -
Source: Cameroon Tribune - The study, carried out by CIFOR, revisits the role of logging companies in the reduction of emission of green-house gases.
Source: Deutsche Welle - The United Nations will this week seek ways to stiffen environmental laws to crack down on everything from illegal trade in wildlife to mercury poisoning and hazardous waste.
Source: Euronews - The British government-backed bank that focuses on green energy projects is launching a new fund. It is dedicated to buying stakes in offshore wind energy in the UK.
Source: Triple Pundit - A core facet of Chancellor Merkels historic Energiewende clean energy transition, Germany has led the world in driving adoption of solar energy technology and systems.
Source: The Guardian - Barack Obama is expecting to discuss climate change at the G20 summit in Brisbane, with the US ambassador to Australia reinforcing the presidents message that it is a critical issue.
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and General Motors (GM) are partnering on a multiyear, multimillion dollar joint effort to accelerate the reduction of automotive fuel cell stack costs through fuel cell material and manufacturing research and development (R&D).
Source: Reuters - France announced on Monday a package of tax breaks and low-cost loans to improve insulation in buildings and boost investment in renewable energy, which is supposed to provide 40 percent of the country's electricity by 2030.
Source: Reuters - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday largely upheld the Obama administration's authority to curb greenhouse gases from major emitters like power plants and refineries in a ruling that nonetheless exempted some smaller sources from the regulation.
Source: The Guardian - Britain and Germany have broken records for generating solar electricity in the last few weeks, according to new industry figures.
Source: AP - The first-ever United Nations Environmental Assembly opened in Kenya on Monday, as more than 150 high-level delegations began a weeklong examination of the intersection between global economic progress and the environment.
Source: RTCC - Smart climate policies in the US, EU, Brazil, China, India and Mexico could add up to US$ 2.6trillion to the worlds economy a year, according to the World Bank.
Source: EurActiv - To maintain Europes emissions-cutting momentum, a 30% cut in energy usage is needed by 2030, rising to 35% if the EU wants to reap the benefits of energy security, jobs and growth, says a draft communication for the blocs energy efficiency review, seen by EurActiv.
Source: RTCC - Rapid warming of the Arctic may be linked with recent extreme weather in Europe and the United States, a paper found this week, finding more evidence for one piece in the jigsaw.
Source: AP - A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country unanimously approved a resolution Monday that calls on cities to use natural solutions to fight the effects of climate change.
Source: NYT - Hot weather kills more Americans than all other natural disasters combined, and the casualties continue to climb despite decades of warnings about how to recognize the signs of heat stress and take prompt corrective action.
Source: Reuters - The old adage, "it's not the heat, it's the humidity," will come into play more often and in more places because of climate change, with life-altering results in southern U.S. cities from Miami to Atlanta to Washington and even northern ones such as New York, Chicago and Seattle.
Source: The AP - Mayors from the GOP-dominated states of Texas and Arizona are calling on cities to use nature to fight the impacts of climate change, even while Republican governors and lawmakers repeatedly question the science that shows human-caused pollution contributes to global warming.
Source: New York Times - THERE is a time for weighing evidence and a time for acting. And if theres one thing Ive learned throughout my work in finance, government and conservation, it is to act before problems become too big to manage.
Source: Think Progress - There is an amazing op-ed in Sundays New York Times, The Coming Climate Crash: Lessons for Climate Change in the 2008 Recession. Whats amazing isnt so much the content the climate crisis is real, were close to crossing catastrophic and irreversible tipping points, we have the technology to start slashing carbon pollution now, and we need a carbon price to jumpstart the process. Youve heard it many times from the nations and worlds top scientists, from Al Gore and Bill McKibben, and here on Climate Progress. But this piece is by Henry M. Paulson Jr.