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5313     China to ratify UN climate change deal by September 2017-02-01
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Contents China will formally approve the Paris Agreement on climate change by September, boosting global hopes of tackling global warming. Vice premier Zhang Gaoli said the world’s top greenhouse gas emitter would finalise domestic legal procedures ahead of the 2016 G20 meeting in Hangzhou. The government was also aiming to ensure the country..
5312     Commission backs UK's right to influence emission standards 2017-02-01
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Contents The European Commission has defended the UK’s right to negotiate draft EU limits on industrial emissions even if these may be implemented after the country’s departure from the bloc. Aneta Willems, the Commission’s head of industrial emissions, told the European Parliament’s environment committee on Monday that member states cannot be..
5311     ICCA opposes binding global agreement for post-2020 framework 2017-02-01
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Contents The International Council of Chemicals Associations (ICCA) will argue that a legally binding agreement should not replace the UN's voluntary programme, Saicm, during discussions next week on a post-2020 global chemicals framework. The meeting in Brazil on 7-9 February will begin a series of talks – known as the intersessional process ..
5310     IEA warns France it needs more renewables investment 2017-01-19
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Contents The International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned France that it requires more robust energy planning to ensure it hits ambitious targets to wind down nuclear energy and scale up renewables. The international body found that the government’s plan to cut the share of nuclear power from 78% of electricity produced today to 50% by 2025, while..
5309     German agency calls for shutting down old coal plants 2017-01-19
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Contents Closing down old coal-fired power plants is a better strategy for meeting Germany’s climate goals by 2030 than an additional CO2 price on power sector emissions, the German environment agency UBA has said. Publishing a new study last week, UBA argued that coal power production needs to be more than halved for Germany to meet its target ..

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