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- Outgoing US Secretary of State John Kerry used his speech at the UN COP climate talks in Marrakesh to lay down the gauntlet to incoming President Donald Trump on climate change.
- A handful of wealthy countries are still funding fossil fuels instead of climate action, giving 3.6 times more public money to prop up fossil fuels than they’re giving to developing countries to address climate change.
- The climate science is clear: to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees, world leaders must immediately end public support to fossil fuels, end expansion of fossil fuel development, and begin a managed decline of the fossil fuel industry with a just transition to renewable energy.
- In the end, after two weeks of tortuous and exhausting negotiations in Paris, the UN agreement on climate reached on Saturday has been hailed as “historic, durable and ambitious”.
- Paris showcased a strong and still growing civil society including clear demands to Stop Funding Fossils and Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground. Soon, the fossil fuel industry will have less to celebrate.
- Negotiators and delegates arriving at the conference centre this morning were greeted by a giant dinosaur, dozens of international youth, and a clear message: Stop Funding Fossils, the Clock Starts Now!
- New analysis released today at the COP21 climate negotiations reveals that G7 countries along with Australia spend 40 times more on support for fossil fuel production than they do in contributions to the Green Climate Fund.
- The COP21 climate negotiations in Paris opened on Monday with a flurry of activity, speeches, and announcements from some 150 world leaders gathered to kick things off. It’s hard to come away from a day like yesterday without feeling a tinge of hope continuing…that is, until the real negotiations begin. While many impressed with their calls for action...
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- I have a strange feeling today in Paris as the UN climate negotiations open in a tense city, shrouded in clouds of terrorist attacks and early winter darkness. That strange feeling? Optimism.
- One has to look no further than what is not included in these targets — the tar sands — to understand where their priorities lie.
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