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Yes we did: A complete timeline of Barack Obama's climate legacy

Yes we did: A complete timeline of Barack Obama's climate legacy | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
As Barack Obama waves goodbye to eight years in the White House, edie takes a stroll down memory lane to round-up all of the landmark pledges and announcements made by the outgoing US President who strove to leave a safer environment for future generations. - edie news centre
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An interesting overview of Obama's climate legacy

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Climate change, meet your apocalyptic twin: oceans poisoned by plastic

Climate change, meet your apocalyptic twin: oceans poisoned by plastic | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
How throw-away plastic could alter humanity as we know it.
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New chemicals may be less toxic for Arctic wildlife: researcher

New chemicals may be less toxic for Arctic wildlife: researcher | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Preliminary research shows some chemicals used in many everyday items like pesticides and clothing may be better for the environment than the original persistent organic pollutants they replaced.
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In former ‘Dirtiest City in America,’ clean transportation is thriving

In former ‘Dirtiest City in America,’ clean transportation is thriving | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A small Tennessee city is emerging as a national leader in clean transportation, with electric buses, a bike share system and a soon-to-launch electric car sharing program.
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Restoring Hope

Restoring Hope | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The United Nations was founded 70 years ago in the turmoil and trauma of World War II with the firm conviction that a better future was possible, an
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EC must adjust emissions benchmark or risk rewarding failure - NGO

EC must adjust emissions benchmark or risk rewarding failure - NGO | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The European Commission needs to rethink how it sets the 2021-2030 emissions reduction targets, outside the emission trading scheme, or risk falling further behind the ambitions set out in the Paris Agreement. 
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If carbon pricing is so great, why isn’t it working?

If carbon pricing is so great, why isn’t it working? | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Political hurdles and low prices have made carbon pricing a low-impact affair. But there’s still hope it can help limit climate change.
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How the World’s Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change

How the World’s Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Feeding more than 7 billion people with minimal environmental and climate impacts is no small feat. That parts of the world are plagued by obesity while starvation is rampant elsewhere shows part of the problem revolves around distribution and social equity. But agricultural methods pose some o
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If you want to find out more about similar ideas for tackling climate change make sure to look in the 'Marin Carbon Project'.

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France becomes first major nation to ratify UN climate deal

France becomes first major nation to ratify UN climate deal | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
President François Hollande calls on other European countries to follow France’s lead by the end of the year
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It's the economy that needs to be integrated into the environment - not the other way around | Andrew Simms

It's the economy that needs to be integrated into the environment - not the other way around  | Andrew Simms | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Andrew Simms: BP’s call for a ‘meaningful carbon price’ is the latest example of wrongly trying to apply economic theories and tools to the environment
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Scotland exceeds emissions targets - six years early - BBC News

Scotland exceeds emissions targets - six years early - BBC News | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Scotland exceeds a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 42% - six years early.
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The enormous carbon footprint of food that we never even eat

The enormous carbon footprint of food that we never even eat | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
New research suggests wasted food is a major source of greenhouse gases.
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Faith leaders reframe climate change as moral issue

Faith leaders reframe climate change as moral issue | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Priests, pastors and ministers nationwide are spreading the gospel of climate change — as are imams and rabbis. In recent years, faith-based advocacy has emerged as a powerful tool in the environmental movement. By reframing climate change and sustainability as moral issues, religious leaders hope to advance environmentalism by elevating it above the political fray.
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Reframing climate change is essential to tackle it effectively. This is just one example of this...

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Renewables made up half of net electricity capacity added last year

Renewables made up half of net electricity capacity added last year | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Experts hail rapid transformation that will see clean energy outgrow fossil fuels in the next five years - but warn UK is failing to exploit huge potential
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The data in this article demonstrates that 'renewable' waste-to-energy is not the solution for renewable energy, and that there are other more efficient examples.

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Europe Aims to Close Loophole on Wood Energy

Europe Aims to Close Loophole on Wood Energy | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Europeans are working to close a loophole in their climate rules that promotes harmful wood energy.
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UN criticises UK and Germany for betraying Paris climate deal

UN criticises UK and Germany for betraying Paris climate deal | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Climate change envoy singles out both countries for subsidising the fossil fuel industry and says the UK has lost its position as a climate leader
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Aviation industry preparing for 'eleventh hour' deal on emission trading

Aviation industry preparing for 'eleventh hour' deal on emission trading | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
An agreement on curbing emissions from international flights will be reached at the ICAO general assembly this autumn, according to industry sources, while biofuels continue to struggle to emerge as a long-term solution for greening the sector. - edie news centre
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ArcelorMittal should return over 80,000 ETS allowances, says advocate general

ArcelorMittal should return over 80,000 ETS allowances, says advocate general | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Advocate general Manuel Campos Sánchez-Bordona has agreed that steel firm ArcelorMittal should return 80,922 emission trading system allowances that it received for an inactive plant
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London sets the benchmark for mobilising climate finance

London sets the benchmark for mobilising climate finance | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A new report has praised London for its ability to mobilise climate finance, and has called on global cites to turn to the private sector in order to invest the necessary $57trn in infrastructure to transition to a low-carbon economy. - edie news centre
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Circular Economy: A key lever in bridging the emissions gap to a 1.5 °C pathway

Circular Economy: A key lever in bridging the emissions gap to a 1.5 °C pathway | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
How the circular economy can contribute to reach COP 21 ambitions.
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Five charts that explain who gets hit hardest by food price rises

Five charts that explain who gets hit hardest by food price rises | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Benin, Mozambique and Nepal are among countries most exposed to climate change, water scarcity and food price volatility
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Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere forecast to shatter milestone

Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere forecast to shatter milestone | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Atmospheric concentrations of CO2 will shatter the symbolic barrier of 400 parts per million (ppm) this year and will not fall below it our in our lifetimes, according to a new Met Office study. - edie news centre
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