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Electric Vehicle Outlook 2017

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Our global long-term Electric Vehicle Outlook (EVO) forecasts passenger EV adoption out to 2040 and the impact that electrification will have on automotive and power markets, as well as on fossil fuel displacement and demand for key materials. The EVO 2017 report updates our view of future lithium-ion battery prices and how this will affect the economics of different vehicle segments. It also looks at important upcoming EV models, and analyzes the impact of car sharing, ride hailing and autonomous driving. ... Read more about Electric Vehicle Outlook 2017

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Take the Lead

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MOST books about the environment take the West as their starting point. This is understandable. For decades America was the world’s biggest polluter, contributing more to the problem than any other country, whereas Europe—at least in its politicians’ minds—has model environmental laws and holds plenty of righteous talks to negotiate new solutions. ... Read more about Take the Lead

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Dutch government ordered to cut carbon emissions in landmark ruling

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Arthur Nelson
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A court in The Hague has ordered the Dutch government to cut its emissions by at least 25% within five years, in a landmark ruling expected to cause ripples around the world.

To cheers and hoots from climate campaigners in court, three judges ruled that government plans to cut emissions by just 14-17% compared to 1990 levels by 2020 were unlawful, given the scale of the threat posed by climate change. ... Read more about Dutch government ordered to cut carbon emissions in landmark ruling

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China opens world's longest high-speed rail route - BBC News

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Media captionThe BBC's Matthew Stadlen looks ahead to the high speed line's launch

China has officially opened the world's longest high-speed rail route, linking the capital Beijing with the southern commercial hub of Guangzhou.

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Climate action plans of poorest nations to cost $1 trillion

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Megan Rowling
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PARIS, Nov 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's 48 poorest countries will need to find around a trillion dollars between 2020 and 2030 to achieve their plans to tackle climate change - and those plans should be a priority for international funding, researchers said. ... Read more about Climate action plans of poorest nations to cost $1 trillion

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The Coming Green Wave: Ocean Farming to Fight Climate Change

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Brendan Smith
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or decades environmentalists have fought to save our oceans from the perils of overfishing, climate change, and pollution. All noble efforts -- but what if environmentalists have it backwards? What if the question is not how to save the oceans, but how the oceans can save us? ... Read more about The Coming Green Wave: Ocean Farming to Fight Climate Change

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Peter Zahn

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Peter Zahn

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Deputy Mayor of Solana Beach and President of the Moxie Foundation

Mr. Zahn serves on two Boards at San Diego State University: the School of Business Administration and the Zahn Innovation Center. He also holds seats on the Action Board of the Education Synergy Alliance and CleanTECH San Diego. 

Mr. Zahn was founding Chairman and CEO of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce, a non- profit association committed to enabling businesses to participate in the green economy, and become more environmentally and financially sustainable. He is on the Boards of the American Lung Association of California. ... Read more about Peter Zahn

11 maps to mark the COP21 climate talks

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Elsa Wenzel
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Verbose. Indecipherable. Incroyable. Those are just a few ways to describe the dizzyingly complex COP21 climate negotiations in Paris this year.

Keeping the words to a minimum, the global maps below display some of what's at stake amid a changing climate, and where climate movement is afoot. Follow the links to the interactive original versions.

 

 

 Plume World Air Pollution Map

Brought to you by: Plume Labs ... Read more about 11 maps to mark the COP21 climate talks

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Eating less meat essential to curb climate change, says report

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Damian Carrington
 Dietary change is essential if global warming is not to exceed 2C, says report. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Getty Images
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Curbing the world’s huge and increasing appetite for meat is essential to avoid devastating climate change, according to a new report. But governments and green campaigners are doing nothing to tackle the issue due to fears of a consumer backlash, warns the analysis from the thinktank Chatham House. ... Read more about Eating less meat essential to curb climate change, says report

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