China's carbon neutral pledge could curb global warming by 0.3°C: researchers

President Xi Jinping's pledge that China will achieve carbon neutrality before 2060 is the most significant climate policy move for years and, if achieved, could curb likely global warming by 0.2-0.3 Celsius this century, researchers said.
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EU carbon market's free handouts are impeding climate action, auditors say

The European Union should change the way it hands out free pollution permits in the bloc's carbon market, which is failing to bring about deep cuts in emissions.

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World's largest carbon market faces revamp under draft EU plan

The world's biggest carbon trading market faces a major overhaul under European Union climate change plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions faster this decade.

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Japan submits updated emissions plan, leaving carbon target unchanged

Japan has maintained its carbon emissions reduction target in its updated emissions plan submitted to the United Nations as part of an international process to address climate change.
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Investors urge Japan to strengthen climate targets ahead of U.N. summit

Investors managing $37 trillion in assets urged Japan to slash the country's carbon emissions, saying on Monday that a strong signal from Tokyo could help galvanize international climate action ahead of a U.N. summit in Glasgow in November.

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Europe's 'carbon border tax' could hurt climate negotiations: China adviser

The European Union's proposed "carbon border tax" on imports could introduce uncertain and harmful factors to otherwise friendly cooperation in climate talks, an adviser to China's negotiating team at a United Nations conference says.

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Canada aboriginal pipe dream might end Trudeau's Trans Mountain nightmare

An indigenous-led group plans to offer to buy a majority stake in the Trans Mountain oil pipeline from the Canadian government this week or next, a deal that could help Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mitigate election-year criticism from environmentalists.

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U.N. talks leader sees greener future for coal-dependent Poland

The Polish official leading U.N. talks to revive the Paris climate deal said his country is committed to greener fuel even though his president has vowed not to let anyone "murder coal mining".

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Political leaders arrive in Poland in race to deliver on U.N. climate deal

Political leaders on Monday began arriving in the Polish coal city of Katowice w...
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Poland calls for planting more forests worldwide to improve carbon capture

Poland called on Wednesday for more forests to be planted worldwide to capture c...
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Australia weakens commitment to climate accord after government fractures

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday stripped requirements for reducing greenhouse emissions from his centerpiece energy policy in the face of political opposition, although the country remains a signatory to the Paris Agreement.
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China, EU reaffirm Paris climate commitment, vow more cooperation

China and the European Union on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris climate change pact and called other signatories to do the same, saying action against rising global temperatures had become more important than ever.
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U.N. aviation agency approves standards to kickstart emissions deal

The United Nations aviation agency on Wednesday approved new standards needed to implement a 2016 global agreement that seeks to limit emissions from international flights, an aviation industry group said.
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Big investors urge G7 to step up climate action, shift from coal

Institutional investors with $26 trillion in assets under management called on Group of Seven leaders on Monday to phase out the use of coal in power generation to help limit climate change, despite strong opposition from Washington.
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Big investors urge G7 to step up climate action, shift from coal

Institutional investors with $26 trillion in assets under management called on Group of Seven leaders on Monday to phase out the use of coal in power generation to help limit climate change, despite strong opposition from Washington.
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