What Works: China Action, Cutting Deforestation, and More!

WHAT WORKS

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OO Scientists Vindicate ‘Limits To Growth’ — Urge Investment In ‘Circular Economy’ Early warning of civilisational collapse by early to mid 21st century is startlingly prescient — but opportunity for transition remains open.

OO Credit, Climate And The Road To A Sustainable Financial System Credit markets can be pivotal for the transition to a green economy, but are already being impacted by the disruptive effects of climate change

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OO Show Us The Money If Countries Are To Curb Climate Change: IEA $53 trillion must be channelled towards low carbon energy by 2035 to stave off dangerous climate change, says IEA

OO The Northeast’s Cap-And-Trade System Just Had Its Most Successful Auction Ever

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China is a leading emitter of carbon pollution, but also a lead investor in clean energy. Wikipedia.

Global Renewables Report Card, China leads — China remains in the world leader in renewable energy investments in three of the most important renewable energy sources — solar photovoltaic, wind and hydropower reports Bobby Magill atClimate Progress.

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Preserving forests helps store carbon and preserve biodiversity.

In Cutting Deforestation, Brazil Leads World In Reducing Emissions reportsMongabay. Brazil’s success in reducing deforestation in the world’s largest rainforest has been much heralded, but progress may stall unless farmers, ranchers and other land users in the region are provided incentives to further improve the environmental sustainability of their operations, argues a new study.

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When China cuts carbon, the entire planet benefits. China is a leader in making solar panels. Wikipedia.

China Coal Cap Could Strand Assets — China’s move away from being the world’s largest producer and consumer of coal could happen quicker than expected, leaving the mining sector, investors and foreign exporters in disarray, reports Climate News Network…. But considering these sectors are ennabling destructive climate change, the consequences of being stranded are just!

OO China’s Curbs On Coal A Rising Risk For Investors — Report Carbon Tracker warns banks to be wary of lending to coal producers, citing the risk of stranded assets as China cuts CO2 emissions.

OO Renewable Energy Capacity Grew 8+ percent In 2013 Renewables hit new record in 2013, accounting for over 56 percent of new power capacity across the world.

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

 

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/index.php?author=mary-ellen-harte

 

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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