G7 Nations Take Aggressive Climate Action, But Hold Back on Coal

President Biden pushed climate action after four years in which Donald Trump rejected cooperation with allies. But leaders failed to set an expiration date for burning coal.

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Biden Must Stop the Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota

The fight over the pipeline will be, at least for now, where Biden’s climate commitment will be judged.

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Biden Aims to Bolster U.S. Alliances in Europe, but Challenges Loom

The good will President Biden brings on his first trip abroad papers over lingering doubts about U.S. reliability and the cost that Europe will be expected to pay.

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South Korean Leader to Meet With White House

The Biden administration is expected to press for deeper cuts in South Korea’s greenhouse gas emissions when President Moon Jae-in visits Washington on Friday.

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Netting Zero Climate Series: Join the Conversation on May 20

The Times’s Andrew Ross Sorkin joins Dame Ellen MacArthur and other experts to explore what it will take to transform the economy in the battle against climate change.

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Global Vaccine Crisis Sends Ominous Signal for Fighting Climate Change

The gap between rich and poor countries on vaccinations highlights the failure of richer nations to see it in their self-interest to urgently help poorer ones fight a shared crisis.

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Can the U.S. Win Back Its Climate Credibility?

At a summit he convened, the president discovered how difficult it will be to re-establish America as an environmental leader.

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Halting the Vast Release of Methane Is Critical for Climate, U.N. Says

A major United Nations report will declare that slashing emissions of methane, the main component of natural gas, is far more vital than previously thought.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #methane, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-nations, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

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Biden’s Climate Summit Sets Up a Bigger Test of American Power

There were notable pledges of action, but several important greenhouse gas polluters were conspicuously silent. It showed the challenges that lie ahead.

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Biden’s Climate Summit Won’t Save the World

There is only one way for the Biden administration to make good on its emissions commitments.

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Biden Will Pledge to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions Nearly in Half

The president will commit the United States to deep cuts in emissions at an Earth Day summit meeting that starts on Thursday, according to people familiar with the plan.

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Coal Is Set to Roar Back, and So Are Its Climate Risks

To slow down climate change, new coal projects need to end. A global forecast this week shows demand rising sharply.

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Amid Biden Climate Push, a Question Looms: Is America’s Word Good?

After four years of “America First,” the president tries this week to reclaim U.S. leadership in the fight against climate change. Can the world trust his promises?

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The Science of Climate Change Explained

Definitive answers to the big questions.

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Despite Tensions, U.S. and China Agree to Work Together on Climate Change

The two countries said they would treat global warming “with the seriousness and urgency that it demands.”

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Biden Wants World Leaders to Make Climate

The administration is closing in on deals with some close allies, but agreements with powers like China, Brazil and India are proving difficult.

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Biden Wants Leaders to Make Climate Commitments for Earth Day

The administration is closing in on deals with some close allies, but agreements with powers like China, Brazil and India are proving difficult.

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Executives Call for Deep Emission Cuts to Combat Climate Change

More than 300 corporate leaders will ask the Biden administration to nearly double the emission reduction targets set by the Obama administration.

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Greta Thunberg Says She’ll Skip U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow

The teenage activist, citing concerns about global vaccine inequality, said she would not attend the meeting “unless everyone can take part on the same terms.”

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How Debt and Climate Change Pose a ‘Systemic Risk to the Global Economy’

With dozens of countries struggling to manage both staggering debt and mounting climate disasters, some financial leaders are debating green debt relief.

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The City Where Cars Are Not Welcome

As automakers promise to get rid of internal combustion engines, Heidelberg is trying to get rid of autos.

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Global Action Is ‘Very Far’ From What’s Needed to Avert Climate Chaos

New climate pledges submitted to the United Nations would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by less than 1 percent, the world body announced.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #guterres-antonio, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

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How We Can Better Predict Weather Catastrophes

We need to develop an early warning system to forecast climate-induced extreme weather events.

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How We Can Better Predict Weather Catastrophes

We need to develop an early warning system to forecast climate-induced extreme weather events.

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Biden’s Policies Are Popular. What Does That Mean for Republicans?

Polls show that on issues like a stimulus bill, climate change and immigration, most Americans support the president’s plans. Torn by infighting, the G.O.P. is still figuring out its lines of attack.

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U.S. Cities Are Vastly Undercounting Emissions, Researchers Find

Inconsistent and flawed data is undercutting efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from American cities, according to a new study.

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How Biden’s Climate Ambitions Could Shift America’s Global Footprint

Serious efforts to address global warming might mean big changes for America’s trade, foreign relations and even defense strategy.

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Biden, With Powerful Allies and Foes, Targets Climate Change

The president is moving rapidly to address climate change, with some unlikely allies behind him and huge hurdles ahead — some in his own party.

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We Want a ‘New Normal.’ It’s Not in the Forecast.

Climate change is upending the world as we know it, and coping with it demands widespread, radical action.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

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Biden’s Executive Orders

On his first day, President Biden reversed some of his predecessor’s most divisive policies. But governing by decree can be fraught.

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The Paris Climate Agreement: What You Need to Know

President Biden’s decision to return to the climate pact fulfills a campaign pledge, but the United States has some catching up to do.

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Biden, in a Burst of Climate Orders, Rejoins the Paris Agreement

The president also canceled the Keystone XL pipeline and ordered federal agencies to begin the process of reinstating environmental regulations reversed under the Trump administration.

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The Climate Desk Looks Ahead to 2021

After a year when climate-related disasters seemed to become the norm, the team will be monitoring a 2021 that is pivotal for the world.

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Joe Biden’s Climate Team Actually Cares About Climate

His administration’s staffing shows how seriously the incoming president takes this issue.

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Climate Change Legislation Included in Coronavirus Stimulus Deal

The legislation calls for cutting the use of powerful planet-warming chemicals common in air-conditioners and refrigerators.

#air-conditioning, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #chemicals, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydrofluorocarbons, #law-and-legislation, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

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Al Gore: I Have Hope on the Climate Crisis. America Must Lead.

The Biden administration will have the opportunity to restore confidence in America and take on the worsening climate crisis.

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China, in Nudge to U.S., Makes a New Promise to Tackle Global Warming

Speaking at an online summit on the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate agreement, Xi Jinping said that China would reduce its carbon intensity by over 65 percent by 2030.

#china, #coal, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #xi-jinping

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U.K. to Halt Subsidies for Fossil Fuel Projects Abroad

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been positioning himself as a leader in fighting global warming, an area where he can make common cause with President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.

#carbon-dioxide, #global-warming, #great-britain, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #johnson-boris, #organization-for-economic-cooperation-and-development, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

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E.U. Agrees to Cut Emissions by 2030 in New Climate Deal

The agreement calls for European Union countries to cut their collective greenhouse gas emissions by 55 percent from 1990 levels, a more substantial reduction than previously proposed.

#brussels-belgium, #europe, #european-commission, #european-parliament, #european-union, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #poland, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

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Earth Is Still Sailing Into Climate Chaos, Report Says, but Its Course Could Shift

The biggest polluters are continuing to pollute, raising the risks of global warming. There are, however, new signs of a pivot to a green economy.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

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New York State’s Divestment Threat Is a Victory for Climate Activists

The comptroller’s threat to pull billions from fossil fuel investments is a big victory for climate activists.

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Feeling Spurned by Trump, U.N. Sees Redemption in Biden and Team

Diplomats say the Trump administration’s “America First” policy demeaned the United Nations. But the organization is feeling reinvigorated by the president-elect and his choice of ambassador.

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With John Kerry Pick, Biden Selects a ‘Climate Envoy’ With Stature

Mr. Biden said he would name Mr. Kerry to a cabinet-level climate post, giving him the job of persuading global leaders that the United States is prepared to resume a leadership role.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #kerry-john, #presidential-transition-us, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-politics-and-government

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G20 Summit Closes With Little Progress and Big Gaps Between Trump and Allies

World leaders committed to some efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic, but the meeting illustrated the difficulty of carrying out an agenda when the United States is indifferent or hostile to many goals.

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Biden Wants to Be the Climate President. He’ll Need Some Help From Xi Jinping.

The U.S.-China relationship is at its lowest point in a half century, but there are also converging interests on global warming.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

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Trump’s Climate Policies Accelerated Global Warming

President-elect Biden can restore many of the 100-plus environmental regulations that President Trump rolled back, but much of the damage to the climate cannot be reversed.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #presidential-election-of-2020, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-politics-and-government

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9 Things the Biden Administration Could Do Quickly on the Environment

The first 100 days of the Biden administration are likely to see a flurry of executive actions on climate change.

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The U.S. Left the Paris Climate Agreement. Others Are Pressing Ahead.

The American exit officially took effect Wednesday. If Joseph R. Biden Jr. wins the election and rejoins the pact, the United States will have a lot of catching up to do.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #european-union, #global-warming, #great-britain, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #japan, #south-korea, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-politics-and-government

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As of Now, the U.S. Is Officially Out of the Paris Climate Agreement

President Trump’s withdrawal formally came into force the day after Election Day in the United States. Here’s what it means.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-relations, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-politics-and-government

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It Was Election Day Eve and All Through the House …

Everyone was pretty much freaking out.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections-senate, #global-warming, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-politics-and-government

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