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  • Friday, June 21st
  • Friday, June 21st
  • Fresh this week: Global Power Shift kicks off in Istanbul in spite of unrest; China approves death penalty for serious polluters; Threats of water wars between Egypt and Ethiopia; Super-GHG negotiations open in Bangkok... Read more »

  • Thursday, April 25th
  • Thursday, April 25th
  • Fresh this week: financial insiders reveal risk of wasting trillions on toxic carbon assets; new hope for an EU ETS fix; will the world cross the 400ppm C02 threshold this week?... Read more »

  • Thursday, 18th April
  • Thursday, 18th April
  • Fresh this week: China overtakes US in clean energy race; climate journalists win Pulitzer; can one lightbulb cancel out 7% of global energy consumption?; transcript: World Bank President offers details on climate strategy... Read more »

  • Thursday, April 11th
  • Thursday, April 11th
  • Fresh this week: Fiji villages forced to relocate due to sea-level rise; 'Revolutionary' forest monitoring tech to launch next month; Do the Math: the movie; new paper explores convergence of climate change activism & journalism... Read more »

  • Thursday, April 4th
  • Thursday, April 4th
  • Fresh this week: Australia's government warns citizens to brace for worsening extreme weather; LDCs move to unlock climate talks agreeing to take binding emissions cuts; economic figureheads urge dithering governments to ramp up climate action; divestment efforts taking root in Europe - even where you least expect it... Read more »

  • Friday, March 29th
  • Friday, March 29th
  • Fresh this week: could climate change kill coffee?; reactions to proposed EU 2030 climate and energy goals; BRICS countries to launch rival to World Bank... Read more »

  • Friday, March 22nd
  • Friday, March 22nd
  • Fresh this week: major energy and climate developments in China; Keystone XL opponents gets powerful new ally; Greenpeace campaign against Apple sees success... Read more »

  • Friday, March 15th
  • Friday, March 15th
  • Fresh this week: Environmental threats pushing billions into poverty without action; Japan to backtrack on long-term emissions reduction goals; international treaty to protect climate migrants and refugees underway... Read more »

  • Friday, March 8th
  • Friday, March 8th
  • Fresh right now: Shell postpones drilling in the arctic for this season; live chat with UN Climate negotiator Christiana Figueres; Oxfam goes after food producers Win $10,000 for your climate change essay... Read more »

  • Friday, February 22nd
  • Friday, February 22nd
  • Fresh right now: China announces carbon tax; bad news for skier; Estonia installs first nationwide fast-charging network; Polish activists winning legal battles against coal ... Read more »

  • Friday, 15 February
  • Friday, 15 February
  • Fresh this week: Air pollution killing 620,000 Indians every year; finance heads warn of 'carbon bubble'; Peru and Venezuela competing to host COP20 in 2014... Read more »

  • Friday, February 8th
  • Friday, February 8th
  • Fresh this week: Japan PM plans to reduce climate commitments; 2012 Global crop insurance claims highest ever; Asia Pulp & Paper deforestation moratorium... Read more »

  • Friday, February 1st
  • Friday, February 1st
  • Fresh this week: Australian shale oil discovery could trump Saudi Arabia's & Canada's reserves; China consumes half the world's coal; announces plans to cap energy consumption; Poland builds on legacy of blocking EU climate action... Read more »

  • Friday, January 25th
  • Friday, January 25th
  • Fresh this week: whispers of political leadership on climate change from the US and elsewhere; the business world takes notice as extreme weather persists in the Asia-Pacific region; UK's departure from EU could damage EU & international climate efforts... Read more »

  • Friday, January 18th
  • Friday, January 18th
  • Fresh this week: Black carbon's role in climate change vastly underrated; Sierra Club launches Obama Climate Legacy campaign; Oxfam International and IISD appoint new CEOs... Read more »

  • January 11th, 2012
  • January 11th, 2012
  • The following are a few of my reflections on 2012 and five predictions for trends I expect to see in 2013. Let me know if you agree and if not, what your predictions are for the coming year.... Read more »

  • Friday, November 9th
  • Friday, November 9th
  • Fresh this week: GCCA partners & peers react to Obama’s re-election; PwC projects 6°C degrees of warming & time running out to act; Climate activism explodes across the Middle East & SE Asia on 10 November... Read more »

  • Friday, November 2nd
  • Friday, November 2nd
  • Fresh this week: New York City Mayor endorses a US president to lead on climate change; Are Hurricane Sandy’s devastating impacts a game changer? The climate and energy implications of China’s leadership transition ... Read more »

  • Friday, October 26th
  • Friday, October 26th
  • Fresh this week: Australia’s climate policies could spur A$100 billion in spending; climate change solutions absent from US election; updated report finds green energy would save EU trillions by 2050... Read more »

  • Friday, October 19th
  • Friday, October 19th
  • Fresh this week: Climate silence continues in US Presidential contest; Will Saudi Arabia be powered entirely by renewable energy? Poland Seeks to Host 2013 UN Climate Summit ... Read more »

  • Friday, October 12th
  • Friday, October 12th
  • Fresh this week: Poland scales back cuts in renewable energy support; Palm oil set to grow Indonesia’s climate change emissions; Norway to double carbon tax on oil industry... Read more »

  • Friday, October 5th
  • Friday, October 5th
  • Fresh this week: New poll shows popular global support for climate action; EU lays plans to regulate international shipping emissions; Faith groups gather from around the world to forge climate justice strategies... Read more »

  • Fresh Air Brief: Friday, September 28th
  • Fresh Air Brief: Friday, September 28th
  • Fresh this week: EU reaches 100 GW wind power milestone; Extreme flooding in India displaces 1.5 million people; Saudi Arabia plans 100MW solar plant for holy city of Mecca; Climate-carbon crisis could kill 100 million people by 2030... Read more »

  • Friday, September 21st
  • Friday, September 21st
  • Fresh this week: Chinese government National Low-carbon Day; French president Hollande a climate champion; Shell unfit to manage for Arctic Ocean oil spill; the largest act of civil disobedience in Canada's history... Read more »

  • Friday, September 15th
  • Friday, September 15th
  • Fresh this week: Fears of business risk from climate change on the rise in boardrooms; Dangerous conditions force Shell to halt risky Arctic ocean drilling one day after start; APAC countries agrees to cut tariffs on renewable energy commodities; Hope for international climate solutions turns focus toward the Arab world... Read more »

  • Saturday, August 4th
  • Saturday, August 4th
  • Fresh this week: Coal and unusual monsoon season share blame for India's blackouts; France enacts Europe's first Robin Hood Tax; Major emerging economies blocking efforts to cut 'super GHGs'; Greenpeace's unfriend coal sees big results at Facebook... Read more »

  • Thursday, July 26th
  • Thursday, July 26th
  • Fresh this week: Mexico's new president unlikely to implement national climate law; Greenland ice melt reaches unprecedented levels; Hilarious video comparing Keystone XL to a deadbeat ex-boyfriend... Read more »

  • Monday, July 16th
  • Monday, July 16th
  • Fresh this week: Germany hopes to kick-start international climate talks at Petersburg Climate Dialog, July 16th; Drought spurs biggest natural disaster declaration in US history; UK ranks highest among world's most energy efficient countries ... Read more »

  • Monday, July 5th
  • Monday, July 5th
  • Fresh this week: US summer is 'what global warming looks like'; Japan feed in tarriff takes effect, expected to double clean energy funding; Breakthrough in the fight to establish Robin Hood Tax; UNFCCC opens 9-11 July climate finance workshop participation to Facebook & Twitter... Read more »

  • Monday, June 29th
  • Monday, June 29th
  • Fresh this week: Australia carbon price takes effect this weekend; US fire a harbinger of what’s in store for N. Hemisphere; Highlights from Rio+20... Read more »

  • Monday, June 16th
  • Monday, June 16th
  • Fresh this week: Join today's "Twitterstorm" to #endfossilfuelsubsidies; IMF Chief Calls for CO2 Taxes; Coming up short on climate & energy policies in Europe; Not in Rio? You can still join the conversation - check out our tips for remote participation... Read more »

  • Thursday, June 7th
  • Thursday, June 7th
  • Fresh this week: Mexico's president enacts national climate change legislation; 400ppm - a troubling new milestone for carbon dioxide; the world's shifts to Rio de Janeiro, as Rio+20 Earth Summit gets underway ... Read more »

  • Thursday, May 31st
  • Thursday, May 31st
  • Fresh this week: US & China drive up solar costs in clean energy subsidies dispute; Japan shifts from nuclear to fossil fuels and increasing emissions; Brazilian President issues partial veto of controversial Forest Code; New resources from our TckTckTck.org editorial desk... Read more »

  • Wednesday, May 23th
  • Wednesday, May 23th
  • Fresh this week: Can a 17 year-old school pupil inspire world leaders to act on climate change? Action Needed Now to prepare for severe drought in Mexico & Central America; Bonn Climate Change Conference moves at a frustrating pace... Read more »

  • Wednesday, May 16th
  • Wednesday, May 16th
  • Fresh right now: UN Climate Change talks open in Bonn; New hope for the "Robin Hood Tax'; Saudi Arabia goes solar?... Read more »

  • Tuesday, May 9th
  • Tuesday, May 9th
  • Fresh right now: Leaked government plan hints at solar revolution in India; International Energy Agency warns leading ministers to change their priorities; Climate Impacts Day events planned for over 100 countries; Audio from Sharan Burrows interview & our Rio+20 side event at the UN... Read more »

  • Tuesday, May 1st
  • Tuesday, May 1st
  • Fresh right now: Leaked government plan hints at solar revolution in India; International Energy Agency warns leading ministers to change their priorities; Climate Impacts Day events planned for over 100 countries; Audio from Sharan Burrows interview & our Rio+20 side event at the UN and more... ... Read more »

  • Monday, April 23rd
  • Monday, April 23rd
  • Fresh right now: ITUC's recipe for 48 million green jobs and a chance to talk with ITUC head Sharan Burrow; UN calls for doubling renewable energy by 2030; Greenpeace cleaner cloud campaign targets Apple, Amazon and Twitter; Internews' Earth Journalism Network announces Rio+20 Fellowship opportunities... Read more »

  • Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
  • Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
  • Fresh right now: Will the UK see success in bid for stronger EU carbon reduction targets? 2011 a record year for clean energy investment, while 2012 off to a slow start; Mexico's congress passes historic climate law; Leonardo Di Caprio, Linkin Park, Christiana Figueres and others join Tck's Date With History ... Read more »

  • Monday, April 9th, 2012
  • Monday, April 9th, 2012
  • Fresh right now: Climate change made Easter worse for Bunnie; Mountain countries unite in push for climate progress; Upcoming EU environment minsters meeting to shape key EU climate & energy efforts; Carbon-rich Aceh Habitat sacrificed to warn the world on failed climate policies? ... Read more »