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The global climate agreement is now officially in force.
The US and China will ratify the Paris Agreement. That’s good for climate protection, DW’s Sonya Diehn writes, but it’s just one step in a process that will need to move forward quickly in order to make a difference.
Natural disasters and armed conflicts are a source of destabilization worldwide. In multi-ethnic countries, the two could be linked. Climate calamities could turn smoldering social tensions into conflict.
The European Union today announced which European countries will have to do what, to meet the bloc’s emissions reduction commitment. But the whole proposal will have to be torn up if the UK leaves the bloc.
The final Republican platform, released Monday, would pull the United States out of the international climate accord, open national forests for logging and declare coal a “clean energy resource.”
Britain’s new prime minister Theresa May has scrapped the UK’s climate ministry and appointed a climate skeptic as environment minister. In a post-Brexit world, Europe’s climate protection policy could be in trouble.
The Munduruku indigenous people are resisting hydroelectric dams on the Tapajós River, a major Amazon tributary. The hydropower, touted as green, would destroy forests – and could even increase greenhouse gas emissions.
A newly leaked TTIP draft plays into fears that the the free trade deal will force Europe to lower its regulatory standards – sparking renewed worry for climate protection and development of renewable energy.
French Foreign Ministry organised a session to review renewable energy strategies
The agreement is “balanced”, says Fahmy