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EU Parliament Creates Diesel Emissions Inquiry Panel

STRASBOURG, France, December 17, 2015 (ENS) – The European Parliament has decided to set up a 45-member inquiry committee to investigate breaches of EU rules on car emission tests and alleged failures by EU member states and the European Commission to enforce EU standards. […]


COP21: Nations Adopt World’s First Global Climate Pact

PARIS, France, December 12, 2015 (ENS) – With hugs, kisses and applause, ministers and official delegates from 195 countries tonight celebrated their approval of the Paris Climate Agreement, an historic document that commits the whole world to cut greenhouse gas emissions and deal with the impacts of climate change. […]


10,000+ in Paris Streets for ‘Red Lines’ Climate March

PARIS, France, December 12, 2015 (ENS) – With the official UN climate negotiations still underway, thousands of people took to the streets of Paris this morning. Holding red flowers, umbrellas and banners, they created red lines to dramatize their opposition to climate-damaging fossil fuels. […]


COP21 Forgot Farm Animals

PARIS, France, December 11, 2015 (ENS) – Dame Jane Goodall travels the globe 300+ days each year – with a cow – a small black and white stuffed toy. The scientist and UN Messenger of Peace is also an animal activist. […]

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COP21: Ministers Steer Toward Zero-emission Mobility

PARIS, France, December 11, 2015 (ENS) – Ministers and senior representatives from the auto industry, civil society and international organizations Tuesday called for a rapid move to zero-emission vehicles as a key component of a future global climate change strategy. […]


A Climate Change Competition Without a Winner

PARIS, France, December 9, 2015 (ENS) – For the 11th consecutive year, Climate Action Network Europe and Germanwatch this week released the 2016 Climate Change Performance Index, CCPI, research that ranks the climate actions of 58 countries. […]


COP21: Paris Climate Outcome Draft Sparks Protests

PARIS, France, December 9, 2015 (ENS) – With just two days to go before the United Nations COP21 climate talks in Paris are scheduled to conclude, it’s crunch time for the negotiating ministers. The latest version of the draft outcome text released today outlines the choices still on the table. […]


COP21: Global Green Bank Network Debuts in Paris

PARIS, France, December 7, 2015 (ENS) – Six green banks and two nonprofit groups today announced they are establishing a Green Bank Network to bring billions of dollars in new investments to support renewable energy and energy efficiency – creating jobs and helping to limit climate change. […]

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China Fights Smog With Soaring Electric Car Sales

BEIJING, China, December 7, 2015 (ENS) – Electric car sales in China are expected to reach 220,000 to 250,000 this year, surpassing the United States to rank first worldwide, according to the latest projection from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. […]

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New Camera Measures Greenhouse Gases

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, December 6, 2015 (ENS) – Global warming will happen faster than previously believed, finds new research from Swedish scientists that measures natural methane emissions in a warming world using a unique camera that can photograph and film them. […]


Guide to Paris Climate Talks: Halftime Notes

WASHINGTON, DC, December 6, 2015 (ENS) – The 2015 meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC, is just past the halfway mark. Many observers expect the meeting to be extended a few days, but Friday, December 11 is the last official day of the 12-day gathering. […]