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CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from Climate action and is for news and comment in that global or international context.

  • US pledges to cut carbon emissions by 50-52% below 2005 levels by the end of this decade, Apr 22 [1]

April[edit | edit source]

EU to cut CO2 emissions by 55% by 2030, Apr 21 [2]

UK to speed up target to cut carbon emissions, Apr 20 [3]

World's wealthiest 'at heart of climate problem', Apr 13 [4] ...UK Climate news 2021

France to ban some domestic flights where train available, Apr 12 [5]

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Climate Resilience Needs Community Roots, Mar 11 [6] "One message is clear: cities can better address climate challenges by embedding democratic principles, such as collaboration, power-sharing and transparency in their climate action work." ...Europe news

A new direction for public engagement with energy and climate change, Mar 9 [7]

The climate crisis can't be solved by carbon accounting tricks, Simon Lewis, Mar 3 [8]

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Attenborough gives stark warning on climate change to UN, Feb 23, 2021
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  • Landscape of subnational and non-state climate action in the EU: what science tells us today, Feb 2 [10] Subnational and non-state initiatives play an important role in climate action, and the number of net-zero emissions pledges is increasing rapidly among subnational and non-state actors. A new report looks into the current landscape and emission reduction potential of such initiatives in Europe.
Alongside targets and action at national level, action by subnational and non-state actors is increasingly significant in the EU. Data shows that in 2016, around 40% of EU greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were covered by short- to mid-term targets (2020-2030) of individual actors, including cities, regions and companies.
The number of net-zero emissions pledges is also increasing rapidly among EU sub/non-state actors. As of October 2020, 36% of the EU’s total population live in cities or regions with a net-zero emissions target. In addition, over 130 international cooperative initiatives focus on reducing GHG emissions across all sectors in the EU with ambitious, aspirational targets.
The high emission reduction potential shows that there is willingness to act on the ground and that more ambition is possible, but enhanced collaboration between sub/non-state actors and national or EU-level policymakers is needed.

January[edit | edit source]

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Biden's climate agenda: Is this the beginning of the end for fossil fuels? Jan 31 [11] ...US news

Climate change: Biggest global poll supports 'global emergency', Jan 27 [12]

New Global Coalition launched to address impacts of Climate Change, Jan 25 [13] Developed by the UK in partnership with Egypt, Bangladesh, Malawi, the Netherlands, Saint Lucia and the United Nations, this new Coalition will work to turn international political commitments made through the United Nations Call for Action on Adaptation and Resilience into on-the-ground support for vulnerable communities.

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