2017-4

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CAP fails to target emission sources

Greenhouse gas emissions from farming in the EU are on the rise, while the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) fails to deliver climate action, according to a new “fitness check”.
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Editorial: Steps to climate action

A few weeks ago the European Commission presented a communication on “The Future of Food and Farming”, which is one of the first stepping stones in a long CAP reform ...
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More flexibility risks further erosion of sustainability ambitions

Direct payments will remain the core of the budget, “greening” will be abolished and member states will get more power, as the Commission points out the future direction for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
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US expert panel calls for ammonia-based NAAQS

Members of the US Environment Protection Agency’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) examining the ecological effects of nitrogen oxides, 
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New report: Nordic diet can reduce emissions

A new report from AirClim, “Future Nordic Diets”, explores the subject of sustainable diets and the impact they could have on greenhouse gas and nitrogen emissions.
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State of the global climate

The World Metrological Organization (WMO) reports on a number of worrying climate-related records for 2017.
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Shipping lobby hinders progress at the IMO

Shipping has a carbon footprint roughly matching that of Germany, and its emissions are projected to grow significantly up to 2050.
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Grass-fed beef is not a climate solution

Livestock can under certain conditions and for limited periods of time contribute to carbon sequestration in grasslands, but this can at best offset no more than 11 per cent of all livestock emissions.
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Humans can only survive below a threshold of 35°C

Middle East, North Africa and Southern European levels of intense heat could make outdoor work very difficult this century and human life impossible around the Arabian Gulf.
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Energy efficiency has multiple benefits

Reducing energy waste through appropriate energy efficiency measures is the most direct way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ...
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