2013-3

Acid News

Warming can be limited to 1.5°C

There are reduction pathways that would make a global target of below 1.5°C possible, but they require negative CO2 emissions in the second half of this century.
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Editorial: Last warnings?

For the last 25 years environmental organisations around the world have been trying to warn the world about the threat of climate change and demand urgent and steep reductions in greenhouse gases.
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ECA plans for Marmara Sea and Turkish Straits

Earlier this year Turkey ratified the global shipping emission regulation MARPOL Annex VI and the country is now planning to put an emission control area (ECA) proposal to the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
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Monitoring of shipping’s CO2 emissions proposed

In late June, the European Commission published a proposal to monitor, report and verify (MRV) emissions to air from international shipping. The measure will apply to all large ships calling at EU ports ..
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Shale gas has lost its lustre

The “Golden Age” of shale gas, heralded by the International Energy Agency (IEA) a year ago, may not arrive after all, at least not in Europe. The promises of plenty, soon and cheap are not materialising.
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EU energy tax reform stalled

Poland and Romania block even small steps toward technology-neutral fuel taxes in the EU.
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Need for stronger EU action on air pollution

World Health Organization calls for tightening of Eurpean Union air quality standards.
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Sea levels might rise 2 metres for each degree of warming

Prehistoric data has been used to simulate possible sea levels over the next two millenia.
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Agreement on equity issues essential

The equity knot remains to be cut before we can see a new global climate agreement.  Climate Action Network (CAN) has just launched a proposal.
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Shipping air pollution costs €60 billion per year

Total health-related costs in Europe caused by air pollutant emissions from international shipping are expected to increase from €58 billion to €64 billion between 2000 and 2020.
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