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Fossil fuels pose risk of stranded assets

Gas is the new coal, with risk of $100 billionin stranded assets.
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CAN conclusions on CCS

Climate Action Network (comprising around 1500 NGOs/networks worldwide) has published a new 21-page position paper on carbon capture and storage with 100 scientific references. Based on current global trends and an analysis of existing literature and reports, CAN draws the following conclusions on CCS and its potential to serve as a climate-mitigation tool: 1. CCS at scale remains largely unproven and its potential to deliver significant emission reductions by mid-century is currently limited. 2. Safe, permanent, and verifiable storage of CO₂ is difficult to guarantee.
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Solar radiative management opposed

During 2021, US initiatives are again planning to run experiments to manipulate the Earth’s atmosphere. One such experiment is scheduled to take place at an aerospace centre in Kiruna in northern Sweden in June 2021, but is strongly opposed by environmental NGOs1. Climate Action Network (comprising 1500 NGOs/networks worldwide) has declared a clear position2 against solar radiation modifications (SRM), summarised as follows:
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Emissions from ships and planes continue to rise

Air and sea transport must reduce GHG emissions at the same rate as land transport by 2040 at the latest in industrialised countries, and by 2050 global.
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EU legislation reveals steep decline in carbon stored in European forests

Environmental NGOs are deeply concerned about the development of forestry in Europe and how these forests store carbon and protect biodiversity. They are very concerned about the latest developments in how forests should be dealt with in EU climate policy.
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Europeans call for zero emissions by 2030 in poll

EU needs to adopt ambitious and fair climate targets for 2030 and 2040.
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Editorial

Place the most vulnerable at the core of the response to the climate crisis. The citizens of Small Island Development States (SIDS) are among the most vulnerable people to climate change. More than 60 million people living on these islands are threatened directly by sea-level rise and more intense weather-related natural disasters, caused by global heating.
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Briefing

A 1.5°C target is needed to save the Mediterranean Sea region

A short documentary produced by AirClim and the South East European Network for Energy and Transport (SEE.NET) says that the 1.5°C target must be reached.
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Briefing

1.5 Stay Alive

At the start of the 2018 UN Talanoa facilitative dialogue  to evaluate and strengthen climate action, AirClim is submitting to the UN the film 1.5 Stay Alive, to answer the questions (1) Where are we?; (2) Where do wewant to go?
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