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Balearic Islands chart green path with climate change law

Feb 12 2019

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Spain's Balearic Islands set a course for a greener future on Tuesday, approving a climate change law that commits the tourism hotspot to source all its energy from renewables by 2050.

'People's payout' gathers steam as a fairer way to tax carbon

Feb 04 2019

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At the mouth of a picturesque rural valley in southern France, near the Spanish border, Odessa Roitg has a tough job: trying to get people to use private cars less and greener transport more.

Climate stress drove wave of Arab Spring refugees - researchers

Jan 23 2019

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Severe droughts made more likely by global warming worsened conflict in Arab Spring countries early this decade, forcing people to flee, researchers said on Wednesday, publishing evidence they said proved the connection for the first time.

Spain brings fresh impetus to climate fight after lost decade

Jan 18 2019

MADRID (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Spain's prime minister vowed on Friday to make up for a decade of inaction on climate change brought on by a harsh economic recession during which he said the country lost its passion and creativity to tackle the issue.

Global leadership deficit leaves development goals in doldrums

Jan 17 2019

MADRID (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world has made far too little progress on the global goals governments agreed in 2015 to end poverty and hunger and tackle climate change, with a rising tide of nationalism acting as a wrecking ball, architects of the goals said on Thursday.

See you in court, citizens tell governments on climate change

Jan 17 2019

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Environmentalists in France and Ireland are pushing forward with legal cases aimed at forcing their governments to step up action on climate change, motivated by a 2018 flagship ruling that the Netherlands must cut emissions faster to keep its people safe.

World Bank ups funds to tackle 'existential threat' of climate change

Dec 19 2018

KATOWICE, Poland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The World Bank will give equal weight to curbing emissions and helping poor countries deal with the "disastrous effects" of a warming world as it steps up investments to tackle climate change in the first half of the 2020s, it said on Monday. | Video

Climate funding undershoots real needs, but hope grows for future

Dec 17 2018

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.N. climate talks in Poland over the past two weeks failed to deliver enough new funding for poor countries that are already suffering as the world warms, but did take some steps towards narrowing the shortfall in the future, experts said.

Activists denied access to Poland for U.N. climate talks, green groups say

Dec 08 2018

KATOWICE, Poland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Poland's deputy environment minister, Michal Kurtyka, said on Saturday he was in contact with the authorities over reports from campaign groups that at least 12 to 14 activists were refused entry to the country or deported while on their way to a U.N. climate change conference in Katowice.

Developing nations say swifter climate action depends on cash to pay for it

Dec 06 2018

KATOWICE, Poland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Developing countries with fewer resources to cut carbon emissions and adapt to climate change cannot step up their efforts to combat global warming unless they get more support in the form of funding and technology, they said on Thursday.

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