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China cuts energy intensity by 4.8 pct in 2014

Reuters, January 20, 2015

Jan 20 (Reuters) - China beat a key energy efficiency target in 2014, cutting its energy intensity by 4.8 percent from a year earlier, the State Council said on Tuesday, as it tries to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

EU politicians seek to revive sluggish carbon market

Reuters, January 19, 2015

By Barbara Lewis and Susanna Twidale

  • Thursday's vote only one of several
  • Some politicians want earlier action than others
  • Among member states, Poland expected to oppose reform 

The Guardian view on sustainable development: Davos can set the tone

Guardian, January 19, 2015

Editorial

We need a global effort to end extreme inequality. The gap between rich and poor isn’t just a moral question, it damages the economy

Last year was Earth's hottest on record, U.S. scientists say

Reuters, January 19, 2015

Irene Klotz

Last year was Earth's hottest on record in new evidence that people are disrupting the climate by burning fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases into the air, two U.S. government agencies said on Friday.

Costing the climate: Four ways to price carbon

RTCC, January 18, 2015

By Will Evison and Jonathan Grant

A recent study put the social cost of emitting a tonne of CO2 at US$220. An EU allowance costs $8. Why the gap?

UN chief appoints Janos Pasztor as adviser on climate change

AP, January 16, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed environmental expert Janos Pasztor of Hungary as his top adviser on climate change.

It’s official: 2014 was the hottest year in recorded history

Washington Post, January 16, 2015

By Chris Mooney 

It is official: According to both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the year 2014 was the hottest ever measured, based on records going back to the year 1880.

EU plans diplomatic offensive ahead of Paris climate deal

RTCC, January 16, 2015

By Ed King

Brussels leaders will meet on Monday to discuss strategy for raising global climate ambition ahead of UN talks

Low-energy urbanisation 'can help climate goals'

BBC News, January 13, 2015

By Mark Kinver

A study of 274 cities has helped shed light on energy consumption in urban areas and what can be done to make future urbanisation more efficient.

Barack Obama moves to cut US methane emissions by almost half

Guardian, January 13, 2015

Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent

Environmental Protection Agency will cut oil and gas industry methane emissions as president seeks to bolster climate legacy