The Economic Times

appeared 30 May 2017

BERLIN: It would be a “crime” to spoil the environment for future generations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today and underlined the need to protect biodiversity, as the Trump administration mulls to overturn the US’ position on the 2015 Paris climate accord.

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Global Challenges Foundation

released 24 May 2017

Global Catastrophic Risks 2017 is an annual analysis of the greatest threats to humanity produced by the Global Challenges Foundation. It is based on the latest scientific research and features contributions from leading experts at think tanks, university departments and other institutions worldwide. As well as exploring the risks themselves, it summarizes the current status of global efforts to manage them.

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The Economist

appeared 27 May 2017

EARTH is poorly named. The ocean covers almost three-quarters of the planet. It is divided into five basins: the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian, the Arctic and the Southern oceans. Were all the planet’s water placed over the United States, it would form a column of liquid 132km tall. The ocean provides 3bn people with almost a fifth of their protein (making fish a bigger source of the stuff than beef). Fishing and aquaculture assure the livelihoods of one in ten of the world’s people. Climate and weather systems depend on the temperature patterns of the ocean and its interactions with the atmosphere. If anything ought to be too big to fail, it is the ocean.

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Clean Energy Council

released 30 May 2017

The Clean Energy Australia Report 2016 provides a comprehensive overview of the Australian clean energy sector and the latest key figures and statistics on the national energy market.

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Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

released 29 May 2017

The purpose of this Commission is to explore explicit carbon-pricing options and levels that would induce the change in behaviors— particularly in those driving the investments in infrastructure, technology, and equipment—needed to deliver on the temperature objective of the Paris Agreement, in a way that fosters economic growth and development, as expressed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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