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Canadian Government Develops Zero-Emissions Vehicle Strategy

Government Develops Zero-Emissions Vehicle Strategy for Canada electric vehicle sustainable urban mobility

Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport and Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced on May 26 that the Government of Canada is moving forward to develop a sustainable urban mobility strategy by increasing the number of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVS) on Canadian roads by 2018.   Transportation & Emissions Transportation accounts for about 24 percent of Canada’s emissions,

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Prime Minister of Fiji’s address to UN Climate Change Conference Bonn

Prime Minister Voreqe Frank Bainimarama of Fiji's address to UN Climate Change Conference Bonn President of COP23

BONN, Germany, 18 May 2017 / PRN Africa / — Your Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, Bula vinaka and a very good morning to you all, I’m delighted to join you all in Bonn towards the end of your current deliberations but at the start of a very big year for me personally as incoming President of COP23. I want to begin by

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UNDP, ofo Join Forces to Address Rural and Urban Environmental Challenges

UNDP, ofo Join Forces to Address Rural and Urban Environmental Challenges sustainable mobility

New York – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and ofo, a China-based start-up that has become the world’s first and largest bike sharing platform, are joining forces to raise public awareness about climate change.   The UNDP-ofo Partnership UNDP, which is the world’s largest development organization, will advise ofo on an innovative initiative, which will see: Redistributing abandoned bikes

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California Won’t Back Down on Climate Change

Gov. Jerry Brown said Californians should do their part in helping unify the country after the surprise election of President-elect Donald Trump, but also insists the state will “stay true” to its principles. “With the deep divisions in our country, it is incumbent on all of us — especially the new leadership in Washington — to take steps that heal those divisions,

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WEALTHY Nations & Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

Members of the Group of 20 (G20) economies met in Beijing last week, but failed to reach an agreement on a deadline to phase out subsidies. Environmental advocates believing eliminating fossil-fuel subsidies is crucial to lowering carbon emissions, because it will take away an artificial economic advantage currently enjoyed by the fossil-fuel industry. Government officials in charge of some of

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