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To help individuals interested in climate change and related policy choices, Wiser has created a climate policy news digest. This daily email will help you stay up-to-date with decisions taken by legislators, and keep you informed of the science, analysis and debate that they use to take those decisions. Changes in climate policy happen incrementally as governments around the world nudge their economies, industries and populations towards practices designed to reduce the impact that people have on the environment. Bodies like the United Nations are involved in coordinating a global response to climate policy, and all countries in the UN, including the US and China, have agreed to reduce emissions. The debate often gets heated as environmental groups urge government and industry leaders to do more. Those debates will continue as everyone seeks to reconcile the often competing objectives of growing populations and economies, with green and environmentally friendly laws. Sign up for the Wiser climate policy news email to ensure you are always up-to-date with developments.

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On Paris, the Trump Administration is shooting itself in the foot - Publications – AEI
AEIdeas » Society and Culture • Tejus Arora
Lifecycle of a diesel car produces more CO2 than petrol
Moneyinvesting | Mail Online • Rob Hull, Thisismoney.Co.Uk
The Green Investment Pension Con
Cato Institute • Ike Brannon
This new carbon currency could make us more climate friendly
Forum:Blog • World Economic Forum
France Planning New Ways To Get Old, Heavily Polluting Cars Off The Road
CleanTechnica • James Ayre
The Days Before The Day After Tomorrow?
Forbes • Contributor, Scott Stephenson
US states, cities and businesses keeping US climate action on track
Renewable Energy Mag • Robin Whitlock
New Report on Circular Carbon Innovation: An Unrealized Investment Opportunity
BusinessWire
Future Historians Will Look Back in Horror at Koch Network's Attacks on Climate Policy, says Author Nancy MacLean
DeSmogBlog • Graham Readfearn
It’s time to wake up to the climate change threat and take steps to mitigate its effects
Bangor Daily News • Contributed
 
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Climate Change, Climate Engineering
On Paris, the Trump Administration is shooting itself in the foot - Publications – AEI
AEIdeas » Society and CultureTejus Arora
Ambiguity and inconsistency may be useful negotiating tools in the art of deal-making, but they are not salutary in terms of coherent policy-making aimed at an advancement of US economic and environmental interests. Actually, ambiguity and inconsistency are not quite the correct...
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Auto Industry, Biofuels
Lifecycle of a diesel car produces more CO2 than petrol
Moneyinvesting | Mail OnlineRob Hull, Thisismoney.Co.Uk
Buy diesel cars, their carbon dioxide emissions are lower. That's what motorists were told by successive governments, who incentivised the sale of diesel over petrol by offering lower annual tax costs based on CO2 levels. However, a new study by campaign group...
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Carbon Tax, Finance
The Green Investment Pension Con
Cato InstituteIke Brannon
Public pensions are complicated beasts. They represent the aggregation of promises made to public employees—both current and former—to pay them benefits from their retirement until their demise. They sum to a growing—albeit somewhat imprecise—stream of payments that presently extends to close to...
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Carbon Markets , Climate Change
This new carbon currency could make us more climate friendly
Forum:BlogWorld Economic Forum
Image: REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic If you know something is bad for you but you don’t know how to measure it, how can you reduce it? Take calories, for example. If we want to lose weight, we need to reduce our calorie intake. To...
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Auto Industry, Carbon Tax
France Planning New Ways To Get Old, Heavily Polluting Cars Off The Road
CleanTechnicaJames Ayre
The government of France is reportedly now planning a series of tax and incentive implementations meant to get some of the oldest and/or most heavily polluting cars off the country’s roads. In addition, the country’s government is planning to incentivize the installation...
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Climate Change, Climate Engineering
The Days Before The Day After Tomorrow?
ForbesContributor, Scott Stephenson
Scientific evidence not only indicates that global warming is indeed occurring but that human activity is almost certainly the underlying cause. Based on the best models, research, and knowledge we have today, the impact to society of passing 2 degrees of warming...
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Climate Change, Climate Engineering
US states, cities and businesses keeping US climate action on track
Renewable Energy MagRobin Whitlock
New initial analysis announced at Climate Week NYC has found that the US can already meet half its climate pledge by 2025 thanks to the action of US states, cities and businesses. The analysis includes 342 commitments coming from 22 US states,...
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Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Tax
New Report on Circular Carbon Innovation: An Unrealized Investment Opportunity
BusinessWire
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CLIMATE WEEK — Circular carbon technologies present diverse and significant opportunities for investors, according to a comprehensive analysis by the Circular Carbon Network (CCN) – a new initiative of the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. The report summarizes industry perspectives on...
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Climate Change, Climate Policy
Future Historians Will Look Back in Horror at Koch Network's Attacks on Climate Policy, says Author Nancy MacLean
DeSmogBlogGraham Readfearn
For the first few weeks after publishing, all was going pretty well. Nancy MacLean’s book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, was “deeply important” and a “feat of American intellectual and political history,” said...
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Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change
It’s time to wake up to the climate change threat and take steps to mitigate its effects
Bangor Daily NewsContributed
Even as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose command the news headlines and the people in their paths occupy our thoughts, it’s critical to understand that these storms represent a wake-up call for our nation. Fortunately, there are clear steps that Mainers can...
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