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'Pope's climate change encyclical tells rich nations: pay your debt to the poor'

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, June 19, 2015, In : Re-embodiments politics 

The Guardian, 19/06/2015
Pope Francis has called on the world’s rich nations to begin paying their “grave social debt” to the poor and take concrete steps on climate change, saying failure to do so presents an undeniable risk to a “common home” that is beginning to resemble a “pile of filth”.

The pope’s 180-page encyclical on the environment, released on Thursday, is at its core a moral call for action on phasing out the use of fossil fuels.

But it is also a document infused with...


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'G7 Leaders Agree to Phase out Fossil Fuel Use by End of Century'

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, June 12, 2015, In : decarbonization 
The Guardian
The G7 leading industrial nations have agreed to cut greenhouse gases by phasing out the use of fossil fuels by the end of the century, the German chancellor,
Angela Merkel, has announced, in a move hailed as historic by some environmental campaigners.On the final day of talks in a Bavarian castle, Merkel said the leaders had committed themselves to the need to “decarbonise the global economy in the course of this century”. They also agreed on a global target for limiting the r...
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'Norway Will Divest From Coal in Push Against Climate Change'

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Sunday, June 7, 2015, In : Re-embodiments politics 

New York Times, June 5, 2015
Norway’s $890 billion government pension fund, considered the largestsovereign wealth fund in the world, will sell off many of its investments related to coal, making it the biggest institution yet to join a growing international movement to abandon at least some fossil fuel stocks.

Parliament voted Friday to order the fund to shift its holdings out of billions of dollars of stock in companies whose businesses rely at least 30 percent on coal. A committee vote las...


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