Canada seeking new members of anti-coal alliance at UN climate change meeting but facing resistance

Canada and the United Kingdom are hosting a “coal-free day” at the United Nations climate talks in Katowice, Poland, a city built on coal mining.

The conference is aimed at defining measures to implement the Paris agreement climate change, but the first week of talks ended on a sour note Saturday when the U.S. sided with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in blocking endorsement of a key scientific report on global warming.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna shrugged off the naysayers as she spoke of plans to push the Powering Past Coal Alliance at this year’s climate talks. The alliance says all developed nations should phase out coal-fired power plants by 2030, and the rest of the world should do it by 2050. The group includes 28 nations thus far but faces stronger opposition from coal-dominant economies each passing day.  SOURCE

Investors with $32 trillion at stake sound the alarm on climate change

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London (CNN Business)Investors managing assets worth $32 trillion have called on governments and businesses to step up efforts to tackle climate change.

A group of 415 investors warned Monday of an “ambition gap” between steps governments have promised to take, and the actions needed to meet goals set out in the Paris climate agreement. MORE

Climate change warning from scientists

More than 15,000 scientists issue a warning about climate change, extreme weather and global warming.

More than 15,000 scientists around the world have issued a global warning: there needs to be change in order to save Earth.

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