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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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3 Big Reasons To Be Bearish On Oil For Even Longer
Seeking Alpha • Miles White
Political Road Map: You'll get to vote on a part of Sacramento's big climate change plans
Los Angeles Times • John Myers
Some GOP lawmakers hail suspension of fire prevention fee as victory, but others see a bait and switch
Los Angeles Times • Patrick Mcgreevy
Conservative Party Merger Alters Landscape in Canada's Oil Patch
Bloomberg • Doug Alexander, Josh Wingrove
'The idea is coming of age': Indigenous Australians take carbon farming to Canada
The Guardian • Michael Slezak
Gov. Brown turns to housing, rail after climate win
KPCC • Ap, Kathleen Ronayne
A cheap and effective way to stop deforestation
Quartz • Akshat Rathi
How the Modern World Made Cowards of Us All
The New York Times • Arthur C. Brooks
These 21 kids taking on Trump could be our best hope for climate action
Grist • Eric Holthaus
Trump to tap coal lobbyist, industry attorney for top EPA posts
The Hill • Timothy Cama
 
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3 Big Reasons To Be Bearish On Oil For Even Longer
Seeking AlphaMiles White
Summary Oil has fallen substantially from the high of $136 in June 2008 to the low of $42 in 2016. There is no good news for the oil story! Nigeria and Libya cannot afford to cut their output, and do not have...
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Carbon Markets , Climate Change
Political Road Map: You'll get to vote on a part of Sacramento's big climate change plans
Los Angeles TimesJohn Myers
As part of their plan to cut California’s greenhouse gas emissions, lawmakers in Sacramento are backing a boost in the size of the state’s Constitution. Already one of the longest governing blueprints of any state, the California Constitution could be amended under...
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Barack Obama, Climate Change
Some GOP lawmakers hail suspension of fire prevention fee as victory, but others see a bait and switch
Los Angeles TimesPatrick Mcgreevy
A fire prevention fee levied on nearly 800,000 rural California properties was so reviled by Republican lawmakers, landowners and taxpayer groups that they tried a referendum, a lawsuit, and five pieces of legislation to repeal it during the last six years. But...
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Carbon Tax, Oil & Gas
Conservative Party Merger Alters Landscape in Canada's Oil Patch
BloombergDoug Alexander, Josh Wingrove
Wildrose, PCs agree to unite to challenge Rachel Notley’s NDP New party set to lead in polls, expected to scrap carbon tax Alberta’s two main conservative parties have voted to unite, creating a political heavyweight in the heart of Canada’s oil patch...
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Carbon Markets , Emissions Trading
'The idea is coming of age': Indigenous Australians take carbon farming to Canada
The GuardianMichael Slezak
Australia’s world-leading Indigenous land management and carbon farming programs are spreading internationally, with a formal agreement signed to help build a similar program in Canada. A chance meeting between Rowen Foley from the Aboriginal Carbon Fund and a Candian carbon credit businessman...
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Carbon Tax, Climate Change
Gov. Brown turns to housing, rail after climate win
KPCCAp, Kathleen Ronayne
File: Jerry Brown pursues projects that will exist long after he leaves the governor's office but resists the word "legacy" at every opportunity.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Kathleen Ronayne | APGov. Jerry Brown's aggressive plea for lawmakers to renew California's signature climate...
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Carbon Markets , Carbon Sequestration
A cheap and effective way to stop deforestation
QuartzAkshat Rathi
With every passing day, it becomes increasingly urgent that the world do more to reduce its carbon emissions. The good news is that we’ve not yet exhausted the low-hanging fruits of this effort—especially those found in tropical forests. Forests are good carbon...
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Climate Policy, Environment
How the Modern World Made Cowards of Us All
The New York TimesArthur C. Brooks
BACK in the late 1980s, Dana Carvey of “Saturday Night Live” used to do a funny impression of President George H. W. Bush, in which the character would justify his own supposed timidity by muttering “wouldn’t be prudent” to himself about every...
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Climate Change, Climate Policy
These 21 kids taking on Trump could be our best hope for climate action
GristEric Holthaus
The best shot at large-scale climate action under the Trump administration might lie with a lawsuit set to go to trial early next year. Juliana v. United States has a plot suitable for a Disney movie: An eclectic group of 21 kids...
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Climate Policy, Coal Mining
Trump to tap coal lobbyist, industry attorney for top EPA posts
The HillTimothy Cama
President Trump is expected to nominate a coal lobbyist and an energy industry attorney for a pair of key posts at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Sources close to the administration said Andrew Wheeler, a Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting lobbyist whose clients...
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