Climate Policy News

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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Your Weekly Recommendations Saturday, September 23, 2017
 
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The Evils of Climate Enthusiasm
Watts Up With That? • Guest Blogger
The quiet dismantling of Obama's environmental legacy.
Environmental Health News
Nicaragua Joins Paris Accords, Leaving US and Syria Only Non-Participants
RIA Novosti
Nuclear Power: A Victim of Market and Technological Changes?
Atlantic Council • Robert F. Ichord, Jr.
Dire Warnings Over Feds Failure To Track Highway Emissions
CBS St. Louis • Cbs San Francisco
California Joins Seven Other States in Lawsuit Over Clean Transportation Rules
Streetsblog • Melanie Curry
Ontario joins California’s cap-and-trade market
San Francisco Chronicle • Associated Press
Battle of the Bay: S.F. and Oakland Sue Oil Companies Over Sea Level Rise
Planetizen • Planetizen
Ontario signs formal agreement to join Quebec California carbon market in 2018
iPolitics • Allison Jones — Canadian Press
Immigration attorneys warn against using the term 'climate refugee'
Global Post • Pri's The World
 
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The Evils of Climate Enthusiasm
Watts Up With That?Guest Blogger
Address to the Alumni of Warrane College, University of New South Wales Academic Dinner, September 2017 Dr Howard Thomas Brady No matter our age we are all adapting to circumstance. I would never have thought, after I went away to be a...
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Barack Obama, Climate Policy
The quiet dismantling of Obama's environmental legacy.
Environmental Health News
Back in February, Steve Bannon, then a high-ranking advisor to Donald Trump, said the administration is in a battle for the deconstruction of the administrative state. Since then, Trump's Cabinet members have, by all accounts, gotten down to this task with laser-like...
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Climate Change, Climate Policy
Nicaragua Joins Paris Accords, Leaving US and Syria Only Non-Participants
RIA Novosti
The president of Nicaragua has announced that his nation will become a signatory to the Paris Climate Accord, meaning that there are now only two UN member states that will not be party to the accords: war-torn Syria and the United States...
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Carbon Tax, Coal Industry
Nuclear Power: A Victim of Market and Technological Changes?
Atlantic CouncilRobert F. Ichord, Jr.
Super hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria have put a spotlight on US President Donald J. Trump’s policy position on climate change, which seems to deny the scientific reality. Although its “energy dominance” policy seeks to expand coal, oil, and gas, the Trump...
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Auto Industry, CBS Television Distribution
Dire Warnings Over Feds Failure To Track Highway Emissions
CBS St. LouisCbs San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Eight states jointly sued the U.S. Department of Transportation this week, claiming that its failure to require tracking of highway carbon emissions not only violates federal law but could cause further environmental calamity. The defendants say suspension...
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Auto Industry, Climate Change
California Joins Seven Other States in Lawsuit Over Clean Transportation Rules
StreetsblogMelanie Curry
Eight states filed a lawsuit this week challenging the Trump administration decision to suspend a rule that requires transportation projects to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions produced. The lawsuit, similar to one filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) this...
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Carbon Tax, Climate Change
Ontario joins California’s cap-and-trade market
San Francisco ChronicleAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO — California has expanded its market for buying and trading permits to emit greenhouse gases to include the Canadian province of Ontario. The market is the centerpiece of California’s cap-and-trade program, which is designed to reduce carbon pollution over time by...
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Climate Change, Climate Policy
Battle of the Bay: S.F. and Oakland Sue Oil Companies Over Sea Level Rise
PlanetizenPlanetizen
"The cities of San Francisco and Oakland are suing some of the world’s largest oil companies over climate change, joining an emerging legal effort to hold the fossil fuel industry accountable for the damages wrought by rising seas," reports Kurtis Alexander. Key...
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Carbon Markets , Carbon Tax
Ontario signs formal agreement to join Quebec California carbon market in 2018
iPoliticsAllison Jones — Canadian Press
FILE - This Sept. 22, 2006 file photo shows the Conoco Oil Refinery in Rodeo, Calif. The California Air Resources Board was expected to pass a key piece of the states 2006 climate law, called AB32, at its meetings Thursday, Dec. 16...
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Climate Change, Climate Policy
Immigration attorneys warn against using the term 'climate refugee'
Global Post Pri's The World
With so much destruction from this season's hurricanes in the Caribbean, there are going to be a lot of people on the move — looking to start their lives in new places. We’ve already seen mass movements of people from areas plagued...
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