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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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A brief guide to Kevin Hassett, Trump's new chief economist
Vox • Dylan Matthews
A forgotten war technology could safely power Earth for millions of years. Here's why we aren't using it
businessinsider.com.au • Dave Mosher
Environmental Groups Say California’s Climate Program Hasn’t Helped Them
KQED • David Marks
WHO CAN ARGUE WITH SCIENCE? Hundreds of scientists urge Trump to withdraw from U.N. climate-change …
PJMedia • Glenn Reynolds
UN climate chief says environmental action 'unstoppable' amid reports Trump may abandon Paris deal
International Business Times • Oli Gamp
US, EU must prioritize energy security in policy discussions
Natural Gas Europe - Latest News
Europe’s tough line on shipping emissions
Climate News Network • Terry Macalister
Conservative leadership candidates spar over policy issues in Ottawa debate
Global News • Staff
UK’s carbon footprint rose 3% in 2013
Energy Live News - Energy Made Easy • Jonny Bairstow
New UN climate chief: 'Action on warming unstoppable'
BBC • Roger Harrabin
 
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A brief guide to Kevin Hassett, Trump's new chief economist
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President Trump will name the American Enterprise Institute’s Kevin Hassett as the chair of his Council of Economic Advisers, according to multiple reports. The CEA chair serves as the White House’s chief economist, and while Trump has demoted the position from the...
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Carbon Tax, Natural Gas
A forgotten war technology could safely power Earth for millions of years. Here's why we aren't using it
businessinsider.com.auDave Mosher
Humanity will face an energy crisis as the world's population rapidly grows. Nuclear power plants can generate bountiful, carbon-free electricity, but their solid fuel is problematic, and ageing reactors are being shut down. More »
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Environmental Groups Say California’s Climate Program Hasn’t Helped Them
KQEDDavid Marks
In the Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles, residential streets dead-end at oil refineries. Diesel trucks crawl through, carrying containers from nearby ports. Longtime resident Magali Sanchez Hall says the pollution from all that has taken a toll, right on the street where...
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Climate Change, Climate Policy
WHO CAN ARGUE WITH SCIENCE? Hundreds of scientists urge Trump to withdraw from U.N. climate-change …
PJMediaGlenn Reynolds
WHO CAN ARGUE WITH SCIENCE? More than 300 scientists have urged President Trump to withdraw from the U.N.’s climate change agency, warning that its push to curtail carbon dioxide threatens to exacerbate poverty without improving the environment. In a Thursday letter to...
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Climate Change, Climate Policy
UN climate chief says environmental action 'unstoppable' amid reports Trump may abandon Paris deal
International Business TimesOli Gamp
The Executive Secretary for the UN's Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is confident that movement towards environmental action is "unstoppable", despite threats by US President Donald Trump to pull out of the UN climate deal – the Paris Agreement. Patricia Espinosa...
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US, EU must prioritize energy security in policy discussions
Natural Gas Europe - Latest News
Europe’s energy security is important for its national security and prosperity, both of which are in the U.S. national interest. For good reason, successive U.S. administrations have devoted high level attention to European energy security and this policy has enjoyed wide bipartisan...
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Carbon Markets , Climate Change
Europe’s tough line on shipping emissions
Climate News NetworkTerry Macalister
Shipping industry is ordered to reduce its climate-damaging CO2 emissions in European waters or face trading charges. LONDON, 25 February, 2017 − The European Parliament has lost patience with shipping industry inaction over climate change and has outlined plans to include vessels...
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Conservative leadership candidates spar over policy issues in Ottawa debate
Global NewsStaff
OTTAWA – Candidates for leadership of the federal Conservative party went four rounds Friday in a debate aimed at providing an opportunity for a deep dive into policy. But the cut-and-thrust of politics remained on display even as the format of having...
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BBC America, Climate Change
UK’s carbon footprint rose 3% in 2013
Energy Live News - Energy Made EasyJonny Bairstow
The UK’s carbon footprint rose 3% between 2012 and 2013. That’s according to a recent release of government data, which shows this was primarily due to increased emissions from imported goods. The carbon footprint refers to emissions associated with the consumption spending...
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New UN climate chief: 'Action on warming unstoppable'
BBCRoger Harrabin
The UN’s new climate chief admits she’s worried about President Donald Trump – but is confident that action to curb climate change is unstoppable. President Trump said he’d withdraw from the UN climate deal and stop funding the UN’s clean energy programme....
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