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PARIS CLIMATE TALKS

Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Aug 19, 2018
Trump's power-plant proposal may increase U.S. carbon pollution
U.S. leader Donald Trump is poised to replace former President Barack Obama's plan to slash power plant greenhouse gas emissions with a substitute that could actually increase them.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 4, 2018
Rich nations — including Japan — spend at least $100 billion a year on fossil fuels despite climate pledges
“The G7 have pledged to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, but they don't have any systems in terms of accountability to meet the pledges,” says study's lead author.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 4, 2017
Under Trump's review, EPA set to propose repeal of Obama's climate regulation
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose repealing the Clean Power Plan — the Obama administration's centerpiece regulation to fight climate change — and plans to solicit input on a rule to replace it, according to an EPA document seen by Reuters.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 9, 2017
Diplomatic cable instructs U.S. envoys to be indirect on re-engaging in Paris climate deal
U.S. diplomats should sidestep questions from foreign governments on what it will take for the Trump administration to re-engage in the global Paris climate agreement, according to a diplomatic cable seen by Reuters.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 16, 2017
Trump may reverse decision on climate accord, France's Macron says: report
French President Emmanuel Macron said he was hopeful that U.S. President Donald Trump would reverse his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, according to weekly newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche (JDD) on Sunday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 22, 2017
Time to ditch the polar bears? Climate change looks for a new image
What does climate change look like? For many people, the first — or perhaps only — image that comes to mind is of smokestacks, or polar bears perched on ice floes.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 26, 2017
Internal U.S. State Department memo strengthens case to stay in Paris climate accord
An internal U.S. State Department memo says the Paris climate accord imposes few obligations on the United States, bolstering the case for Trump administration officials who want to stay in the deal.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Nov 22, 2016
China likely to maintain climate goals
Beijing's air quality fell short of national standards on 179 days last year. That's one reason why the world's biggest coal consumer is likely to stick with its plan to clean up its energy supply — regardless of what President-elect Donald Trump does in the U.S.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 14, 2016
Trump looking at fast ways to quit global climate deal: source
President-elect Donald Trump is seeking quick ways to withdraw the United States from a global accord to combat climate change, a source on his transition team said, defying broad international backing for the plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 31, 2016
Magical thinking won't stop climate change
Despite the Paris Agreement on climate change, the gap between what needs to happen and what is happening remains large, and is even growing.
EDITORIALS
Oct 5, 2016
Ratify Paris climate change pact
The government should seek to promptly ratify and join in the implementation of the Paris accord.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 22, 2016
Paris climate agreement gets enough countries, nears second threshold for going into effect
Thirty-one countries formally joined the Paris Agreement on climate change on Wednesday, surpassing a major hurdle toward putting the landmark pact into force.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 18, 2016
Trump on North Korea, Wall Street regulation, tech stocks
Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump told Reuters in a wide-ranging interview on Tuesday that he would be willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to stop Pyongyang's nuclear program.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Feb 10, 2016
Top court votes along ideological lines to halt Obama's legacy carbon pledge
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by putting on hold federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, the centerpiece of his administration's strategy to combat climate change.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 11, 2016
Time for the world to face up to climate reality
Technological progress makes it possible to build a low-carbon economy; but strong public policies are necessary to ensure implementation.
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 23, 2015
After Paris accord, most U.S. Republicans back action on climate
A majority of U.S. Republicans who had heard of the international climate deal in Paris said they support working with other countries to curb global warming and were willing to take steps to do so, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll on Tuesday.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 21, 2015
Action at grass-roots level vital to success of COP21
Shared concern and empathetic openness to the suffering of others holds the key to fighting climate change.
EDITORIALS
Dec 17, 2015
Paris agreement is just a start
The nations of the world have only promised to take baby steps to curb global warming, with no binding mechanism. The true test will be whether they follow through and actually effect change.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 16, 2015
Abe flubs great opportunity to be a green global leader
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could have stood forward at the Paris climate talks as a world leader in the fight against climate change. Instead, he offered nothing new.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 16, 2015
Japan, South Korea stick to coal plant policies despite global climate deal
After signing the climate pact in Paris, Japan and South Korea press ahead with plans to open scores of new coal-fired power plants.

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