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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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India ready to work above and beyond Paris climate deal: Sushma Swaraj
The Economic Times of India • Pti
What Dieter Helm’s review and the industrial strategy might miss
green alliance blog • Angela Francis
LNG growth to propel oil and gas industry's carbon emissions -WoodMac
Reuters
Hooray for Carbon Dioxide! It's Helping to Feed the World's Hungry
American Thinker Blog • H. Sterling Burnett
Back to 2009: Abbott declares war on everything
Renew Economy • Giles Parkinson
BHP under pressure to dump pro-coal lobby groups over climate policy
Renew Economy • Bob Burton
DiCaprio Rips Trump’s Climate Record, Says Hurricanes Should Be A Wake-Up Call
Huffington Post - Home • Chris D’Angelo
France's Emmanuel Macron at UN defends Iran, climate deals
The Economic Times of India
Experts call for cost of energy bills to fall
Daily Mail • Colin Fernandez Environment Correspondent, The Daily Mail
Cap-and-Trade Funding Will Go For Electric Vehicles, Other Programs–But Barely Any for Transit
Streetsblog • Melanie Curry
 
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Carbon Markets , Climate Change
India ready to work above and beyond Paris climate deal: Sushma Swaraj
The Economic Times of IndiaPti
UNITED NATIONS: India on Wednesday reaffirmed its commitment to the landmark Paris climate change agreement, saying it is willing to "work above and beyond" the pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, during a UN 'Leadership Summit on...
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Climate Change, Climate Policy
What Dieter Helm’s review and the industrial strategy might miss
green alliance blogAngela Francis
Not all of the ten ‘pillars’ of the industrial strategy green paper will make it into the white paper expected by the end of this year. Civil servants working on the final strategy say the innovation, skills, place, business and infrastructure pillars...
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Climate Change, Climate Engineering
LNG growth to propel oil and gas industry's carbon emissions -WoodMac
Reuters
* Carbon emissions for top 25 companies to grow by 17pct by 2025
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Agriculture, Carbon Sequestration
Hooray for Carbon Dioxide! It's Helping to Feed the World's Hungry
American Thinker BlogH. Sterling Burnett
Among the greatest challenges humankind has faced throughout its history, feeding the world’s hungry ranks at or near the very top of the list. And with the world’s population expected to top nine billion between 2050 and 2100, this issue will surely...
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Abbott Laboratories, Climate Change
Back to 2009: Abbott declares war on everything
Renew EconomyGiles Parkinson
Well, that turned out well didn’t it. Despite prime minister Malcolm Turnbull’s desperate attempts to appease the conservative faction of his Coalition government by compromising everything he ever stood for on climate and clean energy, it’s clearly not enough. His predecessor Tony...
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Climate Change, Climate Policy
BHP under pressure to dump pro-coal lobby groups over climate policy
Renew EconomyBob Burton
A shareholder resolution highlighting the chasm between BHP’s stated climate policy and the pro-coal advocacy of its mining industry lobby has pushed the company to commit to reconsidering its membership of the hardline Minerals Council of Australia (MCA). The outcome of the...
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Climate Change, Climate Policy
DiCaprio Rips Trump’s Climate Record, Says Hurricanes Should Be A Wake-Up Call
Huffington Post - HomeChris D’Angelo
Actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio said Tuesday that the recent string of devastating hurricanes — Harvey, Irma and now Maria — shines a light on the climate crisis and should come as a wake-up call for President Donald Trump and the world....
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Barack Obama, Climate Change
France's Emmanuel Macron at UN defends Iran, climate deals
The Economic Times of India
UNITED NATIONS: French President Emmanuel Macron stood firm Tuesday that landmark agreements on Iran and climate change would not change as he gently nudged Donald Trump to return to the fold. Macron, like the US president, was appearing for the first time...
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Carbon Tax, Climate Change
Experts call for cost of energy bills to fall
Daily MailColin Fernandez Environment Correspondent, The Daily Mail
Green taxes on families’ energy bills should be cut in light of a scientific report that said global warming was less drastic than feared, experts claimed yesterday. Around 10 per cent of a family’s energy bill – roughly £111 a year –...
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Auto Industry, California Cap-And-Trade
Cap-and-Trade Funding Will Go For Electric Vehicles, Other Programs–But Barely Any for Transit
StreetsblogMelanie Curry
A lot happened in the last few days of the California legislative session. Before hitting the deadline to pass bills for the current session—a deadline that was extended beyond midnight Friday—the legislature engaged in a lot of last-minute negotiations that led to...
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