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There’s no way that France’s new eco-flight tax will work (yet)

There’s no way that France’s new eco-flight tax will work (yet)

in the news Sam Fankhauser  12 July, 2019

Professor Sam Fankhauser comments on France’s introduction of an “eco-tax” – of €1.50 (£1.35) charged on domestic and intra-European flights, and €3 (£2.50) on flights outside the European Union. read more »


Why state and local governments are suing over climate change

Why state and local governments are suing over climate change

in the news Joana Setzer  12 July, 2019

Joana Setzer says it is likely that more and more litigation cases will go beyond environmental law, delving into tax and commercial law, or going after subsidies the companies have taken. read more »


Quarter of world’s biggest firms ‘fail to disclose emissions’

Quarter of world’s biggest firms ‘fail to disclose emissions’

in the news Simon Dietz  10 July, 2019

Comments by Simon Dietz on the new report by the Transition Pathway Initiative that found that about a quarter of the world’s highest-emitting, publicly listed companies fail to report their greenhouse gas emissions and nearly half do not properly consider the risks from the climate crisis in decision-making. read more »


Investment report finds many companies wanting on climateMost big CO2 emitting firms not on track for climate goals: report

Investment report finds many companies wanting on climateMost big CO2 emitting firms not on track for climate goals: report

in the news Simon Dietz  10 July, 2019

Associated Press quote Simon Dietz, saying: “Broadly speaking we see more progress than we see backsliding. But most companies are not progressing.” read more »


Millions of farmers depend on meltwater from Himalaya glaciers

Press release  9 July, 2019

The faster melting of glaciers in the Himalayas in recent years will affect the crop production and livelihoods of around 129 million farmers who depend on meltwater from these glaciers, new research published in Nature Sustainability reveals. read more »


Climate activists turn to lawsuits to force action on global warming

Climate activists turn to lawsuits to force action on global warming

in the news Joana Setzer, Rebecca Byrnes  9 July, 2019

Nature.com report on the analysis of climate litigation cases worldwide, noting that citizens and organizations have filed more than 1,300 lawsuits related to climate change in at least 28 countries around the world. read more »


Climate change lawsuits spreading around the world, says report

Climate change lawsuits spreading around the world, says report

in the news Joana Setzer, Rebecca Byrnes  4 July, 2019

he findings of the report also feature as one of the lead stories on the CNN homepage. read more »


Governments and firms in 28 countries sued over climate crisis – report

Governments and firms in 28 countries sued over climate crisis – report

in the news Joana Setzer  4 July, 2019

Joana Setzer comments on new research which shows that there have been more than 1,300 legal actions over global heating brought since 1990 read more »


Climate change lawsuits expand to at least 28 countries around the world

Press release  4 July, 2019

Legal action on climate change increasingly spreading beyond the United States Climate change lawsuits have been launched in at least 28 countries around the world, according to a new report … read more »


Climate change litigation is global phenomenon

Climate change litigation is global phenomenon

in the news Joana Setzer, Rebecca Byrnes  4 July, 2019

The Times Law reported the findings that legal actions over failure to act on climate change have kicked off in at least 28 countries. read more »