2014-2

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150 ways to cut GHG emissions

NGOs from eleven countries in Northern Europe have evaluated national policies used to cut greenhouse gases. Result: some 150 measures. If all repeated some of the lessons learned by their neighbours, emissions would come down fast.
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Editorial: 1.5°C target can be reached

In April 2014, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report that presented a scenario for a pathway on how to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C ..
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Profitable to cut air pollution

The monetised health benefits alone of less air pollution are up to 42 times greater than the emission abatement costs. In addition there will be substantial benefits to ecosystems, forests, agricultural crops and materials.
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More bikes, more jobs

Cycling can create at least 76,600 jobs and save 10,000 lives every year in major European cities, according to a new report ”Unlocking new opportunities” ..
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Vans meet CO2 target four years early

Carbon dioxide emissions from vans sold in 2013 fell by 3.8 per cent compared to the previous year, which gives an average figure of 173.3g/CO2 km, according ..
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Cleaning up container ship emissions

Implementation of the three key emission abatement measures on container ships could cut emissions of air pollutants, such as SO2, NOx, PM ..
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Huge health impacts of road transport

Air pollution is costing advanced economies plus China and India an estimated US$3.5 trillion a year in premature deaths and ill health, and these costs will rise unless government action is taken to limit vehicle emissions, a new OECD report says.  
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Sustainable shipping study

Emission Control Areas (ECAs) around Europe should be expanded, both in terms of area and the inclusion of nitrogen oxides (NOx), and incentives should ..
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IMO weakens NOx rules for ships

A hastily adopted compromise decision that was taken without any impact assessment, despite the risk that it will negatively affect the environment and the health of Europeans.
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A changing climate creates pervasive risks

The effects of climate change are already being seen on all continents and across the oceans.
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