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Carbon offsets undercut climate change actions

Last week a study revealed China’s output of CO2 have been substantially overestimated by international agencies and now it has surfaced that Russia may have compromised the global climate change accord.

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China’s global climate pact in jeopardy, CO2 emissions overestimated

It was just last year when Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to cap its carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 in a historic global climate-change accord with the United States, but a recent study changed the whole climate picture for the nation.

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Abbott Government to reveal post-2020 emissions targets

The Abbott Government is poised to reveal its post-2020 carbon emissions reduction targets in a global effort to reduce carbon footprint, ahead of the United Nations climate change conference in December. Australia’s ruling conservative coalition, on the other hand is facing rising heat over its stance on greenhouse-gas emissions as cabinet debates long-term targets for greenhouse gas reductions.

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India quiet on a target date when its carbon emissions will peak

India quiet on a target dateIndia, the world’s third largest carbon emitter, after China and the Unites States, will not announce a target date when it expects its carbon emissions to peak, said Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, during an interview with the BBC.

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Karachi is burning like hell, the deadliest heatwave devastates the nation

Karachi is BurningPakistan’s most populated city faces threat against the deadliest heatwave ever, which has claimed more than 1,000 lives till now. The heatwave has mostly affected the country’s southern Sindh province. Morgues are over flooded with dead bodies, hospitals are swamped with thousands of patients unattended, as the temperature remains unusually high fourth day in a row.

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