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India, US hold joint panel meet on climate issues
Nearly ten months after setting up a joint working group on combating climate change, India and the US on Wednesday held its first meeting where both countries agreed to closely coordinate on many issues including the contentious matter of phasing out climate damaging refrigerant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
Times of India
 
Indo-US group to work very closely on climate change: Prakash Javadekar
Terming the Indo-US Joint Working Group as an "important platform" for addressing environment and sustainable development concerns, Environment minister Prakash Javadekar today said the group needs to work "very closely" and develop common understanding and balanced package for post 2020 period.
Economic Times
 
Climate policy: Reforming emissions trading
Courageous steps are required to reform the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme. To this end, an independent carbon authority has been proposed — this is a move in the right direction, but should be part of a much broader discussion about reforming emissions trading.
Nature Climate Change
 
Indian media: Deforestation behind deadly Pune landslide
Environmentalists feel that deforestation may have triggered Wednesday's landslide in western India that killed at least 23 people and left more than 150 trapped, papers report.
BBC
 
Religious Conservatives Embrace Pollution Fight
The E.P.A. on Wednesday ended two days of public hearings on its proposed regulation to cut carbon pollution from power plants, and mixed in with the coal lobbyists and business executives were conservative religious leaders reasserting their support for President Obama’s environmental policies — at a time when Republican Party orthodoxy continues to question the science of climate change.
NY Times
 
IMF proposes 60% coal tax
The International Monetary Fund report says a 60% tax on coal would reflect the environmental damage caused by burning the resource, The Australian Financial Review reports
The Australian
 
Un nobel del cambio climático visitó Quito
El ingeniero químico mexicano Mario Molina Pasquel, premio nobel de química en 1995, por sus aportes para determinar la destrucción de la capa de ozono, dio ayer una conferencia en el marco del II Congreso Internacional de Innovación y Desarrollo, en Quito.
El Universo
 
 
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