Daily Archives: January 4, 2016

French police clash with climate protesters in Paris


Reuters

Published on Nov 29, 2015

French riot police at the Place de la Republique in central Paris fire tear gas at about 200 climate change protesters some of whom wear masks and fought with police. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Deal Reached In Paris Climate Talks


The Young Turks

Published on Dec 14, 2015

We had climate talks in Paris, which have now reached a conclusion. We have a deal. Is it a good deal? It depends who you ask… Cenk Uygur, host of the The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“After two weeks of tense talks, word-wrangling and marathon overnight meetings, diplomats in Paris agreed to a global climate change accord on Saturday evening

Tech Billionaires Work Together for Environment


wochit News

Published on Nov 30, 2015

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, and pretty much every other crazy rich tech leader you can imagine have announced that they’re banding together to combat climate change with a new partnership called the Breakthrough Energy Coalition. Through the partnership, the group’s members have committed to use a substantial portion of their hundreds of billions of dollars in collective net worth to invest in early stage clean energy companies. Zuckerberg wrote a Facebook post Sunday night announcing the partnership. The timing of the announcement coincides with the global climate conference, COP21, taking place in Paris this week, where world leaders including President Barack Obama will convene to discuss their plans to deal with climate change.

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Will Bill Gates Fix The Environment?


wochit News

Published on Nov 27, 2015

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced in June that he would invest $1 billion in clean energy tech over the next five years Now, Gates is reportedly making good on that promise by launching a multi-billion dollar fund focused on clean energy research and development. The fund, reportedly scheduled to be unveiled Monday in Paris, during the United Nations Climate Change Conference, will be funded by Gates and other billionaires to a multibillion tune, though exact figures are unknown at this point.

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Obama, Bill Gates Set to Announce Historic Clean Energy Investment


wochit News

Published on Nov 29, 2015

President Obama will join with the leaders of 18 other countries as well as Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Monday at the United Nations Climate Summit in Paris to launch a historic expansion in clean energy research and development funding. This funding will come both in the form of public sector financing and private sector backing, and together they are likely to constitute the biggest investments in clean energy technologies in history. Under the public sector program, which is known as Mission Innovation, each participating country will commit to a doubling of its respective research and development funding within the next five years.

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Kiribati president on combating Climate Change


Channel 4 News

Published on Dec 10, 2015

Anote Tong, the president of Kiribati, says his nation faces being consumed by rising sea levels no matter what happens in Paris.

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Bill Gates: Why are you at COP?


Nature Newsteam

Published on Nov 30, 2015

Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates tells Nature why he’s attending the UN climate talks in Paris.

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