Daily Archives: September 16, 2017

Paris climate deal: US denies it will stay in accord – BBC News


Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Paris deal commits the signatories to keeping rising global temperatures “well below” 2C above pre-industrial levels

The US has insisted it will leave the Paris climate accord, despite reports that it may be softening its stance.

Officials who met a White House representative on Saturday said afterwards the US would either stay in the 2015 accord or change its approach.

The White House said “there has been no change” in the US position “unless we can re-enter on terms that are more favourable to our country”.

President Donald Trump said in June he wanted a new “fair” deal for the US.

He added it was important a new deal would not disadvantage US businesses, but opponents say withdrawing from the accord is an abdication of US leadership on a key global challenge.

The Paris agreement commits the US and 187 other countries to keeping rising global temperatures “well below” 2C above pre-industrial levels and “endeavour to limit” them even more, to 1.5C.

Only Syria and Nicaragua did not sign up to the deal.

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BBC World Service – Newsday, Tears of joy as Syrian family reunited


How do we empower people to take action on climate change




13 September, 2017

As large swathes of the Caribbean have been left devastated by Hurricane Irma, the issue of climate change is once again back on the global news agenda.

It’s easy to feel defeated when the environmental crises we face are so immediate and huge. But action is urgently needed.

In this special edition of the Weekly Economics Podcast (recorded before Irma took place), we explore some of the possible solutions, debate what real action looks like and how those most affected can be the most powerful agents for change.

David Powell, Environment Lead at the New Economics Foundation, takes over hosting duties and is joined by Alice Bell, Director of Communications at 10:10, and Asad Rehman, Executive Director at War on Want.

Rhodes Scholars in the 21st Century

The Rhodes Trust
Published on Feb 25, 2016

Glimpses of Rhodes 2015-16

The Rhodes Trust
Published on Sep 16, 2016

Climate Change Workshop: Final Panel – T. C. Weiskel – Question.

Published on May 12, 2017

Climate Change Workshop: Activisim & Civil Society Bill McKibben – Q&A

The Rhodes Trust
Published on May 12, 2017

Climate Change Workshop: Welcome and Talk The Challenges of Generation 1 5C

The Rhodes TrustPublished on May 12, 2017

‘I Didn’t Know They Were a Rhodes Scholar’

The Rhodes Trust
Published on Jun 5, 2017

Discover who has been a Rhodes Scholar. Do you know any of them?

Sarah Westwood (South African College School, Newlands & Linacre 2015)