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Rising number of local governments set targets to cut emissions

Twenty local governments, representing areas producing 5 percent of global climate-changing emissions, have committed to targets to cut those emissions, with the majority also setting goals for renewable energy, a platform uniting them said on Thursday.

The Compact of States and Regions, launched last September, said more local governments would join the effort over the summer, making their combined emissions savings one of the most significant pledges to be presented ahead of a new U.N. climate deal due in December.

The state and regional governments that have already set targets include British Columbia, California, Ontario, Oregon, Quebec, New York, Washington, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, the Basque Country, Catalonia, Lombardy, Rhone-Alpes, Scotland, Wales, Australian Capital Territory and South Australia.

Christiana Figueres, the United Nations’ top climate change official, told a gathering in France of local leaders from around the world that the actions of cities and regional governments to curb global warming offered huge benefits in public transport, cleaner air and better waste management.

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Posted on 6 Julho, 2015 in Notícias Alterações Climáticas

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    – Thanks for dropping me a line Darryl. I hope that the Tesla ieendd does or will do 220 miles on a tank, the 0 to 60 is less important, but if you say it, you should deliver it. My concern is that exaggerated claims will damage the credibility of electric cars, and I feel your claims may be hard to deliver – and I think your experience to date backs that up. I hope you do it though. Truly I do.But should I really just buy a Tesla? – I’ve a better idea for you – I live close enough to Lotus’s factory, how about letting me take one round the test track there for an hour or two – see how far it really goes? And if you’re right I will buy one, assuming of course the waiting list isn’t years and that I can live with LHD How about it, talk is easy, you up for proving it? – I’m willing to eat my words.@drivin98 – It’s both really. The first one is a one off, but we have it in mind that if it does what we think it will, there could be interest from other people – in which case we’d want to go into limited production. And if it still was in demand after that, bigger scale production. But a one off first. If that makes sense.@markjyoung – I hear what you say, The focus on Ferrari type performance looks wrong, it’s designed for a diff audience. The problem isn’t caused by people that use bikes instead of cars – people like you, it’s caused by the most of us that are hooked on the stuff (for diff reasons) right now. To have a hope of making a significant change we need to offer clean cars (not bicycles), something the mass of people will take as a serious option for them now. It’s a step and a big one if we can run cars on wind energy. PS the UK has enough wind energy blowing past us everyday – to power the whole country 3 to 4 times over, so yes in theory we do have an abundance of renewable energy. OK we have to harvest it yet @James cheers for the support.

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