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今週の環境関係海外注目記事 2019年6月29日

気候変動

Europe swelters as heatwave smashes June records,FT.com,19.6.29

An unprecedented heatwave smashed through June records across much of Europe, disrupted business activity, prompted school closures and buckled tram tracks, in a stark warning of what scientists say is a taste of things to come. The unusually high temperatures so early in the season have been met with a strong response from governments and health officials, who are becoming better prepared for extreme heat as it becomes more frequent. A heatwave in 2003 contributed to an estimated 35,000 deaths across Europe; now, authorities are quicker to take them seriously. Scientists expect soaring temperatures in Europe, especially in the south, will become more frequent and more severe owing to global warming and the weakening of the North Atlantic jet stream — the atmospheric current that governs European weather patterns.------

 

« Le Brésil ne fera rien pour respecter l’accord de Paris sur le climat »,Le Monde,19.6.29

‎Adriana Ramos, chercheuse associée de l’Institut socio-environnemental au Brésil, considère, dans un entretien au « Monde », que le président Bolsonaro ne fait que « défaire ce qui a été fait » alors que les questions de l’environnement sont prioritaires.

We Cannot Save the World from Climate Catastrophe if Largest Emitters of CO2 Don’t Step up Now,IPS,19.6.27

Climate change is likely to take a back seat at the G-20 summit. Here’s why.,The Washington Post,19.6.27

G20 plays down commitment to climate change action,FT.com,19.6.26                  

Japan bows to US pressure and drops phrases used in previous communiqués

Une canicule « d’intensité exceptionnelle » dans une grande partie de la France (et ce n’est pas fini),Le Monde,19.6.25

La température devrait atteindre à 34 °C à Paris, 37 °C à Lyon, 39 °C à Grenoble ce mardi, puis monter encore dans les jours suivant. Plus de 50 départements sont en vigilance orange.

Intense heat wave hits northern Europe,Deutsche Welle,19.6.25

A searing heat wave has begun to spread across Europe, with Germany, France and Belgium experiencing extreme temperatures that are set to continue in the coming days. 

In Germany, temperatures are expected to exceed 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) on Wednesday, topping the country's previous June record of 38.2 degrees Celsius, set in Frankfurt in 1947. Temperatures in Bonn on Tuesday afternoon reached 35 degrees.

Climate crisis: Al Gore says global economy needs major upgrade, fast,The Guardian,19.6.25

 

森林

Bolsonaro says Germany has much to learn from Brazil on deforestation; NGOs ask EU to halt Mercosur talks,Merco Press,19.6.28

President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday Germany has “a lot to learn” from Brazil when it comes to the environment, hitting back at criticism over deforestation in the Amazon. Bolsonaro made the remarks in Japan on the eve of the G20 summit, where German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday she would seek “straight talk” with the Brazilian leader over destruction of the rainforest.

 “Brazil can be an example for Germany even in the environment,” Bolsonaro told reporters shortly after arriving in Osaka.

“Their industry continues to be fossil, largely coal, and ours no, so they have a lot to learn from us.”

While Bolsonaro said he was prepared to discuss the issue with Merkel, he was not like some previous Brazilian presidents who “came to be reprimanded by other countries.”
“We don't accept being treated like in the past,” he said.

Pour dénoncer la déforestation, Greenpeace bloque l’arrivée d’un bateau chargé de soja à Sète,Le Monde,19.6.29

Déplorant l’inaction du gouvernement français face à la culture intensive du soja, en partie responsable du réchauffement climatique, cinquante activistes ont bloqué un cargo provenant du Brésil.

  

核のごみ

Nuclear waste firm plans big investment at Olkiluoto final disposal site,YLE,19.6.25

Nuclear waste firm Posiva is to spend some 500 million euros on a production facility for spent fuel handling at its underground Onkalo site, adjacent to the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant in Eurajoki, southwest Finland.

The company plans to build a final disposal facility and an encapsulation plant, which it says will allow spent nuclear fuel rods to be stored safely for millennia.

Posiva is owned by the utilities TVO and Fortum, which plan to use Onkalo to store waste from Olkiluoto and Loviisa nuclear power plants.

Olkiluoto has two reactors, with a long-delayed third one due to begin operations sometime next year, more than a decade behind schedule. Plans for a fourth reactor have been shelved. Loviisa has two reactors built in the late 1970s.

Posiva has said there is no room at Onkalo for waste from the proposed Fennovoima plant in northern Finland, which has yet to receive a construction permit.

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