Source: RTCC - Pope Benedict was dubbed the first green pontiff because of his sermons on protecting the environment and installation of solar panels at the Vatican. His successor Pope Francis appears keen on maintaining this relatively new tradition, telling the UNs lead climate official Christiana Figueres that the environment will be one of his priorities for 2015.
Source: RTCC - Countries around the world are developing an array of different carbon taxes and trading systems to control greenhouse gas emissions. The more these can be joined up, experts say, the cheaper it will be to tackle climate change.
Source: RTCC - From 1 December, Twitter will be abuzz with the latest news from the corridors of the UN climate talks. Follow the right people, and youll have a steady stream of inside information from politicians, negotiators, NGOs and generally insightful people as they work on the UNs new climate treaty in Lima.
Source: RTCC - The global mood on climate change is shifting, but theres little sign that the proposed 2015 agreement will be enough to avert dangerous levels of warming. Envoys from over 190 countries meet in Lima, Peru next week to continue work on efforts to slow greenhouse gas emissions, which the World Meteorological Organisation says are rising faster than ever before
Source: Live Science - Beginning on December 1, representatives from nearly 200 countries will meet in Lima, Peru, to forge progress on global climate-change policy, an effort that could well determine the success of future negotiations on critical climate change issues.
Source: Business Standard (India) - A 17-member government delegation, led by environment minister Prakash Javadekar, is set to negotiate at the coming United Nations (UN) climate change talks at Lima, Peru. Even as the government draws up the formal strategy, which needs Cabinet approval, some of the negotiators have left for Lima to begin talks with partner countries before the formal fortnight-long negotiations are kicked off on December 1.
Source: Climate Central - The Kyoto Protocol of 2008 through 2012 succeeded in introducing the world to the concept of coordinated climate action. Aside from creating a weak European carbon market, however, it did little to actually ratchet greenhouse gas levels. Nations that met their obligations under the protocol did so with the help of economic downturns.
Source: Xinhua - LIMA, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Some 10,000 delegates attending a UN climate change conference in the Peruvian capital of Lima next month will get around in ecological cars, the state Andina news agency reported Wednesday.
Source: Radio Australia - Delegates have gathered in the Peruvian capital, Lima, for the 20th annual UN Conference on Climate Change. It's taking place ahead of next year's meeting in Paris where a new global agreement on emissions reductions is due to be finalised.
Source: Beijing Review - The UN Climate Conference in Lima comes on the heels of China and the U.S. reaching a major agreement on climate change at the APEC Summit in Beijing earlier this month. As part of that deal, the Chinese side has agreed to cap its carbon-emission growth by 2030, on top of generating one-fifth of its power through renewable sources by that same time.
Source: Andina - El ministro del Ambiente, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, aseguró que la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (COP20), a realizarse en Lima, es una reunión clave que debe dejar todo listo para la suscripción de un acuerdo global sobre el tema.
Source: Prensa Latina - Varios proyectos de América Latina, África y Asia, fueron premiados con los Galardones Actividades Faro 2014, iniciativa de la secretaría de cambio climático de Naciones Unidas, que busca destacar algunos de los mejores ejemplos de soluciones ambientales.
Source: Reuters - Children in Peru on the front line of a severe cyclical warming of the Pacific Ocean in 1997-98 suffered stunted growth, showing how extreme weather can cause lasting damage to health, a study said on Tuesday.
Source: Deccan Chronicle - Fiscal incentives for carbon capture should be part of the global climate change agreement that replaces the Kyoto Protocol, 56 countries belonging to the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe said on Tuesday.
Source: Assam Times - Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at Bonn in Germany have announced 2014 Lighthouse Activity Award jointly for Aaranyak and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development.
Source: Deutsche Welle - Germany wants to reduce coal power to achieve its climate goal - and send a positive signal to the climate summit in Peru in early December. The government is planning new legislation.
Source: Moscow Times - Russia is heating up 2.5 times faster than the rest of the world, but may yet stand to benefit from it, the country's chief meteorologist said in comments carried by the Interfax news agency.
Source: Bloomberg - A new carbon market that will spur emerging nations to cut emissions is the key element of next years planned global climate accord, a U.K. official said.
Source: Reuters - The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to propose on Wednesday more stringent air quality standards for ground-level ozone, the main culprit in smog, sources said.