Source: AFP - Hundreds of landmarks from Paris' Eiffel Tower to the Seattle Space Needle will dim their lights on Saturday, as people around the world go briefly off-grid to mark Earth Hour with candlelight and barbecues.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - An increase in strong thunderstorms could be responsible for greater rainfall in the tropics as a result of climate change, new research says.
Source: Reuters - Satellite data from 1994 to 2012 reveals an accelerating decline in Antarctica's massive floating ice shelves, with some shrinking 18 percent, in a development that could hasten the rise in global sea levels, scientists say.
Source: RTCC - Leading scientist warns the worlds poor are not safe under internationally agreed limit on temperature rise
Source: RTCC - National bodies in Senegal and Peru, non-profit investors Acumen and the Pacifics SPREP approved to disburse funds
Source: Guardian - Representatives of 30 cities gather in Paris to sign declaration that will also commit them to use their 10bn purchasing power to buy eco-friendly
Source: Le Monde - « Je vous demande de vous mobiliser autant que possible pour que la pression puisse être exercée autant que nécessaire », a lancé, jeudi 26 mars, à quelques mois de la conférence sur le climat, le président François Hollande aux élus de 32 capitales et grandes agglomérations européennes réunies à Paris à linitiative de la maire Anne Hidalgo, et du maire de Rome Ignazio Marino. Lenjeu : arriver à un « accord global et contraignant » en décembre.
Source: Fairfax Media - Australia is facing a crisis, headed towards a future where beer will be decidedly average and climate change will literally leave us with a bad taste in our mouths. A time when artificial supplements are the norm and water restrictions a way of life.
Source: Guardian - The biggest fall in emissions since 1990 saw carbon dioxide output drop by almost a tenth while energy from renewable sources rose to a record high of almost 20% of electricity, government figures show
Source: Ghana News Agency - Ghana has inaugurated a cross-sectoral REDD+ Gender sub-working group to enhance womens participation and contribution to the forestry sector.
Source: Reuters - EU member states agreed on Wednesday to start negotiations on a legal text for reforming the Emissions Trading System (ETS) from 2021, EU diplomats said.
Source: Commodities Now - A new report released by IETA and CDC Climat Research today finds that China has made significant advances on establishing a national emissions trading system, expected to start next year.
Source: Bloomberg - European Union member states agreed on a compromise to seek the start of automatic supply cuts in the worlds biggest carbon market in 2021, giving up plans to push for an accelerated introduction of the fix.
Source: AFP - Imagine you are Sherlock Holmes bent on solving a mystery but the evidence is starting to crumble and eventually you will be left with worthless dust.
Source: ANI - Researchers have revealed that continuous slowdown of the Gulf Stream system, which has been caused by the man-made global warming, can have a negative impact on the marine ecosystems and sea level as well as weather systems in the US and Europe.
Source: ClimateWire - The global pool of issued green bonds, which are designed to fund environmentally friendly projects, tripled from $12 billion in 2013 to a little more than $36 billion last year.
Source: RTCC - Revelations Japan is using climate funds to invest in coal put UNs flagship fund under pressure to agree fossil fuel ban
Source: SciDev.net - France plans to lobby for a deal on farming during the international climate negotiations it is hosting in December a move that could boost funding for agricultural research in developing countries.
Source: Cleantechnica - Eleven Native American communities are planning to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies on tribal lands, thanks to competitively bid acceleration grants from the US Department of Energy.
Source: Le Matin - «Le Maroc uvre pour intégrer la composante du changement climatique dans toutes les politiques publiques», Hakima El Haite, Intervenant, à Paris, lors de la 6e édition du colloque international «Regards croisés des administrations»