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Earth Hour lights-out seeks to illuminate climate plight

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:34
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.
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Stronger thunderstorms driving rise in tropical rainfall: study

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:34
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.
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Study shows acceleration in decline of Antarctic ice shelves

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:34
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.
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2C climate change target ‘utterly inadequate’

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:34
Source: RTCC - Leading scientist warns the world’s poor are not safe under internationally agreed limit on temperature rise
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Green Climate Fund names 7 intermediaries to channel cash

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:34
Source: RTCC - National bodies in Senegal and Peru, non-profit investors Acumen and the Pacific’s SPREP approved to disburse funds
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Leaders of European cities make pledge to tackle climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:34
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
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Les métropoles européennes réunies à Paris pour le climat

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:34
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 l’initiative de la maire Anne Hidalgo, et du maire de Rome Ignazio Marino. L’enjeu : arriver à un « accord global et contraignant » en décembre.
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Drought Draught: it's the taste of climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:34
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.
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Large fall in UK greenhouse gas emissions of over 8% last year

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:34
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
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Ghana inaugurates REDD+ Gender sub-working Group

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:34
Source: Ghana News Agency - Ghana has inaugurated a cross-sectoral REDD+ Gender sub-working group to enhance women’s participation and contribution to the forestry sector.
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EU member states agree to start talks on carbon market reform law

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:14
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.
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Detailed case study on China's national carbon market: IETA

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:14
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.
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EU Nations Reach Deal to Start Carbon-Market Reserve in 2021

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:14
Source: Bloomberg - European Union member states agreed on a compromise to seek the start of automatic supply cuts in the world’s biggest carbon market in 2021, giving up plans to push for an accelerated introduction of the fix.
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'Ice vault' idea to keep climate's time capsule intact

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:14
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.
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Prolonged weakening of Atlantic Ocean overturning caused by global warming can impact weather

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:14
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.
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Half-trillion-dollar green bond market, led by China, looks for a regulator

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:14
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.
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Green Climate Fund urged to ban coal funding

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:14
Source: RTCC - Revelations Japan is using climate funds to invest in coal put UN’s flagship fund under pressure to agree fossil fuel ban
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France plans to lobby for agricultural tech at COP 21

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:14
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.
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US Tribal Nations Plan 11 Energy Projects With DOE

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:14
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.
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Le Maroc en faveur d'un développement durable

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:14
Source: Le Matin - «Le Maroc œuvre 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»
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