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Judges Skeptical of Challenge to Proposed E.P.A. Rule on Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:59
Source: NY Times - A panel of federal judges appeared inclined on Thursday to dismiss the first legal challenge to President Obama’s most far-reaching regulation to slow climate change.
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Brazil to Offer Ambitious Climate Plan With More Renewables

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:59
Source: Bloomberg - Brazil will increase the use of renewable energy, target zero net deforestation and push for low-carbon agriculture as part of its climate proposal, Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said in an interview.
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As foreign ministers meet on key world issues, will climate make the cut?

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:59
Source: ClimateWire - Climate change is one of the 21st century's biggest global security challenges, and world leaders should make it a core part of their foreign policy agendas, argues a major new report commissioned by the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and the European Union.
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Big U.S. investors push SEC for oil industry to detail risks of climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:59
Source: Reuters - Calpers, the largest American public pension fund, and nearly 60 other institutional investors will ask the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday to require oil and natural gas companies to publish detailed analysis of the risks posed by climate change to their business models.
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Company bosses pledge emission cuts, call for strong Paris climate deal

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:59
Source: Reuters - Bosses from more than forty global companies called on negotiators to agree a United Nations climate change deal in Paris in December and pledged to make their own emission cuts, they said in an open letter published on Thursday.
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Figueres: National climate plans = “investment prospectuses”

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:59
Source: RTCC - The climate plans submitted by governments towards a global climate deal should be seen as “investment prospectuses” for business.
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How can cities influence a global climate deal in Paris?

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:59
Source: RTCC - Cities are unlikely to get the formal recognition many crave at the UN climate talks, but they can make an impact
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AGL to shut all coal-fired power stations by 2050 in bid to limit global warming

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:59
Source: Guardian - New boss Andy Vesey says he wants to take the lead in helping Australia limit climate change to no more than 2C warmer by mid-century
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‘Clear and critical’ need for sustainable energy targets in post-2015 agenda, UN deputy chief says

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:59
Source: UN News Centre - The centrality of energy in a new global development agenda is clear and critical, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said today as he delivered the opening remarks to a briefing for Member States on Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All).
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Conference: Youth urged to fight climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:59
Source: The Express Tribune - Speakers at a conference on Thursday said that there was a need for the youth to lead the fight against climate change.
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reegle Translate to Break Down Language Barriers in the Global Fight against Climate Change, Changement Climatique, Cambio Climatico, Mudança Climática, and Klimawandel.

REEEP - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:35

REEEP (Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership) launched today reegle Translate (translate.reegle.info), a free online service to help bridge language gaps within the growing global climate and development community. Precision is critical when dealing with technical terminology – reegle Translate helps experts, students, politicians, entrepreneurs and others connect across borders and languages, without sacrificing accuracy and exactness.     

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At UN-backed conference, Ban calls for more investment to achieve sustainable energy

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 07:19
Source: UN News Centre - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on business leaders to expand investment in low-carbon growth and opportunities to advance sustainable energy for all and tackle climate change, in a statement to The Future of Energy Summit 2015, organized by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
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Christiana Figueres: Canada vs. climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 07:19
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Ontario needs Ottawa’s help to fight climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 07:19
Source: Toronto Star - The politics of climate change in Canada can be summed up by two recent comments from members of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet.
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BP shareholders to vote on climate risk disclosure

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 07:19
Source: RTCC - BP is set to stress-test its business plan against a “safe” climate future, in response to shareholder pressure.
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Chile eyes new environment rules to spur investment

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 07:19
Source: Reuters - Chile will move to make changes to its environmental regulations to reduce uncertainty and encourage investment, President Michelle Bachelet announced on Wednesday.
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Ban Ki-Moon Presses Rich Nations for $100 Billion Climate Plan

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 07:19
Source: Bloomberg - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon stepped up pressure on the richest nations and investors to detail how they will meet a pledge to provide developing nations $100 billion a year for climate-related programs by 2020.
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India and Climate Change: Will it be all Talk?

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 07:19
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Does Obama’s UN carbon pledge threaten much more US economic pain?

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 07:19
Source: Fox News - The Obama Administration’s pledge of 26 to 28 percent cuts in U.S. carbon emissions by 2025 is coming under heavy fire from business and scientific experts, who charge the radical goals were not backed up by any concrete planning, likely to cause energy-intensive industries to flee the country at a heavy cost in jobs, and unlikely to make any difference at all to global carbon emissions—or to climate.
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Climate Change Plan Faces High-Profile Legal Test

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 07:19
Source: AP - The centerpiece of the Obama administration's effort to tackle climate change is facing a high-profile legal test as a federal appeals court considers a plan that has triggered furious opposition from Republicans, industry figures and coal-reliant states.
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