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Shell bows to investor pressure on climate risk

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 15:24
Source: Reuters - In a rare move, oil major Shell on Thursday backed a resolution proposed by activist investors to force the company to recognize climate change risks by improving its transparency.
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For green, comfortable homes, Mali turns to mud

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 15:24
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Building a house in the poorest villages of southern Mali has for years involved cutting trees for timber frames and struggling to save cash for a corrugated iron roof.
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Poll finds gaping chasm in views between U.S. public, scientists

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 15:24
Source: Reuters - American scientists and the general public hold vastly different views on key scientific issues including the role of people in causing climate change, the safety of genetically modified food, and evolution, a poll released on Thursday showed.
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Urban heatwaves getting worse, study confirms

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 15:24
Source: AFP - Urban heatwaves have become more frequent over the last 40 years, scientists reported on Friday.
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Study flags carbon concern from melting glaciers

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 15:24
Source: RTCC - Glaciers melting as a result of climate change release soot into the seas, scientists find, with unknown impacts on marine life
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Climate concern 'linked to floods'

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 15:24
Source: BBC - Public belief in the reality of climate change has risen in Britain, partly because of the 2013 winter floods, according to a report.
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Include genes in climate change plans, urges FAO

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 15:24
Source: SciDev.net - The UN is mooting the inclusion of genetic resources in guidelines for national climate change adaptation plans to support food security in developing countries.
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The responsible investor’s guide to climate change (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 15:24
Source: eco-business.com -
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Study: Climate change to bring more nasty La Ninas

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 15:24
Source: USA Today - Extreme La Niñas could become more frequent because of global warming, according to a study out this week in the British journal Nature Climate Change.
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Ahead of Modi's visit, Berlin lays red carpet of assurances

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:04
Source: Times of India - Supporting India's efforts to deal with the threat of climate change through a range of adaptation measures, Germany on Wednesday promised to help the country in its efforts of cleaning the Ganga, conservation of water resources, waste management, its step to develop smart cities and meet its renewable energy goals by extending technological and financial support.
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5C rise in temperature tipped for Australia

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:04
Source: AAP - Australia is on course to experience some of the world’s most extreme temperature increases as well as more torrential rain and increased flooding, a new report shows.
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Germany pledges to support India in climate change talks

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:04
Source: Deccan Herald - Within hours of US President Barak Obama’s departure, Germany has agreed to back India in the protracted climate change negotiations with Berlin agreeing to a contentious Indian proposal on how international assistance on emission reduction measures should be spent.
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Prince Charles: business must stop blocking action on climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:04
Source: Guardian - Prince Charles has launched a blistering attack on companies that are actively seeking to delay progress on preventing runaway climate change.
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'World can cut carbon emissions and live well'

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:04
Source: BBC - Forests around the world will need to be expanded by 5-15% to limit global temperature rises to 2C.
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Ed Davey: Personalities matter for UN Paris deal

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:04
Source: RTCC - Action by Obama, Modi and Xi shows the right people are in power for successful 2015 deal, says UK climate secretary
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Climate negotiations reveal new alliances in the Global South

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:04
Source: EurActiv - The economic divides between developing countries are widening. In order to defend their interests at the climate negotiations, large emerging economies, small island states and the less advanced countries are forming alliances based on common concerns.
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Romania: Low carbon can lead to better public health, new jobs, and to an economic growth impetus

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:04
Source: Balkans news - Professor Anil Markandya, one of the winners of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his contributions to the climate change agenda, visited Bucharest to participate in the Opera-Clima Climate Change Conference, organized by the Government of Romania and the World Bank on January 28, 2015.
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Dhaka deserves int’l funds for displacement: Kaelin

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:04
Source: Prothom Alo - A new framework for addressing disaster risks needs to be adopted to support future climate change interests of countries like Bangladesh, says German Professor Walter Kaelin in an interview with Prothom Alo.
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At Vatican, EPA Chief To Talk ‘Moral Issue’ Of Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:04
Source: Think Progress - Gina McCarthy, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, will make a short visit to the Vatican on Friday to discuss climate change.
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