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Leonardo DiCaprio appointed UN climate change representative

UNFCCC headlines - 3 min 4 sec ago
Source: BBC News - The Hollywood actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, has been appointed as a United Nations representative on climate change. The UN secretary general Ban ki Moon said the actor's global stardom was the perfect match for the global challenge posed by climate change.
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Texas proposes rewriting school text books to deny manmade climate change

UNFCCC headlines - 3 min 5 sec ago
Source: The Guardian - Texas has proposed re-writing school text books to incorporate passages denying the existence of climate change and promoting the discredited views of an ultra-conservative think tank.
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Obama delays key power plant rule of signature climate change plan

UNFCCC headlines - 3 min 7 sec ago
Source: The Guardian - Barack Obama applied the brakes to the most critical component of his climate change plan on Tuesday, slowing the process of setting new rules cutting carbon pollution from power plants, and casting a shadow over a landmark United Nations’ summit on global warming
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White House partners with industry to tackle greenhouse gas

UNFCCC headlines - 3 min 10 sec ago
Source: Reuters - The White House on Tuesday announced steps to tackle a potent greenhouse gas used in refrigeration and air conditioning, of which the United States is the world's largest producer, a week ahead of a major UN summit focused on addressing climate change.
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Really wanted PM Narendra Modi to attend UN climate change summit: Ban Ki-Moon

UNFCCC headlines - 3 min 14 sec ago
Source: The Economic Times - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today said he "really wanted" Prime Minister Narendra Modi to participate in a crucial climate change summit in New York next week to mobilize political will for a universal and meaningful climate agreement.
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Wildfire Cost May Soar With Climate Change, Report Warns

UNFCCC headlines - 3 min 19 sec ago
Source: The Huffington Post - Wildfires may cost the U.S. as much as $62.5 billion a year by 2050 as the effects of climate change worsen, argues an economic analysis released Tuesday.
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Seven things we learned from Lord Stern's New Climate Economy report

UNFCCC headlines - 3 min 25 sec ago
Source: The Guardian - A major new report says the world can tackle climate change without harming economic growth. Here’s the digested read.
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Cities can lead on climate change to build a resilient future (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - 3 min 32 sec ago
Source: The Guardian - Around the world, cities are taking the lead on addressing the challenge of climate change. While senior governments stall, urban leaders are responding to the urgent need to make our cities more resilient as climate change impacts intensify.
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Duke Energy Commits $500 Million To Solar Power Expansion In North Carolina

UNFCCC headlines - 3 min 40 sec ago
Source: CleanTechnica - The largest US utility owner by market value, Duke Energy, announced Monday a commitment to invest $500 million into expanding the solar market in North Carolina. Duke Energy is set to acquire and construct three solar facilities to go hand-in-hand with five new power-purchase agreements (PPA).
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Lawmakers to test EU's five billion euro carbon permit giveaway

UNFCCC headlines - 3 min 49 sec ago
Source: Reuters - European lawmakers will vote next week on whether to force Brussels officials to rethink giving billions of euros worth of carbon allowances away for free to heavy industries, after a senior Green member lodged an objection.
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Australia not prepared for effects of climate change

UNFCCC headlines - 11 hours 28 min ago
Source: ABC Online - A Climate Council report on the effects of climate change on infrastructure calls coastal flooding the sleeping giant of risk to future prosperity.
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Climate change report: prevent damage by overhauling global economy

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:54
Source: The Guardian - The world can still act in time to stave off the worst effects of climate change, and enjoy the fruits of continued economic growth as long as the global economy can be transformed within the next 15 years, a group of the world's leading economists and political leaders will argue on Tuesday.
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Indian city of Surat anticipates worst effects of climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:54
Source: The Guardian - According to the climate change experts, it is only a matter of time. The city of Surat (population 4.5 million), in the state of Gujarat on the west coast of India, will soon be exposed to recurrent flooding, with the risk of malaria and dengue fever epidemics in its aftermath.
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Has the great climate change migration already begun?

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:54
Source: The Guardian - The island paradise is under attack. Thanks to destabilizing forces of climate change – rising sea levels and strengthening storms, particularly – some of Earth’s most picturesque locations are being scrubbed from the map.
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Watch: Climate Change -- Faith and Fact (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:34
Source: Huffington Post - In the face of those who use religion to deny the worldwide crisis of climate change, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, an evangelical Christian, believes that her faith is compatible with science.
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Pioneering a New Financial Instrument to Help Combat Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:34
Source: The World Bank - To help keep finance flowing to projects that combat climate change, the World Bank and partners are developing an innovative pilot program that allows project developers and financiers to compete in an online auction to deliver the largest number of emissions reductions at the lowest cost.
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Brace for the climate change mega-storm

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:34
Source: Washington Times - The former vice president is not about to let go of his climate change zeal, and he takes to the Internet at high noon Tuesday for a lengthy demonstration. Mr. Gore’s “24 Hours of Reality” online broadcast is the kickoff for a series of events leading up to the UN climate change summit in New York City next week.
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The time for tough decisions on climate change is now (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:34
Source: The Guardian - The global economy is undergoing a remarkable transformation which is altering our ability to deal with climate change. The growth of emerging economies, rapid urbanisation and new technological advances are making possible a new path of low-carbon growth in ways that were not apparent even five years ago.
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Musk Solar Strategy Used as Model for Record Investments

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:34
Source: Bloomberg - Private equity and venture capital firms are pouring record investments into rooftop solar, following a model popularized by billionaire Elon Musk’s SolarCity Corp. (SCTY) -- sell power, not panels.
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MSCI Launches Innovative Family of Low Carbon Indexes

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:34
Source: Yahoo Finance - MSCI Inc. (MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced today the launch of the MSCI Global Low Carbon Leaders Indexes, consisting of companies with significantly lower carbon exposure than the broad market.
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