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Climate change to be discussed at G20 summit

UNFCCC headlines - 14 min ago
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald - The Abbott government has reluctantly agreed to discuss climate change at the G20 summit in Brisbane, but the G20 group will not make any new commitments to act on emissions.
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IPCC preparing 'most important' document on climate change

UNFCCC headlines - 14 min 1 sec ago
Source: BBC News - Scientists and officials are meeting in Denmark to edit what's been termed the "most important document" on climate change. The IPCC Synthesis Report will summarise the causes and impacts of - and solutions to - rising temperatures. It will be the bedrock of talks on a new global climate deal.
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Oil guzzling Malta proposes climate change law

UNFCCC headlines - 14 min 3 sec ago
Source: RTCC - Malta has proposed a new climate law, creating a legal obligation for the country to hit its emission reduction targets.
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How climate change will affect global water scarcity by 2100

UNFCCC headlines - 14 min 6 sec ago
Source: EurActiv - Global warming will affect the whole of the world's water supplies over the coming century, but it will not affect them equally. Hundreds of millions of people will experience new or aggravated forms of water scarcity by 2100.
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Formula could shed light on global climate change

UNFCCC headlines - 14 min 10 sec ago
Source: Phys.Org - Wright State University researchers have discovered a formula that accurately predicts the rate at which soil develops from the surface to the underlying rock, a breakthrough that could answer questions about greenhouse gases and has potential applications in agriculture.
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As Climate Changes, Central America Lags on Improving Food Security

UNFCCC headlines - 14 min 15 sec ago
Source: World Politics Review - While poverty and violence have pushed thousands of Central Americans to take the long and dangerous trek to the United States, the embattled region now faces another challenge: Droughts and torrential rains have all but ruined the harvests of hundreds of thousands of impoverished farmers in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. And even though climate extremes were exacerbated in recent years by temporary weather phenomena, ill-prepared governments and climate change have put food security in the region permanently at risk.
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Banks invest record €66bn in coal sector

UNFCCC headlines - 14 min 21 sec ago
Source: RTCC - Commercial banks poured record sums of money into coal last year, despite mounting evidence of the climate risks.
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Africa adopts sustainable transport plan

UNFCCC headlines - 14 min 28 sec ago
Source: RTCC - African countries have moved closer to a cleaner, greener system of cars and public transport after ministers adopted a continent-wide sustainability strategy today.
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Minor EU emission cuts masks underlying apathy on 2C

UNFCCC headlines - 14 min 36 sec ago
Source: RTCC - Latest GHG data from Brussels shows we have achieved nothing of significance relative to scale of the climate challenge.
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Rio says it will offset 3.6 million tonnes of carbon emissions at 2016 Olympic Games

UNFCCC headlines - 14 min 45 sec ago
Source: Daily News & Analysis - The Rio 2016 local organizing committee set a target on Thursday to offset the total amount of greenhouse gases estimated to be produced by the world's largest multi-sport event.
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Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations for South East Asia

REEEP - 36 min 8 sec ago

The International Energy Agency (IEA) shared a brochure that summarizes Regional Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations for 10 South East Asia countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam.The brochure presents recommendations from the second Experts’ Roundtable for the Southeast Asia region. The two-day Southeast Asia region workshop took place in Jakarta. During the Jakarta workshop, the Experts Roundtable developed 20 region-specific energy efficiency policy recommendations to address these barriers and help realise the tremendous energy efficiency potential in the region.

REEEP supported the project of IEA that resulted in delivering the Recommendations.

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Climate Knowledge Brokers Group at COP20 Lima

REEEP - 48 min 51 sec ago

The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group will hold 2 events during COP20: Official Side Event and Latin America workshop. CKB will also take part in the Development and Climate Days organized by the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN).

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Energy access changes lives

REEEP - 1 hour 1 sec ago

According to the World Energy Outlook 2013 nearly 1.3 billion people are without access to electricity and that means that almost one-fifth of the global population faces barriers that limit chances for a good education, economic opportunities and healthy well-being. Kenya is among those countries where the share of population with access to electricity is less than 20%.

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Smart cities for sustainable development

REEEP - 1 hour 6 min ago

For the first time this year two important dates in the urban calendar happened in October. The first Monday of October of every year since 1986 is a World Habitat Day. This year, October ends with World City Day, celebrated this year for the first time and built around the theme: Better City, Better Life. Both days are organized under the auspices of UN-Habitat. We thought this would be an excellent opportunity to share a few words about our efforts to promote and support sustainable cities, also highlighted our 2013/2014 Annual Report.

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8 foods you're about to lose due to climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:49
Source: The Guardian - As worsening drought and extreme weather devastate crops, you may begin seeing global warming when you open your fridge.
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Chuck Hagel: We Should Worry About Climate Change Like We Worry About ISIS

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:29
Source: Huffington Post - The Islamic State may be the most immediate challenge facing the Defense Department, but Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that one of the biggest long-term security threats to the U.S. isn't a terrorist group. It's climate change.
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Australia divestment war shows investment is now the main climate change battleground

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:29
Source: The Guardian - The fallout over Australian National University’s decision to divest from fossil fuel companies shows the language of climate risk is now in dollars and returns not degrees centigrade.
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A bioeconomy to fight climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:29
Source: - The use of biomass for energy generation is helping European Union countries meet their renewable energy and emissions targets, but demand from other sectors means policy needs to be developed for maximum climate benefits.
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Climate-Savvy Investing: Insurance Sector Is Ignoring Risks & Rewards (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:29
Source: Forbes - Two years after Superstorm Sandy devastated large swaths of the East Coast and cost our economy an estimated $65 billion, the insurance industry – which is on the frontlines of climate change – is still not doing enough to address the risks associated with extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts or more intense coastal storms.
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Why you should bother to read the IPCC synthesis report

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:29
Source: RTCC - UN science panel’s final report this year will indicate how serious governments take the threat of climate change.
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