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Source: Commodities Now - With prices hitting a 5 month high of 6.50 today, established energy intelligence provider ICIS Tschach predicts a sustained increase in the price of European Trading Scheme (ETS) allowances. On current trajectories, prices are expected to hit double digits and a two-year high by years end. Such an increase would be a worrying trend for those with significant compliance obligations, especially large, carbon-intensive industrials
Source: CBS News - Though major contributors, human beings are not the only cause of climate change. A new study shows the sun has a major influence on the global climate.
Source: Fiji Times - THE Pacific can be warriors of climate change. This is the message King contestant and winner of the talent show, Josaia Nanuqa, wanted the people of Fiji to know.
Source: NY Times - The threats from climate change are many: extreme weather, shrinking snowpack, altered ecosystems and rising and more acidic seas, to name a few.
Source: Politico - Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is lending his voice and support to a new short film, bringing attention to climate change and calling for federal action over carbon pollution.
Source: El Rancagüino - La Secretaría de la Convención Marco sobre el Cambio Climático de la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU) aprobó la primera emisión de bonos de carbono de la central hidroeléctrica de pasada Chacayes (111 MW) de propiedad de Pacific Hydro (73%) y Astaldi (27%).
Source: BBC - A new assessment from Europe's CryoSat spacecraft shows Greenland to be losing about 375 cu km of ice each year.
Source: Deutsche Welle - A major study has found Caribbean coral reefs could disappear in 20 years. DW spoke to Carl Gustaf Lundin, director of the global marine and polar programme at the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Source: Reuters - Environmental campaigners are bracing to take on big business over whether Europe should follow California's lead and include road transport in the EU carbon market.
Source: Cleantechnica - Traveling from London to Bangalore, traversing 10 countries, in a solar-powered tuk tuk sound good? Naveen Rabelli, Raoul Kopacka, and Tejass journey and mission is to advocate solar energy as an alternative, renewable,, clean source of fuel for vehicles.
Source: Iowa Press-Citizen - Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz, a graduate student in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Iowa, who recently rode her bamboo bike bambike in this years RAGBRAI to raise money for climate justice in the Philippines is joining the Great Climate March for Action as it makes its way across Iowa.
There’s an old saying in the biofuels industry: “You can make anything from lignin except money.” But now, a new study may pave the way to challenging that adage. The study from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) demonstrates a concept that provides opportunities for the successful conversion of lignin into a variety of renewable fuels, chemicals, and materials for a sustainable energy economy.
Source: Agencia Peruana de Noticias - La ciudad del Cusco será sede, desde este jueves 21, de la Semana COP20, que busca informar a los asistentes sobre la XX Conferencia de las Partes de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático, que se realizará del 1 al 12 de diciembre en Lima, se informó.
Source: NZ Herald - A strong stance on climate change by New Zealand could inspire and "occasionally embarrass" other nations into following our lead, says a world-renowned climatologist coming here for a global science summit.
Source: RTCC - Earth Overshoot Day arrives one day earlier than 2013, marking the date global consumption exceeds production
Source: Financial Times - South Asian economies will be badly squeezed by climate change within a few decades if no action is taken to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Asian Development Bank.
Source: IPS - Amid accelerating climate change and other challenges, a major international conference in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa next month represents a key chance for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean to turn the tide.
Source: SciDev.net - Uganda has put in place a policy aimed at increasing the share of renewable energy from four per cent in 2007 to 61 per cent by 2017, a government minister has said
Source: African Review - Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), the bilateral trust fund of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has approved a US$530,000 grant to co-fund a renewable energy project in Mali
Source: Reneweconomy - One of Australias oldest economic and business policy think tanks has called for climate change to be put onto the agenda for the upcoming G20 Summit in Brisbane, as one of the key financial risks currently threatening global economic health.