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« L’enthousiasme de l’Australie pour les énergies fossiles reste intact !»

UNFCCC headlines - 12 min 48 sec ago
Source: Le Monde - Le Premier ministre australien Tony Abbott est en visite à Paris lundi 27 avril à l’occasion du centenaire de la journée commémorative de l’Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC ), qui est pour les Australiens une date historique puisque c’est celle de la première grande intervention armée des forces australiennes et néo-zélandaises, lors de la première guerre mondiale de 1914-1918.
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Arctic nations to fight climate change despite Russia tensions

UNFCCC headlines - 12 min 49 sec ago
Source: Reuters - The eight Arctic Council nations pledged on Friday to do more to combat climate change that is shrinking the vast frigid region, with countries trying to put aside disputes over issues like Russia's intervention in Ukraine.
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After diplomatic blitz, EU sees progress by June towards U.N. climate deal

UNFCCC headlines - 12 min 51 sec ago
Source: Reuters - The European Union expects that countries emitting more than half of world greenhouse gases will publish plans for fighting global warming by mid-year to help build a U.N. deal due in December, according to an EU document obtained by Reuters.
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Abbott’s Maligned Climate Change Measures Face French Scrutiny

UNFCCC headlines - 12 min 54 sec ago
Source: Bloomberg - Prime Minister Tony Abbott may get a taste of mounting international pressure for Australia to curb its carbon emissions when he meets France’s President Francois Hollande in Paris.
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Local Government Super is ranked number one the Global Climate Index, while Australian funds collectively rank second in the world

UNFCCC headlines - 12 min 58 sec ago
Source: SBS - Australian super funds on average are managing climate change risk well, with Local Government Super topping a list of the world's top-500 asset owners.
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Canada needs new policies to meet emissions reduction goal, Harper says

UNFCCC headlines - 13 min 3 sec ago
Source: Globe and Mail - Canada faces significantly higher costs than the United States to meet the same targets for greenhouse-gas reduction, a difference that is heightened by federal delays in policy action.
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GOP Weighs How to Undercut Obama’s Climate Talks

UNFCCC headlines - 13 min 9 sec ago
Source: Wall Street Journal - President Barack Obama and Congress are headed for another power clash on the international stage, as key Senate Republicans challenge his efforts to forge a global pact on climate change.
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Climate tracker: What’s happened to pledges for Paris summit?

UNFCCC headlines - 13 min 16 sec ago
Source: RTCC - National climate strategies are the building blocks of a UN pact, and time is running out for governments to deliver
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Picture it: A 1,000-year exposure showing a changing Earth

UNFCCC headlines - 13 min 24 sec ago
Source: AP - If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Jonathon Keats figures a picture can also span a thousand years.
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China is building a Great Wall of Trees to fight climate change and the encroaching Gobi Desert

UNFCCC headlines - 13 min 33 sec ago
Source: Quartz - China is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, but it is also engaged in a massive tree-planting program that has helped to offset tropical deforestation, and suck some of the climate-changing carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
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Success in Paris climate talks may require 'uniform voice' from business leaders, group says

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:54
Source: ClimateWire - A year-old initiative to mobilize the global business community around the risks and opportunities of climate change has entered a second phase, according to the nonprofit group BSR.
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Kerry, on eve of Arctic summit, calls for citizen pressure on climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:54
Source: Washington Post - Acknowledging that governments may not be moving fast enough to avert a climate disaster, Secretary of State John F. Kerry is pushing for a bigger role for cities, universities and other institutions in achieving rapid cuts in ­greenhouse-gas emissions.
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In Indonesia, making REDD+ about carbon won't help biodiversity: study

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:54
Source: mongabay.com - In Indonesia, preferential targeting of REDD+ projects in high-carbon areas won't do much for biodiversity.
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Don’t judge Paris on level of carbon cuts, say top emitters

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:39
Source: RTCC - Leading economies don’t think the success of a Paris climate change summit should simply be measured on the level of greenhouse gas cuts it manages to deliver. - See more at: http://www.rtcc.org/2015/04/23/dont-judge-paris-on-level-of-carbon-cuts-say-top-emitters/#sthash.1fAbEVg6.dpuf
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Japan hikes target for emissions cuts to about 25 pct by 2030-media

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:39
Source: Reuters - Japan is considering cutting emissions of greenhouse gases by around 25 percent by 2030, up from an earlier target of about 20 percent, as its contribution to a global summit in Paris on climate change later this year, media reports said on Friday.
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US announces plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:39
Source: AP - Federal agricultural officials announced Thursday voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama's efforts to combat global warming - and they don't require congressional approval.
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Canada will match other industrialized nations' CO2 cuts: PM

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:39
Source: AFP - Canada will set a target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that will be "similar" to those of other industrialized nations, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday after the country published higher historical emissions data.
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Malaysia to raise climate change during Asean summit

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:39
Source: Bernama - Malaysia will raise the issue of climate change and its impact on the region's socio-economy during the 26th Asean Summit, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri G. Palanivel.
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Martinique welcomes a preparatory summit to the 21st conference of the UN on climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:39
Source: Anguilla News - Serge Letchimy, the President of the Regional Council of Martinique, confirms that a regional summit dedicated to the preparation and the mobilization toward the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) for the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change, will be held in Martinique on May 9th, 2015.
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Costa Rica Continues Record Run 100% Renewable Electricity

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:39
Source: The Costa Rica News - In 2004, almost 47% of Costa Rica’s energy came from renewable sources, today Costa Rica has gone 113 days (or 3 months, 23 days) using only renewable resources for electricity. This means the country has not had to burn fossil fuels for any of its electrical energy production.
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