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Barbados Voices Concern Over Impact of Climate Change in Caribbean

UNFCCC headlines - 8 min 48 sec ago
Source: Prensa Latina - Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says Caribbean countries and other small island developing states (SIDS) are becoming increasingly susceptible to climate change and steps have to be taken to reduce this vulnerability.
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US, China take small steps toward fighting climate change, but differ on global plan

UNFCCC headlines - 8 min 49 sec ago
Source: AP - China and the United States took small steps toward their shared goal of fighting climate change on Wednesday, but the world's No. 1 and No. 2 carbon emitters remain significantly apart over a wider global plan to cut emissions.
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China's Tianjin extends carbon deadline again

UNFCCC headlines - 8 min 51 sec ago
Source: Reuters - China's Tianjin has extended the deadline for its biggest carbon producers to comply with the city's emissions trading scheme a second time, giving companies two more weeks to hand over permits to the government.
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Le marché du carbone va financer deux projets français d'énergie renouvelable

UNFCCC headlines - 8 min 54 sec ago
Source: EurActiv - Pour la première fois, la vente des quotas de carbone va permettre de financer des projets contre le changement climatique. Parmi les dix-neuf projets sélectionnés par la Commission, deux sont Français
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World’s Poorest Nations Seek Presence in Post-2015 Agenda

UNFCCC headlines - 8 min 58 sec ago
Source: IPS - The 48 least developed countries (LDCs), described as the poorest of the world’s poor, want to be an integral part of the U.N.’s post-2015 development agenda currently under discussion.
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Three firms buy 510,000 African carbon credits in H1 2014

UNFCCC headlines - 9 min 3 sec ago
Source: Reuters - Three major international commodity traders bought a total 510,000 African carbon offsets from clean energy project developer ecosur afrique in the first half of 2014, showing some demand still exists for credits from the battered U.N. market.
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UN plans to make its carbon credits available to all

UNFCCC headlines - 9 min 9 sec ago
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - The United Nations climate change secretariat is planning to enable local governments, companies and individuals to offset their planet-warming emissions using U.N.-certified carbon credits.
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EU and industry team up for multi-billion Euro clean tech push

UNFCCC headlines - 9 min 16 sec ago
Source: BusinessGreen - The EU has announced the latest phase of its Horizon 2020 €80bn R&D funding programme, inviting applications for a share of €1.13bn, the majority of which has been earmarked for clean tech projects.
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Grant carbon, development space to developing countries: Survey

UNFCCC headlines - 9 min 24 sec ago
Source: IANS - Against the backdrop of over 190 countries pledging emission cuts for the post-2020 period, the new climate deals must ensure developing countries are granted the required "carbon and development space", India's Economic Survey for 2013-14 said Wednesday.
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Is Bangladesh just a climate victim? Not anymore

UNFCCC headlines - 9 min 33 sec ago
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U.N. climate talks more advanced second time around, says former head

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: Reuters - U.N. climate negotiations have made greater progress towards agreeing a 2015 deal to bind all nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions than the lead-up to the previous attempt in 2009, former U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer told Reuters.
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Blueprints for Taming the Climate Crisis

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: NY Times - Here’s what your future will look like if we are to have a shot at preventing devastating climate change.
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Responsible Business: Sustainable efforts show signs of paying off

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: Financial Times - There was a time when business investments in education, community initiatives, disaster relief or environmental conservation were treated as corporate philanthropy.
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UN Proposes Building Blocks of New Global Climate Deal

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: Bloomberg - The United Nations left open the option for rich and poor nations to remain divided in their obligations on climate change, setting up a conflict over exactly who should cut greenhouse gases.
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UN officials say there is ‘greater clarity’ over 2015 climate deal

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: RTCC - Countries are converging on what pledges towards a global agreement should look like, say co-chairs of talks
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UN issued with roadmap on how to avoid climate catastrophe

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: Guardian - The United Nations was presented with a roadmap to avoid a climate catastrophe on Tuesday, prescribing specific actions for the world’s biggest economies to keep warming below 2C.
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New UN force on climate impacts on health

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: AFP - Two UN agencies on Tuesday announced they were setting up a joint office to help fight the threat to health from climate change and extreme weather.
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U.S., China ink coal, clean energy deals in climate cooperation

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: Reuters - The United States and China on Tuesday signed eight partnership pacts to cut greenhouse gases, bringing the world's two biggest carbon emitters closer together on climate policy.
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Pope Francis a Powerful Voice For Climate Change Action

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: DeSmogBlog - Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church, has taken a very strong stance recently on the need to address climate change, to protect the environment and respect “God's creation.”
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Kenya Reviewing Legislation Act To Increase Forest Cover

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: Bernama - The Kenyan government is in the process of reviewing the Forest Act to enable it to conform to the Constitutional requirement of realising 10 per cent forest cover in the country, says Conservation Cabinet Secretary (Minister) Gideon Gathaara.
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