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Climate Change Is a Public Health Issue

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:44
Source: Huffington Post - It's National Public Health Week, an important time to connect the dots between human health and climate change. Earlier this week, nearly 1,000 doctors, nurses, researchers and other health professionals from 49 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia did just that, calling for bold action on climate in a letter delivered to President Obama. "The risks climate change poses to public health have been well-documented," they wrote.
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Tackling climate change is the ultimate no-brainer business strategy

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:44
Source: The Guardian - How much will a company – and all of us – regret not taking action if the outcomes are much worse? Given the day-to-day benefits of moving to a clean economy, corporate action on climate is the ultimate no-brainer.
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How are cities in the Philippines preparing for climate change?

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:44
Source: RTCC - Stephany Uy-Tan, mayor of Catbalogan, Philippines, tells how a series of typhoons and the resulting storm surges destroyed 2,500 houses in her city. Speaking on the sidelines of the ICLEI sustainable cities World Congress in Seoul, she says her administration is planting mangroves and trying to preserve traditional tricycles as a climate-friendly form of transport.
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Face of New Zealand’s Insurance Industry Wants Climate Change Action

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:44
Source: Insurance Journal - Tim Grafton, chief executive of the Insurance Council of New Zealand, lives in a country surrounded by risk on all sides, and he’s unabashed by his efforts to use flooding events, frequent storms or other out-of-the-usual weather phenomenon as an opportunity to talk about dangers posed by climate change. By 2050 roughly one million New Zealanders will be living in areas vulnerable to severe flooding, coastal storm surges, land slides and windstorms.
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Obama announces $20 mn for clean energy in Caribbean

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:44
Source: Fox News Latino - U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday announced that the United States initially will contribute $20 million to promote public and private investment in renewable energy projects in the Caribbean.
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Closing the $70 Billion Climate Finance Gap

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:44
Source: World Bank News - The latest accounting of climate finance shows there is a gap of about $70 billion. Closing that gap is critical to building the trust necessary to reach a robust deal at the international climate talks in Paris in December
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Paris in Springtime Means Carry a Mask Along With Your Umbrella

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:39
Source: Bloomberg - Set aside any romantic notions of Paris in the spring. Visitors to the French capital are facing the choice of using an umbrella or wearing a mask.
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Michael Bloomberg targets Big Coal again with $30m donation to Sierra Club

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:39
Source: Guardian - New investment comes three years after the former New York mayor gave $50m to the environmental lobby group to expand its Beyond Coal campaign
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Japan targets about 20 percent emissions cuts by 2030: media

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:39
Source: Reuters - Japan is considering reducing emissions of greenhouse gases by around 20 percent by 2030 as its contribution to a global summit on climate change in Paris later in the year, Japanese media reported on Thursday.
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Losing the forest in Papua New Guinea

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:19
Source: Washington Post - Papua New Guinea is the second largest island in the world. It is inhabited by diverse tribes that depend on nature to provide them with food and medicine.
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The Carbon Brief interview: Jean-Pascal van Ypersele

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:19
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India and the Paris Climate Summit

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 07:44
Source: International Policy Digest - With less than nine months until the Paris Climate Summit, countries are developing their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC). India is among those countries that are not in a hurry to make any national climate commitments that could be internationally binding.
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Top development banks agree definition for climate finance

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 07:44
Source: RTCC - Financial institutions with over US$ 2,100 billion in assets publish principles to guide future investments in clean energy
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France backs India’s stand on climate in pre-2020 period

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 07:44
Source: Economic Times - India's demand for a global agreement that will address intensified efforts to tackle climate change between 2015 and 2020 has not gone unheard.
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Govt reviews emission targets for Paris talk

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 07:39
Source: jakarta Post - The government is currently reviewing a national action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (RAN GRK) before making an official emissions cut commitment at a Paris climate conference.
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Working hard for progress on Jaitapur: France ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 07:39
Source: Economic Times - Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Paris, France today said the two sides are "working hard" to make progress on setting up Jaitapur nuclear power plant, a project which has been stuck because of differences over cost of power to be produced.
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Ben & Jerry’s Tesla Road Trip for Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 07:39
Source: Triple Pundit - In the late 1980s, Ben & Jerry’s authored a social mission that, among other things, established “a continuing commitment to incorporating wholesome, natural ingredients and promoting business practices that respect the Earth and the environment.”
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Are we reaching a positive climate change tipping point?

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 07:39
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