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Lima climate talks agree on just one paragraph of deal with 24 hours left

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:39
Source: The Guardian - Negotiators working on a deal to fight climate change have agreed on just a single paragraph of text, casting a shadow over the prospects for a strong outcome in Lima.
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France climate chief admits Lima talks may not deliver clear result

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:39
Source: RTCC - France’s diplomatic machinery is starting to ramp up the gears, 12 months before countries are scheduled to sign off a UN climate deal in Paris.
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As Lima climate talks stutter, business remains positive

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:39
Source: RTCC - While delegates inside negotiating rooms at the UN climate talks in Lima crawl towards a conclusion, many business and civil society leaders attending the meet say they feel cautiously optimistic.
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Slow progress at Lima climate talks “costing lives” says Oxfam chief (interview)

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:39
Source: RTCC - “This slow progress is costing lives. It is not just the money they spend here and the carbon footprint flying round the world for meetings that don’t have solutions, it is lives are being lost.”
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Kerry feels heat on Keystone oil pipeline at U.N. climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:39
Source: Reuters - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday urged countries at U.N. climate talks in Lima to move away from using fossil fuels while demonstrators gathered outside the meeting urged him to reject the Keystone oil pipeline.
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International law stays silent on the responsibility for climate change (comment)

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:39
Source: The Guardian - The world of international law is behaving as though the problem of climate change does not exist.
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Dried Out Amazon Could Speed Up Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:19
Source: Nature World News - A new NASA-funded study has found that a dried out Amazon, which has experienced a decline in rainfall over the last decade, could speed up global climate change due to the subsequent drop in vegetation.
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Kerry to climate talks: No excuses, get to work

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:19
Source: Associated Press - Secretary of State John Kerry tried to spur slow-moving U.N. climate talks Thursday, telling nations to stop bickering over who is to blame for global warming and to shun the cheap route of high-polluting coal to grow their economies.
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Chefs promote sustainable cooking at COP20

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:19
Source: Andean Air Mail & Peruvian Times - As negotiations at the United Nations climate change summit run into their last stretch after nearly two weeks of deliberations, top world leaders took a brief pit stop to savor food prepared sustainably, by two of the country’s top chefs.
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Analysis: EU carbon market reforms heading for an early start

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:54
Source: Reuters - Reforms to reduce a glut of emissions in Europe's carbon market look increasingly likely to kick off in 2017, four years earlier than initially proposed, as support grows among lawmakers for an early start.
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Lima climate talks: 'Do the maths' on coal and oil, says John Kerry

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:39
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald - Lima: US Secretary of State John Kerry has attempted to break a deadlock at the Lima climate change talks by urging countries to avoid being "bogged down in abstract debates".
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Students to record effect of climate change via mobile app

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:39
Source: The Indian Express - Hundreds of students from the four cities of Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Hyderabad are coming together to document how climate change is impacting trees, birds and butterflies around them in urban areas. Using mobile applications as part of a citizen science project by Mumbai-based social enterprise Ladybird Environmental Consulting, they are trying to engage around 3,000 students across 40 schools in the cities.
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Climate pact gridlock sets in at Lima talks

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:39
Source: Business Spectator - For a sense of the frustrating tenor of climate negotiations underway here, which aim to agree on a clear outline of a new international climate-protecting agreement, consider this: One of the two draft documents being thrashed out had, by Wednesday morning, with just three days of a fortnight of talks remaining, ballooned into an unworkable 52-page opus.
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Thousands of marchers demand just solution at UN climate talks in Lima

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:19
Source: The Guardian - From the Amazon to the Andes, thousands of activists marched through the streets of Lima on Wednesday to demand a just solution to climate change.
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At Lima climate talks, UN launches new coalition to promote renewable energy

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:19
Source: UN News Centre - The launch of a new coalition spearheaded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and focused on boosting renewable energy usage around the world was announced today as Member States head into the final three-day stretch of a major UN climate conference in Lima, Peru aimed at tackling the imminent threat of climate change.
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A climate idea comes of age: Zero emissions

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:19
Source: Associated Press - Zero emissions idea floated by climate 'nerd' getting traction at UN conference in Peru.
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'Berlin Wall' climate divide looms over Lima

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:54
Source: Reuters - As UN climate talks enter their final days, the "Berlin Wall" that has for years divided rich and poor countries once again looms large as negotiators race to write a draft of a global deal that is meant to tear it down.
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Global group of Catholic bishops call for end to fossil fuels

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:54
Source: BBC News - Catholic bishops from around the world are calling for an end to fossil fuel use and increased efforts to secure a global climate treaty. Catholics, they say, should engage with the process leading to a proposed new deal to be signed in Paris next year. The statement is the first time that senior church figures from every continent have issued such a call.
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Bangladesh: Poor nations expect too much climate aid from west

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:54
Source: RTCC - Poor countries have been piling too much pressure on the rich west, Bangladesh’s environment minister Anwar Hossain Manju has suggested.
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Late Night Lima – envoys battle to contain expanding climate deal

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:54
Source: RTCC - With three days to go until the Lima climate conference is officially scheduled to end, talks aimed at developing a global agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions appear stuck in slow motion.
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