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Source: Business Spectator - In what has been described as a real surprise by the International Energy Agency (IEA), annual global emissions of carbon dioxide experienced zero growth in 2014, even as the globes economy continued to grow.
Source: Guardian - Boris Johnson has been told by the London assembly to pull City Halls £4.8bn pension fund out of coal, oil and gas investments, after assembly members voted on Wednesday on a motion in support of the fossil fuel divestment movement.
Source: RTCC - India PM says India and climate vulnerable countries share same ambitions for UN pact in Paris
Source: NPR - Scientists who warn that the earth's climate is changing have been subjected to hacking, investigations, and even court action in recent years. That ire usually comes from conservative groups and climate skeptics seeking to discredit the research findings.
Source: Reuters - Germany's government set out changes to subsidy guidelines on Wednesday to try and boost the renewable sources of energy used to heat buildings and offices as it strives to avoid missing its ambitious climate targets.
Source: Reuters - China needs to impose a nationwide carbon cap if it is to fulfill a pledge made last year to bring emissions to a peak by around 2030, a legislator said in a proposal submitted to parliament this week.
Source: RTCC - Bank of England chief defends climate risk investigation against green claptrap jibe from climate sceptic Lord Lawson
Source: Guardian - People in the Pacific Marshall Islands and Kiribati are facing oblivion as the sea around them rises, and they are already suffering from food shortages, droughts and floods.
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Source: NDTV - The UN will hold a once-in-a-decade meeting on disaster risk reduction this weekend, with policymakers gathering in tsunami-struck Japan after warnings that the cost of climate change-related calamities could bankrupt future generations.
Source: Bloomberg - Norway is wagering it will be easier to cut carbon emissions overseas than at home.
Source: Guardian - The forestry website Mongabay recently reported that United Cacao, a London-listed company that promises to produce ethical, sustainable chocolate, had quietly cut down more than 2,000 hectares of primary, closed-canopy rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon
Source: Business Standard - A new study has revealed found geological evidence that some of the same forces as today caused the climate 1.4 billion years ago.
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Source: RTCC - Pacific leaders tell Human Rights Council they fear for the future of their civilisations as climate impacts intensify
Source: The FINANCIAL - International and local experts discussed smart solutions to energy challenges in Cyprus, at a high-level conference in Nicosia.
Source: Reuters - Companies obliged to reduce their carbon emissions in China's pilot carbon exchange in Chongqing will be allocated a smaller number of permits for 2014, with the government tightening its grip on the market to tackle climate change.
Source: Reuters - Investing in insurance programs for poor farmers today could save tens of billions of dollars in coming decades as climate change upsets growing patterns and makes harvests fail, U.N. officials said ahead of next week's conference in Japan on disaster preparedness
Source: AP - A Swiss-made solar powered aircraft landed in western India on Tuesday night, completing the second leg and its first sea crossing of its historic round-the-world trip.
Source: AP - A Vatican official who helped write a first draft of Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on climate change acknowledged disagreement over the causes of global warming but said "what is not contested is that our planet is getting warmer" and Christians have a duty rooted in "ancient biblical teaching" to address the problem