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Source: RTCC - In the first of a series of columns, poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner reflects on the cultural dimensions of climate change
Source: RTCC - Adding huge carbon sinks to UN climate pledge could let other sectors face lighter carbon cuts and weaken 2030 goal
Source: Guardian - Engineers are creating giant pyramids of ice in the drought-hit Indian Himalayas to see if the melt water they release can help solve water shortages during the regions dry season
Source: UN News Centre - Top United Nations officials today underlined the importance of ongoing review and reform of the Organizations development system as Member States met to begin the UN Economic and Social Councils (ECOSOC) Operational Activities Segment.
Source: CBS - The Eiffel Tower has gone green. As part of an ongoing facelift of the iconic structure, a New York company this month installed two wind turbines about 400 feet up on the tower, above the second level.
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Source: Rappler - President Benigno Aquino III and his French counterpart François Hollande are expected to initiate a call in Manila for other countries to sign a climate deal in December 2015
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Source: BusinessGreen - The Green Investment Bank should finance early stage renewable energy technologies to ensure they can make a cost-effective contribution to Britain's energy sector, the OECD has said.
Source: RTCC - Commission wants UN to target global goal of cutting carbon emissions 60% below 2010 levels by 2050
Source: Reuters - European Union leaders want to enshrine in international law a goal to cut global emissions by 60 percent by 2050, according to a draft document that puts the bloc on a collision course with the biggest polluters.
Source: Guardian - A major UN climate summit in Paris later this year should call on countries to make tough carbon cuts to avoid dangerous global warming, EU document says
Source: China Daily USA - The drive for a global climate-change agreement by the end of 2015 offers the best scenario to improve US-Chinese relations, according to observers.
Source: UN News Centre - This year is pivotal for global action on climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today in New York, emphasising that all the major advances of 2014 have set the stage for success in 2015.
Source: Energy Collective - As the world marches toward Decembers United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP21) Paris climate summit, governments are determining what effort they will make to reduce emissions and address climate change
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Falling crop yields, damage to infrastructure and heat-related illnesses brought on by climate change could cost the four Southeast Asian countries of the lower Mekong River basin $34 billion per year, researchers say.
Source: Xinhua - Scientists from the UN affiliated Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said on Monday that climatic shocks remain a mortal threat to Africa's socioeconomic progress.
Source: The Hindu - While India has been an active participant and leader in global climate discussions for many years, the Modi government has shifted the gears on the issue of climate change, according to Dr Robert C Orr, special advisor to the UN Secretary General on climate change.
Source: Reuters - President Barack Obama will meet next month with Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, during the royals' visit to the United States to encourage corporate social responsibility and combating climate change, the White House said on Friday.