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Syracuse to Drop Fossil Fuel Stocks From Endowment

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 07:39
Source: NY Times - Syracuse University is dropping all fossil fuel stocks from its endowment, the university announced on Tuesday.
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WWF: Irresponsible food consumption fuels global climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 07:39
Source: EurActiv - Conservation organisation WWF says Germany’s eating habits are “fuel to the fire” for global climate change, with severe consequences for food security in developing countries.
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Jamaica gets going on emissions reduction

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 07:39
Source: Jamaica Gleaner - JAMAICA HAS begun work to reduce its contributions to the fuel that fires global climate change - greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
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EU emissions fell five per cent in 2014 under trading scheme

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 07:39
Source: Business Green - Greenhouse gas emissions policed by the European Union's carbon trading platform dropped by nearly five per cent last year despite a 1.3 per cent growth in GDP, new figures from the bloc suggested today.
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National environmental report to exclude carbon emissions

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 07:39
Source: NZ Herald - The government revealed this week that the topics of this year's national environmental report will exclude New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions.
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Climate pledges: Deadline sees slow but promising start

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:34
Source: AFP - A rough deadline for Tuesday saw only 33 out of 195 countries submit pledges for tackling greenhouse gases under UN climate talks scheduled to conclude just over eight months from now.
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United States sets official strategy for Paris climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - The Obama administration on Tuesday published plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, part of a strategy to generate momentum for a global agreement later this year on combating climate change.
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Limiting climate change could have huge economic benefits, study finds

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:34
Source: Guardian - Major economies would boost their prosperity, employment levels and health prospects if they took actions that limited global warming to 2c, according to the first analysis of emissions pledges made before the UN climate summit in Paris later this year.
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Leading economies miss UN deadline to file climate change pledges

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:34
Source: Financial Times - Japan, Canada and Australia all failed to meet the March 31 deadline, as did China, the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter, although Beijing has already publicly outlined its plans.
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US climate treaty pledge relies on uncertain Obama actions

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:34
Source: AP - The United States put forth its contribution Tuesday to a global climate treaty, relying entirely on a set of emission cuts ordered by President Barack Obama that may not survive beyond the end of his presidency.
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German CO2 emissions fall for first time in three years

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - Germany's greenhouse gas emissions fell for the first time in three years in 2014, helped by a mild winter and the expansion of renewable sources of energy, the environment ministry said on Tuesday.
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Workshop on INDCs by Lead-Pakistan, WWF: Mushahid terms climate change the biggest challenge

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:34
Source: Customs Today - Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Mushahid Ullah Khan said that global warming, which continues to unleash devastating impacts in different parts of the world including Pakistan has emerged to be the biggest challenge of present century.
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Climate change: Russia sketches emissions cut of up to 30%

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:14
Source: AFP/PTI - Russia, moving ahead of a deadline for submitting pledges to tackle climate change, has said it could cut its greenhouse-gas emissions by up to 30% compared to 1990 levels, subject to conditions.
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US pledge on emission cut likely to raise the heat on India, others

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:14
Source: Economic Times - The United States on Tuesday made its most ambitious pledge to the UN to reduce its carbon pollution, a move that experts say would put more pressure on countries like India to act against emissions, the chief contributor to worsening air quality.
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The upside to global warming? Dragons, of course

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:14
Source: USA Today - Global warming could bring about a resurgence in the Earth's dragon population, scientists in the April Fools' edition of the journal Nature report.
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Industry-backed Best Practices Guides Aim to Lower Financing Costs for Solar Energy Systems

NREL - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 08:00
The Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group has released new best practices guidelines for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, with the goal of increasing investor confidence in the long-term viability of PV systems. The guides — SAPC Best Practices in PV System Installation and SAPC Best Practices in PV Operations and Maintenance — were developed by SAPC subcommittees, each involving dozens of solar and finance entities.
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Anglican church must divest fossil fuels to cope with climate crisis, bishops say

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 07:34
Source: Guardian - Group of 17 bishops and archbishops write letter aiming to focus church’s attention on climate change and urging it to dump investments
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One million green jobs projected by 2030 in China, EU and U.S. - experts

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 07:34
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Nearly one million new "green jobs" are expected to be created in China, the United States and the European Union by 2030 if the regions stick to their current pledges to curb global warming, scientists said on Tuesday.
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