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Obama to attend UN climate summit in September

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:04
Source: AP - President Barack Obama will attend a United Nations summit on climate change in September.
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U.S. envoy to U.N. aviation body hopeful on airline climate plan

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:04
Source: Reuters - The new U.S. representative to the United Nations body that oversees civil aviation said on Friday he is hopeful the organization's members will be able to agree on a global system to curb carbon emissions from airlines.
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Don't force developing nations to review their voluntary emission cuts, says India

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:14
Source: The Hindu - India, China and other countries in the Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDC) group on Tuesday took the position formally that the new climate agreement must not force developing countries to review their volunteered emission reduction targets
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Kiva Funds Renewable Energy Projects, Solar Lights and Clean Cookstoves

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:24
Source: Cleantechnica - Kiva is a world leader in microlending and has helped many people pull themselves out of poverty by lending them money to start small businesses. What may not be known as much is that Kiva also supports renewable energy projects.
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Cameroon: Women Train On Climate Change Techniques

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:24
Source: Cameroon Tribune - Rural women in Cameroon are facing the adverse effects of climatic changes which continuously affect household's food security, health, and the general well being of women and Families.
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PERU: RD asiste taller sobre inversión pública

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:24
Source: almomento.net - El Consejo Nacional para el Cambio Climático y el Mecanismo de Desarrollo Limpio (CNCCMDL) y el Ministerio de Economía, Planificación y Desarrollo (MEPyD) participaron en un taller internacional que se realizó en Lima, Perú, sobre cómo incorporar la adaptación al cambio climático en la inversión pública.
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La reforma del transporte ayudará a mitigación de cambio climático

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:24
Source: El Peruano - Empieza una nueva etapa. El ministro del Ambiente, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, expresó el respaldo de su portafolio a la reforma del transporte que emprende la Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima, al considerarla “urgente” en las tareas para mitigar los efectos del cambio climático.
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Global warming: Who will do the dishes? (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:04
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Concerns over carbon emissions from burning wood

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:04
Source: BBC - Burning wood to fuel power stations can create as many harmful carbon emissions as burning coal, according to a government report.
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Who’s who: The men and women tasked with stopping climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:04
Source: RTCC - Two weeks ago environment ministers and envoys met in Paris to discuss how to move talks on a climate change deal forward
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Africa builds 'Great Green Wall' of trees to improve farmlands

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:04
Source: National Geographic - Twenty African nations have banded together to build a monumental Great Green Wall of Africa - a forest of drought-resistant trees stretching across the edge of the Sahara Desert.
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Gender equality for the environment: An unfinished agenda

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:04
Source: SciDev.net - Activities traditionally carried out by women are closely linked to the environment. They are often tied to ecosystem goods and services, such as clean water, and influence and maintain ecosystem resilience.
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Who Is Most To Blame For Climate Change? (blog)

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:04
Source: NPR -
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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) awards PowerMundo $100,000 as a winner of the IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest

REEEP - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:22

A press release from the REEEP-funded, Colorado-based international social enterprise PowerMundo has just announced that they have been selected as one of 10 winners of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest, an initiative to promote innovative solutions to energy problems, benefit communities, create jobs and expand access to renewable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB chose PowerMundo’s proposal entitled “Digital Diesel: Pay As You Go Financing for Solar Energy in Rural Peru” as one of the top 10 proposals in a field of 563 applicants. PowerMundo will receive $100,000, technical and business development support, as well as access to experts, policy makers, institutions and potential financial partners to implement and scale up its ideas.

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CDKN Launches Guides to IPCC Report and Free Media Toolkit

REEEP - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:48

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Africa and South Asia?

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China coal demand to peak by 2020 – Standard & Poor

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:14
Source: RTCC - Study suggests US and China coal curbs could make future investments in sector risky
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Texas Is Wired for Wind Power, and More Farms Plug In

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:14
Source: NY Times - The wind is so relentless that a week can go by before it is calm enough for a crane operator to install the 30-ton blades atop the 260-foot towers at the Panhandle 2 wind farm here. It’s worth the wait; a single turbine at the farm can produce 40 percent more energy than an average one.
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U.S. scientists urge 'national vision' to curb coastal risks in report

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:14
Source: Reuters - A group of top scientists has called for a fundamental change to how the United States deals with risks to its Atlantic and Gulf coasts from storms and climate change in a National Research Council report released Wednesday.
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Cuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:14
Source: AP - Many people in this tiny hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out. That was four decades ago.
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Forest Rights Offer Major Opportunity to Counter Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:14
Source: IPS - The international community is failing to take advantage of a potent opportunity to counter climate change by strengthening local land tenure rights and laws worldwide, new data suggests.
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