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Mobile technology helps Sri Lanka cope with climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:19
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Floods and landslides linked to climate change have battered parts of Sri Lanka in the past two years, disrupting food output, but scientists believe a new program to install low-cost weather stations based on open-source technology could help farmers adapt to increasingly wild weather.
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As sea levels rise, climate change threatens entire Pacific cultures

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:19
Source: RTCC - In the first of a series of columns, poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner reflects on the cultural dimensions of climate change
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EU “backtracks” on climate goals in UN pledge, say experts

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:19
Source: RTCC - Adding huge carbon sinks to UN climate pledge could let other sectors face lighter carbon cuts and weaken 2030 goal
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Artificial glacier could help Ladakh villagers adapt to climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:19
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 region’s dry season
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Top officials say UN development system must adapt to challenges posed by post-2015 agenda

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:19
Source: UN News Centre - Top United Nations officials today underlined the importance of ongoing review and reform of the Organization’s development system as Member States met to begin the UN Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) Operational Activities Segment.
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Eiffel Tower going green with two wind turbines

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:19
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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Climate finance: the focus must be on quality not quantity

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 08:54
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France and Philippines: Poster children for climate talks?

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 08:54
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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Why Is the Clock Ticking for a Climate Deal in 2015?

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 08:54
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OECD: Green Investment Bank should fund emerging clean tech

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 08:54
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.
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EU targets 60% global carbon cuts by 2050 in leaked climate plan

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:19
Source: RTCC - Commission wants UN to target global goal of cutting carbon emissions 60% below 2010 levels by 2050
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EU pushes for tough Paris climate deal - draft

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:19
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.
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Welcoming the French president (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:19
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EU wants Paris climate deal to cut carbon emissions 60% by 2050

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:19
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
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Climate pact offers improved relations

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:19
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.
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2015 pivotal for finalizing universal climate change agreement, Ban tells Member States

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:19
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.
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INDCs: Bridging the Gap Between National and International Climate Action

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:19
Source: Energy Collective - As the world marches toward December’s 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
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Floods, storms and heat projected to cost SE Asia $34 bln per year

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:19
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.
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UN scientists say climate change dims Africa's progress

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:19
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.
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‘Modi government has shifted gears on climate change’ (interview with Robert Orr)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 08:54
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.
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