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Everyday climate change – in pictures

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 08:49
Source: The Guardian - Inspired by the co-founder of Everydayafrica, photographer James Whitlow Delano launched Everydayclimatechange, an Instagram feed where photographers from five continents share their images as evidence that climate change is real and to raise awareness of the situation around the world
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Philippine Environment Secretary hopes for action vs climate change after Papal visit

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 08:29
Source: ABS-CBN News - Environment Secretary Ramon J. Paje on Thursday praised Pope Francis for making another pitch for environmental protection during his five-day visit to the Philippines, calling it an "important signal of encouragement" for all to take action on climate change.
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US-India Climate Change Talks Could Pave Way For Billions In Clean Energy Investments But Not Carbon Emissions Goals

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 08:29
Source: International Business Times - U.S. President Barack Obama’s upcoming trip to India could clear the way for billions of dollars of U.S. investment in India’s fast-growing clean energy sector. The president and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week are expected to make a joint announcement on climate change, which will focus more on building new solar and wind energy projects than on slowing India’s use of coal and oil, policy experts said Wednesday.
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The Countries That Are Most (And Least) Prepared For Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 08:29
Source: Co.Exist - Whether you live in San Francisco or Mongolia, climate change is going to impact your life. But even though it isn't possible for any location to completely avoid effects like drought, floods, heat waves, and other extreme weather, some places are much more prepared than others. A new series of maps from Eco Experts shows how different countries compare.
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First round-the-world solar flight to take off next month

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:34
Source: Reuters - A plane powered by the sun will attempt an unprecedented flight around the world next month, the project's founders said, seeking to prove that flying is possible without using fossil fuel.
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UAE, France Ink Deal To Fund Renewable Energy Projects

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:14
Source: Gulf Business - The countries are looking to announce their first project this year and are currently reviewing project proposals in the Middle East, a joint statement said.
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Europe's renewable energy deployment 'sub-optimal', report says

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:14
Source: EurActiv - Europe could have saved itself $100 billion (€86bn) by installing solar power panels in sunnier countries and wind turbines in windier places, the World Economic Forum's "Future of Electricity" platform said in a report released on Tuesday
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Pakistan pushes climate change back up political agenda

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:14
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Pakistan has reinstated its ministry for climate change, suggesting the government plans to pay more attention to the issue as countries prepare a new international deal to curb global warming.
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Obama: No greater threat to future than climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:14
Source: CNN - What President Barack Obama described as the greatest threat to future generations was neither terrorism nor ISIS. It wasn't nuclear weapons in rogue states either.
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Make Forests Pay (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:14
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Amazon to fund a big wind farm in Indiana

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:14
Source: CNBC - Amazon has struck a deal to fund the construction of a wind farm in rural Indiana, as part of plan announced by the company in November to power its massive cloud computing business with renewable energy.
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EU to launch diplomatic offensive ahead of Paris climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 09:54
Source: Guardian - Celebrities to front ambitious climate campaign, as army of diplomats is mobilised for an emissions-cutting push ahead of a crunch UN summit in Paris in December
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Coal lobby plays down divestment fears

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 09:54
Source: RTCC - The World Coal Association has hit back against the growing campaign to persuade investors to withdraw their money from the fossil fuel industry.
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Environment Agency pension fund tells oil groups to go green

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 08:29
Source: Financial Times - The Environment Agency’s pension fund has urged BP and Royal Dutch Shell to invest in renewable energy and do more to tackle climate change
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NREL Reports Examine Economic Trade-offs of Owning versus Leasing a Solar Photovoltaic System

NREL - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 08:00
Two new reports from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) examine the economic options customers face when deciding how to finance commercial or residential solar energy systems. NREL analysts found that businesses that use low-cost financing to purchase a photovoltaic (PV) system and homeowners who use solar-specific loans can save up to 30 percent compared with consumers who lease a PV system through a conventional third-party owner.
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Call For Nation To Be Forceful On Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54
Source: Tribune - THE College of the Bahamas’ Climate Change Initiative group is calling on The Bahamas to forcefully put forward its position on protecting the country’s rights and interest in global climate change negotiation meetings.
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Falling oil prices not all that bad for environment: Climate experts

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54
Source: Economic Times - The sharp fall in oil prices has boosted sales of fuel-guzzling SUVs and in some cases eased pressure to improve public transport, but some climate experts also see a positive side as cheap crude has made exploration of new oil reserves in challenging regions non-viable.
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Kiribati call for climate change attention at rights review

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54
Source: Radio New Zealand International - Kiribati has told a United Nations review of its human rights that the basic right of its people to survive climate change is a high priority.
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EU politicians seek to revive sluggish carbon market

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54
Source: Reuters - European politicians are expected this week to back by a narrow majority early action to bolster prices on the EU carbon market and sharpen a weapon against climate change that recession has blunted.
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India calls for a paradigm shift in global attitudes towards climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54
Source: Economic Times - In what may be a strong signal of its approach towards future climate deal, India on January 19, 2015 called for a "paradigm shift" in global attitude towards climate change and urged nations of high solar potential to join hands so that they can provide low-cost clean energy to their citizens without being arm-twisted by rich nations who have been closely guarding their patented cutting-edge technology.
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