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Podesta: Obama to Tout Global Warming 'Resilience' at U.N. Climate Summit

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 08:54
Source: National Journal - A top White House adviser said President Obama will use next week's United Nations climate summit in New York City to push initiatives aimed at helping nations bolster their defenses against climate-related risks.
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Clean Energy Is a 100 Percent American Success Story (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 08:54
Source: Huffington Post - Across the nation, American businesses, families, and communities are embracing clean, renewable energy that is homegrown, healthy, and can never run out. By finding alternatives to fossil fuels that pollute our air and disrupt our climate, they are showcasing the single most practical way to tackle climate change, starting now.
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Why Exxon is betting on a higher carbon price than Google

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 08:54
Source: Business Spectator - As carbon markets spring up across the world, companies are increasingly being made to pay to emit greenhouse gases. To keep one step ahead, many already factor a carbon price into their investment decisions.
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As Uganda Heats Up, Pests and Disease Flourish to Attack its Top Export Crop

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 08:54
Source: UIP - The Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) estimates that 85 percent of all coffee produced in Uganda is mostly from smallholder farmers. The sector employs 3.5 million people. But now it seems as if the good times are at risk from a changing climate.
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World will 'change course' on climate at UN summit (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 08:34
Source: AFP - A UN summit on climate change will see the world "change course" and begin to seriously tackle global warming, UN climate envoy Mary Robinson said Wednesday.
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Miami Beach prepares for extreme high tides

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 08:34
Source: Associated Press - Climate change is not only already visible in iconic South Beach, but so is climate change adaptation, in the form of new storm water pumps meant to keep rising sea levels from swamping low-lying streets, city officials said Wednesday.
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Figueres: "If we want to prevent conflicts, we have to address climate change now"

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 08:34
Source: Deutsche Welle - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited world leaders from government, business and civil society to a Climate Summit in New York on 23 September. UN’s climate chief Christiana Figueres told DW what she expects.
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Australia not prepared for effects of climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:09
Source: ABC Online - A Climate Council report on the effects of climate change on infrastructure calls coastal flooding the sleeping giant of risk to future prosperity.
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Leonardo DiCaprio appointed UN climate change representative

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:09
Source: BBC News - The Hollywood actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, has been appointed as a United Nations representative on climate change. The UN secretary general Ban ki Moon said the actor's global stardom was the perfect match for the global challenge posed by climate change.
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Texas proposes rewriting school text books to deny manmade climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:54
Source: The Guardian - Texas has proposed re-writing school text books to incorporate passages denying the existence of climate change and promoting the discredited views of an ultra-conservative think tank.
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Obama delays key power plant rule of signature climate change plan

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:54
Source: The Guardian - Barack Obama applied the brakes to the most critical component of his climate change plan on Tuesday, slowing the process of setting new rules cutting carbon pollution from power plants, and casting a shadow over a landmark United Nations’ summit on global warming
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White House partners with industry to tackle greenhouse gas

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:54
Source: Reuters - The White House on Tuesday announced steps to tackle a potent greenhouse gas used in refrigeration and air conditioning, of which the United States is the world's largest producer, a week ahead of a major UN summit focused on addressing climate change.
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Really wanted PM Narendra Modi to attend UN climate change summit: Ban Ki-Moon

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:54
Source: The Economic Times - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today said he "really wanted" Prime Minister Narendra Modi to participate in a crucial climate change summit in New York next week to mobilize political will for a universal and meaningful climate agreement.
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Wildfire Cost May Soar With Climate Change, Report Warns

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:34
Source: The Huffington Post - Wildfires may cost the U.S. as much as $62.5 billion a year by 2050 as the effects of climate change worsen, argues an economic analysis released Tuesday.
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Seven things we learned from Lord Stern's New Climate Economy report

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:34
Source: The Guardian - A major new report says the world can tackle climate change without harming economic growth. Here’s the digested read.
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Cities can lead on climate change to build a resilient future (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:34
Source: The Guardian - Around the world, cities are taking the lead on addressing the challenge of climate change. While senior governments stall, urban leaders are responding to the urgent need to make our cities more resilient as climate change impacts intensify.
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Duke Energy Commits $500 Million To Solar Power Expansion In North Carolina

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:34
Source: CleanTechnica - The largest US utility owner by market value, Duke Energy, announced Monday a commitment to invest $500 million into expanding the solar market in North Carolina. Duke Energy is set to acquire and construct three solar facilities to go hand-in-hand with five new power-purchase agreements (PPA).
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Lawmakers to test EU's five billion euro carbon permit giveaway

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:34
Source: Reuters - European lawmakers will vote next week on whether to force Brussels officials to rethink giving billions of euros worth of carbon allowances away for free to heavy industries, after a senior Green member lodged an objection.
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Climate change report: prevent damage by overhauling global economy

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:54
Source: The Guardian - The world can still act in time to stave off the worst effects of climate change, and enjoy the fruits of continued economic growth as long as the global economy can be transformed within the next 15 years, a group of the world's leading economists and political leaders will argue on Tuesday.
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Indian city of Surat anticipates worst effects of climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:54
Source: The Guardian - According to the climate change experts, it is only a matter of time. The city of Surat (population 4.5 million), in the state of Gujarat on the west coast of India, will soon be exposed to recurrent flooding, with the risk of malaria and dengue fever epidemics in its aftermath.
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