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Source: AFP - US Secretary of State John Kerry today urged nations to set ambitious goals to curb greenhouse gases, warning climate change deniers that gambling with the Earth's future was a risky business as "there is no Planet B."
Source: Agnlicann News - In a high level panel on Climate Change and Human Rights held at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit said that despite all negative conditions we have the right to hope not as a matter of passive waiting but as an active process towards justice and peace, in which human rights should play a key role.
Source: SciDev.net - Science has a major role to play in combating desertification, aiding climate change mitigation and adaptation, and sustainable land management practices, especially in the developing world, a conference has heard
Source: RTCC - Fossil fuel producers must develop ways to curb emissions or face increased scrutiny from regulators, says oil giant
Source: UN News Centre - Government and civil society leaders from around the world are gathering in the Japanese city of Sendai for a United Nations conference that will take stock of ten years of global work to better prepare for and curb the impact of disasters, and to agree on an updated global response framework.
Source: Carbon Brief - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) carbon budget could provide the scientific basis for a global cap on emissions, suggested Tim Yeo, the outgoing chair of the UK's energy and climate change committee.
Source: US News & World Report - Nine months away from a U.N. summit in Paris, Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday delivered a forceful call to confront and curb global warming.
Mega-disasters and urbanization spur spike in displacement: reportMega-disasters and urbanization spur spike in displacement: report
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - The number of people forced from their homes each year by disasters has quadrupled over the past four decades, and the risk of being displaced has doubled, said a Norwegian humanitarian group.
Source: Business Spectator - In what has been described as a real surprise by the International Energy Agency (IEA), annual global emissions of carbon dioxide experienced zero growth in 2014, even as the globes economy continued to grow.
Source: Guardian - Boris Johnson has been told by the London assembly to pull City Halls £4.8bn pension fund out of coal, oil and gas investments, after assembly members voted on Wednesday on a motion in support of the fossil fuel divestment movement.
Source: RTCC - India PM says India and climate vulnerable countries share same ambitions for UN pact in Paris
Source: NPR - Scientists who warn that the earth's climate is changing have been subjected to hacking, investigations, and even court action in recent years. That ire usually comes from conservative groups and climate skeptics seeking to discredit the research findings.
Source: Reuters - Germany's government set out changes to subsidy guidelines on Wednesday to try and boost the renewable sources of energy used to heat buildings and offices as it strives to avoid missing its ambitious climate targets.
Source: Reuters - China needs to impose a nationwide carbon cap if it is to fulfill a pledge made last year to bring emissions to a peak by around 2030, a legislator said in a proposal submitted to parliament this week.
Source: RTCC - Bank of England chief defends climate risk investigation against green claptrap jibe from climate sceptic Lord Lawson
Source: Guardian - People in the Pacific Marshall Islands and Kiribati are facing oblivion as the sea around them rises, and they are already suffering from food shortages, droughts and floods.
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Source: NDTV - The UN will hold a once-in-a-decade meeting on disaster risk reduction this weekend, with policymakers gathering in tsunami-struck Japan after warnings that the cost of climate change-related calamities could bankrupt future generations.
Source: Bloomberg - Norway is wagering it will be easier to cut carbon emissions overseas than at home.
Source: Guardian - The forestry website Mongabay recently reported that United Cacao, a London-listed company that promises to produce ethical, sustainable chocolate, had quietly cut down more than 2,000 hectares of primary, closed-canopy rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon