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Cost of adaptating to impacts of climate change much more than previous estimates: UN report

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 10:04
Source: Indian Express - Reinforcing the enormity of the challenge in dealing with climate change, a new UN report has said that even if greenhouse gas emissions were cut in the most optimistic manner from now on, the costs of adapting to the impacts of climate change would be at least two to three times more than previous estimates of just a few months earlier.
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UN climate fund woefully behind $100B goal

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 10:04
Source: CCTV America - A new United Nations report warned that the cost of adapting to a warmer world is soaring for developing nations and funding is falling short. CCTV America’s Dan Collyns reported this story from the U.N. climate negotiations currently underway in Lima, Peru
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Is it too late to save the Maldives from climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 10:04
Source: The Independent - Three years ago, thanks to its enterprising president, the Maldives was leading a global climate change response. Now, that president is out of office, living under armed guard, and watching his country wilt under the threat of extremism and rising sea levels
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UN: climate change costs to poor underestimated

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 10:04
Source: AP - The cost to poor countries of adjusting to ever-hotter temperatures will be two or even three times higher than previously thought, the U.N.'s environment agency said Friday - and that assumes a best-case scenario in which greenhouse gas emissions are dramatically reduced.
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Lima climate talks split on role of adaptation, finance in new deal

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 10:04
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Negotiators at U.N. climate talks in Lima are divided over whether governments should include finance and adaptation commitments in the national offers of action they are due to put forward early next year as the building blocks of a new global climate change deal.
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Rift widens among greens over burying carbon as climate fix

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 10:04
Source: Reuters - A rift is widening among the world's biggest environmental groups over a little-tested technology for burying carbon that might help cut the cost of fighting climate change.
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Ban Ki-Moon says Canada must do more on climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 10:04
Source: CBC - Ban Ki-moon, in an exclusive interview with CBC News, says Canada needs to stop stalling on setting climate change goals, and instead become "ambitious and visionary."
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COP20: Peru must give indigenous people means to combat climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 10:04
Source: Guardian - Peru is home to the second largest block of Amazon rainforest after Brazil and has promising forest protection schemes (including REDD+) in four national parks. But the country has a poor record for fighting deforestation, with rampant illegal mining and logging, slash and burn agriculture and insufficient land titling for indigenous groups.
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India says carbon emissions will grow as it drives to beat poverty

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 10:04
Source: Reuters - The world must accept that India's per capita carbon emissions will need to rise rapidly if it is to eliminate poverty, the environment minister said on Friday, as delegates meet in Lima for key UN climate change talks.
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China outlines vision for 2015 UN climate change deal

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 15:54
Source: RTCC - As the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, China is critical to the success of international efforts to tackle climate change. When softly spoken lead negotiator Su Wei held a press briefing on day four of UN climate talks in Lima, journalists hung on his every word.
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Stalemate at Lima climate talks set to end as UN officials relent

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 15:54
Source: Business Standard - After three days of stalemate and ever-rising bitterness, the climate change talks looked set for a breakthrough on Thursday morning at Lima, Peru.
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Saarc joins hands in climate fight

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 15:54
Source: The Times of India - India and its seven neighbours on Wednesday moved to make Saarc a separate pressure group to represent them at the climate talks here.
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Big oil must pay for climate change harm to world’s poorest (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 15:54
Source: RTCC - The residents of the Philippines region of Tacloban know what loss and damage from climate change looks like. This weekend, this exact same region is now bracing for super typhoon Hagupit, due to hit on Saturday as a catastrophic Category 5 storm.
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Christiana Figueres: “El acuerdo ideal debe sumar a todos los países del mundo”

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 15:54
Source: Los Tiempos - Christiana Figueres, máxima autoridad de la Convención de las Naciones Unidas para el Cambio Climático (Unfccc) recibió a Los Tiempos en una entrevista exclusiva en la que declara su optimismo para un nuevo acuerdo global que permita luchar contra el cambio climático.
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Climate Activists Showing Their Colors in Lima

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 15:54
Source: InsideClimate News - As the first delegates landed in Peru this week for the latest United Nations climate talks, activists were already taking to the streets of Lima to demand that world leaders take aggressive action against global warming.
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Speculation over Indian emissions goal fuels hopes of Lima Summit progress

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 15:54
Source: Business Green - The Lima Climate Summit received a boost this week as further details emerged of talks between India and the US about a potential emissions goal for the emerging economy.
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UN chief lauds China-U.S. accord on greenhouse gas emissions

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 15:54
Source: CCTV - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Thursday lauded as an "encouraging development" a joint statement on climate change issued last month by China and the United States to limit greenhouse gas emissions, which many believe represents a great momentum toward reaching a global climate change agreement next year.
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Gobal emissions scheme talks renewed

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 15:54
Source: EurActiv - Negotiations to agree on a global deal to reduce flight emissions are advancing as countries initially blocking the talks seem ready to cooperate, the European Commission said on 2 December.
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Brazil to launch new satellite to track deforestation

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 15:54
Source: The New Age Online - Brazil will launch a satellite from China Sunday to keep an eye in the sky on deforestation in the Amazon, the National Space Agency (Inpe) said Thursday.
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‘Nuff Said: CO2 Emissions Plan Moves to Next Step

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:34
Source: Climate Central - The coal industry calls it a devastating volley in a “war on coal,” while the Obama administration considers it major progress in its fight against climate change. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan comes with a dry name, but it’s one of the most significant ways the federal government is trying to curtail carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. to combat global warming.
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