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Sweden pledges $500m to Green Climate Fund

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:49
Source: RTCC - Sweden will pay half a billion dollars into the UN’s green bank, the government will announce in its 2015 budget.
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Skyonic dedicates its carbon-capture plant

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:29
Source: San Antonio Express-News - Austin-based Skyonic Corp. on Tuesday dedicated its first-of-a-kind factory in San Antonio, one that captures carbon dioxide emissions from a cement plant for conversion to byproducts that can be sold profitably to other industries.
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UN climate debt swap is 'fundamentally unjust', say development agencies

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:29
Source: The Guardian - A UN proposal that would see small island states offered debt relief to pay for climate change contains a “fundamentally unjust” blind spot, according to development groups.
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US Wind Industry Booming, Already Surpassing 2013 Levels

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:29
Source: CleanTechnica - The US wind industry is booming, installing more in the first 9 months of 2014 than was installed throughout all of 2013. The figures come from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), which predicts 2014 will finish strong and push through to stepped-up installations throughout 2015.
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The Global Green Economy Index Winners And Losers

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:29
Source: CleanTechnica - The authors of the latest Global Green Economy Index have raised concerns about the “perceptions” of developed countries such as Australia, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States, suggesting that “perceptions of their green economic performance dramatically exceed their actual performance on the [Global Green Economy Index].”
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'Build bridges for Lima climate talks'

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:09
Source: The Guardian - The UN’s climate chief urged country negotiators on Monday to “build bridges” at talks in Bonn towards a new, global pact that received fresh endorsement from world leaders last month.
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Bonn climate talks: Key steps to support the world’s most vulnerable

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:09
Source: RTCC - What are the key issues with which negotiators will be grappling during this round of UN talks in Bonn?
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EU climate talks enter end game with everything still to play for

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:09
Source: Business Green - Diplomatic and lobbying activity across the EU stepped up a notch today, as governments and industry groups sought to set out their stall ahead of this week's crucial European Council meeting on the bloc's 2030 energy and climate change package.
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EU summit to debate multi-billion carbon quota 'transfer' system

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:09
Source: EurActiv - EXCLUSIVE: European leaders meeting later this week for an EU summit on energy and climate change will discuss proposals allowing energy-rich nations like France and Germany to transfer 10% of CO2 emissions quotas to member states such as Poland, who are struggling to diversify their energy mix.
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UPDATE 2-Britain targets 2017 for start of European carbon market reforms

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:09
Source: Reuters - Britain wants reforms to Europe's Emissions Trading System (ETS) to start from 2017, four years earlier than proposed, hoping to tackle the scheme's massive oversupply and boost investment in clean technologies.
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Denmark's plan to offset transport emissions sparks EU row

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:49
Source: The Guardian - A Danish bid to expand carbon offsetting to the transport sector has triggered uproar among NGOs and academics, with one new analysis saying it would devastate efforts to reign in fuel emissions.
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Europe emission targets 'will fail to protect climate'

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:49
Source: BBC News - Prof Jim Skea, a vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says the EU’s plan to cut CO2 emissions 40% by 2030 is too weak. He says it will commit future governments to “extraordinary and unprecedented” emissions cuts.
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Brazil must target smallholders to curb rising deforestation

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:49
Source: The Guardian - Farmers with smallholdings are not responsible for most of the destruction of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, but their contribution to deforestation is rising and must be addressed if the country is to hold on to recent gains, according to an environmental research group.
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Arctic ice melt sends Alaskan temperatures soaring by -7c

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:49
Source: RTCC - Scientists in the northern Alaska outpost of Barrow have linked 7C temperature rise to the decline in Arctic sea ice
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UN’s Green Fund says all obstacles for pledges now removed

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:49
Source: RTCC - The head of the UN-backed Green Climate Fund is expecting further pledges of financial support after the board resolved key questions over its governance.
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This is the Fortune 500 of companies taking the lead to fight climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:59
Source: Quartz - CDP, a British environmental nonprofit, receives data from almost 2,000 companies around the world showing what they do to fight climate change. From that, the group has compiled a list of the 187 best companies—firms such as Apple, Samsung, and BMW—into a kind of elite (and much smaller) Fortune 500 for environmentally-conscious companies, dubbed the Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI), and it says those companies are outperforming the rest of the market.
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UN climate talks set to test New York summit gains

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:59
Source: RTCC - The impact of Ban Ki-moon’s New York summit on UN efforts to curb climate change faces its first test on Monday in Bonn, where envoys from over 190 countries meet for a week of negotiations. - See more at: http://www.rtcc.org/2014/10/19/ban-summit-success-tested-as-un-envoys-meet-for-climate-talks/#sthash.1FaW4gIz.dpuf
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Global shipping emissions set to rise unchecked

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:59
Source: RTCC - Shipping is responsible for a billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year, a little more than Germany. Its share of global emissions fell from 3.2% in 2007 to 2.5% in 2012, according to the latest figures approved by the UN’s International Maritime Organization. But with no strategy to curb emissions, they are set to rise 50-250% by 2050, depending on the rate of economic growth.
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Qingdao prepares China’s 8th regional carbon market

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:59
Source: RTCC - A Chinese city of 9 million people is seeking to introduce a carbon market, which would be the eighth in the country.
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Global Clean Energy Investment Grows 11%

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:59
Source: CleanTechnica - According to the Clean Energy Pipeline, global clean energy investment jumped 11% in the third quarter of 2014 over figures a year earlier, clearing $64 billion.
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