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Who’s who: The men and women tasked with stopping climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:04
Source: RTCC - Two weeks ago environment ministers and envoys met in Paris to discuss how to move talks on a climate change deal forward
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Africa builds 'Great Green Wall' of trees to improve farmlands

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:04
Source: National Geographic - Twenty African nations have banded together to build a monumental Great Green Wall of Africa - a forest of drought-resistant trees stretching across the edge of the Sahara Desert.
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Gender equality for the environment: An unfinished agenda

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:04
Source: SciDev.net - Activities traditionally carried out by women are closely linked to the environment. They are often tied to ecosystem goods and services, such as clean water, and influence and maintain ecosystem resilience.
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Who Is Most To Blame For Climate Change? (blog)

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:04
Source: NPR -
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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) awards PowerMundo $100,000 as a winner of the IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest

REEEP - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:22

A press release from the REEEP-funded, Colorado-based international social enterprise PowerMundo has just announced that they have been selected as one of 10 winners of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest, an initiative to promote innovative solutions to energy problems, benefit communities, create jobs and expand access to renewable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB chose PowerMundo’s proposal entitled “Digital Diesel: Pay As You Go Financing for Solar Energy in Rural Peru” as one of the top 10 proposals in a field of 563 applicants. PowerMundo will receive $100,000, technical and business development support, as well as access to experts, policy makers, institutions and potential financial partners to implement and scale up its ideas.

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CDKN Launches Guides to IPCC Report and Free Media Toolkit

REEEP - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:48

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Africa and South Asia?

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China coal demand to peak by 2020 – Standard & Poor

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:14
Source: RTCC - Study suggests US and China coal curbs could make future investments in sector risky
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Texas Is Wired for Wind Power, and More Farms Plug In

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:14
Source: NY Times - The wind is so relentless that a week can go by before it is calm enough for a crane operator to install the 30-ton blades atop the 260-foot towers at the Panhandle 2 wind farm here. It’s worth the wait; a single turbine at the farm can produce 40 percent more energy than an average one.
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U.S. scientists urge 'national vision' to curb coastal risks in report

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:14
Source: Reuters - A group of top scientists has called for a fundamental change to how the United States deals with risks to its Atlantic and Gulf coasts from storms and climate change in a National Research Council report released Wednesday.
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Cuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:14
Source: AP - Many people in this tiny hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out. That was four decades ago.
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Forest Rights Offer Major Opportunity to Counter Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:14
Source: IPS - The international community is failing to take advantage of a potent opportunity to counter climate change by strengthening local land tenure rights and laws worldwide, new data suggests.
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A village in India now runs entirely on its own solar power grid

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:14
Source: The Week - A few months ago, Greenpeace and two other NGOs that work in the area (BASIX and CEED) started building a solar power micro-grid to serve the village, and after a few months of testing, the autonomous 100 kilowatt system officially went online this past weekend.
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Climate change ravaging Antarctic fur seals

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:14
Source: AFP - A food shortage likely caused by climate change is shrinking a South Antarctic fur seal colony and changing the profile of its surviving members, researchers said Wednesday.
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Loss and damage: UN receives new climate compensation plans

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:14
Source: RTCC - Over the next two years, countries will draw up a framework that will shape the responses of the poorest countries to climate-caused catastrophes.
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EU Commission agrees 30 percent energy savings goal for 2030: sources

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:14
Source: Reuters - The European Commission agreed on Wednesday to put forward a target to improve energy efficiency by 30 percent as part of a package of climate and energy policy for 2030, EU sources said.
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EU Confirms Approval of Germany's New Renewable Energy Law

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:14
Source: Wall Street Journal - European Union antitrust authorities confirmed Wednesday their approval of Germany's new renewable energy law, which aims to help the country shift away from nuclear- and fossil fuel-generated power.
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A map and a compass for climate talks (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:59
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Growth, Global Warming Threaten African Species

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:59
Source: Voice of America - Researchers meeting in Cameroon say Africa may lose up to 30 percent of its animal and plant species by the end of the century due to global warming, population growth and unregulated development.
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Climate change hits all Pentagon operations, official says

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:59
Source: The Hill - All Pentagon operations in the U.S. and abroad are threatened by climate change, according to a Defense Department official.
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