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Australia’s carbon reversal sets new tone for global climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:59
Source: Globe & Mail - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s move to repeal his country’s carbon tax provides an international boost for the Harper government, which has regularly attacked opponents who propose putting a price on emissions in Canada.
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Australia’s carbon reversal sets new tone for global climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:59
Source: Globe & Mail - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s move to repeal his country’s carbon tax provides an international boost for the Harper government, which has regularly attacked opponents who propose putting a price on emissions in Canada.
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Nobel Laureate Pachauri calls upon youth to save environment

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 07:39
Source: Jagran Post -
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Power ministry, regulators contemplate ways to develop renewable energy

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 07:39
Source: Economic Times - Electricity regulators and power ministry are contemplating steps to make it mandatory for conventional power project developers to set up renewable energy plants in future, while distribution firms may have to purchase more clean energy, but regulatory authorities are concerned that this may hurt loss-making utilities.
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Climate change: Could we engineer greener humans?

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 07:39
Source: BBC - In the far future, might we consider changing human biology to avoid the worst effects of climate change? Frank Swain explores an intriguing thought experiment.
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Fiji vulnerable to climate change: ambassador to UN

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 07:39
Source: Xinhua - Fiji is working towards integrating disaster risk management into climate change adaptation so that both issues can become the responsibility of one agency, according to the country's ambassador to the United Nations.
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Obama unveils measures to help communities adapt to climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 07:39
Source: Reuters - U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced new measures to make the country's infrastructure stronger and more resilient, to help states and communities adapt to climate change.
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Obama: Climate change a direct threat to US cities

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 07:39
Source: AP - Harsher storms, worsening flooding and rising seas threaten the public's safety and health across the country, President Barack Obama warned Wednesday as he urged local communities to prepare for the effects of climate change.
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Australia repeals controversial carbon tax

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 07:39
Source: AP - Australia's government repealed a much-maligned carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters on Thursday, ending years of contention over a measure that became political poison for the lawmakers who imposed it.
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Britain urges deeper EU carbon market reforms than proposed

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 07:39
Source: Reuters - Britain wants deeper reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) than those proposed by the European Commission and Germany, favoring cancelling hundreds of millions of carbon permits over launching a tool to regulate market supply.
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Finland urges Europe to unite for global climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 07:39
Source: RTCC - Europe must speak “with one voice” at global climate talks in Paris next year, says Finnish minister
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ADB approves $300m loan to increase Sri Lanka’s renewable energy

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 07:39
Source: CTBR Green Power - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $300m loan to help Sri Lanka increase the use of renewable energy for power generation and reduce its dependence on imported oil.
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Britain to fund South African carbon trading experiment

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:39
Source: Reuters - Britain will expand funding for a programme to help coal-rich South Africa develop a carbon trading market in an attempt to rein in its rising greenhouse gas emissions.
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Emitters in China's largest carbon market meet targets amid falling prices

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:39
Source: Reuters - Nearly every carbon emitter covered by China's largest pilot emissions scheme met Tuesday's compliance deadline, a government official said, as permit prices slipped to an all-time low amid ample supply and with no last-minute scramble for allowances.
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PreCOP Social en Isla Margarita: “Cambiemos el sistema, no el clima”

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:39
Source: Notas periodismo popular - Entre el 15 y el 18 de julio se desarrollará en Venezuela la PreCOP Social. Allí, por primera vez en el marco de la ONU, los movimientos sociales y las ONGs tendrán un lugar en el debate sobre el cambio climático, de cara al acuerdo global que sustituirá al Protocolo de Kyoto en los próximos años.
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Cambio climático no espera a que haya acuerdos: Guerra Abud

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:39
Source: El Universal - El cambio climático "ya está aquí" por lo que urge llevar a cabo acciones ya que éste "no esperará a que continuemos dialogando hasta ponernos de acuerdo", advirtió el titular de la Semarnat, Juan José Guerra Abud.
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Military Bases Face Hurdles in Climate Change Adaptation

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:39
Source: Scientific American - The Department of Defense has 7,600 military installations across all 50 states and 40 foreign countries.
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Germany pledges $1bn to UN climate change fund

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:39
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Aid group Oxfam has called on other rich nations to follow the example of Germany, which has promised €750m ($1bn) for the UN's fledgling Green Climate Fund.
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Building toward sustainable, resilient cities in 2050 (blog)

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:39
Source: GreenBiz - By 2050, seven out of every 10 people on Earth will be an urban dweller. What the cities of the future look like depends largely on decisions we make today.
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European Investment Bank Provides €150 Million Loan To Israel’s Largest Solar Power Project

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:39
Source: Cleantechnica - Israel is working towards achieving its goal to source 10% of its total electricity needs from renewable energy sources by 2020. In this endeavor the country has received a major financial boost, with the European Investment Bank providing €150 million loan to the largest solar power project in Israel
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