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Is it really a folly to divest from fossil fuels?

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 09:09
Source: BusinessGreen - Campaigners were geared up for a vote on Monday, hoping Oxford would follow the lead of several top universities including Stanford and Glasgow. But instead the university said it needed more time to consider "serious issues" involved in the investment change, and would instead delay the decision until May.
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While promoting climate policies in Washington, Jerry Brown weathers fire at home

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 09:09
Source: Sacramento Bee - One reason Gov. Jerry Brown flew to Washington last week was to promote California’s environmental policies in the run-up to international climate talks in Paris in December.
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Eiffel Tower shrouded in smog as Paris pollution spikes

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 09:09
Source: AFP - Paris and much of northern France suffers spike in pollution, leading authorities to introduce measures including a 20kph speed limit on motorways
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U.S. Catholics lead in concern about climate change: Yale study

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 09:09
Source: Reuters - Pope Francis might be preaching to the choir on climate change when he releases his environmental- and sustainability-focused encyclical later this year.
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Amazon rainforest soaking up less carbon as trees die young: study

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 09:09
Source: Reuters - The Amazon rainforest's ability to soak up greenhouse gases from the air has fallen sharply, possibly because climate change and droughts mean more trees are dying, an international team of scientists said on Wednesday.
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New global disaster plan sets targets to curb risk, losses

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 09:09
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Governments set targets to substantially reduce deaths and economic losses from disasters at a U.N. conference in Japan on Wednesday, but critics were disappointed by the lack of a firm goal to ramp up financial support for poor countries.
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Caribbean Community Climate-Smarting Fisheries, But Slowly

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 09:09
Source: IPS - Caribbean nations have begun work on a plan to ‘climate smart’ the region’s fisheries as part of overall efforts to secure food supplies.
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L'avion solaire Solar Impulse 2 a décollé d'Inde pour la Birmanie

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 09:09
Source: AFP - Le SI2, parti d’Abou Dhabi le 9 mars, doit parcourir au total 35 000 kilomètres à la seule énergie solaire en survolant deux océans.
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NREL Director Announces His Retirement

NREL - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 08:00
Dr. Dan E. Arvizu today announced that he intends to retire at the end of September from his role as the Director and Chief Executive of the Energy Department’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado.
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Op-Ed: The Arctic's big year - save it now or be sorry later

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:09
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Heavy storm damage to small island nation will affect Paris talks, diplomats say

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:09
Source: ClimateWire - The mounting death toll and devastation in Vanuatu since Cyclone Pam smashed the Pacific island nation this weekend have heightened calls for a global climate change compensation fund.
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Humanity at 'five to midnight' on climate: EU official

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:09
Source: AFP - Time is running out for the world to achieve a climate change agreement, the president of the European Parliament said Tuesday ahead of a key United Nations meeting in Paris later this year.
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Analysis: How market forces are winning the climate change battle

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:09
Source: CBC - Despite the stereotype of a business lobby warning about the prohibitive costs of cutting back on greenhouse gases, there are increasing signs that capitalism and market forces are actually rescuing us from climate change.
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Include Climate Change in Disaster Planning, FEMA Says

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:09
Source: Climate Central - Federal funds that help communities brace for emergencies will stop being provided to states if they ignore threats posed by climate change in their disaster planning.
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California, Quebec Teaming Up On Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:09
Source: Climate Central - California raised $630 million by selling pollution allowances one Wednesday last month, each of them entitling the buyer to harm the climate with a ton of carbon dioxide.
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Yeb Sano: Vanuatu’s grief is a warning of climate impacts to come

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:09
Source: RTCC - Senior Philippines climate official says Cyclone Pam underlines need for effective extreme weather compensation scheme
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Solar energy plane a power point on clean fuel

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:09
Source: Times of India - If you think an around-the-world flight on a solar-powered aircraft is a joy ride, think again.
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ADB raises $500M from ‘green’ bond issue for climate change projects

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:09
Source: Manila Bulletin - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised $500 million from an inaugural green bond issue, aimed at channeling more investor funds to ADB projects that promote low-carbon and climate-resilient economic growth and development in developing Asia.
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Vietnam plans greener rice cultivation

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:09
Source: VietNamnet - Vietnam plans to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from rice cultivation alone by 14 percent by 2030
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World cannot prosper without cutting carbon emissions, says Climate Group

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:29
Source: Guardian - Countries should consider their climate change pledges to the UN as investment prospectuses to attract low carbon businesses, argues non-profit organisation
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