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Rare optimism ahead of climate talks in Lima

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 16:04
Source: AP - Energized by new targets set by China and the United States, the world's top climate polluters, U.N. global warming talks resume Monday with unusual optimism despite evidence that human-generated climate change is already happening and bound to get worse.
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COY10: Young people against climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 16:04
Source: Andina - Lima is hosting over 1000 young leaders from 100 countries for the Tenth World Youth Conference on Climate Change (COY10) aimed at defining actions of young people against climate change and promoting sustainable lifestyles.
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Bright outlook for renewables, according to International Energy Agency

REEEP - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 17:24

“As our global energy system grows and transforms, signs of stress continue to emerge,” said IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven. “But renewables are expected to go from strength to strength, and it is incredible that we can now see a point where they become the world’s number one source of electricity generation.” (http://www.iea.org).

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Equity and inclusion in disaster risk reduction: building resilience for all

REEEP - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 16:59

This paper, by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) builds on the recently produced ‘The future framework for disaster risk reduction: a guide for decision-makers’. This new module brings together evidence on opportunities raised by adopting an inclusive approach to ensure effective DRR. The paper makes the case for increased attention to wider issues of vulnerability, inclusion and empowerment, which are needed to assist policy-makers and international agencies to negotiate the successor agreement to the HFA.

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Climate Tagger to Aid Organizations in Using Knowledge to Combat Climate Change

REEEP - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 14:09

REEEP (Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership) has joined forces with the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), the operational arm of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Technology Mechanism, to launch Climate Tagger. This new tool, which automatically scans, labels, sorts and catalogues data and document collections, will help knowledge-driven organizations in the climate and development arenas streamline their information resources, and connect them to the wider climate knowledge community.

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Pope Francis backs global efforts to tackle climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:39
Source: RTCC - Pope Benedict was dubbed the first green pontiff because of his sermons on protecting the environment and installation of solar panels at the Vatican. His successor Pope Francis appears keen on maintaining this relatively new tradition, telling the UN’s lead climate official Christiana Figueres that the environment will be one of his priorities for 2015.
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Call for UN climate deal to support carbon market links

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:39
Source: RTCC - Countries around the world are developing an array of different carbon taxes and trading systems to control greenhouse gas emissions. The more these can be joined up, experts say, the cheaper it will be to tackle climate change.
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Twitter watch: Who to follow at the UN climate talks in Lima

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:39
Source: RTCC - From 1 December, Twitter will be abuzz with the latest news from the corridors of the UN climate talks. Follow the right people, and you’ll have a steady stream of inside information from politicians, negotiators, NGOs and generally insightful people as they work on the UN’s new climate treaty in Lima.
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Paris deal unlikely to meet 2C warming limit, say climate veterans

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:39
Source: RTCC - The global mood on climate change is shifting, but there’s little sign that the proposed 2015 agreement will be enough to avert dangerous levels of warming. Envoys from over 190 countries meet in Lima, Peru next week to continue work on efforts to slow greenhouse gas emissions, which the World Meteorological Organisation says are rising faster than ever before
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In Climate Negotiations, Women Gaining a Stronger Voice

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:39
Source: Live Science - Beginning on December 1, representatives from nearly 200 countries will meet in Lima, Peru, to forge progress on global climate-change policy, an effort that could well determine the success of future negotiations on critical climate change issues.
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Lima climate talks: setting the ground for a Paris agreement in 2015

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:39
Source: Business Standard (India) - A 17-member government delegation, led by environment minister Prakash Javadekar, is set to negotiate at the coming United Nations (UN) climate change talks at Lima, Peru. Even as the government draws up the formal strategy, which needs Cabinet approval, some of the negotiators have left for Lima to begin talks with partner countries before the formal fortnight-long negotiations are kicked off on December 1.
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(Opinion) What’s At Stake in Lima Climate Talks

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:39
Source: Climate Central - The Kyoto Protocol of 2008 through 2012 succeeded in introducing the world to the concept of coordinated climate action. Aside from creating a weak European carbon market, however, it did little to actually ratchet greenhouse gas levels. Nations that met their obligations under the protocol did so with the help of economic downturns.
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Delegates to Peru climate change conference to use "green" cars

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:39
Source: Xinhua - LIMA, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Some 10,000 delegates attending a UN climate change conference in the Peruvian capital of Lima next month will get around in ecological cars, the state Andina news agency reported Wednesday.
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Pacific delegates in Peru for UN climate change talks

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:39
Source: Radio Australia - Delegates have gathered in the Peruvian capital, Lima, for the 20th annual UN Conference on Climate Change. It's taking place ahead of next year's meeting in Paris where a new global agreement on emissions reductions is due to be finalised.
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China Pledges to Honor Emission-Cut Commitments

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:39
Source: Beijing Review - The UN Climate Conference in Lima comes on the heels of China and the U.S. reaching a major agreement on climate change at the APEC Summit in Beijing earlier this month. As part of that deal, the Chinese side has agreed to cap its carbon-emission growth by 2030, on top of generating one-fifth of its power through renewable sources by that same time.
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COP20 en Lima es reunión clave para acuerdo climático global

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 16:04
Source: Andina - El ministro del Ambiente, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, aseguró que la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (COP20), a realizarse en Lima, es una reunión “clave” que debe dejar todo listo para la suscripción de un acuerdo global sobre el tema.
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Rich Countries Pony Up (Some) for Climate Justice

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 15:44
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Naciones Unidas premia iniciativas a soluciones climáticas

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 15:44
Source: Prensa Latina - Varios proyectos de América Latina, África y Asia, fueron premiados con los Galardones Actividades Faro 2014, iniciativa de la secretaría de cambio climático de Naciones Unidas, que busca destacar algunos de los mejores ejemplos de soluciones ambientales.
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Extreme El Nino weather stunted growth of Peruvian children

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 15:44
Source: Reuters - Children in Peru on the front line of a severe cyclical warming of the Pacific Ocean in 1997-98 suffered stunted growth, showing how extreme weather can cause lasting damage to health, a study said on Tuesday.
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56 nations put price on carbon capture

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 15:44
Source: Deccan Chronicle - Fiscal incentives for carbon capture should be part of the global climate change agreement that replaces the Kyoto Protocol, 56 countries belonging to the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe said on Tuesday.
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