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Source: Reuters - Women must take a greater leadership role in fighting climate change because its effects fall hardest on women, the head of UN Women said this week.
Source: The New York Times - With political efforts to slow global warming moving at a tortuous pace, some of the worlds largest companies are stepping into the void, pledging more support for renewable energy, greener supply chains and fresh efforts to stop the destruction of the worlds tropical forests.
Source: The Guardian - The time to answer the greatest challenge of our existence on this planet is now. You can make history or be vilified by it. Hear his speech.
Source: UN News Centre - Bold new actions to immediately tackle climate change were announced today by Government, business, finance and civil society leaders attending a historic Climate Summit convened by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who has long urged workable solutions based on clear vision anchored in domestic and multinational actions.
Source: The New York Times - More than a quarter of Vietnams residents live in areas likely to be subject to regular floods by the end of the century. Four percent of Chinas residents 50 million people live in the same kind of areas. Across the globe, about one person in 40 lives in a place likely to be exposed to such flooding by the end of the century, absent significant changes.
Source: The Guardian - France promised $1bn to a near-empty climate change fund for poor countries on Tuesday and called for the establishment of a new green economy in the first concrete result of a milestone United Nations summit.
Source: BBC News - China has pledged for the first time to take firm action on climate change, telling a UN summit that its emissions, the world's highest, would soon peak. Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli also said China would make its economy much more carbon efficient by 2020.
Source: The Guardian - Governments, multinational companies and campaigners are pledging to halt the loss of the worlds natural forests by 2030. A declaration announced as part of a UN summit on climate change being held in New York also pledges to halve the rate of deforestation by the end of this decade and to restore hundreds of millions of acres of degraded land.
Source: The Independent - The world has reached a tipping point in the battle to curb climate change during the past few days, with public awareness of the dangers of global warming and the political will to address them rapidly gathering momentum, the worlds top climate expert has said.
Source: UN News Centre - A compact of Mayors from cities around the world announced today that they will expand their commitments to scale up climate resilience efforts, energy efficiency programs and resilient financing mechanisms including through an initiative that aims to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 454 megatons by 2020.
Source: CBC News - Climate change poses risks to human health just as pollution and lack of sanitation did a century ago, says a medical journal editorial that details the potential harmful health effects and the benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Source: The Guardian - The heirs to the fabled Rockefeller oil fortune withdrew their funds from fossil fuel investments on Monday, lending a symbolic boost to a $50bn divestment campaign ahead of a United Nations summit on climate change.
Source: The Guardian - The US secretary of state, John Kerry, promised to put climate change front and center of American diplomacy on Monday, raising expectations for this weeks United Nations climate summit.
Source: Fortune - One day before a major U.N. climate summit, Apples CEO Tim Cook has warned that the time for inaction has passed and called on companies to do more to show the environmental impact of their products.
Source: Forbes - Few were more tightly involved with managing the financial crisis than Henry Paulson, Treasury Secretary during President George W. Bushs administration. Speaking Monday, he said the stresses that nearly brought down the U.S. financial sector are now playing out in climate.
Source: The New York Times - Mayor de Blasio Commits to 80 Percent Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050, said the Sunday news release, outlining what would be a truly impressive feat if he actually were able to make good on that promise.
Source: USA Today - Al Gore is synonymous with global climate change and has been richly rewarded for his efforts. A Nobel Peace Prize. Grammy. Emmy. Subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth. Add Millennial recruiter to the former vice president's résumé.
Source: ITV News - The Prime Minister is joining more than 120 world leaders, including US president Barack Obama, today at a summit convened by United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon with the intention of restoring momentum to the international battle against climate change.
Source: International Business Times - The global roadmap developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows that not only can renewable energy meet the rising demand but do so cheaply, helping limit global warming to two degrees during the century.
Source: Forbes - Protect our climate was the rallying cry heard across New York City yesterday, but the underlying message really was stop using fossil fuels. Here is the plain truth and youve heard it before: We wont solve climate change unless we wean ourselves off oil and coal and use cleaner energy sources.