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Faith groups divided over God’s role in climate change, natural disasters

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:54
Source: Washington Post - Americans largely concur that God created the Earth. But when it comes to how he wants its environment treated, and how much he’s willing to intercede – the agreement ends.
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Green Climate Fund gets $9.3 bln in pledges at Berlin conference

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:54
Source: Reuters - Donor nations pledged a total $9.3 billion on Thursday to a U.N. fund to help developing countries tackle climate change, but environmental campaigners said the funds fell short of what is needed.
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Harvard sued over push for fossil fuels divestment

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:54
Source: AP - Seven Harvard University students have filed a lawsuit asking a judge to force the university's governing body to divest from fossil fuel companies.
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UN climate fund falls short of $10 billion target

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:54
Source: AP - A U.N. fund that will help poor countries tackle climate change has fallen short, for now, of its target of collecting $10 billion, officials said Thursday.
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Nitin Desai: From equity to intensity

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:14
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Voices for Climate seeks to raise social awareness on climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:14
Source: Andina - On the occasion of COP20, the Peruvian government has created Voices for Climate, an open space for dialogue, learning and action designed to help society members understand and be aware of the risks and challenges posed by climate change.
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UK pledges £720m to climate change fund for poor countries

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:14
Source: Guardian - Energy secretary Ed Davey warns against ‘little Englander’ approach as donation to UN’s Green Climate Fund announced
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Climate change to increase flood, crop insurance losses

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:14
Source: USA Today - Climate change could substantially increase losses in taxpayer-backed flood and crop insurance programs in coming decades, according to a new government report.
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Brazil carbon emissions rise for the first time since 2004 -report

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:14
Source: Reuters - Brazil's annual greenhouse gas emissions increased last year for the first time since 2004 after years of reductions as deforestation and the use of thermal power plants rose, a new study found.
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Google To Power New European Data Center With Wind

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:14
Source: Cleantechnica - The new €600 million data center Google is building in Eemshaven in the Netherlands will be completely powered by renewable energy from its first day of operation. This new announcement from Google on its Green Blog touts the new long-term agreement the internet and advertising giant has signed.
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Green Climate Fund hopes to raise billions in Berlin

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:14
Source: AFP - Hitting the initial financial goal for the so-called Green Climate Fund would be seen as a key step ahead of international talks in Peru next month, and in France a year later, on slashing worldwide carbon emissions
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UN official lauds China's steps on carbon emissions

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:14
Source: China Daily - China is ramping up efforts to curb domestic carbon emissions and to bridge differences in global negotiations, a welcome sign from a "constructive leader" in climate change, the United Nations' top climate official said on Tuesday.
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Green Queen signs up to UK carbon-cutting club

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:14
Source: RTCC - British monarchy joins National Trust carbon cutting club to make its palaces greener
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NREL Teams with SolarCity to Maximize Solar Power on Electrical Grids

NREL - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 08:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and SolarCity have entered into a cooperative research agreement to address the operational issues associated with large amounts of distributed solar energy on electrical grids. The work includes collaboration with the Hawaiian Electric Companies to analyze high penetration solar scenarios using advanced modeling and inverter testing at the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF). The project is funded in part through an Energy Department solar cost-share program.
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The moral issue of climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:14
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Poor can't be burdened with fight against climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:14
Source: Economic Times - In a strong message to the developed nations, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has said that sustainable development and a victory in the war against climate change cannot be attained on the backs of the poor.
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THE ROAD TO LIMA | Crunch time for climate finance, UN climate deal

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:14
Source: InterAksyon.com - In just two weeks, representatives of nearly 200 governments will gather in Lima, Peru for a major climate change summit with an ambitious goal: generate substantial initial fund pledges from rich countries and produce the draft of a global deal to cut emissions.
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Renewable energy as efficient as coal for Turkey, report

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:14
Source: TRENDNewsAgency - Renewable energy would not be more costly than coal power for Turkey, an analysis report released on Tuesday has revealed Anadolu Agency reported.
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2015 will be a year of global climate action, says Najib

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:14
Source: BERNAMA - Malaysia will continue working with other developing nations to prove that climate action towards a greener economy would bring about greater opportunities, rather than costs, for the people.
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