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Source: Guardian - A major UN climate summit in Paris later this year should call on countries to make tough carbon cuts to avoid dangerous global warming, EU document says
Source: China Daily USA - The drive for a global climate-change agreement by the end of 2015 offers the best scenario to improve US-Chinese relations, according to observers.
Source: UN News Centre - This year is pivotal for global action on climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today in New York, emphasising that all the major advances of 2014 have set the stage for success in 2015.
Source: Energy Collective - As the world marches toward Decembers United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP21) Paris climate summit, governments are determining what effort they will make to reduce emissions and address climate change
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Falling crop yields, damage to infrastructure and heat-related illnesses brought on by climate change could cost the four Southeast Asian countries of the lower Mekong River basin $34 billion per year, researchers say.
Source: Xinhua - Scientists from the UN affiliated Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said on Monday that climatic shocks remain a mortal threat to Africa's socioeconomic progress.
Source: The Hindu - While India has been an active participant and leader in global climate discussions for many years, the Modi government has shifted the gears on the issue of climate change, according to Dr Robert C Orr, special advisor to the UN Secretary General on climate change.
Source: Reuters - President Barack Obama will meet next month with Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, during the royals' visit to the United States to encourage corporate social responsibility and combating climate change, the White House said on Friday.
Source: The New Times - Sir David King is the UK Foreign Secretary Special Representative for Climate Change
Source: Hindustan Times - With regard to the Paris climate conference, the environment ministry has started its inter-ministerial consultation, which would be on five essential pillars climate finance, mitigation, adaptation, equity and innovation.
Source: Gulf Times - Plans for the worlds biggest offshore windfarm have been given the green light by the energy secretary, with planning permission for an array of up to 400 turbines 80 miles off the Yorkshire coast on the Dogger Bank.
Source: CNN - With Republicans in control of both houses of Congress, the odds of passing a climate change bill this year are virtually non-existent. But Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, plans to reintroduce legislation to cap carbon emissions this week, anyway, due in part to the impact it could have on the 2016 election.
Source: SKY News - John Prescott is to return to frontline politics ahead of the General Election after Ed Miliband appointed him a climate change adviser.
Source: Radio New Zealand International - The Government has rejected forest owners' claims that New Zealand is going to miss its greenhouse gas reduction targets.
Source: Daily Times - Federal Minister for Climate Change Mushahidullah Khan on Sunday said that efforts are being made at various levels in the light of policy recommendations proposed in the National Climate Change Policy of Pakistan to cope with the negative impacts of climate change.
Aviation Emissions Projects Soon Clear For Take-off Under Kyoto Protocols Clean Development Mechanism
Source: Caribbean News Service - The aviation sector will soon have a new way to measure, account for and reward reductions in the gases that contribute to climate change thanks to work agreed to this week by the Board that runs the Kyoto Protocols Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
Source: Les Echos - Le défi du changement climatique reste en bonne place dans lagenda du chef de lEtat.
Source: Rappler - The French leader's state visit from Thursday to Friday, February 26 to 27, will focus on climate change, but the recent attacks in Paris have also brought security to the forefront, said Aquino spokesman Herminio Coloma.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - The southward shift of cyclones under climate change will force planners to demand stronger building standards as far south as Coffs Harbour on the NSW North Coast, Cairns climatologist Steve Turton says.
Source: New Kerala - Scaling up investment to tackle leprosy, dengue fever, sleeping sickness and other neglected tropical diseases will improve the health and well-being of more than 1.5 billion people, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday