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A look at US, EU and Chinese climate action goals

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:49
Source: AP - The new U.S. effort to curb greenhouse gas pollution sees Washington rallying behind the European Union in the fight against global warming and might also help spur emerging economies like China to take action
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EU says successful in climate change goals as U.N. talks start

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:49
Source: Reuters - The European Union touted its success in cutting greenhouse gases at U.N. talks on climate change on Wednesday, where a U.S. plan to cut power plant emissions has lifted hopes for a global deal in 2015.
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China follows USA with emissions pledge

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:49
Source: USA Today - One day after the United States said it would slash carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30% below 2005 levels, China, the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, said it would set an absolute cap on its emissions by 2016.
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South Africa Plans to Study Need for New Climate Change Law

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:49
Source: AlertNet - The election of South African parliamentarian Cedric Frolick as president of the Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE International) earlier this year is likely to turn the spotlight on his country's domestic climate policies and regulations, as legislators gather for a world summit in Mexico later this week
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World Cup Rolls Out the Green Carpet for ‘Ball Armadillo’

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:49
Source: IPS - The FIFA World Cup 2014 mascot was inspired by the three-banded armadillo, which is unique in its ability to roll up in a tight ball. The species is endangered in Brazil, which is hosting the upcoming global sporting event.
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IEA report calls for $48 trillion investment to meet global energy needs by 2035

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:49
Source: CTBR - A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has revealed that countries must invest over $48 trillion in the next 21 years to meet the global energy needs.
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Midwives call for urgent climate action

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:49
Source: Voxy - The New Zealand College of Midwives has successfully called for urgent climate action, with a ground-breaking position statement on climate change accepted today by the International Confederation of Midwives meeting in Prague.
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EU Carbon Reform Breakthrough Seen Unlikely as This Month

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:49
Source: Bloomberg - European Union governments are unlikely to reach a breakthrough this month on a proposal to make supply more flexible in the world’s biggest carbon market, according to Greece, which holds the EU’s rotating presidency.
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Tanzania: Climate Change Strategy Focuses On Five Priority Areas

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:49
Source: Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam) - CLIMATE change is changing the world's environment drastically affecting livelihood and the health of the people. Environmentalists, researchers and scientists warn that small islands such as Zanzibar are more vulnerable and need to do more to curb hazards of changing climate.
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90% Indians believe climate change a reality: TERI

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:29
Source: IANS - Environment seems to be the top priority on people's mind with 90 percent of Indians believing climate change is a reality, according to Teri's Environmental Survey 2014 released on Tuesday.
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NREL to Host Photovoltaics Presentation at 2014 Solar Day

NREL - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 08:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory will host several events at the 2014 Denver Solar Day on Sunday, June 8. The free expo is expected to attract more than 2,000 photovoltaics (PV) installers, PV buyers, students, utility officials and members of the public.
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U.S. green groups see need to nudge Obama's 'opening bid' on carbon cuts

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 07:49
Source: Reuters - In large part, the wide-ranging reaction to President Barack Obama's signature effort to cut power plant carbon emissions could have been written months in advance.
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Solar energy deployment hit record 38GW in 2013

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 07:49
Source: BusinessGreen - Industry figures shows China added more solar energy than all of Europe where subsidy cuts hampered installations
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Barack Obama's carbon cuts plan is a big step in the right direction

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 07:49
Source: Guardian - Move brings US closer to Europe and improves chances of getting a global agreement at Paris climate talks in 2015
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France experiments with paying people to cycle to work

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 07:49
Source: Reuters - France has started a six-month experiment with paying people to cycle to work, joining other European governments in trying to boost bicycle use to boost people's health, reduce air pollution and cut fossil fuel consumption
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'Round-the-World' Solar Plane Takes First Flight

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 07:49
Source: LiveScience - The Solar Impulse 2, an aircraft powered entirely by the sun, successfully completed its maiden voyage today (June 2).
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A Role for G-7 in Global Warming Battle

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 07:49
Source: NY Times - When the leaders of the Group of 7 meet this week in Brussels, they will have plenty on their plates, not least the crisis in Ukraine and the energy security issues it raises. If history is any guide, they will pay little more than lip service to a subject where international leadership is needed: climate change.
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EU calls for tougher scrutiny on 2015 climate deal carbon pledges

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 07:49
Source: RTCC - Submission to UN warns countries are unlikely to make ambitious emission reduction promises ahead of Paris
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Legislation Alone Will Not Address Africa’s Climate Challenges

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 07:49
Source: IPS - Despite a raft of legislation dealing with the environment, African countries are still falling short when it comes to enforcing the legal instruments that respond to challenges posed by climate change, researchers say.
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