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UN issued with roadmap on how to avoid climate catastrophe

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: Guardian - The United Nations was presented with a roadmap to avoid a climate catastrophe on Tuesday, prescribing specific actions for the world’s biggest economies to keep warming below 2C.
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New UN force on climate impacts on health

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: AFP - Two UN agencies on Tuesday announced they were setting up a joint office to help fight the threat to health from climate change and extreme weather.
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U.S., China ink coal, clean energy deals in climate cooperation

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: Reuters - The United States and China on Tuesday signed eight partnership pacts to cut greenhouse gases, bringing the world's two biggest carbon emitters closer together on climate policy.
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Pope Francis a Powerful Voice For Climate Change Action

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: DeSmogBlog - Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church, has taken a very strong stance recently on the need to address climate change, to protect the environment and respect “God's creation.”
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Kenya Reviewing Legislation Act To Increase Forest Cover

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: Bernama - The Kenyan government is in the process of reviewing the Forest Act to enable it to conform to the Constitutional requirement of realising 10 per cent forest cover in the country, says Conservation Cabinet Secretary (Minister) Gideon Gathaara.
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France and India pledge to cooperate at UN climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:24
Source: RTCC - French Foreign Minister says India will be a ‘major player’ at 2015 Paris summit, backing Modi to deliver a new approach
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How to decarbonise the global economy

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:24
Source: Financial Times -
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Responsible Business awards: methodology and Big Tick winners

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:24
Source: Financial Times - This year’s Business in the Community’s Responsible Business awards highlight the sustainability conundrum.
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France Foreign Minister launches attack against fossil fuels

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:24
Source: RTCC - Fossil fuel subsidies must be scrapped to avert dangerous levels of global warming, according to the French official tasked with leading UN negotiations next year in Paris.
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Lessons from a drowning nation

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:24
Source: Washington Post - In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, far even from some of its closest neighbors — Hawaii and Fiji — the small island nation of Kiribati is being swallowed by the rising sea.
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Experts: Solar Power Could Soon Pose Economic Threat to Electric Utilities

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:24
Source: Voice of America - After decades as an expensive and sometimes impractical source of energy, experts say solar power is finally coming into its own.
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World Bank to invest $775 million in clean energy projects across India

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:24
Source: Economic Times - The World Bank plans to invest $775 million in clean-energy projects across India, even as it expects that the new government's plan to give fiscal and policy support to the sector will galvanise further investment in renewable energy.
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Tanzania: Collective African Effort Needed in Addressing Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:24
Source: Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam) - PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete recently reiterated on the need for African countries to work together and speak with a common voice on how to adapt and mitigate effects of climate change.
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Singapore gears up for climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:24
Source: Channel News Asia - Details on getting the Republic’s roads, drains, airport and other infrastructure ready for climate change will be firmed up from 2016, as government agencies examine how public infrastructure must adapt to higher temperatures, more intense rainfall, rise in sea level and stronger winds.
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Amazon rainforest grew after climate change 2,000 years ago: study

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:24
Source: Reuters - Swathes of the Amazon may have been grassland until a natural shift to a wetter climate about 2,000 years ago let the rainforests form, according to a study that challenges common belief that the world’s biggest tropical forest is far older.
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REEEP reviews latest ODI report, "The role of multilateral climate funds in mobilising private investment"

REEEP - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:42

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI), a UK-based independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues, just published an interesting paper  investigating how Multilateral Climate Funds (MCFs) mobilise private investment.

 

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Clean energy takes centre stage in China as national interests evolve

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:19
Source: South China Morning Post - Energy policy in China has reached a turning point. Clean energy, recent comments and actions suggest, is moving centre stage in response to shifting national interests and global responsibilities.
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Don't axe the tax: emissions trading supporters make last-ditch plea

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:19
Source: Guardian - Supporters of emissions trading are making a last-ditch plea to the Senate not to repeal Australia’s laws – citing new analysis that shows “axing the tax” will cost the budget almost $20bn over the next four years and a letter from 59 leading economists insisting a carbon price is the best way to reduce emissions.
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China Now The World’s Largest Solar PV Market

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:19
Source: Cleantechnica - China is now the world’s largest solar PV market, according to the Global New Energy Development Report 2014, having now surpassed Germany to take the top spot.
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Barbados Beaches: Caribbean Island Is Going Green, People Are Taking Notice

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:19
Source: Latin Post - The little island located in the Caribbean known as Barbados, is making big waves in the world of green energy. Exactly one month ago on June 5th, it was World Environment Day (WED), and on that day Barbados hosted the WED conference for Small Island Developing States. Some of the media and countries of the world are looking at this island as perhaps the renewed vision for sustainable and clean energy of the future
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