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Source: RTCC - Support for a global agreement on climate change with some legal elements but without an overarching UN treaty appears to be growing among developed countries.
Source: USDA.gov - The U.S. Forest Service has developed something it calls the Climate Change Performance Scorecard. The scorecard was created as a way for the Forest Service to measure how well it was responding to climate change and to keep track of experiences and best practices so others could learn from them.
Source: The Guardian - Former treasurer says there is genuine dismay on global stage at the lack of attention given to climate issues on G20 agenda.
Source: Reuters - Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (TWE.AX) is testing technology to water vines underground and is expanding fermentation capacity to combat the impact of climate change on its vineyards around the world.
Source: The Wall Street Journal - For every barrel they pump, the two biggest Western oil companies generated 10% more in greenhouse gases each last year than they did in 2011, according to company data.
Source: The Guardian - The governor of the Bank of England has reiterated his warning that fossil fuel companies cannot burn all of their reserves if the world is to avoid catastrophic climate change, and called for investors to consider the long-term impacts of their decisions.
Source: RTCC - We are moving towards a tipping point in political will and public support for a global climate deal, the US chief negotiator said on Tuesday. Speaking at Yale University, Todd Stern said the world is in a better position than ever before to take action on climate change.
Source: RTCC - Africa faces trials, but theres no doubt its a force to be reckoned with at Paris, says Tosi Mpanu Mpanu.
Source: Reuters UK - The integrity of the fast-growing "green bond" market is at risk unless a clear definition of what passes for green can be agreed, Zurich Insurance's (ZURN.VX) investment chief told the Reuters Global Climate Change Summit.
Source: RTCC - Swedens seventh largest city has committed to divest its 225 million funds from fossil fuels. Örebro becomes the first Swedish city to fully withdraw from coal, oil and gas investments.
Source: RTCC - ArcelorMittal is hoarding a surplus of climate pollution permits worth almost twice its annual carbon emissions, a think-tank has revealed. With an excess of 93 million allowances, the steel and mining giant is top of Sandbags carbon fatcat leader board.
Source: The New York Times - The Pentagon on Monday released a report asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages. It also predicted rising demand for military disaster responses as extreme weather creates more global humanitarian crises.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Banks should be forced to disclose how much of their lending goes to companies exposed to action on climate change, according to resolutions proposed by the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility ahead of the big banks' annual general meetings.
Source: The Guardian - Rising sea levels will have dire consequences for Pacific island nations unless Australia and other countries take action
Climate change: Sea levels steady for 6,000 years before rapid rise in past 150 years, study reveals
Source: ABC Online - Sea levels remained steady for thousands of years before recent rapid rises, a study led by the Australian National University shows.
Source: PBS NewsHour - Climate change isnt just a problem for rare species. This threat, coupled with habitat loss and other environmental threats, is putting a number of common species at risk.
Source: RTCC - World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim has compared climate change to Ebola, suggesting that inaction on both is killing people.
Source: Deutsche Welle - Countries and cities most at risk for being affected by climate change should not just improve their extreme weather detection systems, but also invest in insurance and infrastructure, says UN-researcher Jörn Birkmann.
Source: Huffington Post - The issue of climate change has emerged in nearly every Senate race this election season. Candidates are discussing it, debate moderators are asking about it, and journalists are covering it. Why? Because the vast majority of voters say they are concerned about climate change and want leaders to address it.
Source: The Washington Post - Drastic weather, rising seas and changing storm patterns could become threat multipliers for the United States, vastly complicating security challenges faced by American forces, the Pentagon said in a new report on the impact of climate change released Monday.