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Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans From Polar Melt

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 07:59
Source: NY Times - A large section of the mighty West Antarctica ice sheet has begun falling apart and its continued melting now appears to be unstoppable, two groups of scientists reported on Monday.
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Investment in lowering carbon emissions could stimulate economic growth

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 07:59
Source: ABC Australia - Economic growth may struggle to meet the needs of a global population set to hit 9.5 billion by 2050.
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India has grown a bit more green

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 08:24
Source: The Hindu - The total forest cover in India has grown from 20.2 per cent to 21.3 per cent, said S.K. Khanduri, Inspector-General of Forests, Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF).
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Swedish Energy Agency committed to acquire CERs from cookstove programmes in Africa

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 08:24
Source: Xinhua - Swedish Energy Agency has committed itself to acquiring Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) from eight Clean Development Mechanism programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to the Agency's latest press release.
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DOST, partners calls for stronger ties in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 08:04
Source: Philippine Information Agency - As each region, province, city or municipality has distinct landscape and vulnerability, forging stronger ties between the national government and local government units is the best disaster risk reduction strategy for the country.
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Asean ‘one community’ urged on climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 08:04
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer - Given that powerful storms have become the new normal, President Aquino on Sunday urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to deal with climate change as “one community.”
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Caribbean Wants More Than 'One Size Fits All' Strategy In Dealing With Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 08:04
Source: Bernama - When it comes to dealing with the impact of climate change on the agricultural sector, Caribbean countries are letting it be known that the "one size fits all "strategy is not for them.
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With corporate help, Obama announces actions on renewable energy

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 08:04
Source: Reuters - President Barack Obama on Friday will announce executive orders to increase the use of solar panels, boost energy efficiency in federal buildings and train more people to work in the renewable energy field, the White House said.
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Ban Ki-moon’s UN climate summit is starting to take shape

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 08:04
Source: RTCC - World leaders will gather in New York in September for a much hyped Climate Summit. Are they ready?
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Kuwait eyes 2,000 MW of renewable energy by 2030

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 08:04
Source: Arab Times - As local demand for oil increased by 67% over the past decade, Kuwait has pushed to implement a strategic sustainability initiative that seeks to generate 2,000MW of renewable energy by 2030.
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UN chief: Climate change can ‘bring jobs and income’

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 08:04
Source: Independent - The United Nations’ top climate change official is calling on the political right to see global warming as “a huge business opportunity”.
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Climate change: We have no solution yet (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 08:04
Source: Washington Post -
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NREL Announces Participants in National Executive Education Program

NREL - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 08:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 17 leaders to participate in its 2014 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs), which empowers executives to integrate clean energy solutions in their communities.
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Heavy rains in Kerala caused by global warming: Scientist

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: PTI - Global warming could be responsible for unprecendent heavy rains that is being witnessed this summer in Kerala and wreaked havoc there, a top scientist said on Thursday.
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NREL Staff Recognized for Top Innovations

NREL - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 08:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently recognized the professionals behind the lab’s greatest innovations from the past year during its annual Innovation and Technology Transfer Awards ceremony. The event also celebrated NREL’s commercialization and partnering successes, recognizing the researchers and engineers—including three honorees in the new Rising Stars Award category—who made it happen.
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Is it time for a climate change peace and reconciliation process?

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Could a peace and reconciliation process between big climate polluters and their victims be one way to move forward action on climate change?Could a peace and reconciliation process between big climate polluters and their victims be one way to move forward action on climate change?
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21-year-old activist wins World Environment Day video competition

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Treehugger - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced that Fatin Chowdhury, a 21-year-old environmental activist and student from Canada, is the winner of the 2014 video blogging competition.
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Jamaica stays course on new climate change agreement

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Jamaica Gleaner - AS THE 2015 deadline for a new international climate-change agreement nears, Jamaica is continuing its lobby for one that is legally binding and gives special consideration to small-island developing states (SIDS), concerning emissions reduction
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Scientists hope 2,000-year-old ice holds clues to climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Reuters - Polar scientists who retrieved ice samples from the Antarctic say they are on the verge of unlocking 2,000 years of climate records offering clues to how global warming will affect our future.
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