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Could future clothes, bottles and chairs be made from carbon emissions?

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 07:24
Source: The Guardian - Finding materials that are both sustainable and affordable has long been a central quandary in sustainable design. Certainly, high-cost, high-end materials, like sustainably-sourced hardwoods and post-consumer paper products, exist. However, the price of these products often pushes them out of the reach of many consumers.
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A quarter of India's land is turning into desert: minister

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 08:24
Source: Reuters - India occupies just 2 percent of the world's territory but is home to 17 percent of its population, leading to over-use of land and excessive grazing. Along with changing rainfall patterns, these are the main causes of desertification.
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Europe on track for 2020 energy efficiency goal: report

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 08:24
Source: Reuters - The European Union is almost on track to reach its goal of improving energy savings by a fifth by 2020 and may consider a significantly higher target for the next decade, according to a draft European Commission document seen by Reuters.
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China completes rollout of pilot carbon markets

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 08:09
Source: RTCC - China launched on Thursday its seventh and final pilot carbon market, ahead of a national scheme expected in 2018.
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Seven EU countries demand binding energy efficiency target

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 08:09
Source: RTCC - A quarter of European Union member states say that they want a binding target for energy efficiency in 2030, in the run-up to a decision to be made by leaders in October.
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Blog: The Right Call on Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 08:09
Source: Huffington Post - The Environmental Protection Agency's announcement earlier this month of its proposal to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants marks an historic effort by the president and his administration to take action to fight climate change. It is a major step forward to protect public health, slow global warming, and create clean energy jobs.
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Asian Development Bank injects Rs 310 crore into Welspun's clean energy firm

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 08:09
Source: The Economic Times (India) - Heating up the investment sentiment in the clean energy space, Asian Development Bank has made its largest ever equity investment in the sector by pumping Rs 310 crore ($50 million) in Welspun Renewables Energy (WREL).
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South Australia Might Be 1st 100% Renewable Energy Mainland State

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 08:09
Source: Clean Technica - he South Australian Labor government gained a lot of credit – and success – when it announced a 33 per cent renewable energy target for the state by 2020.
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Japan to offer green tech to India to cut carbon emissions

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 08:09
Source: Financial Chronicle - Japan is set to offer its cutting-edge green technologies to India to combat climate change and help reduce emissions which would earn Japanese firms carbon credits, a report has said.
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May 2014 was world's hottest May in recorded history

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 08:09
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald - According to new data released this week, May 2014 is officially the warmest May in recorded history. Both NASA and the Japan Meteorological Agency have tentatively ranked May at the top of historical measurements, though NASA’s numbers are preliminary because crucial information is still missing from China.
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Blog: Countdown to Paris: Q&A With UN Climate Change Official Halldor Thorgeirsson

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 08:09
Source: Bloomberg - The world's nations are now within 500 days of gathering in Paris to hammer out the details of the world's first global agreement designed to confront climate change. But delegates at the United Nations climate negotiation process have yet to come to a consensus on what form the end-of-2015 Paris agreement will take or what topics it will cover. Most delegates say the work on the first formal draft of the text is still months away.
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'We are in an ever-changing straight jacket'

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 12:24
Source: Jamaica Observer - As the Caribbean countries prepare for the Third United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Samoa, a warning has come from St Vincent and the Grenadines that the region has been developing within different "straight jackets" and there is need for the developed world to view SIDS from a different perspective.
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Picture the World as a Desert

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 08:24
Source: Inter Press Service -
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Climate change activists: your focus on food insecurity is backfiring

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 08:24
Source: Guardian Sustainable Business - A strategy based on alarming facts will only exacerbate the problem. The better message is that our industrial food system is driving climate change
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China and the UK declare global warming is 'one of the greatest challenges facing the world'

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 08:24
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - The leaders of China and the UK have declared the threat of global warming to be “one of the greatest challenges facing the world”, and have called on all nations to reveal their action plans well ahead of a major climate summit set for Paris in late 2015.
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Ex-Norwegian PM Brundtland awarded Asian ‘Nobel Prize’

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 08:09
Source: Malay Mail Online - Former Norwegian premier Gro Harlem Brundtland was named today as the first recipient of the Tang Prize, touted as Asia’s version of the Nobels, for her work as the “godmother” of sustainable development.
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To limit forest loss, Burkina Faso brings communities into decision making

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 08:09
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Protecting forests in Burkina Faso, as in much of the Sahel, is a continuing challenge. Population growth, expansion of farms and grazing and cutting of wood for cooking and charcoal production have all led to loss of trees or the degradation of forests.
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World's energy systems vulnerable to climate impacts, report warns

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 07:49
Source: Guardian - Rising sea levels, extremes of weather and an increase in the frequency of droughts and floods will all play havoc with the world's energy systems as climate change takes hold, a new report has found
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Climate change threatens tourism as ski slopes thaw, seas rise

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 07:24
Source: Reuters - Climate change is a growing threat to tourism, from thawing ski resorts to coral reefs hit by warmer seas, and the industry itself should do more to curb its soaring greenhouse gas emissions, a study showed on Tuesday.
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