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Unesco heritage education aims to foster cultural understanding

UNFCCC headlines - Sun, 06/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: Gulf Times - World Heritage sites are testimonies to and links between the past and present, as well as being places that contribute to a sustainable future.
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UN agency spotlights 'climate-smart' approach to galvanize rural renewal

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 08:04
Source: UN News Centre - As the global farming community continues to curb climate change and food insecurity, the United Nations agriculture agency today spotlighted the best practices of its “climate-smart” approach to tackle those challenges and spark rural renewal.
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Building blocks ‘missing’ for climate pact

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 08:04
Source: AFP - The clock is ticking for countries to lay the foundations of a 2015 deal to tackle dangerous climate change, ministers warned in Bonn yesterday.
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Carbon Credit Donations for World Cup Offset 30% of Event's Emissions So Far

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 08:04
Source: Bloomberg BNA - Private-sector carbon credit reduction donations have already offset 30 percent of the estimated carbon emissions to be generated by the upcoming 2014 World Cup soccer tournament, an Environment Ministry official told Bloomberg BNA.
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Finland reveals new climate change laws

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: RTCC - Parliament agrees to target 80% emissions reduction by 2050 and promote use of renewable energy
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Upset at UN climate talks as ministers go missing

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: BBC - Negotiators and campaigners have reacted angrily to the failure of many environment ministers to attend UN talks in Bonn.
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EU climate deal in balance as row simmers over 40% CO2 target

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: RTCC - Poland remains opposed to new goals, saying it would leave poorer nations compensating for over-ambition
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China says aid a key to climate deal, not just CO2 cuts

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: Reuters - China led calls by emerging economies on Friday for the rich to raise financial aid to the poor as a precondition for a United Nations deal to combat global warming.
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National Climate Laws Help Pave the Way for New UN Deal

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: AlertNet - Bangladeshi parliamentarian Saber Hossain Chowdhury is no stranger to U.N. climate change negotiations - he was at the big summits in Copenhagen in 2009 and in Cancún the year after.
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Rising seas wash Japanese war dead from Pacific island graves

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: Reuters - Rising sea levels have washed the remains of at least 26 Japanese World War Two soldiers from their graves on a low-lying Pacific archipelago, the foreign minister of the Marshall Islands said on Friday.
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Climate Risk to Island States Focus of World Environment Day

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 07:44
Source: ENS - Barbados, a small Caribbean island at the forefront of the fight against climate change, today hosted this year’s World Environment Day, leading United Nations-wide efforts to draw attention to the plight of the world’s small islands at risk of being lost to sea-level rise.
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China Seeks to Cap Fossil Fuel Emissions for First Time

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 07:44
Source: Bloomberg - China is working on how to cap its greenhouse gas emissions for the first time, an effort that would spur the worldwide effort to hold back climate change.
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Kenya among top renewable energy investors

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 07:44
Source: Standard - Kenya is the second largest investor in renewable energy in Africa. It is, however, a distant second, with the investment value standing at a modest Sh21 billion ($249m) last year compared to South Africa.
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Billionaire sets up fund for victims of climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 07:44
Source: SF Chronicle - Billionaire Tom Steyer, the leading financial underwriter of campaigns to combat climate change, says he is putting up $2 million to start a fund for victims of wildfires and other "extreme weather events."
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India, China take an early lead at UN climate talks in Germany

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 07:44
Source: Busiiness Standard - Negotiators from 195 countries at Bonn are in the early stages of putting together a draft of a UN agreement that will guide climate change actions over the next decades
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American actor Ian Somerhalder's new environmentalist role as Goodwill Ambassador

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 07:44
Source: Xinhua - Ian Somerhalder, an actor best known for his work on the international hit TV Series, "The Vampire Diaries," has a new role, which is of great importance not only to himself, but also to hundreds of thousands of others.
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Global warming damages corals vital to small islands: UN

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 07:44
Source: Reuters - Global warming is causing trillions of dollars of damage to coral reefs, aggravating risks to tropical small island states threatened by rising sea levels, a U.N. report said on Thursday.
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G7 leaders back 2015 climate deal, aim to build on US momentum

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 07:44
Source: Reuters - The world's leading industrialised nations gave their backing on Thursday to a new global deal on climate change in 2015 after promises from the United States at the start of the week galvanised flagging momentum.
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