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Narendra Modi government reconstitutes climate change panel, no member from industry

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 09:19
Source: Economic Times - Barely three weeks before crucial negotiations in Lima, the government has reconstituted the Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change, reducing its size and dropping members, including sole industry representative Ratan Tata and Centre for Science and Environment director general Sunita Narain.
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Asian Economies Underinvest in Climate Change Response, Oxfam

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 09:19
Source: Wall Street Journal - Many governments in developing Asia, including Indonesia and the Philippines, continue to under invest in projects that would improve their resiliency to climate change, despite the devastation they suffer from extreme weather events, a study by global development group Oxfam shows.
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Climate change is a window of opportunity for Finland

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 09:19
Source: Helsinki Times - Energy and climate policy are key issues for the whole of humanity because of global warming and climate change. They are important for me as well. I have worked around them as an engineer and for the last 18 years as politician.
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Brazil: Rich nations must reduce carbon emissions

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 09:19
Source: AP - Brazil's environment minister said Wednesday that her nation will be a protagonist at an upcoming climate change conference in Peru and will hold developed nations accountable for strong commitments to reduce carbon emissions.
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For India, China-backed lender may be answer to coal investment

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 09:19
Source: Reuters - India is hoping a new China-backed multilateral lender will fund coal-based energy projects, an official said, putting it in direct conflict with the World Bank, whose chief has maintained that it would stick to its restrictions on such lending.
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Solar latecomer France builds Europe's largest plant

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 09:19
Source: Reuters - France has made up some lost ground against its neighbors with the start to construction of what will be Europe's biggest photovoltaic solar power plant.
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Kerry: U.S., China should set example by agreeing on climate goals

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:54
Source: Reuters - The United States and China, the world's largest carbon emitters, have an opportunity to agree on ambitious targets to reduce climate-warming gas emissions and set the stage for a global deal, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.
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Zimbabwe: 'Take Bold Decisions On Climate Change'

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:54
Source: The Herald - AS the world heads for the watershed climate talks in Paris next year, Environment Minister Saviour Kasukuwere wants to see stronger action from rich countries to help control unprecedented climate damage in Africa.
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Seychelles: U.S.$10 Million for Environment Related Projects in Seychelles - UNDP-GEF

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:54
Source: Seychelles News Agency - A six year project to support climate change adaptation measures on the Seychelles main and second most populated islands of Mahé and Praslin is underway with a key focus on water scarcity and flooding.
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Japan, Indonesia launch greenhouse gas emission trade

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:54
Source: Kyodo - The government has adopted a plan to offer Indonesia energy-saving technology in a trade for greenhouse-gas emission rights, the Environment Ministry said Tuesday.
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Climate talks: India mulls shift in stand

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:54
Source: Times of India - Climate negotiations in the run-up to the global deal in Paris next year may not to be on predictable lines. After trade, the Narendra Modi government is now contemplating a strategic shift during talks, delinking India’s position from China.
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IRENA calls for a massive global scale-up of renewable energy

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:54
Source: solarserver.com - The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA, Abu Dhabi, UAE) on November 3rd, 2014 gathered representatives from over 90 countries in Abu Dhabi to review and recommend actions to scale-up renewable energy around the world.
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China issues key layout on climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:54
Source: Xinhua - An official plan was issued on Tuesday by the National Development and Reform Commission to cope with climate change from 2014 to 2020.
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Venezuela será sede del debate sobre cambio climático

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:54
Source: EFE - Representantes de alrededor de un centenar de movimientos sociales y Organizaciones No Gubernamentales (ONG) de 48 países comenzaron en la isla de Margarita un debate sobre el cambio climático de cara a la cumbre mundial sobre el tema del próximo diciembre en Perú.
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Latin America’s Climate Vanguard

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:54
Source: Project Syndicate - Latin America may have weathered the global economic slowdown, but for many, the potential impact of global warming, and the measures required to avoid its worst effects, may undermine the region’s fragile political, economic, and social balance – and roll back years of progress.
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Carbon capture technology could take off this decade – report

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:54
Source: RTCC - The development of technology allowing power plants to burn fossil fuels without spewing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere is accelerating, a report has found.
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Imagining a smarter world – how to build the climate knowledge grid

REEEP - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 13:46

Imagine a world where everyone making decisions on how best to respond to climate change had easy access to the information they need to make those choices. What would it look like and what would be needed to bring it about?

This may sound a naive question. Getting relevant climate information is not like clicking your smart phone app and looking up a train time. There is rarely a right or wrong answer in the same way. And access to information is not everything. Just by having it at your fingertips doesn’t mean it will be understood, that it will be acted upon, or that change will happen as a result.

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After 5 reports: Future of UN climate body debated

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:04
Source: AP - After a six-year scientific marathon that involved about 4,000 authors, contributors and reviewers and 30,000 climate studies, the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change has published its latest assessment on global warming. Now many wonder what's next.
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Pulgar Vidal: IPCC leaves politicians with “no excuses”

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:04
Source: RTCC - Science report and New York summit sent strong political signals for UN climate deal success, says Peru’s environment minister - See more at: http://www.rtcc.org/2014/11/03/pulgar-vidal-ipcc-leaves-politicians-with-no-excuses/#sthash.59PtQgLU.dpuf
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