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Uganda Still Grapples with Inadequate Funds to Tackle Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:04
Source: IPS - Until last month, Allen Nambozo’s only source of income was the cabbages, carrots and bananas she grew along the slopes of Uganda’s Mount Elgon in the eastern district of Bulambuli.
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Developing countries switching to low carbon economy at twice the pace of developed nations

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:04
Source: Climate Group - Developing countries are increasing their clean energy capacity twice as fast as developed nations, a new study suggests.
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UN official: Parts of climate accord should be binding

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:04
Source: The Hill - Climate chief for the United Nations Christiana Figueres thinks parts of the global climate change accord need to be binding.
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'Remarkable Opportunity' for Global Economy in Upcoming Climate Change Talks

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:04
Source: Bloomberg BNA - An estimated $90 trillion will be invested in infrastructure over the next 15 years: the crucial question is whether this will go into the old brown economy of the past or a new, resource-efficient, low-carbon economy of the future.
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Trini holds key role in global climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:04
Source: Guardian (Trinidad and Tobago) - In December, Trinidadian Kishan Kumarsingh will, together with the European Union’s Artur Runge-Metzger, lead an international working group tasked with the challenge of hammering out a critically-needed global agreement to address climate change.
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Climate change hopes for G20 diminished

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:04
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Climate change will remain all but absent from the G20 summit, with a related energy efficiency plan omitting mention of global warming as a motivation for curbing energy use, according to a draft.
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Climate change an issue at the polls, among non-white voters in particular

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:04
Source: UPI - A report from FiveThirtyEight using data from the Pew Research center found that non-white voters were more concerned than white voters with climate change as an important policy issue in this year's polls.
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Hollande calls on Canada to fight climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:04
Source: The Local - French President François Hollande, whose country will host global climate talks next year, told Canadian lawmakers on Monday that he is counting their oil-exporting country to help in the fight against warming.
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Tough language and a clear message from the IPCC

REEEP - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:26

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented on Sunday (2 November) in Copenhagen its Assessment Synthesis Report. The conclusions of the report result from the week-long discussion between scientists and governments involved. According to the authors, while the world is on a perilous path toward irreversibly damaging the global environment, we can still avoid the most serious impacts through immediate action. Adapting to climate change is important but it is mitigation that is central to achieve sustainable actions.

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IPCC report warns governments on failure to check climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:14
Source: Economic Times - The message from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is loud and unequivocal: the window of opportunity for the world to stave off the severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts of global warming is limited.
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Invest now or face 'irreversible' effects of climate change, U.N. panel warns

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:14
Source: CNN - The cost of fighting climate change will only climb if industrialized nations don't take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations' panel on the matter warned Sunday in its wrap-up report.
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IPCC: rapid carbon emission cuts vital to stop severe impact of climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:14
Source: Guardian - Most important assessment of global warming yet warns carbon emissions must be cut sharply and soon, but UN’s IPCC says solutions are available and affordable
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Fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 says IPCC

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:14
Source: BBC - The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, a UN-backed expert panel says.
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France, US lead voices of alarm at climate report

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:14
Source: AFP - France and the United States headed a chorus of alarm on Sunday after a major UN report on climate change warned that the Earth was on track for potentially disastrous global warming.
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Ban Ki-moon: World leaders are ready to sign climate deal

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:14
Source: RTCC - World leaders are ready to sign an international agreement to combat climate change, says UN secretary general Ban
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UN panel adopts landmark climate report

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:14
Source: AP - The United Nations' expert panel on climate science on Saturday finished a report on global warming that the UN's environment agency said offers "conclusive evidence" that humans are altering the Earth's climate system.
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Climate change fight affordable, cut emissions to zero by 2100-UN

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:14
Source: Reuters - Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit risks of irreversible damage, a U.N. report said on Sunday
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Denmark considers phasing out coal by 2025 in big green shift

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:14
Source: Reuters - Denmark should ban coal use by 2025 to make the Nordic nation a leader in fighting global warming, adding to green measures ranging from wind energy to bicycle power, Denmark's climate minister said on Saturday.
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Religious leaders bring faith to bear on saving earth at climate change forum today

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:14
Source: South China Morning Post - Spiritual and religious leaders will gather for an interfaith forum today to examine what climate change means to the faith community and kick off Asia's chapter of an online "prayer petition".
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Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations for South East Asia

REEEP - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 17:27

The International Energy Agency (IEA) shared a brochure that summarizes Regional Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations for 10 South East Asia countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam.The brochure presents recommendations from the second Experts’ Roundtable for the Southeast Asia region. The two-day Southeast Asia region workshop took place in Jakarta. During the Jakarta workshop, the Experts Roundtable developed 20 region-specific energy efficiency policy recommendations to address these barriers and help realise the tremendous energy efficiency potential in the region.

REEEP supported the project of IEA that resulted in delivering the Recommendations.

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