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Source: AlertNet - The election of South African parliamentarian Cedric Frolick as president of the Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE International) earlier this year is likely to turn the spotlight on his country's domestic climate policies and regulations, as legislators gather for a world summit in Mexico later this week
Source: IPS - The FIFA World Cup 2014 mascot was inspired by the three-banded armadillo, which is unique in its ability to roll up in a tight ball. The species is endangered in Brazil, which is hosting the upcoming global sporting event.
Source: CTBR - A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has revealed that countries must invest over $48 trillion in the next 21 years to meet the global energy needs.
Source: Voxy - The New Zealand College of Midwives has successfully called for urgent climate action, with a ground-breaking position statement on climate change accepted today by the International Confederation of Midwives meeting in Prague.
Source: Bloomberg - European Union governments are unlikely to reach a breakthrough this month on a proposal to make supply more flexible in the worlds biggest carbon market, according to Greece, which holds the EUs rotating presidency.
Source: Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam) - CLIMATE change is changing the world's environment drastically affecting livelihood and the health of the people. Environmentalists, researchers and scientists warn that small islands such as Zanzibar are more vulnerable and need to do more to curb hazards of changing climate.
Source: IANS - Environment seems to be the top priority on people's mind with 90 percent of Indians believing climate change is a reality, according to Teri's Environmental Survey 2014 released on Tuesday.
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory will host several events at the 2014 Denver Solar Day on Sunday, June 8. The free expo is expected to attract more than 2,000 photovoltaics (PV) installers, PV buyers, students, utility officials and members of the public.
Source: Reuters - In large part, the wide-ranging reaction to President Barack Obama's signature effort to cut power plant carbon emissions could have been written months in advance.
Source: BusinessGreen - Industry figures shows China added more solar energy than all of Europe where subsidy cuts hampered installations
Source: Guardian - Move brings US closer to Europe and improves chances of getting a global agreement at Paris climate talks in 2015
Source: Reuters - France has started a six-month experiment with paying people to cycle to work, joining other European governments in trying to boost bicycle use to boost people's health, reduce air pollution and cut fossil fuel consumption
Source: LiveScience - The Solar Impulse 2, an aircraft powered entirely by the sun, successfully completed its maiden voyage today (June 2).
Source: NY Times - When the leaders of the Group of 7 meet this week in Brussels, they will have plenty on their plates, not least the crisis in Ukraine and the energy security issues it raises. If history is any guide, they will pay little more than lip service to a subject where international leadership is needed: climate change.
Source: RTCC - Submission to UN warns countries are unlikely to make ambitious emission reduction promises ahead of Paris
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Source: IPS - Despite a raft of legislation dealing with the environment, African countries are still falling short when it comes to enforcing the legal instruments that respond to challenges posed by climate change, researchers say.
Source: Xinhua - China's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Wang Min on Monday deposited a document of China's Acceptance of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has recently completed construction of several award-winning, energy efficient buildings on its campus in Golden, Colo. On June 4, leaders from NREL and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will recognize and celebrate NREL’s three latest LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum buildings – the Energy Systems Integration Facility, the NREL Café and the South Site Entrance Building – with a USGBC Plaque Ceremony. The Platinum certification is the highest level available in the USGBC’s LEED® certification program.
Source: Guardian - America's new power plant regulations, due for release on Monday, could unlock stalled negotiations for a global deal on climate change, the United Nations' top climate official said.