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On climate, business as usual (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:44
Source: Washington Post -
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Climate is right for clean energy firms

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:44
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Apple Aims to Shrink Its Carbon Footprint With New Data Centers

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:44
Source: Wired - Apple is close to its goal of powering all its facilities 100 percent by renewable energy. Its corporate campuses and data centers are now at 94 percent renewable and rising. (In 2010 it was 35 percent.) The next step is to extend the efforts to its retail stores.
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Zayed Future Energy Prize Winner Partners With Finalist to Implement Winning Project

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:44
Source: ME NewsWire - Kalkeri Sangeet Vidyalaya (KSV), the 2014 Zayed Future Energy Prize winner in the Global High School category for Asia, has partnered with 2014 SME finalist, SELCO India to implement its award-winning sustainability project.
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Hubert Reeves : le drame des réfugiés climatiques

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:44
Source: Le Point -
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Climate change and desertification a threat to social stability - UN (by Monique Barbut)

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 08:04
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EU to host industry talks ahead of setting 2030 climate goals

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 08:04
Source: Reuters - The European Commission will hold three meetings this summer on how to ensure the bloc's industries can compete in global markets while meeting goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions, it said on Wednesday.
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Global warming to hit your bubbly's taste!

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: IANS - Climate change can not only play havoc with environment, it can also ruin the taste of your favourite bubbly.
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Clean energy: Is a boom coming in 2014?

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: Christian Science Monitor - Clean energy is off to a strong start in 2014, with global investment rising as prices for wind and solar power continue to drop. Renewables still hold a small share of total energy mixes, but clean-energy growth is picking up momentum.
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Ahead of Sendai conference, Ban pushes for 2015 global agreement on disaster risk

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: UN/Reliefweb - Disaster risk reduction and climate change are closely linked, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed, reiterating to the world community his key priorities through the next year as preparations continue for the 2015 world conference on reducing risk from natural disasters.
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Latin American leaders discuss climate change progress

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: Brown Daily Herald - “The cost of inaction today is going to be much bigger tomorrow,” former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos told The Herald before attending a University conference Wednesday to discuss international climate change policy.
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New Zealand Bids Goodbye to Ozone-Depleting Substances in Response to Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: International Business Times - New Zealand will phase out the ozone-depleting hydrofluorocarbons (HCFCs) by the end of 2014 in observance of the Montreal Protocol. According to Environment Minister Amy Adams, New Zealand is ahead of the deadline to phase out substances harmful to the Earth's ozone layer by 2030
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Pope Francis urged to back fossil fuel divestment campaign

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: Guardian - Religious groups have urged Pope Francis to back a campaign to encourage millions of people, organisations and investors to pull their money out of the fossil fuel industry.
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Purisima renews call for global effort vs climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:29
Source: Philippine Star - Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima reiterated calls for the development of a global risk-sharing mechanism to enhance resilience to climate change.
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U.S. Energy Dept plans $4 billion in loan aid for renewable energy

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:29
Source: Reuters - The U.S. Energy Department on Wednesday unveiled a plan for up to $4 billion in loan aid for renewable energy companies to help rejuvenate a program that faced harsh political attacks over past failures of federally subsidized projects.
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EIB plans $3bn clean energy spend

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:19
Source: Climate Spectator - Innovative renewable energy demonstration projects and carbon capture schemes across Europe will benefit from more than €2 billion ($2.95 billion) raised by sales of 300 million emission allowances.
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A boycott to save the planet (by Desmond Tutu)

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:19
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UNIFAD to Help Vietnam Rice Farmers Cope with Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:19
Source: Oryza.com#sthash.QqZeMg4u.dpuf - The United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (UNIFAD) will invest $50 million as part of its "Adaptation in the Mekong Delta" project to help Vietnamese rice farmers to cope with climate changes, which threaten to affect rice production in the Mekong River Delta (MRD).
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U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fall 10 pct since 2005: EPA

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:04
Source: Reuters - U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell nearly 10 percent from 2005 to 2012, more than halfway toward the United States' 2020 target pledged at United Nations climate talks, according to the latest national emissions inventory.
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Seychelles' Climate Change Ambassador Jumeau Tells "Sustainability Conference" Islands Must Find Solutions Together

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:04
Source: Pacific News Center - Jumeau said, "Each island has it's own specificity but common problems we all face are climate change, sea level rise, problem with coral reefs, diminishing fisheries. We have food security problems, especially in low lying islands. You have water security problems on islands. We have all sorts of problems that are similar because we are islands."
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