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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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UN outlines criteria for 2015 climate deal pledges

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 07:44
Source: RTCC - Guidelines for national contributions presented as countries start to formulate draft agreement
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Caricom mulls new int'l agreement for biodiversity

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 07:44
Source: Jamaica Observer - JAMAICA recently played host to government officials as well as scientific and legal experts from across Caricom to discuss the need for an international agreement dedicated to systematic ocean conservation and the sustainable use of areas beyond the jurisdiction of national governments.
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China climate adviser urges emissions cap

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 08:29
Source: Financial Times - China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, should impose an absolute cap on its emissions for the first time from 2016, a senior government climate change adviser said on Tuesday.
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Bals: Europe loses lead in climate debate

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 07:19
Source: Deutsche Welle - International negotiators are expected to gather for fresh climate change negotiations in Bonn. However, Christoph Bals of NGO Germanwatch warns the issue of climate change has dropped on Europe's political agenda.
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Website to know climate change impact on Mumbai

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 07:19
Source: The Hindu - This world environment day, Mumbaiites will have dedicated tools in their hands to keep tabs on and control climate change. A team of inspired and dedicated youngsters have put up a website the city’s old and young can use easily.
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'Alternate vision' sought on climate

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 07:19
Source: BBC - Four hundred legislators from 66 countries are taking part in a summit billed as offering a "new vision for an international climate agreement".
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Climate clings to sustainable development goals as debate intensifies

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 07:19
Source: RTCC - UN set of targets has been whittled down to 17, but arguments rage over what should be included
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Oceans worth up to $222 billion annually in CO2 capture

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 07:19
Source: AFP - The study, coinciding with World Environment Day, was released ahead of two days of ministerial-level talks in Bonn that will seek to remove roadblocks towards a new post-2020 UN climate agreement.
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US wins praise for carbon cuts at UN talks, told to do more

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 07:19
Source: Reuters - The United States won praise at U.N. talks on climate change on Wednesday for its plan to cut carbon emissions, but a group of scientists said it too little to put the world on track to limit global warming.
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China climate adviser urges emissions cap

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 07:19
Source: Financial Times - China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, should impose an absolute cap on its emissions for the first time from 2016, a senior government climate change adviser said on Tuesday.
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UN chief urges international efforts inspired by small island nations to address climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 07:19
Source: Xinhua - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Wednesday spotlighted the plight of small island nations, and called for strengthened international endeavor inspired by their efforts to address climate change.
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Study warns carbon cuts fall short as UN climate conference begins

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 07:19
Source: Al-Jazeera - German study results released Wednesday warned that the world is “still tracking” toward warming of 3 to 4.6 degrees Celsius by 2100 — a scenario many scientists said would be disastrous — as United Nations members launched a new round of climate talks in Bonn.
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A small 'sigh of relief' in climate debate

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 07:19
Source: Deutsche Welle - While environment leaders met in Brussels to discuss how to speed up the transition to a green economy, China and the US grabbed headlines with emissions-capping measures. Have we reached a turning point?
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China to limit carbon emissions for first time

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 10:29
Source: Guardian - Absolute cap to come into effect, climate adviser says on the day after US announces ambitious carbon plan
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EU says successful in climate change goals as U.N. talks start

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 10:09
Source: Reuters - The European Union touted its success in cutting greenhouse gases at U.N. talks on climate change on Wednesday, where a U.S. plan to cut power plant emissions has lifted hopes for a global deal in 2015.
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A look at US, EU and Chinese climate action goals

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 08:09
Source: AP - The new U.S. effort to curb greenhouse gas pollution sees Washington rallying behind the European Union in the fight against global warming and might also help spur emerging economies like China to take action
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China plan to cap CO2 emissions seen turning point in climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 08:09
Source: Reuters - China will set an absolute cap on its CO2 emissions from 2016, a senior government adviser said on Monday, a day after the United States announced new targets for its power sector, signalling a potential breakthrough in tough U.N. climate talks
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