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UN Climate Chief Says ‘Door Closing’ on Warming Fix

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:04
Source: AFP - UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres on Tuesday warned time was running out for meaningful action on global warming, citing the plight of low-lying Pacific nations facing ever rising seas.
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Chinese president Xi Jinping 'to skip Ban Ki-moon climate meeting'

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:04
Source: Guardian - Chinese president Xi Jinping has decided to skip a meeting of world leaders on climate change in New York, according to climate insiders, casting doubt on the summit’s potential to make progress ahead of next year’s major UN climate summit in Paris.
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Indian negotiators in the dark as informal climate summit approaches

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:04
Source: eco-business.com - The absence of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China’s President Xi Jinping from the informal climate summit convened by the UN Secretary General on September 23 is likely to cast its shadow on formal climate negotiations as well.
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Peru Env Min says financing should be key issue in COP20 draft text

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:04
Source: Andina - Peru's Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal encouraged COP 20 parties to pay special attention when discussing climate financing as it is important to included in the draft text of the 2015 agreement to be signed in Paris, France.
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5 reasons to watch NYC’s climate summit (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:04
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NREL Updates Cetane Data Used for Development of Energy Efficient Fuels and Engines

NREL - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a long-anticipated update to the source-of-record for cetane number data. This information is vital to the development of new, energy-efficient, low-carbon fuels and compatible engines. Researchers, as well as members of the engine, vehicle, and fuel industries, rely on these numbers to target compounds for development of new fuels capable of greater energy efficiency, cleaner emissions, and maximum performance in diesel engines.
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Business Often Taking Lead on Water-Energy-Food Sustainability, Report Finds; but Governments Must Catch Up or Risk Leaving Some Behind

REEEP - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 08:55

A new report released by REEEP – the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership – shows how businesses can take the lead in creating sustainable solutions within the water-energy-food nexus. But governments must do more to help small businesses benefit from the value added of integrated thinking about water, energy, and food.

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South Korea delays smog tax; starts emission trading in 2015 - finance minister

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 06:59
Source: Reuters - South Korea has delayed a proposed tax on vehicle carbon emissions by over five years to the end of 2020, but confirmed it would push ahead with plans to begin its carbon emissions trading scheme from the start of 2015, finance minister Choi Kyung-hwan said on Tuesday.
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Climate study yields bad news for tiny desert fish

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 06:59
Source: AP - For 10,000 years, a tiny iridescent blue fish has lived in the depths of a cavern in Nevada's desert. But a new study says climate change and warming waters - and its lack of mobility - are threatening its existence and decreasing its numbers.
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More cash for EU industry, eastern states in 2030 climate goals: draft

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 06:59
Source: Reuters - Big emitting industries and poorer eastern member states in the European Union could get tens of billions of euros in additional funds next decade to help them meet the bloc’s 2030 energy and climate goals, a draft EU document showed.
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Communities going into power business to cut cost, carbon footprint

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 06:59
Source: LA Times - Sonoma County, which enticed Americans to forsake factory-made food for artisan wines and farmers market produce, now wants consumers to reconsider another everyday commodity.
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African farmers urgently need “climate-smart” investment – report

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 06:59
Source: RTCC - Climate change will mean more failed harvests, without investment in new seed varieties and farming techniques
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Chile Carbon Tax Coming Up This Week

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 06:59
Source: Cleantechnica - This week, the government of Chile holds a final vote on its first carbon taxation scheme, also the first in South America, a measure to make fossil fuel generators pay for emitting greenhouse gases.
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UN Climate Change Conference for kids held

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 06:39
Source: Gulf Today - The COP in MyCity – Lima in Dubai – was a huge success, with students from 11 schools attending it, the organising student head Kehkashan Basu said.
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‘Grossly inadequate’ - President Tuilaepa

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 06:39
Source: Samoa Observer - Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, was yesterday voted as the President of the 2014 United Nations Third Small Island Developing States (S.I.D.S) Conference.
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A five year project strengthening Natural Solutions in the Pacific region

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 06:39
Source: Islands Business - A 5-year, €5 million project titled 'Natural Solutions to Climate Change in the Pacific Islands Region: Implementing Ecosystem-based Adaption', has been signed on the cusp of the 3rd International Conference of Small Island Developing States.
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Climate Change: Africa’s Smallholder Farmers Risk of “Failed Seasons” rising

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 06:39
Source: Africa Science News - Small-scale family farmers across Africa— already struggling to adapt to rapidly rising temperatures and more erratic rains—risk being overwhelmed by the pace and severity of climate change, according to the 2014 African Agriculture Status Report
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UN concern at climate change in Pacific

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:14
Source: Radio New Zealand International - The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, says he is deeply concerned about the effects of climate change in the Pacific.
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France underlines commitment to "legally binding" agreement at Paris climate summit

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:14
Source: BusinessGreen - Are the UN summit's hosts on a collision course with the Obama administration?
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Rich nations have moral duty to help island nations as climate change shifts weather patterns, says World Bank envoy

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:14
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Small island nations, particularly those in the Pacific, are already experiencing "extreme effects" from global warming, and rich nations including Australia have a "moral responsibility" to help them cope with future unavoidable threats, a senior World Bank executive said.
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