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Source: RTCC - A quarter of European Union member states say that they want a binding target for energy efficiency in 2030, in the run-up to a decision to be made by leaders in October.
Source: Huffington Post - The Environmental Protection Agency's announcement earlier this month of its proposal to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants marks an historic effort by the president and his administration to take action to fight climate change. It is a major step forward to protect public health, slow global warming, and create clean energy jobs.
Source: The Economic Times (India) - Heating up the investment sentiment in the clean energy space, Asian Development Bank has made its largest ever equity investment in the sector by pumping Rs 310 crore ($50 million) in Welspun Renewables Energy (WREL).
Source: Clean Technica - he South Australian Labor government gained a lot of credit and success when it announced a 33 per cent renewable energy target for the state by 2020.
Source: Financial Chronicle - Japan is set to offer its cutting-edge green technologies to India to combat climate change and help reduce emissions which would earn Japanese firms carbon credits, a report has said.
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald - According to new data released this week, May 2014 is officially the warmest May in recorded history. Both NASA and the Japan Meteorological Agency have tentatively ranked May at the top of historical measurements, though NASAs numbers are preliminary because crucial information is still missing from China.
Source: Bloomberg - The world's nations are now within 500 days of gathering in Paris to hammer out the details of the world's first global agreement designed to confront climate change. But delegates at the United Nations climate negotiation process have yet to come to a consensus on what form the end-of-2015 Paris agreement will take or what topics it will cover. Most delegates say the work on the first formal draft of the text is still months away.
Source: Jamaica Observer - As the Caribbean countries prepare for the Third United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Samoa, a warning has come from St Vincent and the Grenadines that the region has been developing within different "straight jackets" and there is need for the developed world to view SIDS from a different perspective.
Source: Guardian Sustainable Business - A strategy based on alarming facts will only exacerbate the problem. The better message is that our industrial food system is driving climate change
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - The leaders of China and the UK have declared the threat of global warming to be one of the greatest challenges facing the world, and have called on all nations to reveal their action plans well ahead of a major climate summit set for Paris in late 2015.
Source: Malay Mail Online - Former Norwegian premier Gro Harlem Brundtland was named today as the first recipient of the Tang Prize, touted as Asias version of the Nobels, for her work as the godmother of sustainable development.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Protecting forests in Burkina Faso, as in much of the Sahel, is a continuing challenge. Population growth, expansion of farms and grazing and cutting of wood for cooking and charcoal production have all led to loss of trees or the degradation of forests.
Source: Guardian - Rising sea levels, extremes of weather and an increase in the frequency of droughts and floods will all play havoc with the world's energy systems as climate change takes hold, a new report has found
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Source: Reuters - Climate change is a growing threat to tourism, from thawing ski resorts to coral reefs hit by warmer seas, and the industry itself should do more to curb its soaring greenhouse gas emissions, a study showed on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters - The White House on Tuesday unveiled efforts to expand protection of vast areas of the Pacific Ocean controlled by the United States from over fishing and environmental damage.
Source: Reuters - The Caribbean needs $30 billion of investment over the next 10 years to modernise its power and other infrastructure, a top regional banker said on Tuesday, in a pitch for funds supposed to be available to help developing nations curb carbon emissions.
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Source: Business Spectator - China is the worlds largest consumer and producer of energy and emitter of carbon. The countrys voracious appetite for oil, coal, gas and renewable energy is fundamentally re-shaping the global energy landscape.
Source: IPP Media - In a bid to mitigate the ongoing devastating climate change effects on Kilimanjaro, Africas highest mountain, the government is implementing a sustainable development programme on land use that will among other things ban the cutting of trees in the region.