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U.N. climate chief urges radical clean-up of oil, gas industry

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:29
Source: Reuters - The U.N.'s climate chief called on the oil and gas industry on Thursday to make a drastic shift to a clean, low-carbon future or risk having to leave three-quarters of fossil fuel reserves in the ground.
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Oil industry can be ‘solution’ to climate change says Figueres

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:29
Source: RTCC - Top UN climate official calls on fossil fuel executives to lead transition to cleaner forms of energy
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UN Tells Oil, Gas Industry to Leave Fuel in Ground

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:29
Source: Bloomberg - In a world that has never produced so much oil and gas, the United Nations is seeking to persuade producers they need to leave three-quarters of their reserves in the ground and explore cleaner energy to combat climate change.
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Climate change will 'lead to battles for food', says head of World Bank

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:29
Source: Guardian - Battles over water and food will erupt within the next five to 10 years as a result of climate change, the president of the World Bank said as he urged those campaigning against global warming to learn the lessons of how protesters and scientists joined forces in the battle against HIV.
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Energy industry told to face reality of global warming

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:29
Source: Financial Times - The UN’s top climate change official has issued an unusually blunt message to the oil and gas industry that it must radically overhaul its business model to meet the realities of global warming.
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UN to oil industry: You can solve climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:29
Source: Christian Science Monitor - Major oil and gas companies have an opportunity to lead the global fight against climate change, according to Christiana Figueres, the United Nations' climate change chief. Traditional energy firms say they are already cutting emissions, but Ms. Figueres offered both environmental and economic reasons for doing more.
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Émission de CO2: l'ONU appelle l'UE à s'entendre

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:29
Source: AFP - Le secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a pressé jeudi les dirigeants de l'UE de s'entendre sur leurs objectifs de réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre pour 2030 lors d'une conférence en marge du sommet UE-Afrique à Bruxelles.
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Germany Aids Mekong Delta's Climate Change Response

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:29
Source: Bernama - Germany will speed up the provision of official development assistance (ODA) for the Mekong Delta in the fields of climate change adaptation, energy and environment, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.
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China's Shenzhen issues 2014 carbon permits

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:29
Source: Reuters - Authorities in China's southern city of Shenzhen, China's oldest carbon market, said on Thursday they had issued around 30 million carbon permits for the 2014 compliance year to participants in its emissions trading scheme.
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Ban Ki-Moon: EU must agree to a 2030 climate package in June

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:29
Source: EurActiv - The UN's secretary-general has called on EU leaders to set an example and agree on an ambitious 2030 target at a Council Summit in June, that can be taken to a UN conference in Lima three months later, and shape a global, legally-binding treaty by the end of 2015.
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Rwanda: 'Wonder Stove' to Save 80 Percent of Cooking Fuel

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:14
Source: The New Times - 'Save80' stove, as it is known is a stainless steel stove that can cook a meal with a handful of firewood or twigs and the cooking is completed in a wonderbox without necessarily having a saucepan placed on burning fire or a supervisor.
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Ban praises small islands’ commitment to address climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:14
Source: UN News Centre - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised the commitment by small islands in the Pacific to low-carbon development and urged them to continue their ambitious efforts to combat climate change and spur other nations to come to a binding agreement on this issue next year.
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France's Royal offers Hollande her 'green' credentials

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:14
Source: Reuters - Former French presidential candidate Segolene Royal brings green credentials, a high profile and strong political ambition to her new role as energy and environment minister at a crucial time for industry and government.
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NREL’s Work for the U.S. Navy Illuminates Energy and Cost Savings

NREL - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:00
Field demonstrations of newly proven energy efficient technologies are yielding valuable results for the U.S. Navy, helping it meet energy goals. In partnership with the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) recently demonstrated eight technologies at installations in Hawaii and Guam, and the initial results have encouraged the Navy to move forward with broader implementation of several of the energy efficiency technologies.
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Rural Costa Rican Women Plant Trees to Fight Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:19
Source: IPS - Olga Vargas, a breast cancer survivor, is back in the countryside, working in a forestry programme in the north of Costa Rica aimed at empowering women while at the same time mitigating the effects of climate change.
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EU ‘unhappy’ climate change is off G20 agenda

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:04
Source: AAP - EUROPE is unhappy with Australia's decision to drop climate change from the G20 agenda and is lobbying the Abbott government to reconsider.
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UAE-based Irena makes huge strides in promoting clean energy

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:04
Source: The National - The world’s first clean-energy body, based in Abu Dhabi, is successfully making its case for renewables heard around the globe.
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Climate action needs to be part of city planning - urban leaders

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:04
Source: eco-business.com - From Durban, South Africa, to West Chester, Pennsylvania, local and municipal governments are trying to do their part to slow the advance of global climate change and adapt their communities to new climate realities, as laid out in the latest IPCC report by scientists this week.
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US$9.1M World Bank Grant for Adaptation Efforts

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:04
Source: Solomon Times - Efforts to prepare the Solomon Islands for the impacts of climate change have received a US$9.1 million boost from the World Bank. The money will go help set up early warning systems to alert people if an extreme weather event is about to hit, helping to save lives in the event of tsunamis or other natural hazards.
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Early climate adapters show warming world how to cope

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:04
Source: NewScientist - IT IS hard to prepare for a disaster, but harder still to prepare for a disaster that you can't identify. Yet that is the quandary facing many nations, which still don't know how climate change will affect them – even though it is already happening. That means many communities must prepare for the unknown.
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