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Greens, industry square off over putting cars in EU carbon market

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:34
Source: Reuters - Environmental campaigners are bracing to take on big business over whether Europe should follow California's lead and include road transport in the EU carbon market.
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Solar-Powered Tuk Tuk To Go From Bangalore To London

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:34
Source: Cleantechnica - Traveling from London to Bangalore, traversing 10 countries, in a solar-powered tuk tuk – sound good? Naveen Rabelli, Raoul Kopacka, and Tejas’s journey and mission is to advocate solar energy as an alternative, renewable,, clean source of fuel for vehicles.
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Iowa student rides bamboo bike with Climate Action March

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:14
Source: Iowa Press-Citizen - Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz, a graduate student in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Iowa, who recently rode her bamboo bike “bambike” in this year’s RAGBRAI to raise money for climate justice in the Philippines is joining the Great Climate March for Action as it makes its way across Iowa.
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New Process Helps Overcome Obstacles to Produce Renewable Fuels and Chemicals

NREL - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:00
There’s an old saying in the biofuels industry: “You can make anything from lignin except money.” But now, a new study may pave the way to challenging that adage. The study from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) demonstrates a concept that provides opportunities for the successful conversion of lignin into a variety of renewable fuels, chemicals, and materials for a sustainable energy economy.
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Cusco dará inicio a semana COP 20 sobre medio ambiente este jueves 21

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:14
Source: Agencia Peruana de Noticias - La ciudad del Cusco será sede, desde este jueves 21, de la Semana COP20, que busca informar a los asistentes sobre la XX Conferencia de las Partes de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático, que se realizará del 1 al 12 de diciembre en Lima, se informó.
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NZ could spark climate action, expert says

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:14
Source: NZ Herald - A strong stance on climate change by New Zealand could inspire and "occasionally embarrass" other nations into following our lead, says a world-renowned climatologist coming here for a global science summit.
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Heavy consumption puts planet in overdraft

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:54
Source: RTCC - Earth Overshoot Day arrives one day earlier than 2013, marking the date global consumption exceeds production
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Climate change to slash south Asian GDP, development bank warns

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:54
Source: Financial Times - South Asian economies will be badly squeezed by climate change within a few decades if no action is taken to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Asian Development Bank.
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Island States to Rally Donors at Samoa Meet

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:54
Source: IPS - Amid accelerating climate change and other challenges, a major international conference in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa next month represents a key chance for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean to turn the tide.
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Uganda to increase renewable energy access to 61 per cent

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:54
Source: SciDev.net - Uganda has put in place a policy aimed at increasing the share of renewable energy from four per cent in 2007 to 61 per cent by 2017, a government minister has said
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AfDB trust fund to support clean energy project in Mali

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:54
Source: African Review - Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), the bilateral trust fund of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has approved a US$530,000 grant to co-fund a renewable energy project in Mali
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Climate change should be on G20 agenda: CEDA

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:54
Source: Reneweconomy - One of Australia’s oldest economic and business policy think tanks has called for climate change to be put onto the agenda for the upcoming G20 Summit in Brisbane, as one of the key financial risks currently threatening global economic health.
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Workshop helps raise ASEAN climate negotiators’ capacity

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:54
Source: Vietnam+ - Strengthening ASEAN negotiators’ capacity for engaging in international climate change talks is the main focus of a workshop currently underway in Hanoi under sponsorship of the UN Development Programme and the UK Foreign Commonwealth Office.
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The butterfly affect: climate change ‘forced species to adapt’

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:54
Source: Independent - A British butterfly species has made climate-change history by becoming the first known animal of any kind to lose the ability to do something after global warming forced it to move to a new environment and adapt its behaviour.
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Peruvian Deforestation- A Paradise Lost

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: mongabay.com - In 1988, when British environmentalist Norman Myers first described the concept of a “biodiversity hotspot” – an area with at least 0.5 percent or 1,500 endemic plants that has lost 70 percent of its primary vegetation – he could have been painting a picture of the highly threatened Peruvian Andes mountain range.
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Guangdong adds 20 mln permits to China's biggest carbon market

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - Guangdong, the biggest of China's seven pilot carbon trading markets, will this year hand out around 6 percent more emission permits to companies than in 2013, potentially aggravating oversupply that sent prices tumbling earlier this year.
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Why the world's biggest companies are investing in recycling

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: GreenBiz - Interest in recycling is looping back around. That’s evident from the launch of the Closed Loop Fund, a budding $100 million effort by a group of large companies to invest in recycling infrastructure and, in the process, put more recycled materials into manufacturing supply chains.
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Kyocera, SPCG Mark Completion Of 257 MW Of Solar Power Projects In Thailand

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: Cleantechnica - A partnership between solar photovoltaic modules maker Kyocera and Thailand’s largest power utility has finally seen the completion of an ambitious project the companies undertook in 2010. The project’s completion marks an important milestone for the Southeast Asian country.
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How the Game of Golf Adapts to Global Warming

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: Scientific American - Hot weather combined with intense downpours – one of the signature signs of a changing climate – has flummoxed duffers and greenskeepers alike on East Coast golf courses. But don't handicap them yet
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Wind energy sets new record in the UK

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: Hydrogen Fuel News - Wind energy in the United Kingdom has set a new record, according to RenewableUK. The country has become a very strong supporter of wind power in recent years.
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