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Climate change will ‘cost world far more than estimated’

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: Independent - Lord Stern, the world’s most authoritative climate economist, has issued a stark warning that the financial damage caused by global warming will be considerably greater than current models predict.
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Rising sea levels could affect one-fifth of HCM City by 2100

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: Vietnamnet - Dr. Le Huy Ba, Head of the Institute for Science, Technology and the Environment Management, noted that climate change was “abnormal” this year because the city faced three big problems, high tides, prolonged heat and more rainfall.
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Kerry calls for concerted global action to protect oceans

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: Reuters - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday called for a global regime to protect the oceans, which he said were under threat from too much fishing, acidification from climate change, and marine pollution.
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Upbeat end to Bonn climate talks paves way for further progress

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 08:09
Source: Irish Times - The latest round of UN climate talks concluded in Bonn yesterday on an upbeat note, with a pledge that elements of a draft treaty aimed at curbing global warming would be circulated to the parties as early as July 15th.
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UN Climate talks close in Bonn with progress towards new climate deal

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 08:09
Source: Xinhua - The second round of United Nations climate talks this year closed in Bonn on Sunday with progress towards a new global climate deal scheduled to be passed in 2015.
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Struggling climate talks look to United Nations summit for push

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 08:09
Source: AFP - A new round of talks on climate change sputtered to a close on Sunday, placing the onus on a UN summit in September to boost momentum for a global pact by the end of 2015.
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UN climate talks close on upbeat note

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 08:09
Source: Deutsche Welle - The latest round of UN climate negotiations in Bonn ended on Sunday. Delegates and observers say a new constructive approach by key players has brought an upswing to the climate debate.
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Peru the next step on road to Paris climate conference

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 08:09
Source: Irish Times - The current phase of UN talks, as mandated by the Durban climate conference in 2012, is meant to conclude with an international treaty or other “legal outcome” at the Paris conference in 2015 to achieve the declared aim of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.
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U.N. climate meeting agrees on early goal setting to cut emissions

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 08:09
Source: Kyodo - Major greenhouse gas emitting countries have basically agreed to show their new emissions cut targets early next year.
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Rain, wind energy help Escoms tide over shortage of 1,200 MW

UNFCCC headlines - Sun, 06/15/2014 - 08:09
Source: The Hindu - The advancement of the southwest monsoon, which has resulted in rain in several parts of the State, and good flow of wind energy into the State grid have helped electricity supply companies (Escoms) tide over the shortage of 1,200 MW of power that arose after Udupi Power Corporation Ltd. (UPCL) stopped generation.
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Climate change could mean more West Nile cases in Oklahoma, experts say

UNFCCC headlines - Sun, 06/15/2014 - 08:09
Source: NewsOK.com - Since Oklahoma’s first case was confirmed 12 years ago, areas in the state have posted some of the highest rates of West Nile Virus in the nation.
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Safer Climate Disasters

UNFCCC headlines - Sun, 06/15/2014 - 08:09
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Berlin pushes Brussels to expedite emissions trading reforms

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 06/14/2014 - 07:39
Source: EurActiv - In the fight against climate change, the German government is pushing for quicker reforms than the European Commission over the EU’s Emission Trading System (ETS).
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Mitigation or adaptation? That is not an option (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 06/14/2014 - 07:39
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Germany backs EU carbon market reform by 2017

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 06/14/2014 - 07:39
Source: Reuters - The German government wants the EU's carbon market reform plan to be implemented by 2017, four years earlier than the European Commission has proposed, Germany's Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks said on Thursday.
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SKN Preps Climate Change Action Plan For Water Resources

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 06/14/2014 - 07:39
Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer - The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has begun the process of preparing a National Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan (NASAP) in relation to the impact of Climate Change on the nation’s water resources.
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Climate Change: Expect the Unexpected

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 06/14/2014 - 07:39
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Climate change: historians will look back and ask 'why didn't they act?'

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 06/14/2014 - 07:39
Source: Guardian - Harvard historian Naomi Oreskes talks about her new book, which imagines that current inertia in the face of climate change will puzzle academics for centuries to come
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Carbon pricing won't solve climate change. Innovation will.

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 06/14/2014 - 07:39
Source: Christian Science Monitor - Putting a price on carbon doesn't work because no one wants to pay the real cost of using fossil fuels. But funding R&D and demonstration projects that lower clean-energy costs will create real economic incentives to fight climate change.
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UN chief urges G77 to work on anti-poverty goal

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 06/14/2014 - 07:39
Source: Xinhua - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Friday urged the Group of 77 (G77) to work on the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goal by the 2015 deadline.
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