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Kuwait eyes 2,000 MW of renewable energy by 2030

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 08:04
Source: Arab Times - As local demand for oil increased by 67% over the past decade, Kuwait has pushed to implement a strategic sustainability initiative that seeks to generate 2,000MW of renewable energy by 2030.
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UN chief: Climate change can ‘bring jobs and income’

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 08:04
Source: Independent - The United Nations’ top climate change official is calling on the political right to see global warming as “a huge business opportunity”.
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Climate change: We have no solution yet (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 08:04
Source: Washington Post -
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NREL Announces Participants in National Executive Education Program

NREL - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 08:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 17 leaders to participate in its 2014 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs), which empowers executives to integrate clean energy solutions in their communities.
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Heavy rains in Kerala caused by global warming: Scientist

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: PTI - Global warming could be responsible for unprecendent heavy rains that is being witnessed this summer in Kerala and wreaked havoc there, a top scientist said on Thursday.
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NREL Staff Recognized for Top Innovations

NREL - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 08:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently recognized the professionals behind the lab’s greatest innovations from the past year during its annual Innovation and Technology Transfer Awards ceremony. The event also celebrated NREL’s commercialization and partnering successes, recognizing the researchers and engineers—including three honorees in the new Rising Stars Award category—who made it happen.
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Is it time for a climate change peace and reconciliation process?

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Could a peace and reconciliation process between big climate polluters and their victims be one way to move forward action on climate change?Could a peace and reconciliation process between big climate polluters and their victims be one way to move forward action on climate change?
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21-year-old activist wins World Environment Day video competition

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Treehugger - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced that Fatin Chowdhury, a 21-year-old environmental activist and student from Canada, is the winner of the 2014 video blogging competition.
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Jamaica stays course on new climate change agreement

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Jamaica Gleaner - AS THE 2015 deadline for a new international climate-change agreement nears, Jamaica is continuing its lobby for one that is legally binding and gives special consideration to small-island developing states (SIDS), concerning emissions reduction
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Scientists hope 2,000-year-old ice holds clues to climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Reuters - Polar scientists who retrieved ice samples from the Antarctic say they are on the verge of unlocking 2,000 years of climate records offering clues to how global warming will affect our future.
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Mexico’s Climate Laws Ignore Women

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: IPS - The rural communities of San Miguel and Santo Tomás Ajusco, to the south of Mexico City, are preserving 3,000 of their 7,619 hectares of forest in exchange for payment for environmental services. But the inequality in the communities is far from ecological.
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Broad backing for climate protection law

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: YLE - A new survey indicates that nearly 80% of voters back proposed legislation aimed at massive cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases over the next few decades.
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Ireland reduces greenhouse gas emissions in 2013

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Irish Times - Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissons fell in 2013, largely because of an 11.5 per cent drop in emissions fom the electricity sector, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Pope prepares climate change encyclical

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: BusinessGreen - Pope Francis is preparing to call for the Catholic church to step up measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions, in a move that could help rally wider action to tackle climate change ahead of a planned international agreement next year.
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UN Climate Chief: Faith groups must act on climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Christian Today - UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres has condemned climate change as "one of the great humanitarian issues of our time", arguing that faith leaders must take a stronger stance against it and encourage their followers to do the same.
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Religious leaders should divest from fossil fuels, says UN climate chief

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: Guardian - UN climate chief urges faith groups to tell followers not to invest in fossil fuel companies
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Stanford University divests $18.7bn endowment of fossil fuel interests

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: The Australian - IN a decision that will resonate loudly among Group of Eight institutions, Stanford University yesterday announced it will not make direct investments in coal mining companies.
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WHO: Half of world's urban population breathing dirty air

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: BusinessGreen - Around half of the world's city dwellers are breathing air that is dangerous to their health, according to a major new report that calls on governments to take swift action to curb polluting transport and energy infrastructure.
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UITP builds momentum for UN Climate Summit in September at Abu Dhabi Ascent meeting

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: Emirates News Agency - In response to the call for action by UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, UITP (the International Association of Public Transport) is inviting its members to sign up to a 'UITP Declaration on Climate Leadership' in support of September's UN Climate Summit in New York.
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Obama climate rules can’t wait ‘til after election

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: AP - Within weeks, President Barack Obama’s administration is set to unveil unprecedented emissions limits on power plants across the U.S., much to the dismay of many Democratic candidates who are running for election in energy-producing states.
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