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Economists Say South Asia Will Pay ‘Prohibitively High’ Price for Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: Wall Street Journal - South Asia—with so much of its population destitute and dependent on the land for their livelihoods—stands to suffer “severe” economic and physical consequences from climate change, according to a report released today by the Asian Development Bank.
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Climate change reflected in altered Missouri River flow, report says

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:34
Source: LA Times - The Missouri River's stream flow has changed significantly over the last 50 years, leading to serious water shortages in Montana and Wyoming and flooding in the Dakotas, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report released last month.
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‘Climate Change May Lead to Tree Migration’

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:34
Source: The New Indian Express - Climate change and global warming may cause plant migration and induce several other changes in plants, scientists have said. Affected plants may ‘sweat’ less, grow fewer leaves and show changes in budding and fruiting time, they have observed.
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Brazil makes progress on saving forests, Indonesia risks setbacks

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - Brazil has made good progress in safeguarding the Amazon rainforest but Indonesia's plans for its forests could face setbacks under a new government, a report commissioned by top forest aid donor Norway said on Monday.
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China's carbon plans: secrecy and oversupply darken outlook

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - As China lays down plans for a national carbon trading scheme, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases risks repeating mistakes made in carbon trading in Europe by flooding its pilot markets with free permits.
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Solomons town first in Pacific to relocate due to climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:14
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Under threat from rising sea levels and tsunamis, the authorities of a provincial capital in the Solomon Islands have decided to relocate from a small island in the first such case in the Pacific islands.
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Colombia set to draft new climate law by November

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:14
Source: RTCC - Latin American nation hopes tough environmental rules could assist its ambitions to gain OECD status
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In China, Ban urges young people to drive global action

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:14
Source: UN News Centre - At a special event on the occasion of the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged young people everywhere to get involved and engaged in driving global action at this critical time in history.
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China Confronts Its Coal Problem (editorial)

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:14
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How Saurya EnerTech's purifier Swajal uses solar energy to give clean water at an affordable rate

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:14
Source: Economic Times - What if India was able to provide clean drinking water to its poorest citizens at truly affordable rates?
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Nouakchott faces perils of climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:14
Source: Al-Monitor - Nouakchott was simply a dream for the generation that participated in the establishment of the state of Mauritania.
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Should You Fear the Pizzly Bear?

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:54
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124 IP studes trained on basic Journ Writing; organized into climate change advocates

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:54
Source: Philippine Information Agency - A total of 124 indigenous people (IP) –students from all over the region benefited from the basic news writing training/workshop conducted by the Philippine Information Agency (NCIP)-9 in partnership with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)-9 and the US embassy.
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Heavy rain and floods: The 'new normal' with climate change?

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:54
Source: Christian Science Monitor - Torrential rains in the Midwest and along the Atlantic Coast this week provide a reality check on the ability of urban areas to cope with flooding from intense downpours in a warming climate
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UN-backed disaster resilience campaign tops 2,000 participating cities

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:34
Source: UN News Centre - With the addition of Aguas da Prata, Brazil, two thousand cities worldwide are now enrolled in a United Nations global campaign engaging as many local governments as possible to take on the challenge of integrating disaster risk management into their development processes.
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South Korea carbon market to go ahead as planned

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - South Korea decided on Thursday that its carbon trading market will go ahead as planned on Jan. 1 of next year, despite the finance minister's calls last month for it to be delayed.
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Investing In Africa Climate Adaptation Also Aids Development

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:34
Source: Cleantechnica - The United Nations Environment Programme released a report yesterday that responds to a 2013 report on the potentially crippling costs of climate change in Africa.
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Sambo inaugurates National Council on Power

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:34
Source: Nigerian Tribune - Sambo said the government was sourcing for various funding avenues, including opening an initial N33billion soft tremble credit line to enable the electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) acquire smart meters and making them more available to consumers.
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Norway Gives 60 Million for Climate-friendly Technology

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:34
Source: The Nordic Page - UN Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and the Norwegian Veritas (DNV GL) announced a strategic partnership to promote the development and diffusion of climate-friendly technologies to developing countries.
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Group therapy tackles climate change anxiety

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:34
Source: Deutsche Welle - Psychotherapist Rosemary Randall counsels people on their feelings of powerlessness and anxiety around climate change issues. In this interview with DW, she explains how this can contribute to a neccesary transformation.
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