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Climate change wreaking havoc in America's backyard, scientists warn

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: Guardian - Climate change has moved from the corners of the earth into the American backyard, the country's leading scientists warned on Tuesday, releasing a landmark report they hoped would spur action on climate change.
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Myanmar Wakes Up to Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: IPS - Between 2008 and 2013, when Myanmar remained largely closed off to the rest of the world, it suffered a terrible toll at the hands of nature that remained largely unknown.
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Support builds for global carbon price at Abu Dhabi Ascent

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: RTCC - Calls for a global price on carbon intensified at a high level meeting in Abu Dhabi this week, with former US vice president Al Gore pinpointing it as his top priority in tackling climate change
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China fertile ground for green progress: report

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: Reuters - China's massive pollution problems have given rise to a new force of environmental campaigners, different politically from middle class activists in the West and potentially more effective in tackling climate change, new research finds.
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Hard-hit CDM Carbon Market seeks new buyers

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: IPS - Since they first emerged as a result of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, carbon offset markets have been a key part of international emissions reductions agreements, allowing rich countries in the North to invest in “emissions-saving projects” in the South while they continue to emit CO2.
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IFAD Funds Ben Tre Climate Change Adaptation Project

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: Bernama - A Mekong Delta project on sustainable rural development and climate change adaptation will start in Ben Tre province later this month, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported Director of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment Nguyen Truc Son, as saying.
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Villagers’ use of renewable energy recognized internationally

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: Jakarta Post - The residents of Senamat Ulu village, Bungo regency, Jambi, have been developing renewable sources of energy for the past several years by optimizing the available natural resources in the area.
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At Dubai conference, experts see a green economy driven by technology, finance

REEEP - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 14:36

Dubai is not the unlikeliest of venues for a major international conference on the future of the “green economy”, but it perhaps comes close. Arriving from the air, oil drilling platforms punctuate the darkness of the Persian Gulf like tiny floating candles. The darkness ends at the shores of the United Arab Emirates, where the busiest airport on Earth greets arrivals to one of its most unique metropolises. Dubai is one of the UAE’s two flagship cities, along with the capital, Abu Dhabi, and with over two million inhabitants the country’s largest.

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China to launch first carbon-linked financial product on Thursday

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 07:39
Source: Reuters - China will launch its first carbon-linked financial product on Thursday, a debt note linked to the performance of carbon offsets on the Shenzhen Emissions Exchange, issued by a unit of China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN).
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El suelo urbano de todo el mundo se triplica desde 2000

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 07:39
Source: El País - El mapa más detallado hecho jamás sobre los usos que se dan a la superficie terrestre muestra cómo la urbanización va comiendo terreno a pasos agigantados.
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Final fed climate report will present dire picture

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 07:39
Source: AP - The Obama administration is more certain than ever that global warming is changing Americans’ daily lives and will worsen — conclusions that scientists will detail in a massive federal report to be released Tuesday.
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East meets West for the good of the world at Abu Dhabi Ascent

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 07:39
Source: Khaleej Times - Clean energy, pollution, forestry, agriculture, urbanisation, disaster risk reduction, climate finance are all topics under discussion at the Abu Dhabi Ascent.
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White House to unveil dire climate warning in new report

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 07:39
Source: Reuters - The Obama administration will release an updated report on Tuesday showing how climate change touches every part of the country, as the administration seeks to convince the American public on the need for a crackdown on carbon pollution.
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A Composer Attuned to the Earth’s Swirling Motion

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 07:39
Source: NY Times - A New York Premiere for John Luther Adams’s ‘Become Ocean’
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Ocean data points to strong El Nino: climate scientist

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 07:39
Source: Reuters - A spike in Pacific Ocean sea temperatures and the rapid movement of warm water eastwards have increased concerns that an El Nino weather pattern this year could be one of the strongest in several decades, an Australian climate scientist said.
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Clean tech, Big Oil hottest new couple in energy world

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 07:39
Source: Greenwire - "Sometimes you need to kiss many frogs before you find the princes." That sums up the past few years of investing in clean technology, says Wal van Lierop, co-founder and CEO of Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital
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Solar power breakthrough hints at cheaper panels for more roofs

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 07:39
Source: Christian Science Monitor - Two sets of scientists have reported promising results from a new recipe for solar cells, which could result in panels for solar power that are easier and cheaper to make.
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Lessons in Renewable Replication from SELCO

REEEP - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 15:16

During a recent visit to a number of branches, laboratories and projects of SELCO Solar Pvt. Ltd. And the SELCO Foundation in Karnataka, India, REEEP´s DG Martin Hiller tried to test the notion of replicating SELCO´s business model. This social enterprise has been built its success over twenty years, and elaborated a detailed understanding of the market for distributed solar power for India’s poor in rural and urban contexts.

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