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Zambia: Scott Bemoans Climate Change Drawbacks

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:54
Source: Times of Zambia - VICE-PRESIDENT Guy Scott has said Zambia has failed to fully utilise funds provided by the European Union (EU) to support climate change programmes.
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Satellite imagery, the new weapon to fight forest fires

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:34
Source: Jakarta Post - As a senior expert at the newly-established Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Agency (BP REDD+), Erwinsyah is responsible for monitoring hot spots in the country’s forests and sending alerts to relevant agencies and local officials about possible land and forest fires.
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El Gobierno peruano aprueba crear un instituto de investigación de glaciares

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:34
Source: EFE - El Consejo de Ministros de Perú aprobó hoy el proyecto de ley que acoge la creación del Instituto Nacional de Investigación en Glaciares y Ecosistemas de Montaña (INIAGEM) para el diseño de políticas que defiendan su vulnerabilidad ante el cambio climático.
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Climate change adaptation can help promote sub-Saharan African livelihoods – UN report

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:34
Source: UN News Centre - Investing in ways to adapt to climate change will promote the livelihood of 65 per cent of Africans, the United Nations environmental agency reported, warning also that failing to address the phenomenon could reverse decades of development progress on the continent.
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Hot enough for you? See how ‘dramatic’ climate change is affecting your city

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:34
Source: Climate Central - “By the end of this century, summers in most of the 1,001 cities we analyzed will feel like summers now in Texas and Florida (in temperatures only, not humidity),” the report reads. “And in Texas, most cities are going to feel like the hottest cities now in the Lone Star State, or will feel more like Phoenix and Gilbert in Arizona, among the hottest summer cities in the U.S. today.”
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Tibet's glaciers at their warmest in 2,000 years: report

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - The Tibetan plateau, whose glaciers supply water to hundreds of millions of people in Asia, were warmer over the past 50 years than at any stage in the past two millennia, a Chinese newspaper said, citing an academic report.
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Cameroon: Water Resources - Nefarious Effects of Climate Change Unfolded

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:34
Source: Cameroon Tribune - Journalists from countries in the Central African sub-region have been reminded that if they do not broadcast enough information to help communities adapt to the effects of climate change then the latter's nefarious effects will be disastrous in all domains of human life.
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Another Reason to Save Sea Otters: They’re Helping Fight Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:34
Source: Takepart.com - Sea otters aren’t just unbearably cute; they’re also emerging as key players in keeping the oceans healthy in a warming world, according to new scientific research.
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India demands rich countries “walk the talk” on climate

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:34
Source: RTCC - Latest meeting of leading emerging economies ends with leadership challenge to developed world
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Call for finance to top agenda at Ban Ki-moon climate summit

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:34
Source: RTCC - Fears over a funding crunch are affecting trust ahead of 2015 Paris deal, says Ecuador’s chief climate negotiator
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How cap-and-trade helps forests and businesses grow together

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:34
Source: GreenBiz - Forests cover nearly half of Oregon’s 62 million acres, and while wood product markets have faced challenges in recent years, the forest sector employs more than 76,000 people in Oregon and accounts for nearly 7 percent of Oregon’s economic base
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When young people infiltrate the UN climate machine

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:34
Source: RTCC - Not all youths protest. Some have become part of official government delegations. What can they achieve?
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US Secretary of State Kerry raises climate change in brief Solomons stop

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flagged cooperation on tackling climate change during a brief stop in the Solomon Islands on Wednesday, where he emphasised ties dating back to World War Two.
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U.S. anti-coal dominoes hit BRICS wall, other skeptics

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - A year ago, U.S. President Barack Obama sought to mobilize the nation behind a grand plan: fight climate change by slashing carbon pollution at home, while prodding other countries to follow.
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Climate indicators show renewed signs of El Nino: Australia

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - The Pacific Ocean has warmed in the last two weeks, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday, renewing signs of the development of an El Nino weather pattern.
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Rwanda: New Project Seeks to Mitigate Effects of Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:34
Source: The New Times - Women, youth and other vulnerable groups are set to benefit from a newly proposed project that seeks to address challenges caused by climate change in the country.
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Rising economies 'ahead on climate'

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:34
Source: BBC - Four of the world's emerging economies have claimed that they are far ahead of developed countries in their efforts to slow climate change.
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New York event explores the future of buildings, cities and sustainability

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:14
Source: GreenBiz - An elite group of leaders in cities, buildings and technology will convene in New York City next month to explore the trends and technologies leading to “next-gen” buildings and cities
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Electric Vehicle Sales Expected To Grow Globally To 1.8 Million By 2023

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:14
Source: Cleantechnica - The rise of the electric vehicle has been predominantly centered in North America and Europe, but new figures from Navigant Research predict that the Asia Pacific region will soon become the largest market for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs).
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Brazil bank BNDES outlines plans to finance solar-power plants

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:14
Source: Reuters - Brazil's state-owned development bank BNDES will offer loans to power companies to cover up to 65 percent of the cost of new solar generation projects in the country, part of the government's plan to rapidly develop a local solar energy industry.
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