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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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Warning of $1tn gamble on high-cost oil projects

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: Guardian - Over $1tn is being gambled on high-cost oil projects that will never see a return if the world's governments fulfil their pledge to tackle climate change, according to a new report.
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OECD nations agree to combat climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: University World News - The 34 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development have agreed to work towards a deal on combating climate change at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP21*, to be held in Paris in December 2015.
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Caring for forests to be the axis of Peru's UN Climate Change Summit

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: Andina - Long term care of forests should be at the center of the next United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), set to be held in Peru this year, the Andean nation’s Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal has said.
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Three countries supported to upscale climate smart agriculture

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: COMESA - COMESA has awarded a grant of US $1.3 million to Uganda, Seychelles and Swaziland to upscale Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA).
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EU CO2 emissions from energy use decreases 2.5 percent in 2013

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: Xinhua - Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion was cut down by 2.5 percent in the European Union (EU) in 2013 compared with the previous year, early estimates from the EU statistical office, Eurostat, said on Wednesday.
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NREL Assembles Industry Group to Explore Solar Lending Potential

NREL - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 08:00
Increasingly, banks, credit unions, and other lenders are beginning to offer loan products to homeowners and businesses for the installation of rooftop solar systems. However, barriers to accessing this growing market still remain. The Energy Department’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently convened the Banking on Solar working group to engage lenders and other stakeholders to address these barriers.
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NREL Innovators to Be Honored on May 8

NREL - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 08:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory will be hosting its annual Innovation and Technology Transfer Awards ceremony on May 8, at the Denver West Marriott. The awards celebrate NREL's innovation and technology transfer accomplishments from the past year, including NREL patented technologies, outstanding achievements in transferring NREL-developed technologies into the marketplace, and notable innovators.
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At the U.N., a Free-for-All on Setting Global Goals

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 07:59
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States and cities need to act on climate change (editorial)

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 07:39
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Report: Climate change is here and getting worse

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: USA Today - Devastating droughts in the Southwest, ruinous floods in New York City, killer wildfires in Colorado, intense heat waves in the Plains: These are the some of the disasters that are being exacerbated by global warming, and problems will continue to worsen in the decades to come, according to a massive federal climate report released Tuesday at the White House.
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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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