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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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Climate Change an important issue that calls for unity: Usec Saño

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:14
Source: Philippine Information Agency - "Climate Change is a real issue now that calls of us to work together from the barangay to the municipalities to the province and the national level. To survive climate change, we have to build a betternation by taking care of our environment and natural wealth."
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Ban Ki-moon Sends Message on International Youth Day

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 07:34
Source: Prensa Latina - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for greater support to young people on the occasion of the International Youth Day to be celebrated tomorrow August 12th.
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Climate change biggest Reef threat: report

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 07:34
Source: AAP - Climate change is the most serious threat to the Great Barrier Reef, according to a major new report.
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Climate adaptation creates conflicts (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 07:34
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Swamped by Rising Seas, Small Islands Seek a Lifeline

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 07:34
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - The world’s 52 small island developing states (SIDS), some in danger of being wiped off the face of the earth because of sea-level rise triggered by climate change, will be the focus of an international conference in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa next month.
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Tuvalu to help chair UN climate summit

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 07:34
Source: Radio New Zealand International - Tuvalu's Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga has been appointed co-chair of a one-day UN climate summit, to be held in New York.
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Ministro Pulgar-Vidal inaugurará Semana COP20 en Loreto

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 07:34
Source: INFOREGION - Este jueves 14 se iniciará la Semana COP20 Loreto, una serie de talleres y actividades destinados a informar a la población sobre la Conferencia de las Partes sobre Cambio Climático (COP20) que se desarrollará en diciembre de este año en Lima.
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Germany’s Renewables Did It Again, A New Record!

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 07:34
Source: Cleantechnica - Germany’s renewables did it again, a new record! According to the Fraunhofer institute, renewable energy produced about 81 TWh, or 31% of the nation’s electricity during the first half of 2014.
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Brazil readies big push on solar energy but companies are wary

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - Grappling with its worst energy crisis in more than a decade, Brazil is making its first big move to develop a local solar power industry that could help reduce its dependence on a battered hydro power system
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Two Filipinos are 'must-hears' in climate discussion

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 07:34
Source: Rappler - A global scientific organization lists 20 people – including Filipinos Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and Naderev Saño – they want to hear talk at the upcoming 2015 climate talks in Paris
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More severe tornado outbreaks may be linked to climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:34
Source: CBS News - Climate change may be playing a role in the strength and frequency of tornadoes, a new study suggests.
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Cheap airfare swamps industry's emissions cuts – study

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:34
Source: Climate News Network - The aviation industry insists that it is making only a tiny contribution to global warming, with just 2 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions coming from its aircraft.
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On International Day, Ban says indigenous peoples can be 'powerful agents of progress'

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:34
Source: UN News Centre - Marking the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said indigenous peoples have a central interest in development and can act as “powerful agents of progress.”
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The Empiricist Strikes Back (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:34
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Q&A: Sen. Boxer on climate change, California drought

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:34
Source: The Desert Sun - Sen. Barbara Boxer, who leads the Environment and Public Works Committee, is on a trip to Amsterdam focusing on climate change.
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Push for climate change on G20 list

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:34
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Three former Australians of the Year, including Nobel laureate Peter Doherty, have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott calling for climate change to be included on the agenda for the G20 leaders summit to be held in Brisbane in November.
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African Journalists attend session on UN Climate Summit

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:14
Source: GNA - Journalists from Ghana, Kenya, Namibia and Nigeria have participated in an hour-long online press briefing to discuss Climate Change and the upcoming UN Climate Summit in New York.
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BASIC nations discuss climate issues ahead of UN talks

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:14
Source: The Hindu Businessline - India, along with other major developing nations such as China and Brazil, could well be on its way to standing up against richer developed countries.
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