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Source: Voice of Russia - Government representatives and scientists on Tuesday opened a five-day meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to finalise a report assessing the impacts of climate change on human and natural systems, options for adaptation,and the interactions among climate changes, other stresses on societies, and opportunities for the future.
Source: AP/Kyodo - Along with the enormous risks global warming poses for humanity are opportunities to improve public health and build a better world, scientists at a climate change conference in Yokohama said Tuesday.
Source: NewScientist - The European Union is considering steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. The EU only accounts for a fraction of total global emissions, but its actions could nevertheless have a big impact on future warming.
Source: RT - Solar energy now costs the same as conventionally generated electricity in Germany, Italy and Spain, a report has revealed.
Source: NY Times - Siemens, the German power and industrial giant, said on Tuesday that it would build facilities for offshore wind turbines on the east coast of England, as Britain rapidly expands into wind power.
Source: Huffington Post - Coffee, almonds and apples are just a few foods whose continued production is under threat due to climate change. But the implications of a changing climate have a much broader impact on global food supply, according to a new report.
Source: AsianScientist - A new collaborative report has provided practical recommendations for greater cooperation between China and India in addressing climate change.
Source: mongabay.com - Safeway has become the latest company to establish a policy that excludes deforestation-linked palm oil from its products.
Source: La Republica - Como parte de su compromiso con la sostenibilidad y la gestión ambiental responsable, el Banco de Crédito BCP participará en La Hora del Planeta para lo cual apagará los carteles luminosos de 171 agencias en Lima y Callao.
Source: The Guardian - Manufacturing company Siemens is to invest £160m in wind turbine production and installation facilities in the UK, creating 1,000 new jobs.
Source: Reuters - There has been no reverse in the trend of global warming and there is still consistent evidence for man-made climate change, the head of the U.N. World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said on Monday.
Source: Reuters - Eleven European Union nations breached ceilings for air pollution in 2012 despite plans to avert health-damaging smog of the sort that choked Paris this month, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said on Monday.
Source: CleanTechnica - The Federal Electricity Commission the general director of Mexicos state-owned electric utility recently announced its plans to further promote renewable energy production within the populous country by teaming up with a number of notable private companies.
Source: RTCC - The UN-backed Green Climate Fund is the glue holding global talks on greenhouse gas reductions together. Promises of billions perhaps trillions of dollars flowing into low carbon projects in developing parts of the world keep the prospect of a UN climate deal in 2015 open.
Source: RTCC - Growth in Chinas carbon emissions is slowing sharply, under pressure from climate and pollution targets and slower economic expansion, data on coal consumption show.
Source: Al Jazeera America - Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, and is now the single biggest environmental health risk, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) published Tuesday.
Source: RTCC - The Netherlands will no longer provide money to new coal projects overseas, announced the prime minister today, joining the US in a bid to stop the growth of coal.
Source: RTCC - Slower sea level rise in the past decade is due to the influence of natural weather patterns and especially the El Nino cycle, scientists say.
Source: Chatham House - The recent EU summit showed how the Ukraine crisis has put security of supply at the top of Europes energy agenda. But member states should balance this with policy objectives on competitiveness and environmental sustainability.
Source: IPS - Can Caribbean governments take legal action against other countries that they believe are warming the planet with devastating consequences?