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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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UN chief calls for greater action on climate

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 07:39
Source: AP - The United Nations secretary-general on Sunday urged world policymakers to do more to address the threat of climate change as negotiators attempt to forge a new global warming pact next year.
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UN's Ban urges climate action ahead of New York Summit

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 07:39
Source: Reuters - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday he was hopeful that a goal of limiting global temperature rises to a maximum 2 degrees Celsius could be achieved, but urged governments to take practical action before it was too late.
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UN Chief Commends BRICS Countries For Fight Against Global Warming

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 07:39
Source: Bernama - United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on Sunday commended BRICS for its efforts in the fight against global warming and urged for more contributions, Xinhua news agency reported.
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East Antarctica more at risk than thought to long-term thaw: study

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 07:39
Source: Reuters - The Wilkes Basin in East Antarctica, stretching more than 1,000 km (600 miles) inland, has enough ice to raise sea levels by 3 to 4 meters (10-13 feet) if it were to melt as an effect of global warming, the report said.
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BOLIVIA: Cumbre del G−77 debatirá sobre reformas en la ONU, emigración y cambio climático

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 07:39
Source: Los Tiempos - El Gobierno nacional adelantó hoy que la cumbre del Grupo de los 77 países en desarrollo (G-77) y China, convocada para mediados de junio, debatirá sobre siete temas, entre ellos reformas a la ONU, la emigración, el cambio climático y un nuevo orden en el comercio y las finanzas internacionales.
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Conférence ministérielle mondiale sur le climat : Mme Boudjemaa à Abu Dhabi

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 07:39
Source: El Moudjahid - La ministre de l'Aménagement du territoire et de l'Environnement, Dalila Boudjemaa, prendra part à la conférence ministérielle mondiale sur le climat qui se tiendra aujourd’hui et demain à Abu Dhabi (Emirats Arabes Unis), a indiqué, hier, un communiqué de son ministère.
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Climat: Le Maroc veut abriter un méga événement onusien

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 07:39
Source: e360.ma - Le Maroc se porte candidat pour l'organisation, en novembre 2016, de la 22e session de la Conférence des parties à la Convention-cadre des Nations unies sur les changements climatiques.
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For Obama, a renewed focus on climate

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 07:39
Source: Washington Post - The satellite images viewed by President Obama before a meeting with eight Western governors were stark, showing how snowpack in California’s mountains had shrunk by 86 percent in a single year.
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Tackle climate change before it's too late: UN chief

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 07:39
Source: IANS - From the tropics to the poles, from small islands to large continents, and from the poorest countries to the richest, climate change impacts are already widespread, costly and consequential, UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said, urging stakeholders gathered in the UAE capital to consider concrete actions to tackle the phenomenon now before it is too late.
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UN climate veteran confident 2015 summit won’t echo Copenhagen

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 07:14
Source: RTCC - Deputy UNFCCC chief Richard Kinley says intensive diplomacy from world’s major carbon polluters could pay off in Paris
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vUN chief to travel to United Arab Emirates, Italy

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 08:19
Source: Xinhua - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon is to travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Italy to build momentum for a UN climate change summit slated for September and meet senior officials of the two countries, the deputy UN spokesman, Farhan Haq, said here Thursday.
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Conference ends with Kathmandu Declaration

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 07:59
Source: Himalayan Times - he ‘Eighth International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation’ concluded yesterday with the Kathmandu Declaration.
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UN’s Abu Dhabi climate meeting marks start of ascent to 2015

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 07:59
Source: RTCC - This weekend, ministers and advisors to leaders will come together in Abu Dhabi to discuss the preparations for the Climate Summit hosted by Ban Ki-moon.
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It’s time to look beyond the UN’s $100bn climate finance target

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 07:59
Source: RTCC - 2014 is a crucial year for climate finance. UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon will host a Climate Summit in September to catalyze action on climate change. - See more at: http://www.rtcc.org/2014/05/01/its-time-to-look-beyond-the-uns-100nn-climate-finance-target/#sthash.Ni9pAJKZ.dpuf
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Arctic Methane Emissions ‘Certain to Trigger Warming’

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 07:59
Source: Climate Central - As climate change melts Arctic permafrost and releases large amounts of methane into the atmosphere, it is creating a feedback loop that is "certain to trigger additional warming," according to the lead scientist of a new study investigating Arctic methane emissions.
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Carbon dioxide in atmosphere at record level

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 07:59
Source: US Today - For the first time in human history and likely for the first time in at least 800,000 years, the average level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth's atmosphere topped 400 parts per million for an entire month.
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Africa: UN Climate Chief Urges Greater Support for Developing Countries

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 07:59
Source: UN News Service - Highlighting local climate action happening on the ground in developing countries, the top United Nations climate official today called for greater international support to help these communities harness local knowledge and ingenuity.
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