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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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Fossil fuel subsidies cost ~$2 Trillion annually, according to IMF

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 07:59
Source: Clean Technica - Science informs us about the environmental cost of our global fossil fuel habit – the IPCC recently reported that CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion and industrial processes contributed around 78 per cent of the total increase in greenhouse gas emissions between 1970 and 2010 – but what about the economic cost?
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Blog: Getting Off the Grid: IKEA Leads the Way in Wind Energy

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 07:59
Source: Corporate Social Responsibility - The Windy City is about to get windier. And hopefully, less reliant on fossil fuels. IKEA recently announced their purchase of Hoopeston Wind, a wind farm of 49 wind turbines near Hoopeston in Vermilion County, two hours south of Chicago.The purchase is the first wind power investment IKEA has made in the USA and their largest renewable energy project ever.
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Solar power to the people: green energy could boost African development

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 07:39
Source: The Guardian - Sub-Saharan Africa's lack of electricity is hindering development but this can be reversed if countries turn to ambitious, large-scale renewable energy projects, an environmental thinktank suggests.
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India ready with draft policy to reduce emissions from deforestation

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 07:39
Source: Times of India - Taking forward an agreed framework of the 2013 Warsaw climate conference, India has come out with a draft national policy on 'reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation' (popularly known as REDD+ initiative) which will enable local communities to get financial incentives for increasing forest cover.
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NREL, Sandia Team to Improve Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure

NREL - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 08:00
A new project led by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Sandia National Laboratories will support H2USA, a public-private partnership co-launched by industry and the Energy Department, and will work to ensure that hydrogen fuel cell vehicle owners have a positive fueling experience as fuel cell electric vehicles are introduced starting in 2014–2015. By tackling the technical challenges related to hydrogen fueling infrastructure, the Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Research and Station Technology (H2FIRST) project is designed to pave the way toward more widespread deployment of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.
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Climate change is global, vulnerability and adaptation local

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:59
Source: República - Interview with Christiana Figueres, executive secretary, UNFCCC
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Divert 80 pc fund to local components: 'Mountain people‚ farmers and the marginalised should be first beneficiaries '

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:59
Source: Himalayan Times - UN Assistant Secretary General Christiana Figueres today said Nepal must divert eighty per cent of its climate change budget to local components to help grassroots people adapt to climate change.
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Ban Ki-moon praises UAE efforts on climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:59
Source: Gulf News - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised the efforts made by the UAE in the face of the implications of climate change.
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Abu Dhabi high-level climate meeting to set stage for Global Action on Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:59
Source: Gulf Daily Mail - Ban Ki-moon will urge world leaders in Abu Dhabi to work togetherto drive solutions that combat climate change
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Exxon, Total and Shell are finally talking about climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:39
Source: Guardian - Oil and gas companies are starting to disclose their emissions data, but they are still on a collision course with global security
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China says could add big-polluting regions to carbon market

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:39
Source: Reuters - China is developing plans to expand its pilot carbon trading schemes into more of its key industrial regions, a top climate official said, as the country continues its drive to curb emissions.
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