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Climate change panel warnings over human effects are real, say scientists

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:44
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.
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Climate change also means opportunities, scientists say at Yokohama meeting

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:44
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.
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EU emissions cuts could herald climate turning point

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:44
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.
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Solar energy now same price as conventional power in Germany, Italy, Spain - report

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:29
Source: RT - Solar energy now costs the same as conventionally generated electricity in Germany, Italy and Spain, a report has revealed.
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Siemens to Invest $264 Million in British Wind Turbine Project

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:29
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.
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Climate Change Could Delay The Fight Against World Hunger For Decades: Report

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:29
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.
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First China-India Climate Change Study Released

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:29
Source: AsianScientist - A new collaborative report has provided practical recommendations for greater cooperation between China and India in addressing climate change.
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Grocery giant commits to zero-deforestation policy for palm oil sourcing

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:29
Source: mongabay.com - Safeway has become the latest company to establish a policy that excludes deforestation-linked palm oil from its products.
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La Hora del Planeta: Banco de Crédito BCP se suma a campaña ambiental

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:29
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.
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Siemens to add 1,000 UK jobs in wind turbine production

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 09:09
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.
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Global warming not stopped, will go on for centuries: WMO

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:34
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.
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Eleven EU nations exceed air pollution ceilings: EEA

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:34
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.
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Public Utilities & Private Companies In Mexico Teaming Up To Promote Renewables

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:34
Source: CleanTechnica - The Federal Electricity Commission — the general director of Mexico’s 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.
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Analysis: Green Climate Fund’s future threatened by old divisions

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:34
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.
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Analysis: Growth in China’s carbon emissions has halved

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:34
Source: RTCC - Growth in China’s carbon emissions is slowing sharply, under pressure from climate and pollution targets and slower economic expansion, data on coal consumption show.
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Air pollution top environmental health risk

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:34
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.
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Netherlands to stop funding overseas coal power plants

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:19
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.
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Slower sea level rise linked to El Nino and natural weather patterns

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:19
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.
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Comment: Ukraine Crisis Shifts EU's Energy Focus

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:19
Source: Chatham House - The recent EU summit showed how the Ukraine crisis has put security of supply at the top of Europe’s energy agenda. But member states should balance this with policy objectives on competitiveness and environmental sustainability.
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Putting Climate Polluters in the Dock

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:19
Source: IPS - Can Caribbean governments take legal action against other countries that they believe are warming the planet with devastating consequences?
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