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On Mother Earth Day, UN urges protecting planet from ‘heavy hand of humankind’

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:29
Source: UN News Centre - On International Mother Earth Day, the United Nations is urging greater efforts to promote sustainable development and use of renewable energy sources, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealing for worldwide changes in attitude and practice to curb the negative impact of human activity on the planet.
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China carbon cash party over as U.N. credit stream dries up

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:29
Source: Reuters - Revenues for China's biggest sellers of U.N.-issued carbon credits shrunk last year to a tenth of 2012 values, choking off billions of dollars flowing to clean energy projects in the world's top carbon-emitter.
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ONU ubica a cuatro países andinos como vulnerables a cambio climático

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:29
Source: China Radio International - La oficina del Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) para América Latina y el Caribe, agencia especializada de la ONU, alertó ayer martes sobre la vulnerabilidad que enfrentan cuatro países andinos por el cambio climático. Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador y Perú están expuestos a desastres naturales y a amenazas en seguridad alimentaria, según el "Atlas de Seguridad Alimentaria, Desastres y Cambio Climático", presentado este martes por el PMA con motivo del Día Mundial de la Tierra".
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Draft climate change legislation to tighten carbon pledges

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:29
Source: Irish Times - Draft climate change legislation to be published today contains several key changes that will tighten the State’s obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Running Out of Time (editorial)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:59
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Climate Change Workshop Brings International Experts to Lima

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:59
Source: Peruvian Times - Local and international scientists will be meeting in Lima next week for a workshop on health in climate change, as well as water and air pollution.
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Sustainable growth is good business (By Connie Hedegaard)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:44
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China's new environment law submitted to parliament

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:44
Source: Reuters - Amendments to China's 1989 environmental protection law that will mean stiffer punishments for polluters have been submitted to the country's parliament for deliberation, official news agency Xinhua reported late on Monday.
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Nigeria: AfDB Boosts Climate Change Projects With N1 Billion Fund

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:44
Source: Vanguard - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has created a N1 billion fund to support climate change projects in African countries.
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On climate, business as usual (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:44
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Climate is right for clean energy firms

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:44
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Apple Aims to Shrink Its Carbon Footprint With New Data Centers

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:44
Source: Wired - Apple is close to its goal of powering all its facilities 100 percent by renewable energy. Its corporate campuses and data centers are now at 94 percent renewable and rising. (In 2010 it was 35 percent.) The next step is to extend the efforts to its retail stores.
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Zayed Future Energy Prize Winner Partners With Finalist to Implement Winning Project

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:44
Source: ME NewsWire - Kalkeri Sangeet Vidyalaya (KSV), the 2014 Zayed Future Energy Prize winner in the Global High School category for Asia, has partnered with 2014 SME finalist, SELCO India to implement its award-winning sustainability project.
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Hubert Reeves : le drame des réfugiés climatiques

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:44
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Climate change and desertification a threat to social stability - UN (by Monique Barbut)

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 08:04
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EU to host industry talks ahead of setting 2030 climate goals

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 08:04
Source: Reuters - The European Commission will hold three meetings this summer on how to ensure the bloc's industries can compete in global markets while meeting goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions, it said on Wednesday.
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Global warming to hit your bubbly's taste!

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: IANS - Climate change can not only play havoc with environment, it can also ruin the taste of your favourite bubbly.
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Clean energy: Is a boom coming in 2014?

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: Christian Science Monitor - Clean energy is off to a strong start in 2014, with global investment rising as prices for wind and solar power continue to drop. Renewables still hold a small share of total energy mixes, but clean-energy growth is picking up momentum.
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Ahead of Sendai conference, Ban pushes for 2015 global agreement on disaster risk

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: UN/Reliefweb - Disaster risk reduction and climate change are closely linked, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed, reiterating to the world community his key priorities through the next year as preparations continue for the 2015 world conference on reducing risk from natural disasters.
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Latin American leaders discuss climate change progress

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: Brown Daily Herald - “The cost of inaction today is going to be much bigger tomorrow,” former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos told The Herald before attending a University conference Wednesday to discuss international climate change policy.
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