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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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Nepal’s hill farmers show why climate finance matters

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:39
Source: RTCC - Communities perched on the edge of the Himalaya battle climate change on a daily basis – but with help they can flourish
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UN official: The world is ready for a Paris climate deal

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:39
Source: BusinessGreen - Richard Kinley, deputy director of the UNFCCC, explains why he is holding out hope for a climate deal in Paris in 2015
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CIFOR Says Tenure And Funding Still Dog REDD

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:19
Source: Ecosystem Marketplace - Actions must be taken to clarify land tenure in forest-rich developing countries, and to improve the economic viability of REDD+ or risk jeopardizing efforts to reduce deforestation and mitigate climate change, a new study based on 23 forest carbon initiatives suggests.
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Singapore, Brunei discuss air quality, climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:19
Source: Brunei Times - BRUNEI officials are meeting with their Singapore counterparts to discuss environmental issues, including air quality management and climate change
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REEEP joins Green Growth Knowledge Platform, Climate Technology Network

REEEP - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 12:09

This month, REEEP took a significant step in expanding its network and enhancing its global impact by joining the Green Growth Knowledge Platform as a Knowledge Partner, and the Climate Technology Network as a recognized partner. With these moves, REEEP joins two of the most compelling and innovative new global partnership arrangements in the climate and development spheres.

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8th conference on climate change starts

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:19
Source: República - The eighth International conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA8) to Climate Change is being held in the capital from April 24.
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Government announces eight huge new renewable energy projects

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:19
Source: Independent - The Energy Secretary Ed Davey has stepped up his battle against climate change after announcing plans for eight giant renewable power projects that will deliver enough green electricity for three million homes.
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Google and SunPower Join Forces To Fund Solar Homes

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:19
Source: Forbes - Google and SunPower said Wednesday they are going in on a $250 million fund to finance residential solar leases, in which homeowners pay for solar electricity rather than the solar panels on their rooftops.
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Climate change already causing extreme weather, disappearing islands and less productive workdays, say experts

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:19
Source: Tico Times - Amid one of the worst droughts in recent memory, Costa Ricans already are feeling the damage of extreme weather changes that come with climate change, experts said on Wednesday, at the Climate Vulnerability Forum’s regional workshop, held this week in San José.
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