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UN chief urges all people worldwide to reach out to one another as friends

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:04
Source: Xinhua - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Wednesday urged all people to reach out to one another as friends and build long-term foundations for lasting peace in the current time of mistrust and violence, with previously harmonious neighbors warring.
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Sri Lanka launches drought relief measures for farming families

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:04
Source: eco-business.com - Sri Lanka’s government will roll out a relief programme to help vulnerable farmers cope with the effects of a worsening drought, as part of a wider effort to protect people from the frequent extreme weather events that are threatening the country’s steady economic gains.
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Climate change: The 'greatest threat' to the peoples of the Pacific

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:04
Source: Deutsche Welle - Amid growing concerns over rising sea levels, this year's Pacific Islands Forum summit has started. Its Secretary General Tuiloma Slade reiterates that climate change threatens the viability of the forum's member states.
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US wants to link power pacts with climate change agreement

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:04
Source: Business Standard - A visiting US team has told Indian negotiators it would link pacts on the power sector to the agreement the two countries draw on climate change and one would not happen without the other.
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REEEP project partner wins Stockholm Industry Water Award

REEEP - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:49

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) recently announced that the REEEP partner eThekwini Water & Sanitation, serving the Durban metropolitan area in South Africa, has been named the 2014 winner of the Stockholm Industry Water Award, for its transformative and inclusive approach to providing water and sanitation services.

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Climate policy: Reforming emissions trading

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:24
Source: Nature Climate Change - Courageous steps are required to reform the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme. To this end, an independent carbon authority has been proposed — this is a move in the right direction, but should be part of a much broader discussion about reforming emissions trading.
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Indian media: Deforestation behind deadly Pune landslide

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:24
Source: BBC - Environmentalists feel that deforestation may have triggered Wednesday's landslide in western India that killed at least 23 people and left more than 150 trapped, papers report.
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Un nobel del cambio climático visitó Quito

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:24
Source: El Universo - El ingeniero químico mexicano Mario Molina Pasquel, premio nobel de química en 1995, por sus aportes para determinar la destrucción de la capa de ozono, dio ayer una conferencia en el marco del II Congreso Internacional de Innovación y Desarrollo, en Quito.
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El secretario General de la ONU pasea en bicicleta en Costa Rica

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:24
Source: AFP - Ban Ki-moon, secretario General de las Naciones Unidas, en visita en Costa Rica, destacó la necesidad de que América Latina respalde las negociaciones para alcanzar en 2015 un acuerdo vinculante para reducir las emisiones causantes del cambio climático.
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Indo-US group to work very closely on climate change: Prakash Javadekar

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:24
Source: Economic Times - Terming the Indo-US Joint Working Group as an "important platform" for addressing environment and sustainable development concerns, Environment minister Prakash Javadekar today said the group needs to work "very closely" and develop common understanding and balanced package for post 2020 period.
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Food giant General Mills to tackle emissions in supply chain

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:24
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Global food giant General Mills has promised to set targets for its own greenhouse gas emissions and do more to reduce them through its supply chain, while sustainably sourcing its 10 priority ingredients - half its total purchases - by 2020.
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German Water Supply Threatened as Climate Change Boosts Droughts

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:24
Source: Bloomberg - German water supplies will become increasingly threatened this century as climate change raises the risk of droughts and water shortages in the country.
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Climate Change: US East Coast Hit Hardest By 'Nuisance Flooding' Amid Sea Level Rise From Climate Change, NOAA Scientists Say

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:24
Source: International Business Times - The U.S. East Coast is bearing the brunt of the rise in “nuisance flooding” – minor events that shut down roads and clog storm drains but aren’t particularly dangerous. Such floods have increased by more than fivefold in the past 50 years as coastal sea levels rise because of climate change, federal scientists say.
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This Stunning Carbon Map Could Unlock A New Way To Fight Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:24
Source: Business Insider - Stanford University scientists have produced the first-ever high-resolution carbon geography of Peru, a country whose tropical forests are among the world's most vital in terms of mitigating the global impact of climate change.
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Eastern Caribbean to benefit from new energy infrastructure

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:24
Source: Renwable Energy Magazine - The three agencies will support the efforts of Eastern Caribbean states to reduce high energy costs and dependence on fossil fuels by diversifying the regions energy mix and promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency.
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Climate change threat key issue at Pacific Islands Forum

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:24
Source: Solomon Star News - The Pacific is a vast ocean - but some countries are obviously easier and quicker to get to than others. In recent years it's been in Tonga, Niue, Vanuatu, New Zealand and the Cook Islands. But in the last two years the northern Pacific has taken a turn - in 2013 it was in the Marshall Islands and this year it's the far-flung reaches of Palau.
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Neil Young signs on to save the rainforest - using solar powered mobile phones

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:24
Source: The Independent - Neil Young’s concern for the environment shows no sign of abating. 44 years after first singing “look at Mother Nature on the run in the 1970s”, the Canadian legend is following in Sting’s footsteps by throwing his weight behind a new project to save the rainforest.
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Delay Action on Climate Change by 10 Years and Costs Rocket 40%: Report

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:24
Source: TIME - The longer the U.S. holds off action to mitigate climate change, the more costly the effort will become, a new report shows
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Act now on climate change or see costs soar, White House says

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:24
Source: Reuters - Putting off expensive measures to curb climate change will only cost the United States more in the long run, the White House said on Tuesday in a report meant to bolster a series of actions President Barack Obama has proposed to address global warming.
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Tanzania: Effects of Climate Change Features High at Youth Forum

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:24
Source: Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam) - THE East African Regional Youth Summit on Climate Change opened in Mwanza last week and participants deliberated on the impact of weather change on the region.
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