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President Yadav concerned about deforestation in Chure region

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:59
Source: Himalayan Times - President Ram Baran Yadav today expressed grave concern about the destruction of the Chure region in Siraha. Inaugurating World Welfare Peace Mahayagya today on the banks of the Kamala River in Saraswor of Siraha, President Yadav said the plain land in the Tarai was gradually transforming into a desert due to destruction of the Chure.
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New model to project climate change impact

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:59
Source: eKantipur - The government is preparing a new model to help project the impacts of climate change on temperature, rainfall and other climatic conditions in eight districts.
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Hollywood heavyweights put climate change manifesto on TV

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:59
Source: Reuters - As temperatures continue to rise and habitats come under threat, a group of Hollywood heavyweights is seeking to bring the spotlight back on climate change with a new documentary.
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U.N. climate report seeks clearer economics to guide action

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:59
Source: Reuters - A U.N. report about ways to fix global warming due on Sunday is likely to disappoint investors seeking clear-cut economic calculations about the benefits and costs of curbing rising greenhouse gas emissions.
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Africa: New Global Scorecard Aims to Promote Urban Development Without Cars

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:44
Source: AlertNet - Researchers have launched a new international standard and scorecard aimed at persuading planners, designers and architects to develop urban communities that encourage people to walk, cycle or take public transport - anything but drive.
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Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:44
Source: AP - It's Plan B in the fight against climate change: cooling the planet by sucking heat-trapping CO2 from the air or reflecting sunlight back into space.
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Tropical islands poised to benefit from ocean power

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:44
Source: SciDev.net - Island nations in the developing world are especially well placed to benefit from technology that exploits a new potential source of energy from sea water: ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC), experts have said.
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Green tech revolution needed to avoid climate change dangers, says Nicholas Stern

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:44
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Lord Nicholas Stern, author of a landmark 2006 study on climate change, says his conclusion that global output could dive 5-20 per cent without action to curb greenhouse gases was an underestimate.
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Experts Says Vietnamese Children Should Play More Active Role In Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:44
Source: Bernama - Experts said it is vital for children to actively participate and contribute to decisions and plans concerning climate change, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.
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EU moves to rein in state support for renewable energy

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:04
Source: Business Recorder - The European Union announced Wednesday sweeping new guidelines to curtail state support for renewable energy production, while still allowing governments to shield energy-intensive industries from high power bills.
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A Green Revolution, This Time for Africa (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:04
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Slash Greenhouse Gases to Meet Climate Goals, U.N. Draft Says

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:04
Source: Wall Street Journal - A key United Nations report is expected to suggest that governments will have to drastically reduce greenhouse-gas emissions to meet international goals to reduce the impact of global warming.
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Latvia backs Poland’s idea to set up EU energy union

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:04
Source: ITAR-TASS - Latvia has spoken in favour of Poland’s idea to create a European energy union, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma told a joint news conference with Polish head of government Donald Tusk on Wednesday.
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US, UK, Germany canvass private sector on boosting climate finance

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:04
Source: RTCC - World Bank and Merrill Lynch among those working on ‘Climate Finance Lab’ to speed up $100bn fundraising goal
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Procter & Gamble commits to protect world's rain forests

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:49
Source: CBS News - You probably don't think much, if at all, about palm oil -- but the versatile vegetable oil can be found in more than half of all packaged products used by American consumers -- including lipsticks, soaps, shampoos and even ice cream.
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The world's first net-zero energy skyscraper rises in Indonesia

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:49
Source: GreenBiz - The world's first net-zero energy skyscraper soon will grace the center of Jakarta, Indonesia — the Pertamina Energy Tower.
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Sweden scales up CO2 credit buying to fund cleaner cooking in Africa

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:49
Source: Reuters - Sweden has agreed to buy at least 4 million U.N.-backed carbon credits at above market rates from projects that will distribute more than half a million household cookers across African nations, the government said on Wednesday.
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Wind Power Projects to Rise to Record in 2014, Lobby Says

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:49
Source: Bloomberg - Wind-power installations will climb to a record this year, driven by resurgent U.S. demand and growth in developing nations from Brazil to China, the Global Wind Energy Council predicted.
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Industry wins concessions on EU energy subsidies

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:49
Source: Financial Times - Heavy industry won significant concessions at the expense of consumers on Wednesday in new EU guidelines on state energy subsidies that green groups fear will undermine the growth of renewables.
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