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Source: Christian Science Monitor - Torrential rains in the Midwest and along the Atlantic Coast this week provide a reality check on the ability of urban areas to cope with flooding from intense downpours in a warming climate
Source: UN News Centre - With the addition of Aguas da Prata, Brazil, two thousand cities worldwide are now enrolled in a United Nations global campaign engaging as many local governments as possible to take on the challenge of integrating disaster risk management into their development processes.
Source: Reuters - South Korea decided on Thursday that its carbon trading market will go ahead as planned on Jan. 1 of next year, despite the finance minister's calls last month for it to be delayed.
Source: Cleantechnica - The United Nations Environment Programme released a report yesterday that responds to a 2013 report on the potentially crippling costs of climate change in Africa.
Source: Nigerian Tribune - Sambo said the government was sourcing for various funding avenues, including opening an initial N33billion soft tremble credit line to enable the electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) acquire smart meters and making them more available to consumers.
Source: The Nordic Page - UN Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and the Norwegian Veritas (DNV GL) announced a strategic partnership to promote the development and diffusion of climate-friendly technologies to developing countries.
Source: Deutsche Welle - Psychotherapist Rosemary Randall counsels people on their feelings of powerlessness and anxiety around climate change issues. In this interview with DW, she explains how this can contribute to a neccesary transformation.
Source: Bloomberg - Renewable-energy developers plan to invest $7 billion for wind and solar projects in Chile. The government awarded 70 concessions for solar power projects and six for wind farms, the countrys Energy Minister Maximo Pacheco told reporters today in Santiago. There were more than 30 recipients.
Source: Times of Zambia - VICE-PRESIDENT Guy Scott has said Zambia has failed to fully utilise funds provided by the European Union (EU) to support climate change programmes.
Source: Jakarta Post - As a senior expert at the newly-established Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Agency (BP REDD+), Erwinsyah is responsible for monitoring hot spots in the countrys forests and sending alerts to relevant agencies and local officials about possible land and forest fires.
Source: EFE - El Consejo de Ministros de Perú aprobó hoy el proyecto de ley que acoge la creación del Instituto Nacional de Investigación en Glaciares y Ecosistemas de Montaña (INIAGEM) para el diseño de políticas que defiendan su vulnerabilidad ante el cambio climático.
Source: UN News Centre - Investing in ways to adapt to climate change will promote the livelihood of 65 per cent of Africans, the United Nations environmental agency reported, warning also that failing to address the phenomenon could reverse decades of development progress on the continent.
Source: Climate Central - By the end of this century, summers in most of the 1,001 cities we analyzed will feel like summers now in Texas and Florida (in temperatures only, not humidity), the report reads. And in Texas, most cities are going to feel like the hottest cities now in the Lone Star State, or will feel more like Phoenix and Gilbert in Arizona, among the hottest summer cities in the U.S. today.
Source: Reuters - The Tibetan plateau, whose glaciers supply water to hundreds of millions of people in Asia, were warmer over the past 50 years than at any stage in the past two millennia, a Chinese newspaper said, citing an academic report.
Source: Cameroon Tribune - Journalists from countries in the Central African sub-region have been reminded that if they do not broadcast enough information to help communities adapt to the effects of climate change then the latter's nefarious effects will be disastrous in all domains of human life.
Source: Takepart.com - Sea otters arent just unbearably cute; theyre also emerging as key players in keeping the oceans healthy in a warming world, according to new scientific research.
Source: RTCC - Latest meeting of leading emerging economies ends with leadership challenge to developed world
Source: RTCC - Fears over a funding crunch are affecting trust ahead of 2015 Paris deal, says Ecuadors chief climate negotiator
Source: GreenBiz - Forests cover nearly half of Oregons 62 million acres, and while wood product markets have faced challenges in recent years, the forest sector employs more than 76,000 people in Oregon and accounts for nearly 7 percent of Oregons economic base
Source: RTCC - Not all youths protest. Some have become part of official government delegations. What can they achieve?