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Source: ABC Radio Australia - Four of the smallest coral atoll nations in the world have agreed to form a united front when taking part in in negotiations and summits on climate change.
A growth system that can produce thin solar cells quickly and at low cost, and an ultra-efficient supercomputer platform – both developed or advanced by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and its partners – have been named among this year’s most significant innovations by R&D Magazine.
Source: Prensa Latina - Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says Caribbean countries and other small island developing states (SIDS) are becoming increasingly susceptible to climate change and steps have to be taken to reduce this vulnerability.
Source: AP - China and the United States took small steps toward their shared goal of fighting climate change on Wednesday, but the world's No. 1 and No. 2 carbon emitters remain significantly apart over a wider global plan to cut emissions.
Source: Reuters - China's Tianjin has extended the deadline for its biggest carbon producers to comply with the city's emissions trading scheme a second time, giving companies two more weeks to hand over permits to the government.
Source: EurActiv - Pour la première fois, la vente des quotas de carbone va permettre de financer des projets contre le changement climatique. Parmi les dix-neuf projets sélectionnés par la Commission, deux sont Français
Source: IPS - The 48 least developed countries (LDCs), described as the poorest of the worlds poor, want to be an integral part of the U.N.s post-2015 development agenda currently under discussion.
Source: Reuters - Three major international commodity traders bought a total 510,000 African carbon offsets from clean energy project developer ecosur afrique in the first half of 2014, showing some demand still exists for credits from the battered U.N. market.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - The United Nations climate change secretariat is planning to enable local governments, companies and individuals to offset their planet-warming emissions using U.N.-certified carbon credits.
Source: BusinessGreen - The EU has announced the latest phase of its Horizon 2020 80bn R&D funding programme, inviting applications for a share of 1.13bn, the majority of which has been earmarked for clean tech projects.
Source: IANS - Against the backdrop of over 190 countries pledging emission cuts for the post-2020 period, the new climate deals must ensure developing countries are granted the required "carbon and development space", India's Economic Survey for 2013-14 said Wednesday.
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Source: Reuters - U.N. climate negotiations have made greater progress towards agreeing a 2015 deal to bind all nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions than the lead-up to the previous attempt in 2009, former U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer told Reuters.
Source: NY Times - Heres what your future will look like if we are to have a shot at preventing devastating climate change.
Source: Financial Times - There was a time when business investments in education, community initiatives, disaster relief or environmental conservation were treated as corporate philanthropy.
Source: Bloomberg - The United Nations left open the option for rich and poor nations to remain divided in their obligations on climate change, setting up a conflict over exactly who should cut greenhouse gases.
Source: RTCC - Countries are converging on what pledges towards a global agreement should look like, say co-chairs of talks
Source: Guardian - The United Nations was presented with a roadmap to avoid a climate catastrophe on Tuesday, prescribing specific actions for the worlds biggest economies to keep warming below 2C.
Source: AFP - Two UN agencies on Tuesday announced they were setting up a joint office to help fight the threat to health from climate change and extreme weather.
Source: Reuters - The United States and China on Tuesday signed eight partnership pacts to cut greenhouse gases, bringing the world's two biggest carbon emitters closer together on climate policy.