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Source: DeSmogBlog - Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church, has taken a very strong stance recently on the need to address climate change, to protect the environment and respect God's creation.
Source: Bernama - The Kenyan government is in the process of reviewing the Forest Act to enable it to conform to the Constitutional requirement of realising 10 per cent forest cover in the country, says Conservation Cabinet Secretary (Minister) Gideon Gathaara.
Source: RTCC - French Foreign Minister says India will be a major player at 2015 Paris summit, backing Modi to deliver a new approach
Source: Financial Times - This years Business in the Communitys Responsible Business awards highlight the sustainability conundrum.
Source: RTCC - Fossil fuel subsidies must be scrapped to avert dangerous levels of global warming, according to the French official tasked with leading UN negotiations next year in Paris.
Source: Washington Post - In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, far even from some of its closest neighbors Hawaii and Fiji the small island nation of Kiribati is being swallowed by the rising sea.
Source: Voice of America - After decades as an expensive and sometimes impractical source of energy, experts say solar power is finally coming into its own.
Source: Economic Times - The World Bank plans to invest $775 million in clean-energy projects across India, even as it expects that the new government's plan to give fiscal and policy support to the sector will galvanise further investment in renewable energy.
Source: Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam) - PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete recently reiterated on the need for African countries to work together and speak with a common voice on how to adapt and mitigate effects of climate change.
Source: Channel News Asia - Details on getting the Republics roads, drains, airport and other infrastructure ready for climate change will be firmed up from 2016, as government agencies examine how public infrastructure must adapt to higher temperatures, more intense rainfall, rise in sea level and stronger winds.
Source: Reuters - Swathes of the Amazon may have been grassland until a natural shift to a wetter climate about 2,000 years ago let the rainforests form, according to a study that challenges common belief that the worlds biggest tropical forest is far older.
REEEP reviews latest ODI report, "The role of multilateral climate funds in mobilising private investment"
The Overseas Development Institute (ODI), a UK-based independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues, just published an interesting paper investigating how Multilateral Climate Funds (MCFs) mobilise private investment.
Source: South China Morning Post - Energy policy in China has reached a turning point. Clean energy, recent comments and actions suggest, is moving centre stage in response to shifting national interests and global responsibilities.
Source: Guardian - Supporters of emissions trading are making a last-ditch plea to the Senate not to repeal Australias laws citing new analysis that shows axing the tax will cost the budget almost $20bn over the next four years and a letter from 59 leading economists insisting a carbon price is the best way to reduce emissions.
Source: Cleantechnica - China is now the worlds largest solar PV market, according to the Global New Energy Development Report 2014, having now surpassed Germany to take the top spot.
Source: Latin Post - The little island located in the Caribbean known as Barbados, is making big waves in the world of green energy. Exactly one month ago on June 5th, it was World Environment Day (WED), and on that day Barbados hosted the WED conference for Small Island Developing States. Some of the media and countries of the world are looking at this island as perhaps the renewed vision for sustainable and clean energy of the future
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Summer winds are intensifying along the west coasts of North and South America and southern Africa and climate change is a likely cause, a new study says.
Source: Independent Catholic News - The World Council of Churches (WCC) has announced it will hold an Interfaith Summit on Climate Change on September 21-22 in New York City. At the summit, organized together with Religions for Peace, more than 30 religious leaders will take a united stand to encourage international and political leaders to address concretely the causes and consequences of climate change.
Source: La República - Los pueblos indígenas participarán por primera vez en la Conferencia de las Partes sobre el cambio climático (COP20), que se celebrará en Lima en diciembre próximo, reveló el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) en Perú.