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Nigeria: The Politics of Green Climate Fund

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 08:04
Source: Daily Independent (Lagos) - Many observers are worried that five years after the promise made by developed countries to contribute a substantial amount to climate fund to help the poorer countries, they have not lived to their promise.
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Christiana Figueres: Climate deal must bring gender equality

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 08:04
Source: RTCC - UN climate chief Christiana Figueres says a climate deal must create an equal economy for men and women
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FEATURE: As climate talks heat up, experts debate if natural gas, fracking will turn ‘brown’ economies ‘green’

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 08:04
Source: UN News Centre - The world faces a looming energy problem. There’s not enough of it. It also faces a looming climate change problem. Too much of it. Could natural gas and fracking technology be part of the solution to both challenges?
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Creating a fully sustainable island

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 08:04
Source: Cyprus Mail - AS THE European Union revisits energy security in the wake of the Ukrainian crisis, it’s a timely reminder of Cyprus’ progress over recent years in boosting its own renewable energy industry to help decrease its reliance on imported fuels.
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France delivers long-awaited green energy bill

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 08:04
Source: BusinessGreen - Landmark energy bill promises to deliver huge surge in renewables and energy efficiency investment
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Tuvalu climate change family win NZ residency appeal

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 08:04
Source: NZ Herald - A Tuvalu family has been granted New Zealand residency after claiming it would be affected by climate change if it returned home.
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IMF urges higher energy taxes to fight climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 09:44
Source: Reuters - Energy taxes in much of the world are far below what they should be to reflect the harmful environmental and health impact of fossil fuels use, the International Monetary Fund said in a new book on Thursday.
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IMF urges higher energy taxes to fight climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:24
Source: Reuters - Energy taxes in much of the world are far below what they should be to reflect the harmful environmental and health impact of fossil fuels use, the International Monetary Fund said in a new book on Thursday.
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'India is fifth largest producer of wind energy'

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:04
Source: Economic Times - India is the fifth largest producer of wind energy with the sector alone constituting 68 per cent of the total renewable energy produced in the country, India's ambassador to the UAE T P Seetharam has said.
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France to boost renewable energy, reduce nuclear

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:04
Source: RFI - France is to invest up to 10 billion euros to boost investment in renewable energy and cut the country's oil and gas costs. On Wednesday French Environment and Energy Minister Ségolène Royal presented a long-delayed energy bill to the weekly cabinet meeting.
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La Convención contra el Cambio Climático de la ONU lanza una web para "dar a conocer" la actualidad del cambio climático

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:04
Source: Europa Press - La Secretaría de la Convención Marco de la ONU sobre Cambio Climático (CMNUCC) ha lanzado una nueva página web de noticias para "dar a conocer" la actualidad del cambio climático, según ha anunciado.
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Global Solar Market Estimated To Reach $137 Billion In 2020

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:04
Source: Cleantechnica - New analysis from business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan shows that the global solar power market earned revenues of nearly $60 billion in 2013, and estimates that by 2020 this figure will double to $137.02 billion.
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Energy security to be high on the agenda during Modi's US visit

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:04
Source: Economic Times - Cooperation between India and the United States in nuclear energy, shale gas, electricity and renewable power will be high on the agenda during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US in September, a government official said while a Cabinet minister told ET that India would want an equitable relationship.
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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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