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Arctic experts optimistic about Paris climate conference, COP21

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 06:59
Source: CBC - Arctic experts say they expect the upcoming Paris climate summit to achieve more than previous climate talks and put indigenous issues at the forefront.
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Clean energy in refugee camps could save millions of dollars

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 06:59
Source: Guardian - Stretched humanitarian agencies could save millions of dollars – and reduce carbon emissions, deforestation and violence against women and girls – if solar power and other clean energy sources were installed at refugee camps, according to new analysis released today.
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Climate change and cities: a prime source of problems, yet key to a solution

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 06:59
Source: Guardian - Ahead of the COP21 UN climate summit, Nicholas Stern and Dimitri Zenghelis argue that the choices cities make today on transport and industry will determine whether the world can benefit from resource-efficient growth
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Rockefeller Fund: 'The oil age is coming to an end'

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 06:59
Source: Deutsche Welle - Stephen Heintz, president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, explains to DW how it makes perfect sense that a fund which got rich on oil is now divesting from fossil fuels.
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Obama 'optimistic' of Paris climate summit success

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 06:59
Source: AFP - US President Barack Obama said Wednesday he was "optimistic" a crucial summit in Paris aimed at securing a deal to contain global warming change would be a success.
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Paris steps up security for United Nations climate change conference

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 06:59
Source: LA Times - The popular gathering places – a concert hall, a sports stadium, busy bars and cafes – hit last week by shooting and bomb attacks presented extremists with ideal opportunities to inflict major casualties.
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Paris Climate Conference Represents 'Best Chance' For World To Act

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 06:59
Source: NPR - NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Todd Stern, the U.S. special envoy for climate change, ahead of the Paris Climate Conference. Negotiators from nearly 200 countries will discuss how to slow climate change.
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In Asia, Obama says climate action will be good for business

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 06:59
Source: AP - Weeks away from a deadline, President Barack Obama sought to build momentum Wednesday for a potentially legacy-burnishing global climate change agreement by arguing that bold climate action will be a boon for businesses in Asia and around the world.
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France to decide on Paris climate rally by Thursday

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 06:59
Source: Reuters - France will decide in the next couple of days whether to let climate change activists stage a rally in Paris on Nov. 29, the eve of a U.N. summit, amid worries about security after attacks that killed 129 people, an organizer said on Tuesday.
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OECD agrees deal to restrict financing for coal technology

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 06:59
Source: Reuters - Members of the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) struck a deal on Tuesday to restrict subsidies used to export technology for coal-fired power plants, ending months of wrangling.
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CLIMATE COUNTDOWN: When's a warming treaty not a treaty?

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 02:59
Source: AP - It's the elephant in the negotiating room that few officials want to acknowledge: Whatever international deal comes out of Paris climate talks, it likely won't be a treaty that needs ratification by a reluctant Republican U.S. Congress.
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Ethiopia: African leaders call for climate-change pact at COP21

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 02:59
Source: Andalou Agency - A group of African leaders, along with UN experts, have issued a statement calling for an agreement on climate change at the Paris COP21 conference that would address the continent's urgent needs to address this issue
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Climate-threatened nations seek tougher temperature goal in Paris deal

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 02:59
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - A coalition of more than 40 countries most at risk from climate change has called for a new U.N. deal, due to be agreed in Paris next month, to enshrine a goal of keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, warning over a billion people are in danger.
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Climate risk could undermine investments, report warns

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 02:59
Source: BBC - A report has warned that investors could be hit hard amid changes in short-term market swings, triggered by climate impact concerns.
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HSBC alloue 1 milliard de dollars à un portefeuille de "Green Bonds"

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 02:59
Source: Boursier.com - HSBC a annoncé aujourd'hui son engagement à hauteur de 1 milliard de dollars dans un portefeuille obligataire "vert" qui va investir dans des actifs liquides de haute qualité issus d'obligations vertes, sociales ou responsables.
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Website launched for Paris climate change Summit

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 02:59
Source: PTI - Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today launched a website specially created for putting up India's stand and efforts in the run up to the climate change Summit to be held in Paris later this month.
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Cities must take lead role in tackling climate change, says Mexico City mayor

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 02:59
Source: Guardian - Ahead of the Paris climate talks, Miguel Angel Mancera says countries should change direction and look to cities for inspiration – while revealing plans for a new water fund to address his city’s major shortages
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Star-studded 24-hour worldwide broadcast on climate change airs Friday

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 02:59
Source: CBS - What happens when you combine former Vice President Al Gore, musical acts like Elton John, Jon Bon Jovi, and Hozier, heads of state, and global business leaders? You have "24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World is Watching," a live 24-hour telethon aimed at generating interest around climate change awareness leading to the upcoming UN climate talks in Paris.
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Países del G20 completan entrega de sus compromisos por cambio climático

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 02:59
Source: Diario Financiero - A la vista de los planes entregados hasta el momento, el organismo estima que la temperatura global se lograría limitar en 2,7 grados centígrados este siglo.
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El 51 % países no tiene plan adecuado de salud y cambio climático

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 02:59
Source: EFEVerde - En España, los aspectos relacionados con la salud del Plan Nacional de Adaptación al Cambio Climático “han sido muy poco desarrollados”, y el funcionamiento del Observatorio de Salud y Cambio Climático nacional es “limitado”
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