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"Greening Silk Road Partnership” to address land degradation and climate change

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:54
Source: People's Daily Online - A partnership to combatting land degration and climate change was officially announced today in Sydney jointly by the UNCCD and the China Elion Foundation at the 6th World Park Congress.
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Global Temperatures Are the Hottest on Record for a Fifth Month This Year

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:54
Source: TIME - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Thursday that the average global temperature for October was 58.43ºF (14.74ºC).
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AfDB to lend Kenya $133 mln to extend access to power

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:54
Source: Reuters - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $133 million loan to fund a project aimed at improving access to electricity among poor populations in Kenya's rural areas.
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EBRD unveils $350m financing facility for energy efficiency improvements in Turkey

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:54
Source: Clean Technology Business Review - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has unveiled a new $350m financing facility for energy efficiency improvements in Turkish homes.
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Countries agree to informal discussion on management of HFCs

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:54
Source: PTI - In a significant development, nations assembled here on a UN platform today agreed to a European Union proposal to have an informal discussion on the management of climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
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Cold snap caused by climate change-weakened jet stream, scientists suggest

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:54
Source: Al-Jazeera - Arctic conditions in eastern United States this week may have been the result of climate change-induced stressors on the jet stream that regulates weather over the northern hemisphere, according to meteorologists.
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Faith groups divided over God’s role in climate change, natural disasters

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:54
Source: Washington Post - Americans largely concur that God created the Earth. But when it comes to how he wants its environment treated, and how much he’s willing to intercede – the agreement ends.
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Green Climate Fund gets $9.3 bln in pledges at Berlin conference

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:54
Source: Reuters - Donor nations pledged a total $9.3 billion on Thursday to a U.N. fund to help developing countries tackle climate change, but environmental campaigners said the funds fell short of what is needed.
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Harvard sued over push for fossil fuels divestment

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:54
Source: AP - Seven Harvard University students have filed a lawsuit asking a judge to force the university's governing body to divest from fossil fuel companies.
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UN climate fund falls short of $10 billion target

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:54
Source: AP - A U.N. fund that will help poor countries tackle climate change has fallen short, for now, of its target of collecting $10 billion, officials said Thursday.
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Nitin Desai: From equity to intensity

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:14
Source: Business Standard -
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Voices for Climate seeks to raise social awareness on climate change

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:14
Source: Andina - On the occasion of COP20, the Peruvian government has created Voices for Climate, an open space for dialogue, learning and action designed to help society members understand and be aware of the risks and challenges posed by climate change.
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UK pledges £720m to climate change fund for poor countries

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:14
Source: Guardian - Energy secretary Ed Davey warns against ‘little Englander’ approach as donation to UN’s Green Climate Fund announced
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Climate change to increase flood, crop insurance losses

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:14
Source: USA Today - Climate change could substantially increase losses in taxpayer-backed flood and crop insurance programs in coming decades, according to a new government report.
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Brazil carbon emissions rise for the first time since 2004 -report

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:14
Source: Reuters - Brazil's annual greenhouse gas emissions increased last year for the first time since 2004 after years of reductions as deforestation and the use of thermal power plants rose, a new study found.
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Google To Power New European Data Center With Wind

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:14
Source: Cleantechnica - The new €600 million data center Google is building in Eemshaven in the Netherlands will be completely powered by renewable energy from its first day of operation. This new announcement from Google on its Green Blog touts the new long-term agreement the internet and advertising giant has signed.
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Green Climate Fund hopes to raise billions in Berlin

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:14
Source: AFP - Hitting the initial financial goal for the so-called Green Climate Fund would be seen as a key step ahead of international talks in Peru next month, and in France a year later, on slashing worldwide carbon emissions
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UN official lauds China's steps on carbon emissions

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:14
Source: China Daily - China is ramping up efforts to curb domestic carbon emissions and to bridge differences in global negotiations, a welcome sign from a "constructive leader" in climate change, the United Nations' top climate official said on Tuesday.
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Green Queen signs up to UK carbon-cutting club

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:14
Source: RTCC - British monarchy joins National Trust carbon cutting club to make its palaces greener
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