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Source: Times of India - Supporting India's efforts to deal with the threat of climate change through a range of adaptation measures, Germany on Wednesday promised to help the country in its efforts of cleaning the Ganga, conservation of water resources, waste management, its step to develop smart cities and meet its renewable energy goals by extending technological and financial support.
Source: AAP - Australia is on course to experience some of the worlds most extreme temperature increases as well as more torrential rain and increased flooding, a new report shows.
Source: Deccan Herald - Within hours of US President Barak Obamas departure, Germany has agreed to back India in the protracted climate change negotiations with Berlin agreeing to a contentious Indian proposal on how international assistance on emission reduction measures should be spent.
Source: Guardian - Prince Charles has launched a blistering attack on companies that are actively seeking to delay progress on preventing runaway climate change.
Source: BBC - Forests around the world will need to be expanded by 5-15% to limit global temperature rises to 2C.
Source: RTCC - Action by Obama, Modi and Xi shows the right people are in power for successful 2015 deal, says UK climate secretary
Source: EurActiv - The economic divides between developing countries are widening. In order to defend their interests at the climate negotiations, large emerging economies, small island states and the less advanced countries are forming alliances based on common concerns.
Source: Balkans news - Professor Anil Markandya, one of the winners of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his contributions to the climate change agenda, visited Bucharest to participate in the Opera-Clima Climate Change Conference, organized by the Government of Romania and the World Bank on January 28, 2015.
Source: Prothom Alo - A new framework for addressing disaster risks needs to be adopted to support future climate change interests of countries like Bangladesh, says German Professor Walter Kaelin in an interview with Prothom Alo.
Source: Think Progress - Gina McCarthy, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, will make a short visit to the Vatican on Friday to discuss climate change.
Source: Deutsche Welle - Nigeria produces about 2.5 million barrels of oil each day, yet many of its citizens live without electricity. Some residents are now seeking alternative solutions to the country's ongoing energy crisis.
Source: Guardian - The impact of Chinas clean air and renewable energy policies are beginning to have an impact on the countrys coal industry, according to reports suggesting domestic coal production fell last year. State media reported on Monday that coal production fell in 2014 for the first time this century, with production totalling 3.5bn tonnes between January and November representing a 2.1% fall on the same period in 2013.
Source: Bloomberg NEF - Right now in the energy sector, everyone is transfixed by the big fight going on in the oil industry between conventional and unconventional production, OPEC vs non-OPEC, Saudi Arabia versus the frackers. It is one of those times when energy breaks through onto the front pages, and suddenly everyone is an expert. Every energy story has to be rewritten to fit around the main narrative of the Great Oil Price Crash.
Source: BBC - Related (Getty Images) How do you say youre dying? (Thinkstock) The ultimate multi-taskers Eating bugs Would you go on the insect diet? (Getty Images) How to train a tougher mind (Getty Images) The amateur who surprised science (AFP/Getty Images) What's causing Asia's haze? David Shukman investigates the causes of the choking pollution causing misery in Singapore and Malaysia. At the age of 13, Tan Yi Han could not see the edge of his schoolyard. It was 1998 in Singapore, the wealthy city-state known for its tidy streets and clean, green image. But for much of that particular school year, clouds of smoke shrouded the skyline. The record-setting air pollution, which had begun in 1997 and lasted for months, caused a 30% spike in hospital visits. It would later be remembered as one of South East Asias worst-ever haze episodes.
Source: Business Standard (India) - The much-touted US-India bonhomie failed when it came to climate-change talks between the two countries. The US government refused to accept an insertion in a joint statement between the two heads of states that reasserted the 2015 Paris climate agreement would be under the existing UN Convention on Climate Change, following the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities (CBDR) and the principle of equity.
Source: ConexiónCOP - Gran parte de la discusión entre los líderes del sector público y privado en la reunión anual del Foro Económico Mundial se centró en el papel de la energía en transformadora del actual modelo de crecimiento. La secretaria Ejecutiva de la Convención Marco de Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático comparte su visión del futuro en el tema.
Source: RTCC - Ahead of a critical round of UN climate talks in Paris this December, countries are preparing their draft national contributions to a global climate deal. China, India and Colombia are among those drawing on a calculator tool developed by the UK government to test out different policy combinations.
Source: RTCC - US president Barack Obama has banned oil and gas drilling in 9.8 million acres of the Arctic ocean, while opening up vast new resources in the Gulf of Mexico. This means that parts of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas off Alaskas coast can no longer be considered for future oil and gas leases, though it does not revoke existing licenses such as those held by Shell.
Source: Business Insider - limate change is real, and it's coming. But we're all going to be affected in different ways. How will your country fare? The folks at Eco Experts put together a great infographic based on data from the Notre Dame Global Adaptation (ND-Gain) Index, an annual ranking of which countries are best poised to adapt to a warming world.