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A picture of indigenous inspiration

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:09
Source: Jakarta Post - “Who will stop this madness of climate change? If not us, then who? If not now, then when?” These inspiring words from Filipino environmental activist Yeb Sano provide the theme of an ongoing audiovisual exhibition at the Antara Gallery in Pasar Baru, Central Jakarta.
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World Bank, UK to help poor nations hit by natural disasters

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:09
Source: Economic Times - Some good news for the developing countries. The World Bank and the UK government has jointly launched a new competitive challenge fund that would help poor nations -- those hit by disasters like floods, cyclones, droughts and earthquakes -- to empower their local communities.
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Climate change: UN backs fossil fuel divestment campaign

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:09
Source: Guardian - The UN organisation in charge of global climate change negotiations is backing the fast-growing campaign persuading investors to sell off their fossil fuel assets.
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UN head urges better safeguards for climate disasters

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:09
Source: AP - The president of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu appealed to a U.N. disaster conference Saturday for help as a powerful cyclone swept across his archipelago, driving painfully home the rising risks from extreme weather and climate change.
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'Long struggle' warning on climate

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:09
Source: BBC - America’s chief climate negotiator has warned of the long battle ahead to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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Extreme weather the new normal in Australia's disaster-prone neighbourhood

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:09
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - If it seems to you that major humanitarian emergencies are happening more often, you're right. Extreme weather events like the one that devastated Vanuatu on Saturday are on the rise.
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Energy: Tanzania in talks with China on funding for wind farm

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:09
Source: The Africa Report - Tanzania is in talks with the Export-Import Bank of China (EximBank) for a $132 million loan to fund the country's first wind power project, the energy ministry said on Thursday.
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John Kerry Urges Nations to Back Paris Climate Change Talks

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:09
Source: AFP - US Secretary of State John Kerry today urged nations to set ambitious goals to curb greenhouse gases, warning climate change deniers that gambling with the Earth's future was a risky business as "there is no Planet B."
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World Council of Churches: "Right to hope" despite climate change challenges

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:09
Source: Agnlicann News - In a high level panel on Climate Change and Human Rights held at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit said that despite all negative conditions “we have the right to hope” – not as a matter of passive waiting but as an active process towards justice and peace, in which human rights should play a key role.
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Science ‘has big role in solving desertification issues ’

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:09
Source: SciDev.net - Science has a major role to play in combating desertification, aiding climate change mitigation and adaptation, and sustainable land management practices, especially in the developing world, a conference has heard
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Shell warns oil demand could fall without climate solution

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:09
Source: RTCC - Fossil fuel producers must develop ways to curb emissions or face increased scrutiny from regulators, says oil giant
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Sendai: UN disaster risk reduction conference key to future sustainable development agenda

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 08:49
Source: UN News Centre - Government and civil society leaders from around the world are gathering in the Japanese city of Sendai for a United Nations conference that will take stock of ten years of global work to better prepare for and curb the impact of disasters, and to agree on an updated global response framework.
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Global emissions trading scheme 'should be based on UN carbon budget'

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 08:49
Source: Carbon Brief - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) carbon budget could provide the scientific basis for a global cap on emissions, suggested Tim Yeo, the outgoing chair of the UK's energy and climate change committee.
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Kerry: 'Energy Policy' the Solution to Climate Change

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 08:49
Source: US News & World Report - Nine months away from a U.N. summit in Paris, Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday delivered a forceful call to confront and curb global warming.
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Mega-disasters and urbanization spur spike in displacement: reportMega-disasters and urbanization spur spike in displacement: report

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 08:49
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - The number of people forced from their homes each year by disasters has quadrupled over the past four decades, and the risk of being displaced has doubled, said a Norwegian humanitarian group.
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Unprecedented stall of global carbon emissions in 2014 while economy grows

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 08:49
Source: Business Spectator - In what has been described as a real surprise by the International Energy Agency (IEA), annual global emissions of carbon dioxide experienced zero growth in 2014, even as the globe’s economy continued to grow.
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Boris Johnson told to divest £4.8bn pension fund from fossil fuels

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 09:29
Source: Guardian - Boris Johnson has been told by the London assembly to pull City Hall’s £4.8bn pension fund out of coal, oil and gas investments, after assembly members voted on Wednesday on a motion in support of the fossil fuel divestment movement.
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Modi pledges climate alliance with small island states

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 09:29
Source: RTCC - India PM says India and climate vulnerable countries share same ambitions for UN pact in Paris
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As Climate Wars Heat Up, Some Skeptics Are Targets

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 09:29
Source: NPR - Scientists who warn that the earth's climate is changing have been subjected to hacking, investigations, and even court action in recent years. That ire usually comes from conservative groups and climate skeptics seeking to discredit the research findings.
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Germany seeks to boost renewable sources of heating

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 09:29
Source: Reuters - Germany's government set out changes to subsidy guidelines on Wednesday to try and boost the renewable sources of energy used to heat buildings and offices as it strives to avoid missing its ambitious climate targets.
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