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China needs CO2 cap to meet climate pledges: legislator

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 09:29
Source: Reuters - China needs to impose a nationwide carbon cap if it is to fulfill a pledge made last year to bring emissions to a peak by around 2030, a legislator said in a proposal submitted to parliament this week.
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Climate one of “top risks” facing insurance industry – Mark Carney

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 09:29
Source: RTCC - Bank of England chief defends climate risk investigation against “green claptrap” jibe from climate sceptic Lord Lawson
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Losing paradise: the people displaced by atomic bombs, and now climate change

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 09:29
Source: Guardian - People in the Pacific Marshall Islands and Kiribati are facing oblivion as the sea around them rises, and they are already suffering from food shortages, droughts and floods.
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United Nations to Hold Disaster Meeting in Tsunami-Hit Japan

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 09:29
Source: NDTV - The UN will hold a once-in-a-decade meeting on disaster risk reduction this weekend, with policymakers gathering in tsunami-struck Japan after warnings that the cost of climate change-related calamities could bankrupt future generations.
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Norway Bets Pollution Abroad an Easier Battle: Carbon & Climate

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 09:29
Source: Bloomberg - Norway is wagering it will be easier to cut carbon emissions overseas than at home.
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Google-powered map helps fight deforestation

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 09:24
Source: Guardian - The forestry website Mongabay recently reported that United Cacao, a London-listed company that promises to produce ethical, sustainable chocolate, had “quietly cut down more than 2,000 hectares of primary, closed-canopy rainforest” in the Peruvian Amazon
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Same natural forces as today triggered climate change 1.4 bn yrs ago

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 09:24
Source: Business Standard - A new study has revealed found geological evidence that some of the same forces as today caused the climate 1.4 billion years ago.
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Climate change threatens human rights, Kiribati president tells UN

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 09:24
Source: RTCC - Pacific leaders tell Human Rights Council they fear for the future of their civilisations as climate impacts intensify
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Smart energy solutions on the agenda at Cyprus conference

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 09:24
Source: The FINANCIAL - International and local experts discussed smart solutions to energy challenges in Cyprus, at a high-level conference in Nicosia.
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China's Chongqing cuts carbon permit supply

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 09:24
Source: Reuters - Companies obliged to reduce their carbon emissions in China's pilot carbon exchange in Chongqing will be allocated a smaller number of permits for 2014, with the government tightening its grip on the market to tackle climate change.
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Disaster damage expected to hit $300 billion yearly as events intensify

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 09:24
Source: Reuters - Investing in insurance programs for poor farmers today could save tens of billions of dollars in coming decades as climate change upsets growing patterns and makes harvests fail, U.N. officials said ahead of next week's conference in Japan on disaster preparedness
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Solar-powered plane lands in India on 2nd leg of world trip

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 09:24
Source: AP - A Swiss-made solar powered aircraft landed in western India on Tuesday night, completing the second leg — and its first sea crossing — of its historic round-the-world trip.
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Cardinal indicates themes of pope's climate change document

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 09:24
Source: AP - A Vatican official who helped write a first draft of Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on climate change acknowledged disagreement over the causes of global warming but said "what is not contested is that our planet is getting warmer" and Christians have a duty rooted in "ancient biblical teaching" to address the problem
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Twist on carbon footprinting ‘could unblock’ UN climate talks

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 09:24
Source: RTCC - Scientists have proposed a new way of counting countries’ carbon emissions that redraws the map of responsibility for climate change.
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Boat schools bring classroom to Bangladesh's flood-hit children

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 09:24
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Anna Akter, a nine-year-old student at a floating school in Bangladesh's remote Natore district, says she might have missed out on her education during annual monsoon floods without her boat-based classroom.
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African ministers back 1.5C warming goal for Paris summit

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 09:24
Source: RTCC - African environment ministers have reaffirmed their commitment to limiting global warming to 1.5C above pre industrial levels, placing them on collision course with the US and EU.
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EU Nations to Discuss Carbon Market Reserve Proposal Tomorrow

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 09:24
Source: Bloomberg - European Union member states meet Tuesday to hold their first talks on a compromise proposal for carbon-market reform.
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