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Denmark's plan to offset transport emissions sparks EU row

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:49
Source: The Guardian - A Danish bid to expand carbon offsetting to the transport sector has triggered uproar among NGOs and academics, with one new analysis saying it would devastate efforts to reign in fuel emissions.
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Europe emission targets 'will fail to protect climate'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:49
Source: BBC News - Prof Jim Skea, a vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says the EU’s plan to cut CO2 emissions 40% by 2030 is too weak. He says it will commit future governments to “extraordinary and unprecedented” emissions cuts.
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Brazil must target smallholders to curb rising deforestation

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:49
Source: The Guardian - Farmers with smallholdings are not responsible for most of the destruction of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, but their contribution to deforestation is rising and must be addressed if the country is to hold on to recent gains, according to an environmental research group.
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Arctic ice melt sends Alaskan temperatures soaring by -7c

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:49
Source: RTCC - Scientists in the northern Alaska outpost of Barrow have linked 7C temperature rise to the decline in Arctic sea ice
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UN’s Green Fund says all obstacles for pledges now removed

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:49
Source: RTCC - The head of the UN-backed Green Climate Fund is expecting further pledges of financial support after the board resolved key questions over its governance.
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This is the Fortune 500 of companies taking the lead to fight climate change

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:59
Source: Quartz - CDP, a British environmental nonprofit, receives data from almost 2,000 companies around the world showing what they do to fight climate change. From that, the group has compiled a list of the 187 best companies—firms such as Apple, Samsung, and BMW—into a kind of elite (and much smaller) Fortune 500 for environmentally-conscious companies, dubbed the Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI), and it says those companies are outperforming the rest of the market.
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UN climate talks set to test New York summit gains

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:59
Source: RTCC - The impact of Ban Ki-moon’s New York summit on UN efforts to curb climate change faces its first test on Monday in Bonn, where envoys from over 190 countries meet for a week of negotiations. - See more at: http://www.rtcc.org/2014/10/19/ban-summit-success-tested-as-un-envoys-meet-for-climate-talks/#sthash.1FaW4gIz.dpuf
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Global shipping emissions set to rise unchecked

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:59
Source: RTCC - Shipping is responsible for a billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year, a little more than Germany. Its share of global emissions fell from 3.2% in 2007 to 2.5% in 2012, according to the latest figures approved by the UN’s International Maritime Organization. But with no strategy to curb emissions, they are set to rise 50-250% by 2050, depending on the rate of economic growth.
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Qingdao prepares China’s 8th regional carbon market

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:59
Source: RTCC - A Chinese city of 9 million people is seeking to introduce a carbon market, which would be the eighth in the country.
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Global Clean Energy Investment Grows 11%

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:59
Source: CleanTechnica - According to the Clean Energy Pipeline, global clean energy investment jumped 11% in the third quarter of 2014 over figures a year earlier, clearing $64 billion.
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America Can Nearly Quadruple Its Renewable Electricity By 2030

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:44
Source: CleanTechnica - A recent Union of Concerned Scientists (USC) study found that America can nearly quadruple its renewable electricity in the next 15 years, reaching 23% by 2030. This comes in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal that America set a modest goal of 12% renewable energy by 2030.
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India Expands Solar Power Target, Will Add 15 GW Over Next Five Years

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:44
Source: CleanTechica - The new Indian government has delivered on its promise to enhance the solar power capacity addition targets under the ambitious National Solar Mission announcing revised guidelines for capacity allocation.
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Climate talks in Bonn to lay groundwork for new deal

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:44
Source: The Irish Times - Delegates from all parts of the world have gathered in Bonn for the last round of negotiations on a new climate agreement prior to this year’s UN climate conference in Lima, Peru, which starts at the end of next month.
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IKEA may tighten carbon rules to protect environment

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:44
Source: Daily Times - OSLO: IKEA Group, the world’s biggest furniture retailer, may introduce an internal carbon emissions price to help its drive to protect the environment and create a “new and better” company, chief executive Peter Agnefjall said.
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Cheap African solar energy could power UK homes in 2018

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:44
Source: BBC News - Investors are seeking funding from the UK government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa. Under the scheme, up to 2.5 million UK homes could be powered by Tunisian sunshine by 2018.
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Climate change: how to make the big polluters really pay

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:59
Source: The Guardian - Are fossil fuel companies – long toxic to our natural environment – becoming toxic in the public relations environment as well? It seems so. Galvanised by the “carbon tracker” research showing that these firms have several times more carbon in their reserves than our atmosphere can safely absorb, Oxford city council has voted to divest; so has the British Medical Association.
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Acting on Climate Change for Our Children's Sake (editorial)

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:59
Source: Huffington Post - Scientific research shows our children are especially vulnerable to environmental health hazards. October is Children's Health Month, and as we work to raise awareness and act on health risks, we need to keep children's health considerations and concerns at the forefront of our research, practice and policy decisions. We need to be especially vigilant as we face new health risks from climate change.
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Climate change forcing rethink on fire risk, RFS chief Shane Fitzsimmons says

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:59
Source: ABC Onlline - Climate change is having an impact on every level of fire management, the New South Wales rural fire chief has said on the first anniversary of the Blue Mountains bushfires.
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100 European Cities Sign Pledge for Action on Climate Change: European Commission

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:59
Source: RIA Novosti - The European Commission (EC) published a statement Thursday confirming the commitment of 100 European cities to address climate change concerns in an official signing ceremony where the mayors of the various cities across Europe pledged their dedication to the scheme.
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Sweden calls on EU to agree 50% carbon cuts for 2030

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:59
Source: RTCC - Sweden has called on the European Union to adopt a greenhouse gas emission reduction target of 50% by 2030s, 10 percentage points higher than current proposals.
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