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World cannot prosper without cutting carbon emissions, says Climate Group

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:29
Source: Guardian - Countries should consider their climate change pledges to the UN as investment prospectuses to attract low carbon businesses, argues non-profit organisation
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Climate variability out, climate change in

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:29
Source: The Age - Climate change is back on the political agenda in Victoria, with the Andrews Government considering going it alone with a state-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction target.
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World needs early warning of climate-linked disasters

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:29
Source: eco-business.com - A leading French government minister says the number of natural disasters connected to climate change has doubled in two decades, and is urging a global early warning system.
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C40 Launches City Climate Change Hazard Taxonomy for Public Comment

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:29
Source: National Geographic - Today, at the UNISDR World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, C40 officially launched for public comment the City Climate Hazard Taxonomy, a structured description of the key climate hazards that cities are facing. The Taxonomy was developed by C40 and ARUP with funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies.
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Harvard's president speaks in China about climate change

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:29
Source: AP - Harvard University's president has told students at one of China's most prestigious universities that schools in the two countries should collaborate on doing research and teaching the next generation how to tackle climate change.
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China scales up pilot carbon trading markets

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:09
Source: Reuters - The Chinese provinces of Gansu and Anhui are among several regions now working to set up carbon exchanges, but it remains unclear how the new CO2 trading platforms will be integrated into a nationwide scheme set to start next year.
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Start managing disaster threat or risk development gains: experts

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:09
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - When Typhoon Haiyan sent storm surges and high winds across the islands of the central Philippines in November 2013, it wrecked homes, schools, hospitals and roads, as well as killing more than 6,000 people.
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Vanuatu blames climate change for Cyclone Pam

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:09
Source: IANS - Vanuatu President Baldwin Lonsdale said on Monday that climate change was responsible for more extreme weather and cyclone seasons in the Pacific nation, after Cyclone Pam devastated large parts of the country last week.
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Climate politics waters down ambition of UN disaster risk deal

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:09
Source: RTCC - As climate impacts start to bite, lack of funding assurances split rich and poor at key disaster summit in Sendai
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Global emissions pause comes amid China's clean energy push (+video)

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:09
Source: Christian Science Monitor/Oil Price.com - China is in the midst of a historic transformation, and the surprising progress the country has made at energy efficiency has raised hopes that the world may get a grip on global greenhouse gas emissions much sooner than expected.
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Climate change brings disasters on steroids (comment)

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:09
Source: Sydney Morning Herald -
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Al Gore: 2015 Paris conference will spur global climate change policies (blog)

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:09
Source: Dallas Morning News -
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Ban highlights climate risks as Vanuatu counts dead from Cyclone Pam

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:09
Source: Deutsche Welle - UN chief Ban Ki-moon has again urged help for low-lying nations exposed to climate change risks as Vanuatu counts its dead from Cyclone Pam. Experts fear it could be one of the Pacific region's worst weather disasters.
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Net-zero emissions: Defining it; getting there

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:09
Source: Business Spectator -
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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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