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Hollywood actors to join French president in PH visit

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 08:49
Source: Rappler - Oscar-winning actors Jeremy Irons and Marion Cotillard will join French President Francois Hollande's Philippine visit from February 26 to 27, which includes a trip to Guiuan in Eastern Samar
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BP: huge rise in energy demand at odds with climate change fight

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 08:49
Source: Guardian - Annual outlook forecasts unsustainable rise in carbon emissions, fuelled by 40% rise in energy demand that it says can only be met by fossil fuels
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India to create a federation of 50 solar power-rich nations

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 08:49
Source: PTI - Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision, Union Minister Piyush Goyal today said efforts will work to create a federation of 50 solar power -rich nations and also make India the world's renewable energy capital.
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EU launches pilot projects to leverage green energy spending

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:09
Source: Reuters - European Union climate and energy bosses launched two projects on Monday designed to unleash more than a billion euros ($1.1 billion) of spending on measures to save energy and adapt to climate change.
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Scientists sound storm warning on African climate change

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:09
Source: AFP - On a typical February day in west Africa, Cape Verdeans are taking time to cool down as the island nation is buffeted by a rare unseasonal downpour.
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Kyoto Protocol: 10 years of the world’s first climate change treaty

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:09
Source: RTCC - Hailed as an answer to global warming, the flagship treaty failed to curb carbon emissions, so what will its legacy be?
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As Kyoto Protocol turns 10, UN says 'first critical step' must trigger new 2015 emissions-curbing deal

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:49
Source: UN News Centre - As momentum builds towards negotiations in Paris next year on a universal climate agreement, the United Nations announced today that early analysis shows that countries with targets under the landmark Kyoto Protocol – the world's first emission reduction treaty – have collectively exceeded their original ambition.
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Limited climate change accord likely in Paris, IPCC expert says

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:49
Source: AFP - Encouraging progress at climate change talks points to the likelihood of an overall accord being reached at the Paris conference in December, but the deal is unlikely to adequately fight global warming, a top IPCC official said Sunday
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PM Narendra Modi for innovation in renewable energy for affordable power

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:49
Source: Economic Times - Keen to tap renewable sources to bridge energy deficit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called for innovation and research to make solar and wind power affordable, even as companies like NTPC, Suzlon and Reliance Power pledged mega investments in such areas.
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EU policy mash dents carbon markets before Paris climate deal

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:49
Source: Bloomberg - The European Union's carbon market, designed to save the environment, is being undercut by a patchwork of national subsidies for renewables and misaligned energy policies that have helped cut in half the volume of power being traded.
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Rare ray of hope in UN climate talks

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:49
Source: AFP - The detente achieved at UN talks that concluded Friday with a framework for a world climate pact is only temporary, achieved by kicking the difficult decisions down the road, parties and observers say.
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Paris climate deal must lay ground for global carbon trading, MPs say

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:49
Source: BusinessGreen - Energy and Climate Change Committee says global agreement must allow carbon trading between countries to help meet emissions targets
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Who pays? Who cuts emissions? 5 issues for UN climate deal

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 09:09
Source: ap - World governments are hoping that this year will mark a breakthrough in the slow-paced U.N. climate talks.
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U.N. climate deal set to rely on persuasion, not coercion

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 09:09
Source: Reuters - A U.N. deal to fight global warming due in 2015 is set to avoid tough penalties for nations that fail to keep their promises, relying instead on persuasion and peer pressure, delegates at climate talks said on Thursday.
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From Bangkok to Bhutan, growing cities race to outrun disasters

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 09:09
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Asia's fast-growing cities are struggling to build the roads, waste management and drinking water systems that could help protect their swelling populations from climate-related disasters, said city leaders from across the region.
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Vatican mulling new department to tackle environmental issues

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 09:09
Source: Reuters - The Vatican is considering setting up an environmental think tank, a spokesman said on Thursday, which could influence the opinion of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics on such thorny issues as climate change.
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UN climate deal moving closer, say Least Developed Countries

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 09:09
Source: RTCC - Everyone satisfied with Geneva text, but real negotiating begins in June, says lead negotiator for grouping of world’s poorest
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Small islands will not accept weak Paris climate deal – official

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 09:09
Source: RTCC - Small island states have not given up hope of a global climate deal that restricts warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, a senior negotiator representing the Maldives has told RTCC.
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President Aquino asks private sector to invest in biodiversity-friendly ventures

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 09:09
Source: Philippine News Agency - President Benigno Aquino III is seeking more private investments that aren't just income-generating but also use the country's natural resources in a sustainable manner.
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