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Global Environment Facility to take up pilot projects in 4 cities

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 09:09
Source: Economic Times - Global Environment Facility (GEF) that supports UN objectives on protecting environment and addressing climate change concerns, has agreed to undertake pilot projects in four Indian cities for promoting green practices in urban areas.
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U.N. Climate Talks Advance Link Between Gender and Climate Change

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 09:09
Source: IPS - A week of climate negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland Feb. 8-13 are setting the stage for what promises to be a busy year. In order to reach an agreement in Paris by December, negotiators will have to climb a mountain of contentious issues which continue to overshadow the talks.
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From Geneva: Timing is everything in UN climate negotiating process (blog)

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 09:09
Source: Bloomberg BNA -
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‘By 2050, 20% jump possible in risk of hunger due to climate change’

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 09:19
Source: Financial Express - The risk of hunger and malnutrition could increase by 20 per cent due to climate change by 2050, endangering the lives of millions of people, a UN agency has warned.
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European Environmental Markets looks to shake up EU carbon trade

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 09:19
Source: BusinessGreen - Company debuts new environmental commodities exchange with goal of becoming "first-to-market spot exchange for environmental commodities"
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Progress in Geneva with climate pact blueprint

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 09:19
Source: AFP - UN negotiators in Geneva offered an outline Wednesday for a global climate pact that was welcomed by observers as inclusive and unifying, though much editing lies ahead.
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UN deal to combat global warming complicated as length of draft text balloons

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 09:19
Source: Reuters - Almost 200 nations complicated a drive for a U.N. deal to combat climate change in 2015 on Wednesday by more than doubling the length of a draft negotiating text to about 100 pages of radically varying solutions.
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Exclusion of ‘loss and damage’ would make Paris deal useless

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 09:19
Source: RTCC - Unless diplomats design UN deal to cope with climate damage, it will soon become redundant, says Saleemul Huq
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Oil sector must take lead in climate debate: Shell CEO

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 09:19
Source: Reuters - The oil industry needs to take a leading role in the fight against climate change to introduce "realism and practicality" into the debate, the head of Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday.
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Shell chief urges industry to speak up in climate debate

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 09:19
Source: Financial Times - The head of Royal Dutch Shell is urging his industry to spell out why the world needs it, as talks intensify on a global climate deal due to be signed this year.
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Antarctic sea ice gains do not “cancel out” Arctic sea ice losses, NASA finds

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 09:19
Source: Washington Post - You may have heard Antarctic sea ice has recently set new records for extent, offsetting the dramatic loss in Arctic sea ice in recent decades.
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EU CO2-Fix Talks Spark Lawmakers’ Optimism on Compromise

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 09:19
Source: Bloomberg - Negotiators on a law aimed at boosting prices in the European Union’s carbon market made progress in talks yesterday, increasing chances for a compromise deal to accelerate the proposed fix, according to leading lawmakers.
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Renewable energy sector to attract $200 billion: Piyush Goyal

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 09:19
Source: PTI - India's renewable energy sector is looking at attracting $ 200 billion in investments as several domestic and international firms queue up to tap the potential of green power, the government said today.
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Is climate change fuelling war?

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 09:34
Source: AFP - For years, scientists and security analysts have warned that global warming looms as a potential source of war and unrest.
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Vast draft text won’t derail Paris talks, says UN climate chief

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 09:34
Source: RTCC - Climate diplomats face wading through a huge and rambling set of proposals in their hunt for a UN deal to slow global warming, after officials allowed countries to add extra ideas to a draft text.
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IPCC could conduct annual climate review, says Pachauri

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 09:34
Source: RTCC - The UN’s top climate science body should assess countries’ progress in slashing global greenhouse gas emissions every year.
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Obama seeks $2 billion in private dollars for clean energy

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 09:34
Source: AP - President Barack Obama is setting a goal of raising $2 billion from the private sector for investments in clean energy.
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Save the trees: New campaign against deforestation launched

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 09:34
Source: AP - Since the money raised by governments and corporations hasn't managed to halt the destruction of the world's rainforests - an area the size of Alabama or Greece is lost every year - a new U.S. campaign is now inviting individuals to chip in.
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Burlington, Vermont Becomes First U.S. City to Run On 100% Renewable Electricity

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 09:34
Source: EcoWatch - Burlington, Vermont is that state’s largest city, with a population of 42,000 people. It describes itself as “forward-thinking” which is what you’d expect from a city that once elected Senator Bernie Sanders as its mayor. So it’s no surprise that it recently became the first U.S. city of any decent size to run entirely on renewable electricity.
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Investments in African schools, health and other infrastructure exposed to climate risks

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 09:34
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Investments in African schools, healthcare and other infrastructure are at risk from the long-term impacts of global warming because governments and businesses are not considering climate information in their plans, researchers have warned.
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