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U.N. climate conference begins in Lima; Tokyo seen lagging

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:34
Source: The Japan Times - A 12-day U.N. conference on climate change began in Lima on Monday, with representatives of more than 190 countries and regions seeking a broad agreement by the end of next year to develop a new global framework in 2020 to fight global warming.
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Hottest Year Ever Adds Urgency to Drive for Climate Steps

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:09
Source: Bloomberg - With 2014 on track to be the world’s hottest on record, United Nations officials pressed for urgent action to prevent the most damaging impacts of climate change at the opening of an annual summit on global warming in Lima.
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At climate talks, UN calls fossil fuels 'high risk' investment

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:09
Source: Reuters - Falling oil prices show the "high risk" of fossil fuel investments compared with renewable energies, the U.N.'s climate chief said on Monday at the start of 190-nation talks on a deal to slow global warming.
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UN Climate chief sets out four-point plan for Lima Summit

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:09
Source: Business Green - A fortnight of international climate change talks starting in Peru must deliver concrete steps towards a global deal on curbing rising global temperatures next year, including putting a draft agreement on the table, the head of the United Nation's Climate Change Secretariat said yesterday.
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Time to show carbon markets matter in Lima (opinion)

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:09
Source: Business Green - The message out of September's climate summit in New York was loud and clear: politicians are committed to a deal in Paris next year - and carbon pricing must play a role. Momentum has continued to roll since then. As negotiators meet this week in Lima, the business community is eagerly watching to see what they do with this renewed energy.
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UN climate talks set sights on historic Paris pact

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:09
Source: AFP - To fresh warnings and appeals to seize the political momentum, UN talks opened in Lima yesterday tasked with drawing the outlines of a 2015 deal to roll back climate change.
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UN Climate talks kicked off in Lima

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:09
Source: The Times of India - Amid hope to seal the climate deal in Paris next year, crucial negotiation under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was kicked off in Peruvian capital on Monday with key UN body appealing the world to step up their actions to deal with disastrous consequences of global warming.
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After years of finger pointing, world leaders finally ready to tackle global warming

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:09
Source: CBS News - As global leaders gather in Peru Monday to start negotiating a new U.N. climate deal, there is a sense that finally the world may be ready to take action.
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China: climate laggards must join in pre-2020 efforts

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:09
Source: RTCC - In recent months, hype has been building around prospects for a global climate change deal in Paris next year. If agreed, that will kick in from 2020. Meanwhile this decade, there is no international framework obliging countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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Pacific Islands lead largest ever climate fast

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 09:54
Source: RTCC - Activists around the world have staged the largest fast for the climate so far, as UN negotiations get underway in Lima. An estimated 10,000 people across the globe gave up eating on Monday in an attempt to prompt stronger action on climate change.
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Bloomberg: Plunging Oil Prices Won't Kill Clean Energy Push (opinion)

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 09:54
Source: Moneynews - While OPEC is helping drive down global oil prices, it’s having less success squeezing the $250 billion green energy industry.
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COP20 is a forum for regional green policies not just global climate targets

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:09
Source: The Guardian - The 2014 UN climate conference begins today in Latin America, a region where climate change is already having substantial impacts. The summit in Lima will not just be a chance to agree global climate targets, but will also present the opportunity to discuss regional green policies.
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COP20: Cautious optimism as delegates descend on Lima ahead of UN climate talks

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:09
Source: Yahoo!7 News - This week delegates from more than 190 nations are descending on Lima, Peru, for COP20, the 20th climate change conference and the last ministerial meeting before a new global deal is due to be inked in Paris in a year's time. So is the world any closer to a new deal? Here are five things you need to know.
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Canada's climate inaction leaves it 'increasingly isolated' ahead of COP 20

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:09
Source: CBC.ca - Canada is looking "increasingly isolated" as former climate policy laggards such as the U.S. and China take action to tackle climate change, policy experts say.
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Will Lima climate talks pave way for a binding treaty in Paris in 2015? (opinion)

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:09
Source: The Guardian - Failure will condemn developing countries to unchecked climate change for another generation, and the poorest countries will be worst hit.
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Cities could lead emissions reductions

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:09
Source: The Australian - Cities could make a significant contribution to cutting greenhouse gas emissions at zero net cost, according to a report published today by the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at the University of Leeds and London School of Economics and Political Science.
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Climate rhetoric faces the devil in the detail (opinion)

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:09
Source: AFP - Politically sidelined since a 2009 UN summit almost ended in a bustup, climate change has resurfaced as a priority but faces a brutal test at talks opening in Lima today. The 12-day haggle will show what happens when high-minded global vows enter an arena where national interest rules the roost.
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Record temperatures raise pressure on UN climate talks

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:09
Source: RTCC - Two weeks of UN climate change negotiations start in Lima today, with time running out for countries to develop the structure of a global agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
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Global Warming: UN Climate Summit To Begin In Peru Amid Dire Predictions By Scientists

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 09:54
Source: International Business Times - Following commitments to cut emissions of greenhouse gases from two of the world’s top polluters - China and the United States - leaders from over 190 countries have gathered in Lima, Peru, for the twentieth session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, scheduled to begin Monday. The summit will aim to hammer out a new international climate change deal ahead of key talks in Paris next year.
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Optimism Faces Grave Realities at Climate Talks (opinion)

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 09:54
Source: The New York Times - After more than two decades of trying but failing to forge a global pact to halt climate change, United Nations negotiators gathering in South America this week are expressing a new optimism that they may finally achieve the elusive deal.
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