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Top officials say UN development system must adapt to challenges posed by post-2015 agenda

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:19
Source: UN News Centre - Top United Nations officials today underlined the importance of ongoing review and reform of the Organization’s development system as Member States met to begin the UN Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) Operational Activities Segment.
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Eiffel Tower going green with two wind turbines

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:19
Source: CBS - The Eiffel Tower has gone green. As part of an ongoing facelift of the iconic structure, a New York company this month installed two wind turbines about 400 feet up on the tower, above the second level.
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Climate finance: the focus must be on quality not quantity

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 08:54
Source: Guardian -
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France and Philippines: Poster children for climate talks?

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 08:54
Source: Rappler - President Benigno Aquino III and his French counterpart François Hollande are expected to initiate a call in Manila for other countries to sign a climate deal in December 2015
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Why Is the Clock Ticking for a Climate Deal in 2015?

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 08:54
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OECD: Green Investment Bank should fund emerging clean tech

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 08:54
Source: BusinessGreen - The Green Investment Bank should finance early stage renewable energy technologies to ensure they can make a cost-effective contribution to Britain's energy sector, the OECD has said.
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EU targets 60% global carbon cuts by 2050 in leaked climate plan

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:19
Source: RTCC - Commission wants UN to target global goal of cutting carbon emissions 60% below 2010 levels by 2050
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EU pushes for tough Paris climate deal - draft

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:19
Source: Reuters - European Union leaders want to enshrine in international law a goal to cut global emissions by 60 percent by 2050, according to a draft document that puts the bloc on a collision course with the biggest polluters.
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Welcoming the French president (opinion)

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:19
Source: Manila Standard Today -
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EU wants Paris climate deal to cut carbon emissions 60% by 2050

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:19
Source: Guardian - A major UN climate summit in Paris later this year should call on countries to make tough carbon cuts to avoid dangerous global warming, EU document says
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Climate pact offers improved relations

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:19
Source: China Daily USA - The drive for a global climate-change agreement by the end of 2015 offers the best scenario to improve US-Chinese relations, according to observers.
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2015 pivotal for finalizing universal climate change agreement, Ban tells Member States

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:19
Source: UN News Centre - This year is pivotal for global action on climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today in New York, emphasising that all the major advances of 2014 have set the stage for success in 2015.
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INDCs: Bridging the Gap Between National and International Climate Action

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:19
Source: Energy Collective - As the world marches toward December’s United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP21) Paris climate summit, governments are determining what effort they will make to reduce emissions and address climate change
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Floods, storms and heat projected to cost SE Asia $34 bln per year

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:19
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Falling crop yields, damage to infrastructure and heat-related illnesses brought on by climate change could cost the four Southeast Asian countries of the lower Mekong River basin $34 billion per year, researchers say.
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UN scientists say climate change dims Africa's progress

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:19
Source: Xinhua - Scientists from the UN affiliated Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said on Monday that climatic shocks remain a mortal threat to Africa's socioeconomic progress.
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‘Modi government has shifted gears on climate change’ (interview with Robert Orr)

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 08:54
Source: The Hindu - While India has been an active participant and leader in global climate discussions for many years, the Modi government has shifted the gears on the issue of climate change, according to Dr Robert C Orr, special advisor to the UN Secretary General on climate change.
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Obama to host Britain's Prince Charles at White House in March

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 09:19
Source: Reuters - President Barack Obama will meet next month with Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, during the royals' visit to the United States to encourage corporate social responsibility and combating climate change, the White House said on Friday.
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Rwanda: We Do Not Need to Isolate Climate Change From Other Devt Activities, UK Official Says

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 09:19
Source: The New Times - Sir David King is the UK Foreign Secretary Special Representative for Climate Change
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Inter-ministerial talks on climate change begin

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 09:19
Source: Hindustan Times - With regard to the Paris climate conference, the environment ministry has started its inter-ministerial consultation, which would be on five essential pillars — climate finance, mitigation, adaptation, equity and innovation.
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World’s biggest offshore windfarm approved

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 09:19
Source: Gulf Times - Plans for the world’s biggest offshore windfarm have been given the green light by the energy secretary, with planning permission for an array of up to 400 turbines 80 miles off the Yorkshire coast on the Dogger Bank.
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