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Source: The New Age Online - Brazil will launch a satellite from China Sunday to keep an eye in the sky on deforestation in the Amazon, the National Space Agency (Inpe) said Thursday.
Source: Climate Central - The coal industry calls it a devastating volley in a war on coal, while the Obama administration considers it major progress in its fight against climate change. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys Clean Power Plan comes with a dry name, but its one of the most significant ways the federal government is trying to curtail carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. to combat global warming.
Source: International Business Times - The United Nations World Meteorological Organization released a set of mock television weather reports from the future this week to show how climate change could drastically affect life on Earth in 2050. The three reports show how climate change would make Europe a frying pan, bring massive flooding to Southeast Asia and cause dangerous weather fluctuations in South America.
Source: eco-business.com - An international goal of providing $100 billion each year by 2020 to help vulnerable countries adapt to climate change impacts and pursue green growth is far off what is needed to achieve a global clean revolution, the UNs top climate change official said on Wednesday.
Source: Energy Collective - Even though the US and China's global leadership on climate issues is crucial for any meaningful progress in the upcoming international climate talks, it is important not to lose sight of the fact that many countries in Africa and Asia exhibit the dangerous combination of high vulnerability and low readiness to climate change.
Source: The Weather Channel - More than 80 percent of Americans now believe that climate change is occurring, according to a new survey conducted by global reinsurance giant Munich Re America.
Source: The Wall Street Journal - Germany sought to steer its ambitious shift to renewable energy back on track after its plans to phase out nuclear power triggered an increase in carbon-gas emissions over the past two years.
Source: Reuters - Government pledges due in 2015 to cut rising world greenhouse gases will be too weak to avert the worst of global warming and merely be part of a long haul to agree far tougher curbs, the United Nations said on Wednesday.
Source: Deutsche Welle - Delegates at the 190-nation UN Climate Conference in the Peruvian capital, Lima, were told that 2014 is on track to become the hottest year on record, or will at least join the ranks of being one of the warmest.
Source: Latin American Herald Tribune - The countries taking part in the latest annual edition of the United Nations climate-change conference are in a race to adopt low-carbon technologies, according to the executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, who said their speed in making that switch will depend on the commitments they make under a new global accord.
Source: Business Spectator - It was not with starry-eyed optimism, but with fierce determination that global climate negotiators launched their treaty talks in Lima on Monday. Nobody is suggesting that it will be easy to draft a comprehensive pact to be signed in Paris next year.
Source: Wall Street Journal - The U.S., Europe and China are about to confront the gulf between their carbon-cutting ambitions and those of less industrialized countries.
Source: RTCC - Carbon markets are a cost-effective way to tackle climate change, say proponents, and should be supported by a deal next year in Paris. It is a hot topic in Lima, where negotiations are under way to produce a draft agreement.
Source: Economic Times - With the countries here negotiating crucial points in the run up to next year's global climate agreement, India on Wednesday made a strong pitch for giving more weight-age to adaptation measures in the new agreement at a time when rich nations are more obsessed with mitigation efforts and goals.
Source: RTCC - The UNs green bank will start converting its $9.7 billion purse into real projects in by June 2015, it announced today.
Source: RTCC - The worlds 48 poorest countries have two or three people each at this weeks UN climate talks in Lima. Some of the wealthiest countries have delegations of 80-100 people. It is a struggle for poorer states, which are among the most vulnerable to climate change, to cover all 100-odd items on the agenda.
Source: The Guardian - As this years UN climate change conference opens in Lima, Peru, a series of unexpected political developments in recent months has created a mood of surprising optimism. But dark clouds remain.
Source: teleSUR English - For the first time, a representative of the European Union has gone on record to say that mandatory emissions cuts should be adopted by all countries by 2015, and carried out by 2020.
Source: Inter Press Service - The road towards a green economy is paved with both reward and risk, and policymakers must seek to balance these out if the transition to low-carbon energy sources is to succeed on the required scale, climate experts say.
Source: Global Times - Developed countries must not pass the buck when it comes to shouldering their fair share of the burden of cutting carbon emissions, China's foreign ministry said ahead of a crucial climate change summit in Lima, Peru.