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CLIMATE COUNTDOWN: When's a warming treaty not a treaty?

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 02:59
Source: AP - It's the elephant in the negotiating room that few officials want to acknowledge: Whatever international deal comes out of Paris climate talks, it likely won't be a treaty that needs ratification by a reluctant Republican U.S. Congress.
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Ethiopia: African leaders call for climate-change pact at COP21

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 02:59
Source: Andalou Agency - A group of African leaders, along with UN experts, have issued a statement calling for an agreement on climate change at the Paris COP21 conference that would address the continent's urgent needs to address this issue
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Climate-threatened nations seek tougher temperature goal in Paris deal

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 02:59
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - A coalition of more than 40 countries most at risk from climate change has called for a new U.N. deal, due to be agreed in Paris next month, to enshrine a goal of keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, warning over a billion people are in danger.
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Climate risk could undermine investments, report warns

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 02:59
Source: BBC - A report has warned that investors could be hit hard amid changes in short-term market swings, triggered by climate impact concerns.
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HSBC alloue 1 milliard de dollars à un portefeuille de "Green Bonds"

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 02:59
Source: Boursier.com - HSBC a annoncé aujourd'hui son engagement à hauteur de 1 milliard de dollars dans un portefeuille obligataire "vert" qui va investir dans des actifs liquides de haute qualité issus d'obligations vertes, sociales ou responsables.
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Website launched for Paris climate change Summit

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 02:59
Source: PTI - Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today launched a website specially created for putting up India's stand and efforts in the run up to the climate change Summit to be held in Paris later this month.
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Cities must take lead role in tackling climate change, says Mexico City mayor

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 02:59
Source: Guardian - Ahead of the Paris climate talks, Miguel Angel Mancera says countries should change direction and look to cities for inspiration – while revealing plans for a new water fund to address his city’s major shortages
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Star-studded 24-hour worldwide broadcast on climate change airs Friday

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 02:59
Source: CBS - What happens when you combine former Vice President Al Gore, musical acts like Elton John, Jon Bon Jovi, and Hozier, heads of state, and global business leaders? You have "24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World is Watching," a live 24-hour telethon aimed at generating interest around climate change awareness leading to the upcoming UN climate talks in Paris.
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Países del G20 completan entrega de sus compromisos por cambio climático

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 02:59
Source: Diario Financiero - A la vista de los planes entregados hasta el momento, el organismo estima que la temperatura global se lograría limitar en 2,7 grados centígrados este siglo.
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El 51 % países no tiene plan adecuado de salud y cambio climático

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 02:59
Source: EFEVerde - En España, los aspectos relacionados con la salud del Plan Nacional de Adaptación al Cambio Climático “han sido muy poco desarrollados”, y el funcionamiento del Observatorio de Salud y Cambio Climático nacional es “limitado”
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Decarbonisation risks sidetracking Paris pact, says ex-UN climate chief

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 06:54
Source: Climate Home - Fossil fuel phase-out this century is an ‘impressive sound bite’ but could harm chances of an agreement, says Yvo de Boer
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Scientists Study Links Between Climate Change and Extreme Weather

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 06:54
Source: The New York Times - Did climate change cause that heat wave? That hurricane? That drought? A new collection of studies examined extreme weather events last year, including drought, floods and storms, to look for signs that climate change was a cause or contributor — and found mixed results.
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El cambio climático elevó en 2014 la intensidad de 14 desastres naturales

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 06:54
Source: El País - La Administración Nacional Oceánica y Atmosférica de EE UU (NOAA, por sus siglas en inglés) ha difundido este jueves su informe sobre los fenómenos climáticos extremos de 2014.
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Walking tall: Expect tears as UN climate chief eyes Paris prize

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 06:54
Source: Climate Home - Christiana Figueres has led the UN’s climate body for five turbulent years – and finally the diminutive Costa Rican has a global deal in her sights
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Quand le réchauffement climatique inquiète la finance

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 06:54
Source: Les Echos - La nécessité de lutter contre le réchauffement climatique commence à impacter les stratégies des fonds d’investissement.
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New York is investigating Exxon Mobil for allegedly misleading the public about climate change

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 06:54
Source: The Washington Post - The state of New York is investigating whether Exxon Mobil misled the public and investors about the risks of climate change, a move sought by environmentalists that could signal a broader reckoning with the conduct of big energy companies.
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Centroamérica y el Caribe apuestan por energías renovables

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 06:54
Source: Forbes - Cada vez más los países están encontrando problemas para abastecerse de energía, y Centroamérica y el Caribe no son la excepción.
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The man who would be the first climate change refugee

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 06:54
Source: BBC - With waves breaking at his feet, Ioane Teitiota holds his hand more than a metre above his sea wall to demonstrate how high the water gets during a king tide.
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Le double langage de la Corée du Sud sur le climat

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 06:54
Source: Le Monde - D’où vient le nouveau président du Groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat (GIEC) ? Où siège le Fonds vert, l’institution créée en 2010 pour drainer des flux financiers nord-sud vers des plans d’actions contre le réchauffement ? Quel est le premier pays d’Asie à avoir mis en place en janvier un marché national du carbone ? A ces trois questions, une même réponse : la Corée du Sud.
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Climate change threatens mega dam project

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 06:54
Source: Newsroom - Zimbabwe’s planned Batoka Gorge power project on the Zambezi River is expected to generate 2 400 megawatts (MW) of electricity, up from an initial 1 600 MW, but the worsening power cuts, blamed on low water levels have renewed concerns about the effects of climate change on mega dams.
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