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Source: Guardian - Chinese president Xi Jinping has decided to skip a meeting of world leaders on climate change in New York, according to climate insiders, casting doubt on the summits potential to make progress ahead of next years major UN climate summit in Paris.
Source: eco-business.com - The absence of Indias Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinas President Xi Jinping from the informal climate summit convened by the UN Secretary General on September 23 is likely to cast its shadow on formal climate negotiations as well.
Source: Andina - Peru's Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal encouraged COP 20 parties to pay special attention when discussing climate financing as it is important to included in the draft text of the 2015 agreement to be signed in Paris, France.
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Source: Reuters - South Korea has delayed a proposed tax on vehicle carbon emissions by over five years to the end of 2020, but confirmed it would push ahead with plans to begin its carbon emissions trading scheme from the start of 2015, finance minister Choi Kyung-hwan said on Tuesday.
Source: AP - For 10,000 years, a tiny iridescent blue fish has lived in the depths of a cavern in Nevada's desert. But a new study says climate change and warming waters - and its lack of mobility - are threatening its existence and decreasing its numbers.
Source: Reuters - Big emitting industries and poorer eastern member states in the European Union could get tens of billions of euros in additional funds next decade to help them meet the blocs 2030 energy and climate goals, a draft EU document showed.
Source: LA Times - Sonoma County, which enticed Americans to forsake factory-made food for artisan wines and farmers market produce, now wants consumers to reconsider another everyday commodity.
Source: RTCC - Climate change will mean more failed harvests, without investment in new seed varieties and farming techniques
Source: Cleantechnica - This week, the government of Chile holds a final vote on its first carbon taxation scheme, also the first in South America, a measure to make fossil fuel generators pay for emitting greenhouse gases.
Source: Gulf Today - The COP in MyCity Lima in Dubai was a huge success, with students from 11 schools attending it, the organising student head Kehkashan Basu said.
Source: Samoa Observer - Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, was yesterday voted as the President of the 2014 United Nations Third Small Island Developing States (S.I.D.S) Conference.
Source: Islands Business - A 5-year, 5 million project titled 'Natural Solutions to Climate Change in the Pacific Islands Region: Implementing Ecosystem-based Adaption', has been signed on the cusp of the 3rd International Conference of Small Island Developing States.
Source: Africa Science News - Small-scale family farmers across Africa already struggling to adapt to rapidly rising temperatures and more erratic rainsrisk being overwhelmed by the pace and severity of climate change, according to the 2014 African Agriculture Status Report
Source: Radio New Zealand International - The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, says he is deeply concerned about the effects of climate change in the Pacific.
Source: BusinessGreen - Are the UN summit's hosts on a collision course with the Obama administration?
Rich nations have moral duty to help island nations as climate change shifts weather patterns, says World Bank envoy
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Small island nations, particularly those in the Pacific, are already experiencing "extreme effects" from global warming, and rich nations including Australia have a "moral responsibility" to help them cope with future unavoidable threats, a senior World Bank executive said.
Source: Al-Jazeera - UN conference set to tackle climate and economic issues facing the world's most vulnerable countries.
Source: AFP - A major United Nations conference on small island nations began in Samoa on Monday, with the emphasis on helping them survive the pressing challenge posed by climate change.
Source: Seychelles News Agency - Seychelles President James Michel has arrived in Apia, Samoa for the UN conference on small island developing states and has on the eve of the event held talks with the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.