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G20 urges 'strong and effective action' on climate change

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 09:14
Source: AFP - The world's most powerful economies Sunday urged "strong and effective action" on climate change, catapulting the issue onto the final statement of G20 talks despite pressure from Australia to stick to economic matters.
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Dealing with denial

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 09:14
Source: The Economist - FIVE years ago next month, disagreement between America and China, the world’s biggest greenhouse-gas emitters, scuppered the UN’s Copenhagen climate-change conference. On November 11th Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping announced a deal on carbon emissions.
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Hollande raises specter of war over climate change

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 09:14
Source: Reuters - French President Francois Hollande said failure to address global warming could lead to war, and called on G20 countries to act ahead of a climate change conference in Paris next year.
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The Caribbean’s case on the impact of climate change is among the most pressing in the world

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 09:14
Source: Stabroek News - In a few weeks’ time in Lima, Peru, the twentieth session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will take place.
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Brave little Denmark leads war against coal

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 09:14
Source: Al-Jazeera - Germany has been credited for paving Europe’s way to a renewables-led, zero-carbon future. But the world’s true climate champion is Denmark, which has just set the bar another notch higher than Germany by proposing to accelerate its phase out of coal-fired power plants.
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G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 09:14
Source: Reuters - Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine.
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G20 pledges lift Green Climate Fund towards $10 billion U.N. goal

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 09:14
Source: Reuters - A promise by Japan on Sunday to give up to $1.5 billion to a U.N. fund to help poor nations cope with global warming puts the fund within sight of a $10 billion goal and brightens prospects for a U.N. climate pact next year.
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India welcomes G-20's endorsement of energy efficiency

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 09:14
Source: Economic Times - For India, a small yet important success has come in the form of the G-20's endorsement of energy efficiency as important to ensuring sustainable development and growth, and the push to industrialised countries to provide and "mobilise" finance to address climate change, including contributing to the Green Climate Fund.
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Climate change 'won't stop at the Pacific Islands', Angela Merkel tells Australia

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 09:14
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has added to international calls on Australia to reveal its plans for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, telling an audience in Sydney that climate change "won't stop at the Pacific Islands".
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Canada breaks with Australia to contribute to Green Climate Fund

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 09:14
Source: Guardian - Stephen Harper changes mind, saying he is prepared to contribute to UN fund to help poor countries adapt to climate change
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American Carbon Market Seen as Winner With China Accord

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 09:04
Source: Bloomberg Businessweel - The U.S. carbon market that faded over the past decade as European Union trading took off is getting a fresh look after President Barack Obama signed a deal with China to curb emissions.
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Mining companies lead new push for carbon capture and burial

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 09:04
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Supporting action on climate change while continuing to export coal is not the easiest policy tightrope to walk, but the likes of BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto believe they can do it with the help of people like Dr Richard Aldous.
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Something is missing at the G-20

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 08:49
Source: Deutsche Welle - A high dose of the jitters shot through Brisbane, as world leaders arrived for a meeting of the globe's 20 major economies.
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Researchers studying climate change adaptation among Tamil Nadu farmers

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 08:49
Source: Times of India - Researchers from Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) and Azim Premji University (APU) have initiated an 18-month study on climate change adaptation among farmers in the Manimutharu Irrigation area in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.
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AOSIS calls for a fair climate treaty amid reports that funding pledges have not been honoured

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 08:49
Source: Seychelles News Agency - Despite being hardest-hit by the devastating impacts of climate change, finding the funding to battle its effects remains one of the biggest headaches experienced by small island nations.
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India's UN resolution on Yoga gets backing of about 130 states

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 08:49
Source: PTI - In an overwhelming response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for commemorating an International Day of Yoga, about 130 countries have joined as co-sponsors to an India-led UN General Assembly resolution recognising yoga's benefits.
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Pope Francis and the G20 Agenda (opinion)

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 08:49
Source: ABC Australia -
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Climate change may mean 50% more lightning by 2100

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 08:49
Source: AFP - Lightning has the power to spark wildfires and kill, and scientists said Thursday that climate change may lead to 50 percent more of it by century's end.
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After U.S.-China climate deal, focus on India to follow suit

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 08:49
Source: Reuters - After this week's carbon deal between the United States and China, No. 3 emitter India faces growing pressure to devise a clear strategy and step out of China's shadow during pivotal global climate talks.
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Netherlands pledges €100 million to Green Climate Fund

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 08:49
Source: RTCC - The Netherlands has pledged €100 million (US $125m) to the Green Climate Fund. Minister of foreign trade and development cooperation Lilianne Ploumen announced the contribution during a visit to Rwanda on Thursday.
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