An online clean technology database

UNFCCC headlines

Syndicate content Logo UNFCCC
Latest headlines
Updated: 8 min 43 sec ago

The butterfly affect: climate change ‘forced species to adapt’

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:54
Source: Independent - A British butterfly species has made climate-change history by becoming the first known animal of any kind to lose the ability to do something after global warming forced it to move to a new environment and adapt its behaviour.
Categories: You might like

Peruvian Deforestation- A Paradise Lost

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: mongabay.com - In 1988, when British environmentalist Norman Myers first described the concept of a “biodiversity hotspot” – an area with at least 0.5 percent or 1,500 endemic plants that has lost 70 percent of its primary vegetation – he could have been painting a picture of the highly threatened Peruvian Andes mountain range.
Categories: You might like

Guangdong adds 20 mln permits to China's biggest carbon market

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - Guangdong, the biggest of China's seven pilot carbon trading markets, will this year hand out around 6 percent more emission permits to companies than in 2013, potentially aggravating oversupply that sent prices tumbling earlier this year.
Categories: You might like

Why the world's biggest companies are investing in recycling

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: GreenBiz - Interest in recycling is looping back around. That’s evident from the launch of the Closed Loop Fund, a budding $100 million effort by a group of large companies to invest in recycling infrastructure and, in the process, put more recycled materials into manufacturing supply chains.
Categories: You might like

Kyocera, SPCG Mark Completion Of 257 MW Of Solar Power Projects In Thailand

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: Cleantechnica - A partnership between solar photovoltaic modules maker Kyocera and Thailand’s largest power utility has finally seen the completion of an ambitious project the companies undertook in 2010. The project’s completion marks an important milestone for the Southeast Asian country.
Categories: You might like

How the Game of Golf Adapts to Global Warming

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: Scientific American - Hot weather combined with intense downpours – one of the signature signs of a changing climate – has flummoxed duffers and greenskeepers alike on East Coast golf courses. But don't handicap them yet
Categories: You might like

Wind energy sets new record in the UK

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: Hydrogen Fuel News - Wind energy in the United Kingdom has set a new record, according to RenewableUK. The country has become a very strong supporter of wind power in recent years.
Categories: You might like

In Ilocos Sur, farmers turn to organic farming

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: Philippine Information Agency - More than 200 farmers attended a training on making of organic fertilizers and pesticides from natural materials as part of the local government's climate change advocacy.
Categories: You might like

Two reports warn Los Angeles County residents of how climate change can affect health

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: LA Times - Respiratory illnesses, water quality, and mosquito- and rodent-related diseases will worsen across Los Angeles County in the next few decades because of climate change, according to two reports released Monday by public health officials.
Categories: You might like

Forest Service readies for new climate change system REDD+

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: Korea Herald - South Korea is to make an interim check on its progress in preventing forest degradation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions ― and gauge its readiness for the new climate change system.
Categories: You might like

Kenya’s forests of the future

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: Independent Online - When 61-year old Mercy Joshua was young, the vast forests of southeastern Kenya teemed with wildlife, but decades of unchecked deforestation by locals have devastated the land.
Categories: You might like

Economists Say South Asia Will Pay ‘Prohibitively High’ Price for Climate Change

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: Wall Street Journal - South Asia—with so much of its population destitute and dependent on the land for their livelihoods—stands to suffer “severe” economic and physical consequences from climate change, according to a report released today by the Asian Development Bank.
Categories: You might like

Climate change reflected in altered Missouri River flow, report says

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:34
Source: LA Times - The Missouri River's stream flow has changed significantly over the last 50 years, leading to serious water shortages in Montana and Wyoming and flooding in the Dakotas, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report released last month.
Categories: You might like

‘Climate Change May Lead to Tree Migration’

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:34
Source: The New Indian Express - Climate change and global warming may cause plant migration and induce several other changes in plants, scientists have said. Affected plants may ‘sweat’ less, grow fewer leaves and show changes in budding and fruiting time, they have observed.
Categories: You might like

Brazil makes progress on saving forests, Indonesia risks setbacks

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - Brazil has made good progress in safeguarding the Amazon rainforest but Indonesia's plans for its forests could face setbacks under a new government, a report commissioned by top forest aid donor Norway said on Monday.
Categories: You might like

China's carbon plans: secrecy and oversupply darken outlook

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - As China lays down plans for a national carbon trading scheme, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases risks repeating mistakes made in carbon trading in Europe by flooding its pilot markets with free permits.
Categories: You might like

Solomons town first in Pacific to relocate due to climate change

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:14
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Under threat from rising sea levels and tsunamis, the authorities of a provincial capital in the Solomon Islands have decided to relocate from a small island in the first such case in the Pacific islands.
Categories: You might like

Colombia set to draft new climate law by November

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:14
Source: RTCC - Latin American nation hopes tough environmental rules could assist its ambitions to gain OECD status
Categories: You might like

In China, Ban urges young people to drive global action

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:14
Source: UN News Centre - At a special event on the occasion of the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged young people everywhere to get involved and engaged in driving global action at this critical time in history.
Categories: You might like

China Confronts Its Coal Problem (editorial)

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:14
Source: NY Times -
Categories: You might like