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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.
Source: The Economist - FIVE years ago next month, disagreement between America and China, the worlds biggest greenhouse-gas emitters, scuppered the UNs Copenhagen climate-change conference. On November 11th Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping announced a deal on carbon emissions.
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.
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.
Source: Al-Jazeera - Germany has been credited for paving Europes way to a renewables-led, zero-carbon future. But the worlds 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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
Source: Guardian - Stephen Harper changes mind, saying he is prepared to contribute to UN fund to help poor countries adapt to climate change
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.