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'We are in an ever-changing straight jacket'

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 12:24
Source: Jamaica Observer - As the Caribbean countries prepare for the Third United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Samoa, a warning has come from St Vincent and the Grenadines that the region has been developing within different "straight jackets" and there is need for the developed world to view SIDS from a different perspective.
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Picture the World as a Desert

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 08:24
Source: Inter Press Service -
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Climate change activists: your focus on food insecurity is backfiring

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 08:24
Source: Guardian Sustainable Business - A strategy based on alarming facts will only exacerbate the problem. The better message is that our industrial food system is driving climate change
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China and the UK declare global warming is 'one of the greatest challenges facing the world'

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 08:24
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - The leaders of China and the UK have declared the threat of global warming to be “one of the greatest challenges facing the world”, and have called on all nations to reveal their action plans well ahead of a major climate summit set for Paris in late 2015.
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Ex-Norwegian PM Brundtland awarded Asian ‘Nobel Prize’

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 08:09
Source: Malay Mail Online - Former Norwegian premier Gro Harlem Brundtland was named today as the first recipient of the Tang Prize, touted as Asia’s version of the Nobels, for her work as the “godmother” of sustainable development.
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To limit forest loss, Burkina Faso brings communities into decision making

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 08:09
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Protecting forests in Burkina Faso, as in much of the Sahel, is a continuing challenge. Population growth, expansion of farms and grazing and cutting of wood for cooking and charcoal production have all led to loss of trees or the degradation of forests.
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World's energy systems vulnerable to climate impacts, report warns

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 07:49
Source: Guardian - Rising sea levels, extremes of weather and an increase in the frequency of droughts and floods will all play havoc with the world's energy systems as climate change takes hold, a new report has found
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Climate change threatens tourism as ski slopes thaw, seas rise

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 07:24
Source: Reuters - Climate change is a growing threat to tourism, from thawing ski resorts to coral reefs hit by warmer seas, and the industry itself should do more to curb its soaring greenhouse gas emissions, a study showed on Tuesday.
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Obama moves to protect vast Pacific Ocean areas

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 07:24
Source: Reuters - The White House on Tuesday unveiled efforts to expand protection of vast areas of the Pacific Ocean controlled by the United States from over fishing and environmental damage.
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Caribbean needs $30 bln to overhaul ageing infrastructure -bank

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 07:24
Source: Reuters - The Caribbean needs $30 billion of investment over the next 10 years to modernise its power and other infrastructure, a top regional banker said on Tuesday, in a pitch for funds supposed to be available to help developing nations curb carbon emissions.
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How the insurance industry sees climate change (opinion)

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: LA Times -
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China readies for an energy revolution

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: Business Spectator - China is the world’s largest consumer and producer of energy and emitter of carbon. The country’s voracious appetite for oil, coal, gas and renewable energy is fundamentally re-shaping the global energy landscape.
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Programme underway to protect Mt Kilimanjaro from degradation

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: IPP Media - In a bid to mitigate the ongoing devastating climate change effects on Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, the government is implementing a sustainable development programme on land use that will among other things ban the cutting of trees in the region.
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UN hails progress at latest Bonn climate talks

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: BusinessGreen - Two week summit ends positively as negotiators edge towards an international emissions reduction framework for 2015
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New commitments by US, China boost fight against global warming

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: Nikkei - International negotiations on combating climate change look to be making progress, as the U.S. and China have recently presented renewed commitments to fighting global warming.
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Kingdom, UAE to jointly develop renewable energy

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: Arab News - Saudi Arabia and the UAE will cooperate to develop renewable energy and clean technology in the region.
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"Bonn wird viele Konferenzen bekommen"

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: General-Anzeiger - Die Arbeitskonferenz zur Entwicklung eines neuen internationalen Klimaschutzabkommens ist am Sonntag in Bonn zu Ende gegangen. Christiana Figueres ist Exekutivsekretärin des UN-Klimasekretariats in Bonn und damit oberste Klimaschützerin der Vereinten Nationen.
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Climate change will ‘cost world far more than estimated’

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: Independent - Lord Stern, the world’s most authoritative climate economist, has issued a stark warning that the financial damage caused by global warming will be considerably greater than current models predict.
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Rising sea levels could affect one-fifth of HCM City by 2100

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: Vietnamnet - Dr. Le Huy Ba, Head of the Institute for Science, Technology and the Environment Management, noted that climate change was “abnormal” this year because the city faced three big problems, high tides, prolonged heat and more rainfall.
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