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Source: RTCC - Deputy UNFCCC chief Richard Kinley says intensive diplomacy from worlds major carbon polluters could pay off in Paris
Source: Xinhua - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon is to travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Italy to build momentum for a UN climate change summit slated for September and meet senior officials of the two countries, the deputy UN spokesman, Farhan Haq, said here Thursday.
Source: Himalayan Times - he Eighth International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation concluded yesterday with the Kathmandu Declaration.
Source: RTCC - This weekend, ministers and advisors to leaders will come together in Abu Dhabi to discuss the preparations for the Climate Summit hosted by Ban Ki-moon.
Source: RTCC - 2014 is a crucial year for climate finance. UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon will host a Climate Summit in September to catalyze action on climate change. - See more at: http://www.rtcc.org/2014/05/01/its-time-to-look-beyond-the-uns-100nn-climate-finance-target/#sthash.Ni9pAJKZ.dpuf
Source: Climate Central - As climate change melts Arctic permafrost and releases large amounts of methane into the atmosphere, it is creating a feedback loop that is "certain to trigger additional warming," according to the lead scientist of a new study investigating Arctic methane emissions.
Source: US Today - For the first time in human history and likely for the first time in at least 800,000 years, the average level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth's atmosphere topped 400 parts per million for an entire month.
Source: UN News Service - Highlighting local climate action happening on the ground in developing countries, the top United Nations climate official today called for greater international support to help these communities harness local knowledge and ingenuity.
Source: Clean Technica - Science informs us about the environmental cost of our global fossil fuel habit the IPCC recently reported that CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion and industrial processes contributed around 78 per cent of the total increase in greenhouse gas emissions between 1970 and 2010 but what about the economic cost?
Source: Corporate Social Responsibility - The Windy City is about to get windier. And hopefully, less reliant on fossil fuels. IKEA recently announced their purchase of Hoopeston Wind, a wind farm of 49 wind turbines near Hoopeston in Vermilion County, two hours south of Chicago.The purchase is the first wind power investment IKEA has made in the USA and their largest renewable energy project ever.
Source: The Guardian - Sub-Saharan Africa's lack of electricity is hindering development but this can be reversed if countries turn to ambitious, large-scale renewable energy projects, an environmental thinktank suggests.
Source: Times of India - Taking forward an agreed framework of the 2013 Warsaw climate conference, India has come out with a draft national policy on 'reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation' (popularly known as REDD+ initiative) which will enable local communities to get financial incentives for increasing forest cover.
Source: República - Interview with Christiana Figueres, executive secretary, UNFCCC
Divert 80 pc fund to local components: 'Mountain people farmers and the marginalised should be first beneficiaries '
Source: Himalayan Times - UN Assistant Secretary General Christiana Figueres today said Nepal must divert eighty per cent of its climate change budget to local components to help grassroots people adapt to climate change.
Source: Gulf News - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised the efforts made by the UAE in the face of the implications of climate change.
Source: Gulf Daily Mail - Ban Ki-moon will urge world leaders in Abu Dhabi to work togetherto drive solutions that combat climate change
Source: Guardian - Oil and gas companies are starting to disclose their emissions data, but they are still on a collision course with global security
Source: Reuters - China is developing plans to expand its pilot carbon trading schemes into more of its key industrial regions, a top climate official said, as the country continues its drive to curb emissions.
Source: RTCC - Communities perched on the edge of the Himalaya battle climate change on a daily basis but with help they can flourish
Source: BusinessGreen - Richard Kinley, deputy director of the UNFCCC, explains why he is holding out hope for a climate deal in Paris in 2015