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CIFOR Says Tenure And Funding Still Dog REDD

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:19
Source: Ecosystem Marketplace - Actions must be taken to clarify land tenure in forest-rich developing countries, and to improve the economic viability of REDD+ or risk jeopardizing efforts to reduce deforestation and mitigate climate change, a new study based on 23 forest carbon initiatives suggests.
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Singapore, Brunei discuss air quality, climate change

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:19
Source: Brunei Times - BRUNEI officials are meeting with their Singapore counterparts to discuss environmental issues, including air quality management and climate change
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8th conference on climate change starts

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:19
Source: República - The eighth International conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA8) to Climate Change is being held in the capital from April 24.
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Government announces eight huge new renewable energy projects

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:19
Source: Independent - The Energy Secretary Ed Davey has stepped up his battle against climate change after announcing plans for eight giant renewable power projects that will deliver enough green electricity for three million homes.
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Google and SunPower Join Forces To Fund Solar Homes

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:19
Source: Forbes - Google and SunPower said Wednesday they are going in on a $250 million fund to finance residential solar leases, in which homeowners pay for solar electricity rather than the solar panels on their rooftops.
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Climate change already causing extreme weather, disappearing islands and less productive workdays, say experts

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:19
Source: Tico Times - Amid one of the worst droughts in recent memory, Costa Ricans already are feeling the damage of extreme weather changes that come with climate change, experts said on Wednesday, at the Climate Vulnerability Forum’s regional workshop, held this week in San José.
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Tanzania: Villagers to Secure World Bank 'Green Rewards'

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:19
Source: Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam) - TANZANIA will soon sign an emission reduction purchase agreement with the World Bank which allows villagers to get compensation for climate friendly actions including conservation of forests.
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African Development Bank launches new climate change fund

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:19
Source: RTCC - ADB says focus will be on finance readiness, so countries can apply for Green Climate Fund backing later this year
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Climate-change adaptation: Designer reefs

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:19
Source: Nature - Off the coast of American Samoa, the tropical sun beats down on a shallow tidal lagoon, heating the water to a sizzling 35 °C for a few hours each day. Such temperatures would kill off most coral reefs, and yet the Samoan lagoon hosts courtyards of antler-like branching corals and mound corals the size of refrigerators.
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BSR report: How to mobilize business action on climate change (blog)

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:19
Source: GreenBiz -
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White House commits to powering up on renewables

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:19
Source: GreenBiz - The White House has revealed fresh support for the solar power sector, promising to promote the installation of new generation in federally subsidized housing and on military bases.
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Chinese lawmakers worried over energy efficiency, emissions

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:19
Source: Xinhua - Senior Chinese lawmakers on Wednesday expressed concerns over the country's low energy efficiency and high emissions, as a recent report suggested that China is lagging behind its energy conservation and emission reduction targets.
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Senate holds Miami Beach hearing on climate change

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:44
Source: AP - South Florida officials testified Tuesday before a U.S. Senate subcommittee that they're already shouldering the burdens of rising sea levels and they need state and federal partners to do more to help adapt their coastline to the effects of climate change.
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Poll: One in Four ‘Solidly Skeptical’ of Global Warming

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:44
Source: TIME - A new Gallup poll that coincides with Earth Day finds the number of Americans with mixed opinions about global warming has declined from 49 percent in 2001 to 36 percent today, but many have joined the ranks of the skeptics
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Jimmy Carter urges US, China leadership on climate

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:44
Source: AFP - Former US president Jimmy Carter on Tuesday urged his country and China, two of the world's biggest fossil fuel polluters, to take the lead on halting climate change.
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EU to step up energy cooperation with Pacific islands

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:44
Source: Xinhua - The European Union (EU) announced on Tuesday it will strengthen cooperation with the Pacific island countries in supporting renewable energy and fighting climate change in the area.
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Tanzania: Better Climate Data Could Help Tanzania Curb Malaria

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:44
Source: AlertNet - Tanzania is enlisting climate data in a new approach to curbing malaria. Enhancing National Climate Services (ENACTS), a system established by the Tanzania Meteorological Agency in conjunction with the US-based International Research Institute for Climate and Society, is designed to identify long-term drivers of the disease by compiling historical climate data and making it available for analysis by health policy-makers
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UN releases ‘multiple choice’ of options for 2015 climate deal

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:29
Source: RTCC - Released document outlines various pathways towards global carbon cutting package due to be agreed in Paris
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On Mother Earth Day, UN urges protecting planet from ‘heavy hand of humankind’

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:29
Source: UN News Centre - On International Mother Earth Day, the United Nations is urging greater efforts to promote sustainable development and use of renewable energy sources, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealing for worldwide changes in attitude and practice to curb the negative impact of human activity on the planet.
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China carbon cash party over as U.N. credit stream dries up

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:29
Source: Reuters - Revenues for China's biggest sellers of U.N.-issued carbon credits shrunk last year to a tenth of 2012 values, choking off billions of dollars flowing to clean energy projects in the world's top carbon-emitter.
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