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Source: Latin American Herald Tribune - The countries taking part in the latest annual edition of the United Nations climate-change conference are in a race to adopt low-carbon technologies, according to the executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, who said their speed in making that switch will depend on the commitments they make under a new global accord.
Source: Business Spectator - It was not with starry-eyed optimism, but with fierce determination that global climate negotiators launched their treaty talks in Lima on Monday. Nobody is suggesting that it will be easy to draft a comprehensive pact to be signed in Paris next year.
Source: Wall Street Journal - The U.S., Europe and China are about to confront the gulf between their carbon-cutting ambitions and those of less industrialized countries.
Source: RTCC - Carbon markets are a cost-effective way to tackle climate change, say proponents, and should be supported by a deal next year in Paris. It is a hot topic in Lima, where negotiations are under way to produce a draft agreement.
Source: Economic Times - With the countries here negotiating crucial points in the run up to next year's global climate agreement, India on Wednesday made a strong pitch for giving more weight-age to adaptation measures in the new agreement at a time when rich nations are more obsessed with mitigation efforts and goals.
Source: RTCC - The UNs green bank will start converting its $9.7 billion purse into real projects in by June 2015, it announced today.
Source: RTCC - The worlds 48 poorest countries have two or three people each at this weeks UN climate talks in Lima. Some of the wealthiest countries have delegations of 80-100 people. It is a struggle for poorer states, which are among the most vulnerable to climate change, to cover all 100-odd items on the agenda.
Source: The Guardian - As this years UN climate change conference opens in Lima, Peru, a series of unexpected political developments in recent months has created a mood of surprising optimism. But dark clouds remain.
Source: teleSUR English - For the first time, a representative of the European Union has gone on record to say that mandatory emissions cuts should be adopted by all countries by 2015, and carried out by 2020.
Source: Inter Press Service - The road towards a green economy is paved with both reward and risk, and policymakers must seek to balance these out if the transition to low-carbon energy sources is to succeed on the required scale, climate experts say.
Source: Global Times - Developed countries must not pass the buck when it comes to shouldering their fair share of the burden of cutting carbon emissions, China's foreign ministry said ahead of a crucial climate change summit in Lima, Peru.
Source: The Guardian - The European Union (EU)s delegation at the climate change conference in Lima has argued that legally binding cuts applying to all countries are necessary and should be adopted by 2015 and entered into force by 2020.
Source: Financial Times - The latest round of climate change talks - which began yesterday in Lima, Peru - should provide the basis for a global climate agreement in Paris next year, according to HSBC analysts.
Source: RTCC - Mystery surrounds the absence of one of the most colourful and vocal climate diplomats from UN climate talks taking place in Lima, Peru.
Source: Hindu Business Line - Indias stance at the ongoing 20th Conference of Parties on climate change received the stamp of approval from the Cabinet on Tuesday. India has been insisting on the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities to make a case for lower emission targets.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - A major threat to fossil fuel companies has suddenly moved from the fringe to centre stage with a dramatic announcement by Germany's biggest power company and an intriguing letter from the Bank of England.
Source: RTCC - A tense atmosphere marked the beginning of todays UN climate talks in Lima, as African countries accused co-chairs of driving an imbalanced process.
Source: RTCC - Whisper it quietly, but civil society is back at the UNs climate change negotiations. Last year Greenpeace, WWF, Oxfam and Friends of the Earth were among a coalition of NGOs to walk out of Polands national stadium in Warsaw, the scene of the main climate conference of 2013.
Source: Environment News Service - Climate negotiators from around the world are gathered in Lima today to hammer out a new universal agreement limiting greenhouse gas emissions to keep the global temperature from rising into the stratosphere.
Source: The Japan Times - A 12-day U.N. conference on climate change began in Lima on Monday, with representatives of more than 190 countries and regions seeking a broad agreement by the end of next year to develop a new global framework in 2020 to fight global warming.