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UN chief urges international efforts inspired by small island nations to address climate change

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 07:19
Source: Xinhua - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Wednesday spotlighted the plight of small island nations, and called for strengthened international endeavor inspired by their efforts to address climate change.
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Study warns carbon cuts fall short as UN climate conference begins

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 07:19
Source: Al-Jazeera - German study results released Wednesday warned that the world is “still tracking” toward warming of 3 to 4.6 degrees Celsius by 2100 — a scenario many scientists said would be disastrous — as United Nations members launched a new round of climate talks in Bonn.
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A small 'sigh of relief' in climate debate

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 07:19
Source: Deutsche Welle - While environment leaders met in Brussels to discuss how to speed up the transition to a green economy, China and the US grabbed headlines with emissions-capping measures. Have we reached a turning point?
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China to limit carbon emissions for first time

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 10:29
Source: Guardian - Absolute cap to come into effect, climate adviser says on the day after US announces ambitious carbon plan
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EU says successful in climate change goals as U.N. talks start

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 10:09
Source: Reuters - The European Union touted its success in cutting greenhouse gases at U.N. talks on climate change on Wednesday, where a U.S. plan to cut power plant emissions has lifted hopes for a global deal in 2015.
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A look at US, EU and Chinese climate action goals

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 08:09
Source: AP - The new U.S. effort to curb greenhouse gas pollution sees Washington rallying behind the European Union in the fight against global warming and might also help spur emerging economies like China to take action
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China plan to cap CO2 emissions seen turning point in climate talks

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 08:09
Source: Reuters - China will set an absolute cap on its CO2 emissions from 2016, a senior government adviser said on Monday, a day after the United States announced new targets for its power sector, signalling a potential breakthrough in tough U.N. climate talks
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A look at US, EU and Chinese climate action goals

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:49
Source: AP - The new U.S. effort to curb greenhouse gas pollution sees Washington rallying behind the European Union in the fight against global warming and might also help spur emerging economies like China to take action
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EU says successful in climate change goals as U.N. talks start

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:49
Source: Reuters - The European Union touted its success in cutting greenhouse gases at U.N. talks on climate change on Wednesday, where a U.S. plan to cut power plant emissions has lifted hopes for a global deal in 2015.
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China follows USA with emissions pledge

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:49
Source: USA Today - One day after the United States said it would slash carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30% below 2005 levels, China, the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, said it would set an absolute cap on its emissions by 2016.
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South Africa Plans to Study Need for New Climate Change Law

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:49
Source: AlertNet - The election of South African parliamentarian Cedric Frolick as president of the Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE International) earlier this year is likely to turn the spotlight on his country's domestic climate policies and regulations, as legislators gather for a world summit in Mexico later this week
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World Cup Rolls Out the Green Carpet for ‘Ball Armadillo’

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:49
Source: IPS - The FIFA World Cup 2014 mascot was inspired by the three-banded armadillo, which is unique in its ability to roll up in a tight ball. The species is endangered in Brazil, which is hosting the upcoming global sporting event.
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IEA report calls for $48 trillion investment to meet global energy needs by 2035

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:49
Source: CTBR - A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has revealed that countries must invest over $48 trillion in the next 21 years to meet the global energy needs.
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Midwives call for urgent climate action

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:49
Source: Voxy - The New Zealand College of Midwives has successfully called for urgent climate action, with a ground-breaking position statement on climate change accepted today by the International Confederation of Midwives meeting in Prague.
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EU Carbon Reform Breakthrough Seen Unlikely as This Month

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:49
Source: Bloomberg - European Union governments are unlikely to reach a breakthrough this month on a proposal to make supply more flexible in the world’s biggest carbon market, according to Greece, which holds the EU’s rotating presidency.
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Tanzania: Climate Change Strategy Focuses On Five Priority Areas

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:49
Source: Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam) - CLIMATE change is changing the world's environment drastically affecting livelihood and the health of the people. Environmentalists, researchers and scientists warn that small islands such as Zanzibar are more vulnerable and need to do more to curb hazards of changing climate.
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90% Indians believe climate change a reality: TERI

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:29
Source: IANS - Environment seems to be the top priority on people's mind with 90 percent of Indians believing climate change is a reality, according to Teri's Environmental Survey 2014 released on Tuesday.
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U.S. green groups see need to nudge Obama's 'opening bid' on carbon cuts

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 07:49
Source: Reuters - In large part, the wide-ranging reaction to President Barack Obama's signature effort to cut power plant carbon emissions could have been written months in advance.
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Solar energy deployment hit record 38GW in 2013

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 07:49
Source: BusinessGreen - Industry figures shows China added more solar energy than all of Europe where subsidy cuts hampered installations
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Barack Obama's carbon cuts plan is a big step in the right direction

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 07:49
Source: Guardian - Move brings US closer to Europe and improves chances of getting a global agreement at Paris climate talks in 2015
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