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India should go solar to bring down carbon emissions; British envoy on climate change

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:49
Source: ANI - British special representative on climate change Sir David King has said India should adopt the solar energy route to bring down carbon emissions, without compromising on its developmental goals.
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NGOs “optimistic” for chances of a climate deal

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:49
Source: RTCC - Leading green groups set out what they say are “realistic goals” for international climate talks
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This business of climate change

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:49
Source: The Hindu Businessline -
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Environmental groups call for 'ambitious' climate deal

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:49
Source: ITV - A coalition of environmental groups and charities have set out what they want to see from a global climate deal.
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What legal form for the future international climate regime? (opinion)

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:49
Source: eco-business.com -
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http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Resources/2014/09/04/UN-envoy-seeks-climate-neutrality/9281409835508/

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:04
Source: UPI - LONDON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Climate neutrality, a notion where greenhouse gas output is equal to natural sinks, is not "nirvana" but a goal that needs backing, top climate leaders said. Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, and Mario Molina, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist, wrote in the Thursday edition of British newspaper The Guardian "bold initiatives" are needed to slow global greenhouse emissions.
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U.N. envoy seeks climate neutrality

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:04
Source: UPI - LONDON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Climate neutrality, a notion where greenhouse gas output is equal to natural sinks, is not "nirvana" but a goal that needs backing, top climate leaders said. Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, and Mario Molina, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist, wrote in the Thursday edition of British newspaper The Guardian "bold initiatives" are needed to slow global greenhouse emissions.
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(editorial) New York climate summit is a chance to push for long-term climate neutrality

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:04
Source: The Guardian - This month, the UN secretary general will host a major climate summit: it is a moment in time for heads of state, cities, organisations, and companies to announce bold new initiatives to address climate change in the short to medium term. It is also a moment for an ambitious, scientifically credible and clear vision on where the world needs to aim over the long haul.
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Yale Asks Managers to Weigh Climate Change Risks

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:04
Source: WSJ - Yale University is asking managers for its roughly $21 billion endowment to account for how climate change and potential regulations on fossil fuels could affect investments, the latest sign that university endowments are increasingly aware of the headline risks associated with coal, oil and gas investments.
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Government plan to give India’s electric vehicle industry a new high

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:04
Source: The Climate Group - NEW DELHI: India's low carbon transport industry has received fresh impetus with news of a government plan to deliver US$2.31 billion in incentives to manufacturers of electric vehicles. The National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 (NEMMP) – which is to be approved by the Expenditure Finance Committee and the Union cabinet, and expected to be undertaken by the Government within the next five months – will furnish INR 140 billion (US$2.31 billion) as subsidies to electric vehicle manufacturers.
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Megadroughts Worse Than the Dust Bowl Could Hit the Southwest

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:04
Source: Bloomberg - The drought in California has already devastated the environment and upended the state’s economy. Imagine if it were to last for a decade. Or four decades. Or longer. So-called megadroughts are increasingly likely as the earth warms, according to a new scientific paper that paired historic drought patterns with climate change models.
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(blog) Advancing Resilience in Small Island States: Cutting through red tape

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:04
Source: World Bank blog - APIA, Samoa, September 2, 2014 – The World Bank Group has announced that it will increase its support for disaster and climate resilient development in small island developing states from US$145 million per year to about US$190 million and work with partners towards a Small Island States Resilience Initiative.
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New responsible investment tool launched by Thomson Reuters

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:04
Source: Blue and Green Tomorrow - Thomson Reuters has launched a new set of indices that will measure environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices at European companies. They become the latest of several tools launched in recent years to aid responsible investors, as the sector moves into the mainstream.
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Top Leaders From China, India to Skip UN Climate Change Summit

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:04
Source: The Diplomat - Reports indicate that neither Chinese President Xi Jinping nor Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi plan to attend a U.N. summit of world leaders on climate change. The Climate Summit 2014, to be held on September 23 in New York, was organized by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon “to galvanize and catalyze climate action.” U.S. President Barack Obama, as well as other leaders from developed nations, are expected to attend, but the absence of leaders from the world’s two largest developing nations has some worried that the summit will fall flat.
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(editorial) Global labour's challenge to climate change

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:04
Source: The Guardian - At the end November 2013, Philip Jennings, the general secretary for the global union federation UNI Global Union spoke at a climate conference in Toronto. His message was simple: "there is nothing more important facing humanity than the dangers of a warming planet. We have no time to lose."
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It is 99.999 percent likely global warming is caused by humans: CSIRO

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:04
Source: 9News Australia - A CSIRO report has declared the chances of global warming being the result of human industry as 99.999 percent likely. The paper published yesterday in the Climate Risk Management journal noted December 2013 was the 346th consecutive month where global land and ocean temperatures exceeded the monthly average of the 20th century.
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China and Indian Leaders Said to Skip UN Climate Summit

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:04
Source: Bloomberg - The top leaders of China and India aren’t planning to attend this month’s United Nations summit on climate change, signaling tepid support for a global pact to cut greenhouse gases among two of the largest emitters.
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France plans climate harmony ahead of 2015 UN summit

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:04
Source: RTCC - Leading climate official Laurence Tubiana tells RTCC Paris 2015 conference is a step on the ladder, not the endgame
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U.N. chief tries to kick-start sagging enthusiasm for climate deal

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:49
Source: Reuters - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon this month hopes to reinvigorate the years-long effort to forge a global climate deal, even as concerns grow over whether the final pact will be rigorous enough to address threats to the environment.
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