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Climate pact gridlock sets in at Lima talks

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:39
Source: Business Spectator - For a sense of the frustrating tenor of climate negotiations underway here, which aim to agree on a clear outline of a new international climate-protecting agreement, consider this: One of the two draft documents being thrashed out had, by Wednesday morning, with just three days of a fortnight of talks remaining, ballooned into an unworkable 52-page opus.
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Thousands of marchers demand just solution at UN climate talks in Lima

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:19
Source: The Guardian - From the Amazon to the Andes, thousands of activists marched through the streets of Lima on Wednesday to demand a just solution to climate change.
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At Lima climate talks, UN launches new coalition to promote renewable energy

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:19
Source: UN News Centre - The launch of a new coalition spearheaded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and focused on boosting renewable energy usage around the world was announced today as Member States head into the final three-day stretch of a major UN climate conference in Lima, Peru aimed at tackling the imminent threat of climate change.
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A climate idea comes of age: Zero emissions

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:19
Source: Associated Press - Zero emissions idea floated by climate 'nerd' getting traction at UN conference in Peru.
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'Berlin Wall' climate divide looms over Lima

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:54
Source: Reuters - As UN climate talks enter their final days, the "Berlin Wall" that has for years divided rich and poor countries once again looms large as negotiators race to write a draft of a global deal that is meant to tear it down.
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Global group of Catholic bishops call for end to fossil fuels

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:54
Source: BBC News - Catholic bishops from around the world are calling for an end to fossil fuel use and increased efforts to secure a global climate treaty. Catholics, they say, should engage with the process leading to a proposed new deal to be signed in Paris next year. The statement is the first time that senior church figures from every continent have issued such a call.
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Bangladesh: Poor nations expect too much climate aid from west

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:54
Source: RTCC - Poor countries have been piling too much pressure on the rich west, Bangladesh’s environment minister Anwar Hossain Manju has suggested.
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Late Night Lima – envoys battle to contain expanding climate deal

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:54
Source: RTCC - With three days to go until the Lima climate conference is officially scheduled to end, talks aimed at developing a global agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions appear stuck in slow motion.
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Canete: Climate talks moving 'slower than we want'

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:54
Source: EUobserver - There is still a long way to go before agreement can be reached during the international climate negotiations in Lima, the European Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete said at a press conference in the Peruvian capital on Wednesday.
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Chinese cities targeting emissions peak next year

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:54
Source: RTCC - Some Chinese cities will peak their greenhouse gas emissions as early as next year, lead climate official Xie Zhenhua said on Wednesday.
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Pressure rising on Delhi to target ambitious carbon cuts

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:54
Source: RTCC - India’s contribution to global carbon emissions was only 7% last year, yet there are fears being expressed in the western world that rapid population growth and development will mean this vast country will soon be a major polluter − like its neighbour, China.
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