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Netherlands pledges €100 million to Green Climate Fund

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 08:49
Source: RTCC - The Netherlands has pledged €100 million (US $125m) to the Green Climate Fund. Minister of foreign trade and development cooperation Lilianne Ploumen announced the contribution during a visit to Rwanda on Thursday.
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Climate conference calls for unified voice of mountain people

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:59
Source: Xinhua - The international conference on 'mountain people adapting to change: solutions beyond boundaries' concluded in Kathmandu on Wednesday, developing a list of actions urgently needed to help the residents of the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) deal with severe impacts of climate change
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China’s Climate Change Plan Raises Questions

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:59
Source: NY Times - When the presidents of China and the United States pledged on Wednesday to reduce or limit carbon dioxide emissions, analysts and policy advisers said, the two leaders sent an important signal: that the world’s largest economies were willing to work together on climate change.
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Business can save ecosystems and support economic development

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:59
Source: Guardian - Business has long been seen as a barrier to the sustainable use of natural resources but the example of Virunga National Park proves otherwise
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Peru's forests store more CO2 than US emits in a year, research shows

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:59
Source: Guardian - Carbon mapping by the Carnegie Institute for Science reveals nearly seven billion tonnes of carbon stored in Peru’s rainforests, in a technique that could help preserve such stores to reduce carbon emissions
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UN climate chief hails China-U.S. announcement on climate change

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:59
Source: Xinhua - United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres on Wednesday hailed a joint announcement by China and the United States on climate change as providing momentum towards a new climate agreement in Paris in 2015.
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China-U.S. Move to Curb Global Warming Loosens Climate Logjam in Developing World

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:39
Source: Bloomberg - China’s decision to join with U.S. President Barack Obama in reining in greenhouse gases jump-starts the global fight against climate change, removing an excuse for inaction in developing nations.
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Scientists: US-China pact won't slow warming much

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:39
Source: AP - Don't expect the landmark U.S.-China climate change agreement to nudge the world's rising thermostat downward much on its own, scientists say.
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Republicans vow EPA fight as Obama touts China climate deal

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:39
Source: Reuters - Republican congressional leaders on Wednesday wasted no time in criticizing what they called President Barack Obama's "one-sided" climate deal with China, using the announcement to declare war on the administration's plan to use executive actions to combat carbon emissions.
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China-US climate pact 'heartening' but short of what's needed: IPCC

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:39
Source: Reuters - A deal between China and the United States to combat global warming is "heartening" although it falls short of the action needed to avert the worst impacts, the head of the U.N. panel of climate scientists said on Wednesday.
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California leads by example on climate change

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:39
Source: AP - As the U.S. and China - the world's top two polluting nations - turn to implementing new rules aimed at curbing climate change, the countries can look to the most populous U.S. state as an example of the costs and challenges of fighting global warming.
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EU carbon prices hit 8-month high on market reform prospects

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:34
Source: Reuters - European carbon prices rose to an eight month high on Tuesday after the new European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy urged nations to agree speedy reforms of the bloc's carbon market.
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EXCLUSIVE: Leonardo DiCaprio confirmed to attend Lima UN Climate Conference

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:34
Source: Peru this Week - Leonardo DiCaprio will be attending COP 20, the Lima Climate Change Conference in December, diplomatic sources have told Peru this Week.
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Obama must deliver at climate fundraiser in Berlin

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:34
Source: RTCC - Next week’s Green Climate Fund pledging conference gives the US president a chance to show commitment on climate
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John Kerry: China, America and Our Warming Planet

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:34
Source: NY Times -
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South Africa: SA Taking Bold Steps to Fight Climate Change

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:34
Source: SAnews.gov.za (Tshwane) - South Africa has taken bold steps to fight climate change, says Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.
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US, China unveil ambitious climate change goals

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:34
Source: AP - The United States and China pledged Wednesday to take ambitious action to limit greenhouse gases, aiming to inject fresh momentum into the global fight against climate change ahead of high-stakes climate negotiations next year.
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China agrees CO2 peak by 2030, US to cut emissions by quarter

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:34
Source: Reuters - China will aim to cap greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, while the United States will cut total emissions by more than a quarter by 2025, the world's two biggest carbon polluters said in an unprecedented joint pledge at a summit in Beijing on Wednesday.
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Unite or drown, small island nations told at climate meeting

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:34
Source: AFP - The president of the Seychelles on Tuesday urged the planet's small island nations to unite for an unprecedented campaign against climate change or else drown.
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Faith leaders commit to Worship for WASH to save children and women

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:34
Source: ANI - Nine prominent leaders from the major faiths in India came together today to announce the launch of a globally unprecedented initiative to save millions of Indian children, the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA India)
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