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Source: UN News Centre - With $1.9 billion pledged in sustainable development partnerships, the United Nations on Thursday wrapped up its small island developing state conference and kicked off a drum roll of action on climate change.
Source: tv3network.com - Former President John Agyekum Kufuor on Tuesday, September 2 joined other African leaders to launch the Africa Agriculture Status Report.
Source: Radio New Zealand International - A significant proportion of Pacific Islanders affected by climate change would be accepted into New Zealand under policies drawn up by the Labour and Green parties.
Source: Andina - Peruvian economy is set to receive an estimated return of over US$ 120 million from the organization of the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP 20), following a government spending of US$ 90 million, Perus Environment Ministry reported Tuesday.
Source: Malawi News Agency (Lilongwe) - Government has launched a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process aimed at reducing vulnerability to the impacts of climate change.
Source: UN News Centre - World leaders have not sufficiently addressed climate issues, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change Mary Robinson said Tuesday highlighting the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building climate resilient communities.
Source: AFP - UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres on Tuesday warned time was running out for meaningful action on global warming, citing the plight of low-lying Pacific nations facing ever rising seas.
Source: Guardian - Chinese president Xi Jinping has decided to skip a meeting of world leaders on climate change in New York, according to climate insiders, casting doubt on the summits potential to make progress ahead of next years major UN climate summit in Paris.
Source: eco-business.com - The absence of Indias Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinas President Xi Jinping from the informal climate summit convened by the UN Secretary General on September 23 is likely to cast its shadow on formal climate negotiations as well.
Source: Andina - Peru's Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal encouraged COP 20 parties to pay special attention when discussing climate financing as it is important to included in the draft text of the 2015 agreement to be signed in Paris, France.
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Source: Reuters - South Korea has delayed a proposed tax on vehicle carbon emissions by over five years to the end of 2020, but confirmed it would push ahead with plans to begin its carbon emissions trading scheme from the start of 2015, finance minister Choi Kyung-hwan said on Tuesday.
Source: AP - For 10,000 years, a tiny iridescent blue fish has lived in the depths of a cavern in Nevada's desert. But a new study says climate change and warming waters - and its lack of mobility - are threatening its existence and decreasing its numbers.
Source: Reuters - Big emitting industries and poorer eastern member states in the European Union could get tens of billions of euros in additional funds next decade to help them meet the blocs 2030 energy and climate goals, a draft EU document showed.
Source: LA Times - Sonoma County, which enticed Americans to forsake factory-made food for artisan wines and farmers market produce, now wants consumers to reconsider another everyday commodity.
Source: RTCC - Climate change will mean more failed harvests, without investment in new seed varieties and farming techniques
Source: Cleantechnica - This week, the government of Chile holds a final vote on its first carbon taxation scheme, also the first in South America, a measure to make fossil fuel generators pay for emitting greenhouse gases.
Source: Gulf Today - The COP in MyCity Lima in Dubai was a huge success, with students from 11 schools attending it, the organising student head Kehkashan Basu said.
Source: Samoa Observer - Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, was yesterday voted as the President of the 2014 United Nations Third Small Island Developing States (S.I.D.S) Conference.
Source: Islands Business - A 5-year, 5 million project titled 'Natural Solutions to Climate Change in the Pacific Islands Region: Implementing Ecosystem-based Adaption', has been signed on the cusp of the 3rd International Conference of Small Island Developing States.