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Source: República - The eighth International conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA8) to Climate Change is being held in the capital from April 24.
Source: Independent - The Energy Secretary Ed Davey has stepped up his battle against climate change after announcing plans for eight giant renewable power projects that will deliver enough green electricity for three million homes.
Source: Forbes - Google and SunPower said Wednesday they are going in on a $250 million fund to finance residential solar leases, in which homeowners pay for solar electricity rather than the solar panels on their rooftops.
Climate change already causing extreme weather, disappearing islands and less productive workdays, say experts
Source: Tico Times - Amid one of the worst droughts in recent memory, Costa Ricans already are feeling the damage of extreme weather changes that come with climate change, experts said on Wednesday, at the Climate Vulnerability Forums regional workshop, held this week in San José.
Source: Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam) - TANZANIA will soon sign an emission reduction purchase agreement with the World Bank which allows villagers to get compensation for climate friendly actions including conservation of forests.
Source: RTCC - ADB says focus will be on finance readiness, so countries can apply for Green Climate Fund backing later this year
Source: Nature - Off the coast of American Samoa, the tropical sun beats down on a shallow tidal lagoon, heating the water to a sizzling 35 °C for a few hours each day. Such temperatures would kill off most coral reefs, and yet the Samoan lagoon hosts courtyards of antler-like branching corals and mound corals the size of refrigerators.
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Source: GreenBiz - The White House has revealed fresh support for the solar power sector, promising to promote the installation of new generation in federally subsidized housing and on military bases.
Source: Xinhua - Senior Chinese lawmakers on Wednesday expressed concerns over the country's low energy efficiency and high emissions, as a recent report suggested that China is lagging behind its energy conservation and emission reduction targets.
Source: AP - South Florida officials testified Tuesday before a U.S. Senate subcommittee that they're already shouldering the burdens of rising sea levels and they need state and federal partners to do more to help adapt their coastline to the effects of climate change.
Source: TIME - A new Gallup poll that coincides with Earth Day finds the number of Americans with mixed opinions about global warming has declined from 49 percent in 2001 to 36 percent today, but many have joined the ranks of the skeptics
Source: AFP - Former US president Jimmy Carter on Tuesday urged his country and China, two of the world's biggest fossil fuel polluters, to take the lead on halting climate change.
Source: Xinhua - The European Union (EU) announced on Tuesday it will strengthen cooperation with the Pacific island countries in supporting renewable energy and fighting climate change in the area.
Source: AlertNet - Tanzania is enlisting climate data in a new approach to curbing malaria. Enhancing National Climate Services (ENACTS), a system established by the Tanzania Meteorological Agency in conjunction with the US-based International Research Institute for Climate and Society, is designed to identify long-term drivers of the disease by compiling historical climate data and making it available for analysis by health policy-makers
Source: RTCC - Released document outlines various pathways towards global carbon cutting package due to be agreed in Paris
Source: UN News Centre - On International Mother Earth Day, the United Nations is urging greater efforts to promote sustainable development and use of renewable energy sources, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealing for worldwide changes in attitude and practice to curb the negative impact of human activity on the planet.
Source: Reuters - Revenues for China's biggest sellers of U.N.-issued carbon credits shrunk last year to a tenth of 2012 values, choking off billions of dollars flowing to clean energy projects in the world's top carbon-emitter.
Source: China Radio International - La oficina del Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) para América Latina y el Caribe, agencia especializada de la ONU, alertó ayer martes sobre la vulnerabilidad que enfrentan cuatro países andinos por el cambio climático. Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador y Perú están expuestos a desastres naturales y a amenazas en seguridad alimentaria, según el "Atlas de Seguridad Alimentaria, Desastres y Cambio Climático", presentado este martes por el PMA con motivo del Día Mundial de la Tierra".
Source: Irish Times - Draft climate change legislation to be published today contains several key changes that will tighten the States obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.