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Conference ends with Kathmandu Declaration

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 07:59
Source: Himalayan Times - he ‘Eighth International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation’ concluded yesterday with the Kathmandu Declaration.
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UN’s Abu Dhabi climate meeting marks start of ascent to 2015

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 07:59
Source: RTCC - This weekend, ministers and advisors to leaders will come together in Abu Dhabi to discuss the preparations for the Climate Summit hosted by Ban Ki-moon.
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It’s time to look beyond the UN’s $100bn climate finance target

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 07:59
Source: RTCC - 2014 is a crucial year for climate finance. UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon will host a Climate Summit in September to catalyze action on climate change. - See more at: http://www.rtcc.org/2014/05/01/its-time-to-look-beyond-the-uns-100nn-climate-finance-target/#sthash.Ni9pAJKZ.dpuf
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Arctic Methane Emissions ‘Certain to Trigger Warming’

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 07:59
Source: Climate Central - As climate change melts Arctic permafrost and releases large amounts of methane into the atmosphere, it is creating a feedback loop that is "certain to trigger additional warming," according to the lead scientist of a new study investigating Arctic methane emissions.
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Carbon dioxide in atmosphere at record level

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 07:59
Source: US Today - For the first time in human history and likely for the first time in at least 800,000 years, the average level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth's atmosphere topped 400 parts per million for an entire month.
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Africa: UN Climate Chief Urges Greater Support for Developing Countries

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 07:59
Source: UN News Service - Highlighting local climate action happening on the ground in developing countries, the top United Nations climate official today called for greater international support to help these communities harness local knowledge and ingenuity.
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Fossil fuel subsidies cost ~$2 Trillion annually, according to IMF

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 07:59
Source: Clean Technica - Science informs us about the environmental cost of our global fossil fuel habit – the IPCC recently reported that CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion and industrial processes contributed around 78 per cent of the total increase in greenhouse gas emissions between 1970 and 2010 – but what about the economic cost?
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Blog: Getting Off the Grid: IKEA Leads the Way in Wind Energy

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 07:59
Source: Corporate Social Responsibility - The Windy City is about to get windier. And hopefully, less reliant on fossil fuels. IKEA recently announced their purchase of Hoopeston Wind, a wind farm of 49 wind turbines near Hoopeston in Vermilion County, two hours south of Chicago.The purchase is the first wind power investment IKEA has made in the USA and their largest renewable energy project ever.
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Solar power to the people: green energy could boost African development

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 07:39
Source: The Guardian - Sub-Saharan Africa's lack of electricity is hindering development but this can be reversed if countries turn to ambitious, large-scale renewable energy projects, an environmental thinktank suggests.
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India ready with draft policy to reduce emissions from deforestation

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 07:39
Source: Times of India - Taking forward an agreed framework of the 2013 Warsaw climate conference, India has come out with a draft national policy on 'reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation' (popularly known as REDD+ initiative) which will enable local communities to get financial incentives for increasing forest cover.
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Climate change is global, vulnerability and adaptation local

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:59
Source: República - Interview with Christiana Figueres, executive secretary, UNFCCC
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Divert 80 pc fund to local components: 'Mountain people‚ farmers and the marginalised should be first beneficiaries '

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:59
Source: Himalayan Times - UN Assistant Secretary General Christiana Figueres today said Nepal must divert eighty per cent of its climate change budget to local components to help grassroots people adapt to climate change.
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Ban Ki-moon praises UAE efforts on climate change

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:59
Source: Gulf News - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised the efforts made by the UAE in the face of the implications of climate change.
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Abu Dhabi high-level climate meeting to set stage for Global Action on Climate Change

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:59
Source: Gulf Daily Mail - Ban Ki-moon will urge world leaders in Abu Dhabi to work togetherto drive solutions that combat climate change
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Exxon, Total and Shell are finally talking about climate change

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:39
Source: Guardian - Oil and gas companies are starting to disclose their emissions data, but they are still on a collision course with global security
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China says could add big-polluting regions to carbon market

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:39
Source: Reuters - China is developing plans to expand its pilot carbon trading schemes into more of its key industrial regions, a top climate official said, as the country continues its drive to curb emissions.
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Nepal’s hill farmers show why climate finance matters

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:39
Source: RTCC - Communities perched on the edge of the Himalaya battle climate change on a daily basis – but with help they can flourish
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UN official: The world is ready for a Paris climate deal

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:39
Source: BusinessGreen - Richard Kinley, deputy director of the UNFCCC, explains why he is holding out hope for a climate deal in Paris in 2015
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CIFOR Says Tenure And Funding Still Dog REDD

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:19
Source: Ecosystem Marketplace - Actions must be taken to clarify land tenure in forest-rich developing countries, and to improve the economic viability of REDD+ or risk jeopardizing efforts to reduce deforestation and mitigate climate change, a new study based on 23 forest carbon initiatives suggests.
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Singapore, Brunei discuss air quality, climate change

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:19
Source: Brunei Times - BRUNEI officials are meeting with their Singapore counterparts to discuss environmental issues, including air quality management and climate change
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