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Climate change and desertification a threat to social stability - UN (by Monique Barbut)

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 08:04
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EU to host industry talks ahead of setting 2030 climate goals

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 08:04
Source: Reuters - The European Commission will hold three meetings this summer on how to ensure the bloc's industries can compete in global markets while meeting goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions, it said on Wednesday.
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Global warming to hit your bubbly's taste!

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: IANS - Climate change can not only play havoc with environment, it can also ruin the taste of your favourite bubbly.
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Clean energy: Is a boom coming in 2014?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: Christian Science Monitor - Clean energy is off to a strong start in 2014, with global investment rising as prices for wind and solar power continue to drop. Renewables still hold a small share of total energy mixes, but clean-energy growth is picking up momentum.
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Ahead of Sendai conference, Ban pushes for 2015 global agreement on disaster risk

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: UN/Reliefweb - Disaster risk reduction and climate change are closely linked, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed, reiterating to the world community his key priorities through the next year as preparations continue for the 2015 world conference on reducing risk from natural disasters.
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Latin American leaders discuss climate change progress

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: Brown Daily Herald - “The cost of inaction today is going to be much bigger tomorrow,” former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos told The Herald before attending a University conference Wednesday to discuss international climate change policy.
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New Zealand Bids Goodbye to Ozone-Depleting Substances in Response to Climate Change

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: International Business Times - New Zealand will phase out the ozone-depleting hydrofluorocarbons (HCFCs) by the end of 2014 in observance of the Montreal Protocol. According to Environment Minister Amy Adams, New Zealand is ahead of the deadline to phase out substances harmful to the Earth's ozone layer by 2030
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Pope Francis urged to back fossil fuel divestment campaign

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:49
Source: Guardian - Religious groups have urged Pope Francis to back a campaign to encourage millions of people, organisations and investors to pull their money out of the fossil fuel industry.
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Purisima renews call for global effort vs climate change

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:29
Source: Philippine Star - Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima reiterated calls for the development of a global risk-sharing mechanism to enhance resilience to climate change.
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U.S. Energy Dept plans $4 billion in loan aid for renewable energy

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:29
Source: Reuters - The U.S. Energy Department on Wednesday unveiled a plan for up to $4 billion in loan aid for renewable energy companies to help rejuvenate a program that faced harsh political attacks over past failures of federally subsidized projects.
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EIB plans $3bn clean energy spend

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:19
Source: Climate Spectator - Innovative renewable energy demonstration projects and carbon capture schemes across Europe will benefit from more than €2 billion ($2.95 billion) raised by sales of 300 million emission allowances.
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A boycott to save the planet (by Desmond Tutu)

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:19
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UNIFAD to Help Vietnam Rice Farmers Cope with Climate Change

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:19
Source: Oryza.com#sthash.QqZeMg4u.dpuf - The United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (UNIFAD) will invest $50 million as part of its "Adaptation in the Mekong Delta" project to help Vietnamese rice farmers to cope with climate changes, which threaten to affect rice production in the Mekong River Delta (MRD).
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U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fall 10 pct since 2005: EPA

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:04
Source: Reuters - U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell nearly 10 percent from 2005 to 2012, more than halfway toward the United States' 2020 target pledged at United Nations climate talks, according to the latest national emissions inventory.
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Seychelles' Climate Change Ambassador Jumeau Tells "Sustainability Conference" Islands Must Find Solutions Together

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:04
Source: Pacific News Center - Jumeau said, "Each island has it's own specificity but common problems we all face are climate change, sea level rise, problem with coral reefs, diminishing fisheries. We have food security problems, especially in low lying islands. You have water security problems on islands. We have all sorts of problems that are similar because we are islands."
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WMO: El Nino could cause ‘dramatic rise’ in temperatures

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:04
Source: RTCC - There are growing signs the weather phenomenon known as El Niño could develop this year, causing global temperatures to soar, the UN’s World Meteorological Organisation has warned.
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Turtles Change Migration Routes Due to Climate Change

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:04
Source: IPS - The critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle has few sanctuaries left in the world, and this is one of them. But in 2012 only 53 nests were counted on the beaches of this national park in Costa Rica. And there is an enemy that conservation efforts can’t fight: the beaches themselves are shrinking.
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UAE applauded for green initiatives

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:04
Source: Khaleej Times - Speakers at the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) that commenced in Dubai on Tuesday underlined the urgent need for change and to enforce and adopt low carbon policy. The two-day summit is being held under the theme ‘Global Partnerships, Sustainable Future’.
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H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Accepts Invitation to Join the Road to Paris 2015 At World Green Economy Summit

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:04
Source: Zawya - In the session titled "Road to Paris 2015", Waleed Salman, Executive Vice President for Strategy & Business Development for DEWA, Chairman of the Dubai Green Economy Partnership, said: "We welcome the invitation to 'Road to Paris 2015' this morning and today we start on this road
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Nigeria designs solutions for climate change challenges

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 07:59
Source: BusinessDay - A framework that makes it possible for agricultural risks associated with climate change to be anticipated and solutions proffered ahead has been released by the federal ministry of agriculture. This document was presented by Akinwunmi Adesina, minister of agriculture and rural development in Abuja, recently.
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