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Pope prepares climate change encyclical

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: BusinessGreen - Pope Francis is preparing to call for the Catholic church to step up measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions, in a move that could help rally wider action to tackle climate change ahead of a planned international agreement next year.
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UN Climate Chief: Faith groups must act on climate change

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Christian Today - UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres has condemned climate change as "one of the great humanitarian issues of our time", arguing that faith leaders must take a stronger stance against it and encourage their followers to do the same.
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Religious leaders should divest from fossil fuels, says UN climate chief

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: Guardian - UN climate chief urges faith groups to tell followers not to invest in fossil fuel companies
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Stanford University divests $18.7bn endowment of fossil fuel interests

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: The Australian - IN a decision that will resonate loudly among Group of Eight institutions, Stanford University yesterday announced it will not make direct investments in coal mining companies.
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WHO: Half of world's urban population breathing dirty air

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: BusinessGreen - Around half of the world's city dwellers are breathing air that is dangerous to their health, according to a major new report that calls on governments to take swift action to curb polluting transport and energy infrastructure.
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UITP builds momentum for UN Climate Summit in September at Abu Dhabi Ascent meeting

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: Emirates News Agency - In response to the call for action by UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, UITP (the International Association of Public Transport) is inviting its members to sign up to a 'UITP Declaration on Climate Leadership' in support of September's UN Climate Summit in New York.
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Obama climate rules can’t wait ‘til after election

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: AP - Within weeks, President Barack Obama’s administration is set to unveil unprecedented emissions limits on power plants across the U.S., much to the dismay of many Democratic candidates who are running for election in energy-producing states.
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Warning of $1tn gamble on high-cost oil projects

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: Guardian - Over $1tn is being gambled on high-cost oil projects that will never see a return if the world's governments fulfil their pledge to tackle climate change, according to a new report.
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OECD nations agree to combat climate change

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: University World News - The 34 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development have agreed to work towards a deal on combating climate change at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP21*, to be held in Paris in December 2015.
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Caring for forests to be the axis of Peru's UN Climate Change Summit

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: Andina - Long term care of forests should be at the center of the next United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), set to be held in Peru this year, the Andean nation’s Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal has said.
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Three countries supported to upscale climate smart agriculture

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: COMESA - COMESA has awarded a grant of US $1.3 million to Uganda, Seychelles and Swaziland to upscale Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA).
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EU CO2 emissions from energy use decreases 2.5 percent in 2013

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: Xinhua - Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion was cut down by 2.5 percent in the European Union (EU) in 2013 compared with the previous year, early estimates from the EU statistical office, Eurostat, said on Wednesday.
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At the U.N., a Free-for-All on Setting Global Goals

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 07:59
Source: NY Times -
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States and cities need to act on climate change (editorial)

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: Washington Post -
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Report: Climate change is here and getting worse

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: USA Today - Devastating droughts in the Southwest, ruinous floods in New York City, killer wildfires in Colorado, intense heat waves in the Plains: These are the some of the disasters that are being exacerbated by global warming, and problems will continue to worsen in the decades to come, according to a massive federal climate report released Tuesday at the White House.
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Climate change wreaking havoc in America's backyard, scientists warn

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: Guardian - Climate change has moved from the corners of the earth into the American backyard, the country's leading scientists warned on Tuesday, releasing a landmark report they hoped would spur action on climate change.
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Myanmar Wakes Up to Climate Change

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: IPS - Between 2008 and 2013, when Myanmar remained largely closed off to the rest of the world, it suffered a terrible toll at the hands of nature that remained largely unknown.
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Support builds for global carbon price at Abu Dhabi Ascent

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: RTCC - Calls for a global price on carbon intensified at a high level meeting in Abu Dhabi this week, with former US vice president Al Gore pinpointing it as his top priority in tackling climate change
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China fertile ground for green progress: report

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: Reuters - China's massive pollution problems have given rise to a new force of environmental campaigners, different politically from middle class activists in the West and potentially more effective in tackling climate change, new research finds.
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Hard-hit CDM Carbon Market seeks new buyers

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: IPS - Since they first emerged as a result of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, carbon offset markets have been a key part of international emissions reductions agreements, allowing rich countries in the North to invest in “emissions-saving projects” in the South while they continue to emit CO2.
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