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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.
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.
Source: Guardian - UN climate chief urges faith groups to tell followers not to invest in fossil fuel companies
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.
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.
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.
Source: AP - Within weeks, President Barack Obamas 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.
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.
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.
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 nations Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal has said.
Source: COMESA - COMESA has awarded a grant of US $1.3 million to Uganda, Seychelles and Swaziland to upscale Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA).
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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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.