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Shell, Unilever Seek 1 Trillion-Ton Limit on Carbon Emissions

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 07:34
Source: Bloomberg Businessweek - Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) and Unilever NV (UNA) joined 68 other companies in urging world governments to cap cumulative carbon emissions since the industrial revolution to 1 trillion metric tons to contain rising temperatures.
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Harvard adopts 'responsible investment' principles

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - Harvard University said on Monday it adopted a set of environmental and social investing principles backed by the United Nations for its huge endowment fund, a move that could add pressure on companies in its portfolio to make more disclosures on areas like carbon emissions.
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World Bank: Man on a mission (Analysis)

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 07:34
Source: Financial Times -
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Norway wealth fund to ramp up renewable energy investments

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 08:04
Source: Reuters - Norway's $860 billion oil fund should scale up its investments in renewable energy and weigh the risk to future returns posed by climate change, the finance ministry said on Friday, a shift green groups said was insufficient.
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Africa: Low-Income Green Economies Woo Private Capital, More Needed - Experts

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 08:04
Source: AlertNet - Business should play a bigger role in financing renewable energy and green growth in low-income countries, to help build a buffer against climate change, experts told a recent conference in Ethiopia's capital.
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Climate meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 08:04
Source: AP - After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it.
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Majuro Cartagena Dialogue Wraps Up, Optimism Expressed

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 08:04
Source: Marianas Variety - An international climate meeting here last week has "forged a common purpose around a set of objectives" for a new global climate agreement, said Marshall Islands Foreign Minister Tony deBrum on Friday.
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‘Small bites, big threat’ is World Health Day message

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 08:04
Source: The Hindu - As public health machinery gears up for the World Health Day that falls on Monday (April 7), the focus is on preventing vector-borne diseases. This year’s theme will be ‘Small bites, big threat’, as cautioned by World Health Organisation (WHO).
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Africa: New Manual Helps Africa's Muslim Farmers Tackle Climate Change

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 08:04
Source: AlertNet - Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa, who farm some of the least fertile land on the continent, have developed a training manual to encourage more sustainable farming practices among millions of African Muslims facing a threat to their food security from climate change
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Can Deserts Stop Global Warming? No, but They Help, Study Says

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 08:04
Source: NBC - The world's arid areas — deserts filled with scrubby vegetation and sand — are absorbing more of the carbon dioxide that's being emitted into the atmosphere than expected, a new study shows
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Flood-battered islands push climate treaty negotiators to speed efforts

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 08:04
Source: Al-Jazeera - A tiny Pacific Island nation – still recovering from massive floods that destroyed homes and displaced residents – played host this week to an international climate conference where delegates vowed to push ambitious global targets.
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Pollution Traders Bullish as EU Cuts Permit Glut: Energy

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 07:49
Source: Bloomberg - The cost of polluting is poised to rebound after the European Union began reducing a record glut of permits to rescue the world’s biggest greenhouse-gas market.
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