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Obama: Climate change a direct threat to US cities

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 07:39
Source: AP - Harsher storms, worsening flooding and rising seas threaten the public's safety and health across the country, President Barack Obama warned Wednesday as he urged local communities to prepare for the effects of climate change.
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Australia repeals controversial carbon tax

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 07:39
Source: AP - Australia's government repealed a much-maligned carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters on Thursday, ending years of contention over a measure that became political poison for the lawmakers who imposed it.
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Britain urges deeper EU carbon market reforms than proposed

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 07:39
Source: Reuters - Britain wants deeper reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) than those proposed by the European Commission and Germany, favoring cancelling hundreds of millions of carbon permits over launching a tool to regulate market supply.
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Finland urges Europe to unite for global climate talks

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 07:39
Source: RTCC - Europe must speak “with one voice” at global climate talks in Paris next year, says Finnish minister
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ADB approves $300m loan to increase Sri Lanka’s renewable energy

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 07:39
Source: CTBR Green Power - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $300m loan to help Sri Lanka increase the use of renewable energy for power generation and reduce its dependence on imported oil.
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Britain to fund South African carbon trading experiment

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:39
Source: Reuters - Britain will expand funding for a programme to help coal-rich South Africa develop a carbon trading market in an attempt to rein in its rising greenhouse gas emissions.
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Emitters in China's largest carbon market meet targets amid falling prices

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:39
Source: Reuters - Nearly every carbon emitter covered by China's largest pilot emissions scheme met Tuesday's compliance deadline, a government official said, as permit prices slipped to an all-time low amid ample supply and with no last-minute scramble for allowances.
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PreCOP Social en Isla Margarita: “Cambiemos el sistema, no el clima”

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:39
Source: Notas periodismo popular - Entre el 15 y el 18 de julio se desarrollará en Venezuela la PreCOP Social. Allí, por primera vez en el marco de la ONU, los movimientos sociales y las ONGs tendrán un lugar en el debate sobre el cambio climático, de cara al acuerdo global que sustituirá al Protocolo de Kyoto en los próximos años.
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Cambio climático no espera a que haya acuerdos: Guerra Abud

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:39
Source: El Universal - El cambio climático "ya está aquí" por lo que urge llevar a cabo acciones ya que éste "no esperará a que continuemos dialogando hasta ponernos de acuerdo", advirtió el titular de la Semarnat, Juan José Guerra Abud.
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Military Bases Face Hurdles in Climate Change Adaptation

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:39
Source: Scientific American - The Department of Defense has 7,600 military installations across all 50 states and 40 foreign countries.
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Germany pledges $1bn to UN climate change fund

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:39
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Aid group Oxfam has called on other rich nations to follow the example of Germany, which has promised €750m ($1bn) for the UN's fledgling Green Climate Fund.
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Building toward sustainable, resilient cities in 2050 (blog)

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:39
Source: GreenBiz - By 2050, seven out of every 10 people on Earth will be an urban dweller. What the cities of the future look like depends largely on decisions we make today.
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European Investment Bank Provides €150 Million Loan To Israel’s Largest Solar Power Project

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:39
Source: Cleantechnica - Israel is working towards achieving its goal to source 10% of its total electricity needs from renewable energy sources by 2020. In this endeavor the country has received a major financial boost, with the European Investment Bank providing €150 million loan to the largest solar power project in Israel
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Riding the solar tuk-tuk

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:39
Source: Reuters - Naveen Rabelli's tuk-tuk broke down the first time he rolled it out of his garage. The electrical engineer didn't lose heart: now, he plans to drive his customised three-wheeler all the way to London
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EU study finds ‘green’ economy can boost jobs

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:39
Source: The Recycler - The study from the European Environment Agency (EEA) found that both jobs and innovation could grow from a resource-efficient, ‘green’ economy.
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Laurent Fabius: "Le réchauffement climatique, c’est maintenant !"

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 08:19
Source: Paris Match - Pour préparer la grande conférence internationale Paris Climat 2015, le ministre des Affaires étrangères est allé au chevet de l’Arctique.
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Educación ambiental: principal objetivo en la Conferencia de las Partes sobre Cambio Climático

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 08:19
Source: Sol de Margarita - Los movimientos sociales ambientalistas de todas partes del mundo se concentran este martes 15 de julio en el hotel Venetur Margarita, donde sostendrán una reunión Internacional preparatoria de la Pre Conferencia de las Partes sobre Cambio Climático
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Perú aboga por establecer responsabilidad diferenciada sobre cambio climático

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 08:19
Source: Andina - El ministro del Ambiente, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, abogó hoy por establecer una “responsabilidad común, pero diferencia” entre las economías industrializadas y las emergentes, en relación a la lucha contra el cambio climático.
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World Cup Champs for Arctic Climate? (blog)

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 08:19
Source: Deutsche Welle -
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Merkel steps up call for deal on climate change

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 08:19
Source: dpa - Germany has stepped up calls for the international community to agree to ambitious targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, with Chancellor Angela Merkel pledging €750mn ($1.02bn) to help combat global warming.
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