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Sustainable development won't happen without the means to implement it

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:19
Source: Guardian Global Development -
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Scrap fossil fuel subsidies now and bring in carbon tax, says World Bank chief

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:19
Source: Guardian - Jim Yong Kim calls for five-point plan to deliver low-carbon growth, including removal of incentives to exploit oil, gas and coal
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MIT holds debate on divestment as part of 'climate change conversation'

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:19
Source: MIT Tech - MIT became the first university to hold an administration-sponsored debate on fossil fuel divestment last Thursday, amid demands from student group Fossil Free MIT (FFMIT) that the Institute reallocate what they call “investments that will lock us in to catastrophic climate change.”
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Climate change has made a sailboat race through the Arctic possible

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:19
Source: Quartz - A sailing race across the icebound Northwest Passage is being planned for 2017, through a route the organizers say has been made possible by climate change.
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Environment council finishes its largest congress

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:59
Source: Korea Joongang Daily - The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (Iclei), a global association of local governments and organizations committed to sustainable development, concluded its largest-ever congress in Seoul on Sunday.
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India plans push for green bonds

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:59
Source: Livemint - The government has approached at least eight lenders to raise low-cost and long-term funds to help finance the plan
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Modi gifts 'Tree of Life' painting to French President

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:39
Source: PTI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who wound up his first visit to France, gifted President Francois Hollande a painting titled 'Tree of Life' which reflects the traditional societal respect for nature in India.
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Forests can soak up a third of carbon emissions

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:39
Source: eco-business.com - Report commissioned by Prince Charles’s charity says protecting tropical forests could enable them to absorb billions of tonnes of the Earth’s emissions of carbon.
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New Zealand's forests shrinking, warns greenhouse gas emissions report

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:39
Source: eco-business.com - New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by 1.4 per cent year on year in 2013, but deforestation is continuing apace, according to a government report out Friday.
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France urges Australia to stick to its climate commitment

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:39
Source: ABC Australia - World leaders will decide on future emissions targets at a UN meeting in Paris at the end of the year and the Federal Government is coming under international pressure to take an ambitious position.
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Ottawa requests provincial input to devise national climate-change plan

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:39
Source: Globe and Mail - Canada’s fight against global warming is taking a big step forward Monday, when Premier Kathleen Wynne formally announces Ontario’s plan for a cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions
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Vancouver commits to run on 100% renewable energy

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:39
Source: Guardian - Canadian city of 600,000 people is the latest to announce it will use only green energy for electricity, transportation, heating and air conditioning within 20 years
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Pope Francis is a powerful messenger for climate change

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:39
Source: Quartz - This summer, Pope Francis plans to release an encyclical letter in which he will address environmental issues, and very likely climate change.
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Get ambitious on emissions cuts (opinion)

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:39
Source: Japan Times -
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Climate Change Is a Public Health Issue

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:44
Source: Huffington Post - It's National Public Health Week, an important time to connect the dots between human health and climate change. Earlier this week, nearly 1,000 doctors, nurses, researchers and other health professionals from 49 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia did just that, calling for bold action on climate in a letter delivered to President Obama. "The risks climate change poses to public health have been well-documented," they wrote.
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Tackling climate change is the ultimate no-brainer business strategy

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:44
Source: The Guardian - How much will a company – and all of us – regret not taking action if the outcomes are much worse? Given the day-to-day benefits of moving to a clean economy, corporate action on climate is the ultimate no-brainer.
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How are cities in the Philippines preparing for climate change?

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:44
Source: RTCC - Stephany Uy-Tan, mayor of Catbalogan, Philippines, tells how a series of typhoons and the resulting storm surges destroyed 2,500 houses in her city. Speaking on the sidelines of the ICLEI sustainable cities World Congress in Seoul, she says her administration is planting mangroves and trying to preserve traditional tricycles as a climate-friendly form of transport.
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Face of New Zealand’s Insurance Industry Wants Climate Change Action

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:44
Source: Insurance Journal - Tim Grafton, chief executive of the Insurance Council of New Zealand, lives in a country surrounded by risk on all sides, and he’s unabashed by his efforts to use flooding events, frequent storms or other out-of-the-usual weather phenomenon as an opportunity to talk about dangers posed by climate change. By 2050 roughly one million New Zealanders will be living in areas vulnerable to severe flooding, coastal storm surges, land slides and windstorms.
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Obama announces $20 mn for clean energy in Caribbean

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:44
Source: Fox News Latino - U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday announced that the United States initially will contribute $20 million to promote public and private investment in renewable energy projects in the Caribbean.
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Closing the $70 Billion Climate Finance Gap

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:44
Source: World Bank News - The latest accounting of climate finance shows there is a gap of about $70 billion. Closing that gap is critical to building the trust necessary to reach a robust deal at the international climate talks in Paris in December
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