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NREL Director Announces His Retirement

NREL - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 08:00
Dr. Dan E. Arvizu today announced that he intends to retire at the end of September from his role as the Director and Chief Executive of the Energy Department’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado.
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Op-Ed: The Arctic's big year - save it now or be sorry later

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:09
Source: LA Times -
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Heavy storm damage to small island nation will affect Paris talks, diplomats say

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:09
Source: ClimateWire - The mounting death toll and devastation in Vanuatu since Cyclone Pam smashed the Pacific island nation this weekend have heightened calls for a global climate change compensation fund.
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Humanity at 'five to midnight' on climate: EU official

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:09
Source: AFP - Time is running out for the world to achieve a climate change agreement, the president of the European Parliament said Tuesday ahead of a key United Nations meeting in Paris later this year.
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Analysis: How market forces are winning the climate change battle

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:09
Source: CBC - Despite the stereotype of a business lobby warning about the prohibitive costs of cutting back on greenhouse gases, there are increasing signs that capitalism and market forces are actually rescuing us from climate change.
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Include Climate Change in Disaster Planning, FEMA Says

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:09
Source: Climate Central - Federal funds that help communities brace for emergencies will stop being provided to states if they ignore threats posed by climate change in their disaster planning.
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California, Quebec Teaming Up On Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:09
Source: Climate Central - California raised $630 million by selling pollution allowances one Wednesday last month, each of them entitling the buyer to harm the climate with a ton of carbon dioxide.
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Yeb Sano: Vanuatu’s grief is a warning of climate impacts to come

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:09
Source: RTCC - Senior Philippines climate official says Cyclone Pam underlines need for effective extreme weather compensation scheme
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Solar energy plane a power point on clean fuel

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:09
Source: Times of India - If you think an around-the-world flight on a solar-powered aircraft is a joy ride, think again.
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ADB raises $500M from ‘green’ bond issue for climate change projects

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:09
Source: Manila Bulletin - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised $500 million from an inaugural green bond issue, aimed at channeling more investor funds to ADB projects that promote low-carbon and climate-resilient economic growth and development in developing Asia.
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Vietnam plans greener rice cultivation

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:09
Source: VietNamnet - Vietnam plans to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from rice cultivation alone by 14 percent by 2030
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World cannot prosper without cutting carbon emissions, says Climate Group

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:29
Source: Guardian - Countries should consider their climate change pledges to the UN as investment prospectuses to attract low carbon businesses, argues non-profit organisation
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Climate variability out, climate change in

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:29
Source: The Age - Climate change is back on the political agenda in Victoria, with the Andrews Government considering going it alone with a state-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction target.
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World needs early warning of climate-linked disasters

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:29
Source: eco-business.com - A leading French government minister says the number of natural disasters connected to climate change has doubled in two decades, and is urging a global early warning system.
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C40 Launches City Climate Change Hazard Taxonomy for Public Comment

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:29
Source: National Geographic - Today, at the UNISDR World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, C40 officially launched for public comment the City Climate Hazard Taxonomy, a structured description of the key climate hazards that cities are facing. The Taxonomy was developed by C40 and ARUP with funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies.
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Harvard's president speaks in China about climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:29
Source: AP - Harvard University's president has told students at one of China's most prestigious universities that schools in the two countries should collaborate on doing research and teaching the next generation how to tackle climate change.
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China scales up pilot carbon trading markets

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:09
Source: Reuters - The Chinese provinces of Gansu and Anhui are among several regions now working to set up carbon exchanges, but it remains unclear how the new CO2 trading platforms will be integrated into a nationwide scheme set to start next year.
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Start managing disaster threat or risk development gains: experts

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:09
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - When Typhoon Haiyan sent storm surges and high winds across the islands of the central Philippines in November 2013, it wrecked homes, schools, hospitals and roads, as well as killing more than 6,000 people.
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Vanuatu blames climate change for Cyclone Pam

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:09
Source: IANS - Vanuatu President Baldwin Lonsdale said on Monday that climate change was responsible for more extreme weather and cyclone seasons in the Pacific nation, after Cyclone Pam devastated large parts of the country last week.
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Climate politics waters down ambition of UN disaster risk deal

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:09
Source: RTCC - As climate impacts start to bite, lack of funding assurances split rich and poor at key disaster summit in Sendai
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