Source: The Sydney Morning Herald - Lima: US Secretary of State John Kerry has attempted to break a deadlock at the Lima climate change talks by urging countries to avoid being "bogged down in abstract debates".
Source: The Indian Express - Hundreds of students from the four cities of Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Hyderabad are coming together to document how climate change is impacting trees, birds and butterflies around them in urban areas. Using mobile applications as part of a citizen science project by Mumbai-based social enterprise Ladybird Environmental Consulting, they are trying to engage around 3,000 students across 40 schools in the cities.
Source: Business Spectator - For a sense of the frustrating tenor of climate negotiations underway here, which aim to agree on a clear outline of a new international climate-protecting agreement, consider this: One of the two draft documents being thrashed out had, by Wednesday morning, with just three days of a fortnight of talks remaining, ballooned into an unworkable 52-page opus.
Source: The Guardian - From the Amazon to the Andes, thousands of activists marched through the streets of Lima on Wednesday to demand a just solution to climate change.
Source: UN News Centre - The launch of a new coalition spearheaded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and focused on boosting renewable energy usage around the world was announced today as Member States head into the final three-day stretch of a major UN climate conference in Lima, Peru aimed at tackling the imminent threat of climate change.
Source: Associated Press - Zero emissions idea floated by climate 'nerd' getting traction at UN conference in Peru.
Source: Reuters - As UN climate talks enter their final days, the "Berlin Wall" that has for years divided rich and poor countries once again looms large as negotiators race to write a draft of a global deal that is meant to tear it down.
Source: BBC News - Catholic bishops from around the world are calling for an end to fossil fuel use and increased efforts to secure a global climate treaty. Catholics, they say, should engage with the process leading to a proposed new deal to be signed in Paris next year. The statement is the first time that senior church figures from every continent have issued such a call.
Source: RTCC - Poor countries have been piling too much pressure on the rich west, Bangladeshs environment minister Anwar Hossain Manju has suggested.
Source: RTCC - With three days to go until the Lima climate conference is officially scheduled to end, talks aimed at developing a global agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions appear stuck in slow motion.
Source: EUobserver - There is still a long way to go before agreement can be reached during the international climate negotiations in Lima, the European Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete said at a press conference in the Peruvian capital on Wednesday.
Source: RTCC - Some Chinese cities will peak their greenhouse gas emissions as early as next year, lead climate official Xie Zhenhua said on Wednesday.
Source: RTCC - Indias contribution to global carbon emissions was only 7% last year, yet there are fears being expressed in the western world that rapid population growth and development will mean this vast country will soon be a major polluter − like its neighbour, China.
Analysts at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have used statistical analyses and detailed case studies to better understand why solar market policies in certain states are more successful. Their findings indicate that while no standard formula for solar implementation exists, a combination of foundational policies and localized strategies can increase solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in any state.
Source: Un News Centre - Urging the 20th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to act now, UN officials in Lima, Peru stressed today that fully tackling the impacts of man-made climate change requires a transformation not mere tinkering with past agreements and pledges.
Source: Al Jazeera America - As global climate negotiators meet in Lima, Peru, for the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP 20) a prelude to world climate talks in Paris next year international union representatives say labor needs a stronger voice in planning the transition away from fossil fuels.
Source: The Age - In the debate over how to address climate change, there is a glaring gap between the levels of carbon reductions the world must achieve to avert the worst consequences of global warming and the levels of reductions that national governments have been willing to make thus far. Bridging that gap will require cities and businesses - the chief drivers of carbon emissions - to play a leading role, and Lima's experience points the way forward.
Source: Business Standard - Javadekar echoes demands of developing countries, says INDCs must be comprehensive and should not just focus on mitigation
Source: The Wall Street Journal - Officials from nearly 200 countries working to negotiate a climate-change agreement are wrestling with the most basic question: whether key sections of the final pact should be legally binding.
Source: Bloomberg - Thousands of power plants and factories will need to be fitted with carbon-capture and storage equipment to limit global warming to safe levels, former World Bank chief economist Nicholas Stern said.