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Global emissions pause comes amid China's clean energy push (+video)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:09
Source: Christian Science Monitor/Oil Price.com - China is in the midst of a historic transformation, and the surprising progress the country has made at energy efficiency has raised hopes that the world may get a grip on global greenhouse gas emissions much sooner than expected.
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Climate change brings disasters on steroids (comment)

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:09
Source: Sydney Morning Herald -
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Al Gore: 2015 Paris conference will spur global climate change policies (blog)

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:09
Source: Dallas Morning News -
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Ban highlights climate risks as Vanuatu counts dead from Cyclone Pam

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:09
Source: Deutsche Welle - UN chief Ban Ki-moon has again urged help for low-lying nations exposed to climate change risks as Vanuatu counts its dead from Cyclone Pam. Experts fear it could be one of the Pacific region's worst weather disasters.
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Net-zero emissions: Defining it; getting there

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:09
Source: Business Spectator -
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A picture of indigenous inspiration

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:09
Source: Jakarta Post - “Who will stop this madness of climate change? If not us, then who? If not now, then when?” These inspiring words from Filipino environmental activist Yeb Sano provide the theme of an ongoing audiovisual exhibition at the Antara Gallery in Pasar Baru, Central Jakarta.
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World Bank, UK to help poor nations hit by natural disasters

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:09
Source: Economic Times - Some good news for the developing countries. The World Bank and the UK government has jointly launched a new competitive challenge fund that would help poor nations -- those hit by disasters like floods, cyclones, droughts and earthquakes -- to empower their local communities.
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Climate change: UN backs fossil fuel divestment campaign

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:09
Source: Guardian - The UN organisation in charge of global climate change negotiations is backing the fast-growing campaign persuading investors to sell off their fossil fuel assets.
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UN head urges better safeguards for climate disasters

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:09
Source: AP - The president of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu appealed to a U.N. disaster conference Saturday for help as a powerful cyclone swept across his archipelago, driving painfully home the rising risks from extreme weather and climate change.
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'Long struggle' warning on climate

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:09
Source: BBC - America’s chief climate negotiator has warned of the long battle ahead to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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Extreme weather the new normal in Australia's disaster-prone neighbourhood

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:09
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - If it seems to you that major humanitarian emergencies are happening more often, you're right. Extreme weather events like the one that devastated Vanuatu on Saturday are on the rise.
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Energy: Tanzania in talks with China on funding for wind farm

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:09
Source: The Africa Report - Tanzania is in talks with the Export-Import Bank of China (EximBank) for a $132 million loan to fund the country's first wind power project, the energy ministry said on Thursday.
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John Kerry Urges Nations to Back Paris Climate Change Talks

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:09
Source: AFP - US Secretary of State John Kerry today urged nations to set ambitious goals to curb greenhouse gases, warning climate change deniers that gambling with the Earth's future was a risky business as "there is no Planet B."
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World Council of Churches: "Right to hope" despite climate change challenges

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:09
Source: Agnlicann News - In a high level panel on Climate Change and Human Rights held at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit said that despite all negative conditions “we have the right to hope” – not as a matter of passive waiting but as an active process towards justice and peace, in which human rights should play a key role.
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Science ‘has big role in solving desertification issues ’

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:09
Source: SciDev.net - Science has a major role to play in combating desertification, aiding climate change mitigation and adaptation, and sustainable land management practices, especially in the developing world, a conference has heard
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Shell warns oil demand could fall without climate solution

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:09
Source: RTCC - Fossil fuel producers must develop ways to curb emissions or face increased scrutiny from regulators, says oil giant
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Sendai: UN disaster risk reduction conference key to future sustainable development agenda

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 08:49
Source: UN News Centre - Government and civil society leaders from around the world are gathering in the Japanese city of Sendai for a United Nations conference that will take stock of ten years of global work to better prepare for and curb the impact of disasters, and to agree on an updated global response framework.
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Global emissions trading scheme 'should be based on UN carbon budget'

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 08:49
Source: Carbon Brief - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) carbon budget could provide the scientific basis for a global cap on emissions, suggested Tim Yeo, the outgoing chair of the UK's energy and climate change committee.
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Kerry: 'Energy Policy' the Solution to Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 08:49
Source: US News & World Report - Nine months away from a U.N. summit in Paris, Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday delivered a forceful call to confront and curb global warming.
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Mega-disasters and urbanization spur spike in displacement: reportMega-disasters and urbanization spur spike in displacement: report

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 08:49
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - The number of people forced from their homes each year by disasters has quadrupled over the past four decades, and the risk of being displaced has doubled, said a Norwegian humanitarian group.
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