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Lima climate talks: 'Do the maths' on coal and oil, says John Kerry

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:39
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".
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Students to record effect of climate change via mobile app

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:39
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.
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Climate pact gridlock sets in at Lima talks

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:39
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.
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Thousands of marchers demand just solution at UN climate talks in Lima

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:19
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.
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At Lima climate talks, UN launches new coalition to promote renewable energy

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:19
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.
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A climate idea comes of age: Zero emissions

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:19
Source: Associated Press - Zero emissions idea floated by climate 'nerd' getting traction at UN conference in Peru.
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'Berlin Wall' climate divide looms over Lima

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:54
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.
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Global group of Catholic bishops call for end to fossil fuels

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:54
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.
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Bangladesh: Poor nations expect too much climate aid from west

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:54
Source: RTCC - Poor countries have been piling too much pressure on the rich west, Bangladesh’s environment minister Anwar Hossain Manju has suggested.
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Late Night Lima – envoys battle to contain expanding climate deal

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:54
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.
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Canete: Climate talks moving 'slower than we want'

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:54
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.
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Chinese cities targeting emissions peak next year

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:54
Source: RTCC - Some Chinese cities will peak their greenhouse gas emissions as early as next year, lead climate official Xie Zhenhua said on Wednesday.
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Pressure rising on Delhi to target ambitious carbon cuts

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:54
Source: RTCC - India’s 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.
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NREL Compares State Solar Policies to Determine Equation for Solar Market Success

NREL - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 08:00
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.
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Ban urges Lima conference to agree draft text as basis for 2015 climate deal

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:19
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.
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Workers must lead transition to green economy, unions say at climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:54
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.
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Lima climate talks: Helping cities with credit ratings can foster low-carbon progress (comment)

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:54
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.
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Lima climate talks: India says it does not support ex-ante review of INDCs

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:54
Source: Business Standard - Javadekar echoes demands of developing countries, says INDCs must be comprehensive and should not just focus on mitigation
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Lima Climate Talks: U.S., EU Wrangle Over Legal Basis of Emissions Targets

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:54
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.
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Thousands of Carbon-Capture Plants Needed to Curb Warming

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:54
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.
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