The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Africa and South Asia?
Source: RTCC - Study suggests US and China coal curbs could make future investments in sector risky
Source: NY Times - The wind is so relentless that a week can go by before it is calm enough for a crane operator to install the 30-ton blades atop the 260-foot towers at the Panhandle 2 wind farm here. Its worth the wait; a single turbine at the farm can produce 40 percent more energy than an average one.
Source: Reuters - A group of top scientists has called for a fundamental change to how the United States deals with risks to its Atlantic and Gulf coasts from storms and climate change in a National Research Council report released Wednesday.
Source: AP - Many people in this tiny hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out. That was four decades ago.
Source: IPS - The international community is failing to take advantage of a potent opportunity to counter climate change by strengthening local land tenure rights and laws worldwide, new data suggests.
Source: The Week - A few months ago, Greenpeace and two other NGOs that work in the area (BASIX and CEED) started building a solar power micro-grid to serve the village, and after a few months of testing, the autonomous 100 kilowatt system officially went online this past weekend.
Source: AFP - A food shortage likely caused by climate change is shrinking a South Antarctic fur seal colony and changing the profile of its surviving members, researchers said Wednesday.
Source: RTCC - Over the next two years, countries will draw up a framework that will shape the responses of the poorest countries to climate-caused catastrophes.
Source: Reuters - The European Commission agreed on Wednesday to put forward a target to improve energy efficiency by 30 percent as part of a package of climate and energy policy for 2030, EU sources said.
Source: Wall Street Journal - European Union antitrust authorities confirmed Wednesday their approval of Germany's new renewable energy law, which aims to help the country shift away from nuclear- and fossil fuel-generated power.
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Source: Voice of America - Researchers meeting in Cameroon say Africa may lose up to 30 percent of its animal and plant species by the end of the century due to global warming, population growth and unregulated development.
Source: The Hill - All Pentagon operations in the U.S. and abroad are threatened by climate change, according to a Defense Department official.
Source: Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - A National Climate Change Policy as well as an Environment Policy have been launched in Accra, as a first step towards the country's preparedness to deal with challenges of the global phenomenon.
Source: Reuters - Britain's government said it would stick with a goal to curb emissions by 2027 to 50 percent of the 1990 levels, a target that has led to political opposition and that its own advisers have said will be hard to meet.
Source: Reuters - France's energy minister threw her weight behind an energy savings goal of at least 30 percent for 2030 ahead of talks in Brussels on Wednesday to thrash out a target.
Source: RTCC - A UN-backed conference in Venezuela has ended with a declaration to scrap carbon markets and reject the green economy
Source: BBC - EU commissioners are meeting today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement about how ambitious it should be.