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UN's Clean Development Market Mechanism Future in Doubt, Largely Sidelined in Lima

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:09
Source: Bloomberg BNA - The United Nations’ Clean Development Mechanism, a plan to use market forces to curb greenhouse gas emissions that once was hailed as among the most important and resilient parts of the UN process to confront climate change, is fighting to survive and remain relevant.
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Three New Fellows to Help Guide NREL Research

NREL - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:00
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently named Richard DeBlasio, Sarah Kurtz and Suhuai Wei to its Research Fellows Council, the laboratory's top advisory council, comprised of internationally recognized NREL scientists and engineers.
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California pensions should divest coal assets -state senate leader

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:24
Source: Reuters - California pension plans would divest all assets related to the coal industry under a measure the leader of the state senate said he will propose to reduce support for an industry that critics blame for contributing to climate change.
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'Lima held no hope for an India facing extreme weather patterns'

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:24
Source: IANS - The recently-concluded climate change talks in Lima failed to catalyze any optimism for the next round at Paris 2015, signalling little hope for India that is already reeling under extreme weather patterns, experts said.
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Climate change will leave Christmas trees in hot water

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:24
Source: New Scientist - Our warming climate is bad news for Christmas trees. Norwegian spruces risk getting cold feet as the insulating blanket of snow that protects their roots from Scandinavian winters thins.
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Nations' climate laws key to global pact

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:24
Source: Straits Times - With the prospects for a comprehensive, global treaty carrying the required ambition remaining uncertain in 2015, there is growing consensus that a better and faster response to climate change is badly needed.
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India-US climate talks to focus on clean energy, tech R&D

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:24
Source: Economic Times - India and the United States are expected to announce a joint effort to tackle climate change with focus on clean energy and technology R&D during President Barack Obama's visit to the country in January.
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How to talk climate change in Paris

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:04
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2014 warmest year in Europe since 1500s

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:04
Source: Financial Times - Climate change is very likely to have helped make 2014 Europe’s warmest year since the 1500s, scientists have found.
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South African Brewer Tackles Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:04
Source: Voice of America - Governments failed to come to a breakthrough agreement at last week's climate summit in Peru. But South African mega-brewer SAB Miller sent delegates to the talks, and says it is one of many private companies taking their own steps to fight climate change.
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The new climate denialism: More carbon dioxide is a good thing (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:04
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Coal demand set to break 9bn tonne barrier this decade

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:04
Source: Guardian - Global coal use is on an upwards march despite calls to halt fossil fuels demand at a UN climate summit in Peru and will hit a record 9bn tonnes by 2019, according to the International Energy Agency.
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Developing states left in dark on 2020 climate finance goal

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:04
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Major questions persist over how rich countries will boost funding for poorer nations to tackle climate change in the next five years, after U.N. climate talks failed to decide on clear plans.
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Climat : une question de méthode (editorial)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:44
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‘Monsters’ line road to Paris climate deal with rich-poor divide

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:44
Source: Bloomberg - The path to a climate deal in Paris a year from now is littered with obstacles, foremost among them how to differentiate between what industrialized nations led by the U.S. will do to cut fossil-fuel pollution, and what commitments developing ones such as India, Brazil will take on.
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China climate negotiator says Lima deal ‘balanced’

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:44
Source: Guardian - Chinese media coverage of the Lima climate change talks included comments by the country’s top climate negotiator who described the deal reached as “balanced”.
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Lima deal leaves ominous climate questions

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:44
Source: Politico - The U.S. and other nations were applauding this weekend’s climate change agreement on Monday, but the deal’s difficult negotiations showed all too clearly the major hurdles that lie ahead as officials try to reach a much more sweeping pact next year in Paris.
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