Source: RTCC - Sweden will pay half a billion dollars into the UNs green bank, the government will announce in its 2015 budget.
Source: San Antonio Express-News - Austin-based Skyonic Corp. on Tuesday dedicated its first-of-a-kind factory in San Antonio, one that captures carbon dioxide emissions from a cement plant for conversion to byproducts that can be sold profitably to other industries.
Source: The Guardian - A UN proposal that would see small island states offered debt relief to pay for climate change contains a fundamentally unjust blind spot, according to development groups.
Source: CleanTechnica - The US wind industry is booming, installing more in the first 9 months of 2014 than was installed throughout all of 2013. The figures come from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), which predicts 2014 will finish strong and push through to stepped-up installations throughout 2015.
Source: CleanTechnica - The authors of the latest Global Green Economy Index have raised concerns about the perceptions of developed countries such as Australia, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States, suggesting that perceptions of their green economic performance dramatically exceed their actual performance on the [Global Green Economy Index].
Source: The Guardian - The UNs climate chief urged country negotiators on Monday to build bridges at talks in Bonn towards a new, global pact that received fresh endorsement from world leaders last month.
Source: RTCC - What are the key issues with which negotiators will be grappling during this round of UN talks in Bonn?
Source: Business Green - Diplomatic and lobbying activity across the EU stepped up a notch today, as governments and industry groups sought to set out their stall ahead of this week's crucial European Council meeting on the bloc's 2030 energy and climate change package.
Source: EurActiv - EXCLUSIVE: European leaders meeting later this week for an EU summit on energy and climate change will discuss proposals allowing energy-rich nations like France and Germany to transfer 10% of CO2 emissions quotas to member states such as Poland, who are struggling to diversify their energy mix.
Source: Reuters - Britain wants reforms to Europe's Emissions Trading System (ETS) to start from 2017, four years earlier than proposed, hoping to tackle the scheme's massive oversupply and boost investment in clean technologies.
Source: The Guardian - A Danish bid to expand carbon offsetting to the transport sector has triggered uproar among NGOs and academics, with one new analysis saying it would devastate efforts to reign in fuel emissions.
Source: BBC News - Prof Jim Skea, a vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says the EUs plan to cut CO2 emissions 40% by 2030 is too weak. He says it will commit future governments to extraordinary and unprecedented emissions cuts.
Source: The Guardian - Farmers with smallholdings are not responsible for most of the destruction of Brazils Amazon rainforest, but their contribution to deforestation is rising and must be addressed if the country is to hold on to recent gains, according to an environmental research group.
Source: RTCC - Scientists in the northern Alaska outpost of Barrow have linked 7C temperature rise to the decline in Arctic sea ice
Source: RTCC - The head of the UN-backed Green Climate Fund is expecting further pledges of financial support after the board resolved key questions over its governance.
Source: Quartz - CDP, a British environmental nonprofit, receives data from almost 2,000 companies around the world showing what they do to fight climate change. From that, the group has compiled a list of the 187 best companiesfirms such as Apple, Samsung, and BMWinto a kind of elite (and much smaller) Fortune 500 for environmentally-conscious companies, dubbed the Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI), and it says those companies are outperforming the rest of the market.
Source: RTCC - The impact of Ban Ki-moons New York summit on UN efforts to curb climate change faces its first test on Monday in Bonn, where envoys from over 190 countries meet for a week of negotiations. - See more at: http://www.rtcc.org/2014/10/19/ban-summit-success-tested-as-un-envoys-meet-for-climate-talks/#sthash.1FaW4gIz.dpuf
Source: RTCC - Shipping is responsible for a billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year, a little more than Germany. Its share of global emissions fell from 3.2% in 2007 to 2.5% in 2012, according to the latest figures approved by the UNs International Maritime Organization. But with no strategy to curb emissions, they are set to rise 50-250% by 2050, depending on the rate of economic growth.
Source: RTCC - A Chinese city of 9 million people is seeking to introduce a carbon market, which would be the eighth in the country.
Source: CleanTechnica - According to the Clean Energy Pipeline, global clean energy investment jumped 11% in the third quarter of 2014 over figures a year earlier, clearing $64 billion.