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A village in India now runs entirely on its own solar power grid

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:14
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.
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Climate change ravaging Antarctic fur seals

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:14
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.
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Loss and damage: UN receives new climate compensation plans

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:14
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.
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EU Commission agrees 30 percent energy savings goal for 2030: sources

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:14
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.
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EU Confirms Approval of Germany's New Renewable Energy Law

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:14
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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A map and a compass for climate talks (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:59
Source: The Hindu -
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Growth, Global Warming Threaten African Species

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:59
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.
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Climate change hits all Pentagon operations, official says

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:59
Source: The Hill - All Pentagon operations in the U.S. and abroad are threatened by climate change, according to a Defense Department official.
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President Mahama Launch Two National Policies on Climate Change and Environment

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:59
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.
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Britain sticks with tough carbon target despite opposition

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:59
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.
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France backs 30 percent energy efficiency goal: letter

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:59
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.
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Venezuela climate summit calls for end to “green economy”

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:59
Source: RTCC - A UN-backed conference in Venezuela has ended with a declaration to scrap carbon markets and reject the green economy
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Dispute over 'bonkers' EU energy savings plan

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:59
Source: BBC - EU commissioners are meeting today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement about how ambitious it should be.
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Germany is #1 in the World for Energy Efficiency

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:39
Source: Cleantechnica - Germany is #1 in the World for Energy Efficiency, according to the 2014 scorecard released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today.
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How to stop climate change making food less nutritious?

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:14
Source: eco-business.com - Climate change threatens to make crops less nutritious, bringing bad news for Africa's food systems which are already under significant stress.
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Climate models accurately predicted global warming when reflecting natural ocean cycles

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:14
Source: Guardian - A new study shows that when synchronized with El Niño/La Niña cycles, climate models accurately predict global surface warming
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The G20 has the muscle to fight climate change (by Ross Garnaut)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:14
Source: Business Spectator -
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NHL outlines plan to fight climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:14
Source: The Hill - Climate change is impacting the next generation of hockey players directly, according to a report released Monday by the National Hockey League.
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Report: Sunday shows give climate change more air time

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:14
Source: The Hill - Sunday shows have given climate change issues more air time in the first half of 2014 than in the last four years combined, according to a new analysis.
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