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UN climate chief joins alumni calling on Swarthmore to divest from fossil fuels

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:14
Source: Guardian - The United Nations climate chief appealed to her alma mater, Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, to withdraw from fossil fuels, in an important symbolic show of support for the campus divestment campaign.
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Solution to global warming will be found in new technologies

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:14
Source: Irish Times - It is our grandchildren who will benefit from applying the brakes today to bring the momentum of climate change to a slow halt
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Climate denial is immoral, says head of US Episcopal church

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:14
Source: Guardian - Climate change is a moral challenge threatening the rights of the world’s poorest people and those who deny it are not using God’s gift of knowledge, says presiding bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori
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China should link southern carbon markets ahead of nationwide scheme -study

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:14
Source: Reuters - Academics that advise the government on carbon trading in China have proposed linking two emissions exchanges in the southern province of Guangdong as a first step towards integrating all seven of the country's pilot markets.
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The lights are going out for coal - and humans may be starting to fight back against global warming

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:14
Source: Telegraph - Global emissions have been static, but there's no recession to explain it. Are we finally decoupling pollution from economic growth?
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Berlin fracking bill criticised ahead of UN climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:14
Source: EurActv - For months, the German government has been working on a bill that would legalise fracking. But environment and health advocates warn that it sends the wrong message ahead of the UN Climate Conference in Paris.
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EU seen giving carbon market compromise tentative backing

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:14
Source: Reuters - EU nations are poised on Wednesday to back a compromise put forward by the European Union presidency to set up a reserve by "no later than 2021" to remove surplus permits that have depressed Europe's carbon market, EU sources said.
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Lord Stern: development and climate finance should not be separated

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:14
Source: Blue & Green Tomorrow - Lord Nicholas Stern has argued that government should not consider development and climate finance to developing countries as separate issues because they are interconnected in a new policy paper.
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US museums asked to sever ties with fossil fuel industry

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:14
Source: Guardian - Scientists and cultural figures call on science and art museums to ditch corporate sponsorships from fossil fuel companies
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UN chief stresses need to mitigate climate change patterns

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:14
Source: New Kerala - With extreme weather and changing climatic patterns taking a heavier toll on the planet, mitigating and adapting to them remains "among the great tests of our time,"Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday
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Global warming is now slowing down the circulation of the oceans — with potentially dire consequences

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:14
Source: Washington Post - Welcome to this week’s installment of “Don’t Mess with Geophysics.” Last week, we learned about the possible destabilization of the Totten Glacier of East Antarctica, which could unleash over 11 feet of sea level rise in coming centuries.
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Live Earth Revived: All Roads Lead to Paris

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:14
Source: Huffington Post - The exciting yearlong build up to the UN climate negotiations this December has just got better with the announcement of Live Earth - Road to Paris
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Greenhouse gas emissions: Who’s responsible for climate policy in Canada?

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:14
Source: Globe and Mail - As Canada gears up for the UN climate summit in December, federal and provincial governments are laying out their agendas. Meanwhile, neither the provinces nor Ottawa are on track to meet their own targets
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Insurance industry demands 'ambitious, meaningful' global climate deal

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:14
Source: BusinessGreen - The UK's insurance industry will today join with green groups and academics to call on world leaders to sign an ambitious global deal on tackling climate change at a major summit in Paris later this year.
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Experts pitch for fossil fuels to drive growth in India

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:14
Source: Financial Express - Ahead of a crucial climate meet in Paris later this year, energy experts here today advocated growth powered by fossil fuels for ending poverty in India as they said the country accounts for very low per-capita carbon emissions as compared to the developed nations.
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Norwegian parliament votes on new climate change law

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 07:54
Source: RTCC - Norway’s parliament will tomorrow vote on plans to create the country’s first flagship climate change law by the summer of 2017
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Countries reveal progress on 2020 forest restoration challenge

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 07:54
Source: RTCC - Ethiopia, US and Mexico among countries pledging action at Bonn meeting to cut carbon emissions and create jobs
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Niue leader expects more climate devastation in region

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 09:14
Source: Radio New Zealand International - The Premier of Niue says Pacific Islands are likely to face more destruction from extreme storms while the trend of climate change is left unchecked.
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Brazil’s Deforestation Rates Are on the Rise Again

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 09:14
Source: Newsweek - In a world hungry for environmental success stories, Brazil has been the closest thing we have to a golden child.
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