Source: The Guardian - The 2014 UN climate conference begins today in Latin America, a region where climate change is already having substantial impacts. The summit in Lima will not just be a chance to agree global climate targets, but will also present the opportunity to discuss regional green policies.
Source: Yahoo!7 News - This week delegates from more than 190 nations are descending on Lima, Peru, for COP20, the 20th climate change conference and the last ministerial meeting before a new global deal is due to be inked in Paris in a year's time. So is the world any closer to a new deal? Here are five things you need to know.
Source: CBC.ca - Canada is looking "increasingly isolated" as former climate policy laggards such as the U.S. and China take action to tackle climate change, policy experts say.
Source: The Guardian - Failure will condemn developing countries to unchecked climate change for another generation, and the poorest countries will be worst hit.
Source: The Australian - Cities could make a significant contribution to cutting greenhouse gas emissions at zero net cost, according to a report published today by the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at the University of Leeds and London School of Economics and Political Science.
Source: AFP - Politically sidelined since a 2009 UN summit almost ended in a bustup, climate change has resurfaced as a priority but faces a brutal test at talks opening in Lima today. The 12-day haggle will show what happens when high-minded global vows enter an arena where national interest rules the roost.
Source: RTCC - Two weeks of UN climate change negotiations start in Lima today, with time running out for countries to develop the structure of a global agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
Source: International Business Times - Following commitments to cut emissions of greenhouse gases from two of the worlds top polluters - China and the United States - leaders from over 190 countries have gathered in Lima, Peru, for the twentieth session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, scheduled to begin Monday. The summit will aim to hammer out a new international climate change deal ahead of key talks in Paris next year.
Source: The New York Times - After more than two decades of trying but failing to forge a global pact to halt climate change, United Nations negotiators gathering in South America this week are expressing a new optimism that they may finally achieve the elusive deal.
Source: Reuters - In Peru, where two weeks of U.N. climate talks begin Monday, melting glaciers and more extreme weather such as hot spells and flash frosts are already harming crops and incomes, and keeping people in poverty, aid workers say.
Source: Reuters - Chinese commercial banks are moving into the country's fledgling carbon markets, competing to deliver new financial products in order to help industrial clients hedge carbon trading risks and finance new investment in cutting carbon emissions.
Source: Andina - Casi un centenar de autoridades y personalidades integrarán la delegación oficial de Estados Unidos en la cumbre mundial sobre el cambio climático COP20, entre ellos el exvicepresidente Al Gore y el actor Leonardo Di Caprio, informó hoy el embajador norteamericano en Perú, Brian Nichols.
Source: El Popular - El estado del agua en el Perú no tendría un buen futuro, según el último reporte de los especialistas, que se ha dado a conocer a solo horas del inicio de la COP 20
Source: Andina - La secretaria ejecutiva de la Convención Marco de Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático, Christiana Figueres, afirmó hoy que Lima hará historia tras la realización de la Vigésima Conferencia de la partes sobre cambio climático (COP20) que se iniciará este lunes 1 de diciembre en la capital.
Source: Prensa Latina - La secretaria ejecutiva de la Convención Marco sobre el Cambio Climático, Christiana Figueres, se declaró hoy optimista sobre el logro de un acuerdo de consenso en la Cumbre COP20 a comenzar el lunes próximo en Perú.
Source: RPP - La secretaria ejecutiva de las Naciones Unidas para el Cambio Climático (CMNUCCI), Christiana Figueres, manifestó su confianza que "en Lima se hará historia" tras la realización de la Vigésima Conferencia de las Partes de la Convención Marco de la Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático, COP20.
Source: NY Times - The European Union has long been a world leader on climate change, and its new agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2030 keeps it at the forefront of that effort.
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Source: The Hindu - The Lima meeting, coming soon after the U.S.-China climate deal, seeks to set the tone for the "Paris Protocol" and countries will be wrangling over their Intended Nationally Determined Contribution
Source: Andina - Peru has successfully organized the UN world summit on climate change COP20, said US ambassador Brian A. Nichols when referring to his countrys great expectations regarding this international event starting on Monday.