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COP20 is a forum for regional green policies not just global climate targets

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:09
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.
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COP20: Cautious optimism as delegates descend on Lima ahead of UN climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:09
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.
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Canada's climate inaction leaves it 'increasingly isolated' ahead of COP 20

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:09
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.
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Will Lima climate talks pave way for a binding treaty in Paris in 2015? (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:09
Source: The Guardian - Failure will condemn developing countries to unchecked climate change for another generation, and the poorest countries will be worst hit.
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Cities could lead emissions reductions

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:09
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.
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Climate rhetoric faces the devil in the detail (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:09
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.
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Record temperatures raise pressure on UN climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:09
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.
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Global Warming: UN Climate Summit To Begin In Peru Amid Dire Predictions By Scientists

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 09:54
Source: International Business Times - Following commitments to cut emissions of greenhouse gases from two of the world’s 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.
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Optimism Faces Grave Realities at Climate Talks (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 09:54
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.
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Climate change adaptation comes of age in U.N. talks: TRFN

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 09:54
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.
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China's commercial banks inch towards carbon financing

UNFCCC headlines - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 11:44
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.
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Casi un centenar de personas en delegación oficial de EEUU en COP20

UNFCCC headlines - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 11:44
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.
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COP 20: costa peruana perderá 40% de agua por cambio climático

UNFCCC headlines - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 11:24
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
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Figueres: vamos a hacer historia en Lima con la organización de la COP20

UNFCCC headlines - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 11:24
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.
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Experta confía en que cumbre COP20 logrará acuerdo histórico

UNFCCC headlines - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 11:24
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.
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COP20: ´Lima hará historia´, dice Christiana Figueres, jefa del CMNUCC

UNFCCC headlines - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 11:24
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.
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Testing the Limits of European Ambitions on Emissions

UNFCCC headlines - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 11:24
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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Climate change talks offer India new opportunity (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 11:24
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India to press for green fund operationalisation at Lima climate meet

UNFCCC headlines - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 11:04
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
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US ambassador: COP20, big step to respond to climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 11:04
Source: Andina - Peru has successfully organized the UN world summit on climate change COP20, said US ambassador Brian A. Nichols when referring to his country’s great expectations regarding this international event starting on Monday.
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