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Scientists urge global 'wake-up call' to deal with climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 09:34
Source: Guardian - Climate change has advanced so rapidly that work must start on unproven technologies now, admits US National Academy of Science
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Climat : 80% des Français attribuent le réchauffement à l'homme

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 09:34
Source: RTL (France) - Une grande majorité de Français estime que l'homme est responsable du réchauffement climatique.
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S. Korean carbon market numb in first month

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 09:34
Source: Yonhap - As widely expected, South Korea's carbon market had thin trading in the first month of opening due in large part to a lack of confidence and the reluctance of affected companies to actively join the new trading scheme, data showed on Wednesday.
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NREL Takes First In-Depth Look at Solar Project Completion Timelines

NREL - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 08:00
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has gathered and analyzed data for more than 30,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) installations across the United States to better understand how interconnection regulations align with actual project completion timelines. The findings indicate that interconnection process delays are common, and can range from several days to months. Streamlining the application review and final authorization processes can ultimately benefit utilities and solar consumers by reducing the time and cost associated with going solar.
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Rich world helping bankroll export of coal technology-data

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 09:09
Source: Reuters - Rich nations provided nearly $15 billion over a decade from 2003 to 2013 to fund exports of coal-fired power plant and coal mining technology, data seen by Reuters shows, defying calls to end subsidies for the most polluting of the fossil fuels.
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'Loss & damage' issue brings developing countries together

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 09:09
Source: Business Standard - Climate change negotiations started at Geneva on Sunday, working to draw the rough blueprint for the global Paris agreement, which will be agreed upon by the end of the year.
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Geneva climate meeting kicks off with updated negotiating text

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 09:09
Source: BusinessGreen - The first UN climate meeting of the year kicked off in Geneva yesterday, amid fresh calls for diplomats to ensure an ambitious global agreement is reached at December's Paris Summit and a renewed push for the eventual deal to include a commitment to "achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions".
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Ballooning UN climate text risks becoming “unmanageable”

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 09:09
Source: RTCC - UN climate change negotiations risk becoming unmanageable unless countries start cutting down a rapidly expanding set of proposals for a global deal
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EU to exert 'maximum pressure' in seeking emissions cuts

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 09:09
Source: Reuters - The European Union will exert "maximum pressure" to extract by June at the latest pledges from major economies to cut greenhouse-gas emissions, a document seen by Reuters says.
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Will Companies Solve Climate Change Before Countries? (blog)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 09:09
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A 23-year experiment finds surprising global warming impacts already underway

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 09:09
Source: Guardian - A new paper published in Global Change Biology summarizes the results of a 23-year experiment monitoring how global warming is impacting certain ecosystems.
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Dubai Municipality initiative to combat global warming

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 09:09
Source: Gulf News - Replacing traditional diesel with biodiesel in trucks will reduce 22,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per yearIn conjunction with National Environmental Day, Dubai Municipality kicked off a new initiative that aims to replace the use of traditional diesel with biodiesel in tanks of big trucks.
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Buried in Boston? Blame it on climate change -- maybe

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 09:09
Source: USA Today - Boston is used to snow, but not like this — nearly 6 feet in two weeks, including the biggest two snowstorms since records began after the Civil War.
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Why climate scientists are right about how hot the planet is going to get

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 09:09
Source: Washington Post - One key concept that climate scientists and policymakers use to forecast future global warming — and estimate how much we should reduce greenhouse-gas emissions — is known as “climate sensitivity.”
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France says climate talks crucial for world security

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:19
Source: Reuters - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius launched a round of global climate talks in Geneva on Sunday and warned that world security, as well as the environment, depended on their success.
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Plea for 'urgency' at UN climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:19
Source: AFP - UN climate negotiators gathered in Geneva were urged Sunday to show urgency and compromise in crafting a draft by next week for a global pact to be signed in December.
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UN climate talks get into gear in Geneva

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:19
Source: Deutsche Welle - UN negotiators are meeting in Geneva for a new round of talks this week. With 2014 recognised as the hottest year on record, there is increasing pressure for a global climate pact to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
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UN climate talks start with call to work as “one team” in Geneva

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:19
Source: RTCC - With six days to create a draft agreement, officials ask countries to drop historic divides and start new era of cooperation
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A Genève, 195 pays se penchent sur un futur accord

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 08:59
Source: L'Express - Les négociations sur le climat reprennent dimanche à Genève. Il s'agit de la première réunion formelle depuis deux mois. Elle est destinée à préparer le texte du grand accord que doivent signer en décembre à Paris 195 Etats, toujours divisés sur plusieurs points-clés.
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Draft of Climate Change Agreement Enters Final Lap

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 08:59
Source: Voice of America - A new round of U.N.-sponsored negotiations to draft a climate change agreement to halt global warming has begun in Geneva.
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