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(Opinion) What’s At Stake in Lima Climate Talks

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:39
Source: Climate Central - The Kyoto Protocol of 2008 through 2012 succeeded in introducing the world to the concept of coordinated climate action. Aside from creating a weak European carbon market, however, it did little to actually ratchet greenhouse gas levels. Nations that met their obligations under the protocol did so with the help of economic downturns.
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Delegates to Peru climate change conference to use "green" cars

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:39
Source: Xinhua - LIMA, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Some 10,000 delegates attending a UN climate change conference in the Peruvian capital of Lima next month will get around in ecological cars, the state Andina news agency reported Wednesday.
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Pacific delegates in Peru for UN climate change talks

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:39
Source: Radio Australia - Delegates have gathered in the Peruvian capital, Lima, for the 20th annual UN Conference on Climate Change. It's taking place ahead of next year's meeting in Paris where a new global agreement on emissions reductions is due to be finalised.
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China Pledges to Honor Emission-Cut Commitments

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:39
Source: Beijing Review - The UN Climate Conference in Lima comes on the heels of China and the U.S. reaching a major agreement on climate change at the APEC Summit in Beijing earlier this month. As part of that deal, the Chinese side has agreed to cap its carbon-emission growth by 2030, on top of generating one-fifth of its power through renewable sources by that same time.
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COP20 en Lima es reunión clave para acuerdo climático global

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 16:04
Source: Andina - El ministro del Ambiente, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, aseguró que la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (COP20), a realizarse en Lima, es una reunión “clave” que debe dejar todo listo para la suscripción de un acuerdo global sobre el tema.
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Rich Countries Pony Up (Some) for Climate Justice

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 15:44
Source: The Nation -
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Naciones Unidas premia iniciativas a soluciones climáticas

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 15:44
Source: Prensa Latina - Varios proyectos de América Latina, África y Asia, fueron premiados con los Galardones Actividades Faro 2014, iniciativa de la secretaría de cambio climático de Naciones Unidas, que busca destacar algunos de los mejores ejemplos de soluciones ambientales.
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Extreme El Nino weather stunted growth of Peruvian children

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 15:44
Source: Reuters - Children in Peru on the front line of a severe cyclical warming of the Pacific Ocean in 1997-98 suffered stunted growth, showing how extreme weather can cause lasting damage to health, a study said on Tuesday.
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56 nations put price on carbon capture

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 15:44
Source: Deccan Chronicle - Fiscal incentives for carbon capture should be part of the global climate change agreement that replaces the Kyoto Protocol, 56 countries belonging to the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe said on Tuesday.
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Rare UN honour for Aaranyak

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 15:44
Source: Assam Times - Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at Bonn in Germany have announced 2014 Lighthouse Activity Award jointly for Aaranyak and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development.
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Germany cuts coal to reach climate targets

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 15:44
Source: Deutsche Welle - Germany wants to reduce coal power to achieve its climate goal - and send a positive signal to the climate summit in Peru in early December. The government is planning new legislation.
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Russia's Rate of Global Warming Twice as High as World Average

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 15:44
Source: Moscow Times - Russia is heating up 2.5 times faster than the rest of the world, but may yet stand to benefit from it, the country's chief meteorologist said in comments carried by the Interfax news agency.
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New Carbon Market Is Key Part of Climate Agreement, U.K. Says

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 15:44
Source: Bloomberg - A new carbon market that will spur emerging nations to cut emissions is the key element of next year’s planned global climate accord, a U.K. official said.
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U.S. EPA expected to tighten long-awaited ozone standards: sources

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 15:44
Source: Reuters - The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to propose on Wednesday more stringent air quality standards for ground-level ozone, the main culprit in smog, sources said.
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"Beyond Carbon" Benefits The Talk Of The Forest Carbon Markets

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:14
Source: Ecosystem Marketplace - Much of the discussion during next month’s international climate negotiations in Lima, Peru will revolve around halting tropical forest loss to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But Ecosystem Marketplace’s latest report on the voluntary and compliance markets shows forest carbon projects already having an impact – an impact that could multiply if the right policy signals are sent.
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Los ecologistas piden más concreción en la hoja de ruta contra el cambio climático

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:14
Source: EFEVerde - Las cinco principales organizaciones ecologistas de ámbito estatal han considerado que la hoja de ruta del Gobierno para luchar contra el cambio climático es un documento "bueno y ambicioso", pero han exigido "mayor concreción y coherencia" para asegurar que las 43 medidas que propone se lleven a cabo.
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COP20: el anfitrión Lima presenta su orgullo de sostenibilidad urbana

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:14
Source: Pulzo.com - La vigésima Conferencia llamada COP20 oficialmente se realizará entre 1 y el 12 de diciembre de 2014 en Lima, aunque ya iniciaron los pre-eventos
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Nigeria: CSOS Seek Draft From 2015 Climate Change Confab

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:14
Source: Daily Independent (Lagos) - The coalition of Nigerian civil societies have demanded that the meeting of nearly 200 governments in Peru later this year for the 20th Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) should produce the first draft of a global deal to cut emissions.
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China Plans National Carbon Market by 2016 Amid Emission Pledge

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:14
Source: Bloomberg Businessweel - China, the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter, plans to start a nationwide carbon market in the next two years following a pledge to cap emissions by 2030.
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Proofing communities against glacial melt impact

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:54
Source: eKantipur - Nepal will seek an opportunity to draw global attention towards the plight of the mountains that are retreating at an alarming rate and its impact on the lives and livelihoods of millions of people, in the upcoming global climate summit which takes place in Peru next month.
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