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Indonesia finalizes forest reference emission levels

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:54
Source: ANTARA News - The Managing Body for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (BP REDD+) is familiarizing all stakeholders with the Forest Reference Emission Levels (FREL) as the final step before it is passed as a state document.
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India digs its heels in on phasing out refrigerant

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:54
Source: Times of India - It's not going to be easy to make India budge over the controversial climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) issue. It will move on its phase-out path only after hard bargaining.
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China insists rich nations must do more at Lima climate meeting

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:54
Source: AFP - Developed countries must do more than their less wealthy counterparts to tackle climate change, the world's biggest polluter China said on Tuesday, reaffirming its longstanding position before a United Nations climate conference next month.
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Obama’s climate change envoy: fossil fuels will have to stay in the ground

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:54
Source: Guardian - Todd Stern claims the world will have to forgo developing reserves of oil, coal and gas in order to solve global warming
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Some climate change impacts unavoidable: World Bank

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 09:14
Source: Reuters - Some future impacts of climate change, such as more extremes of heat and sea level rise, are unavoidable even if governments act fast to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the World Bank said on Sunday.
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Prospects rise for a 2015 U.N. climate deal, but likely to be weak

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 09:14
Source: Reuters - A global deal to combat climate change in 2015 looks more likely after promises for action by China, the United States and the European Union, but any agreement will probably be too weak to halt rising temperatures.
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Botswana: Climate Change Worsens - Lesolle

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 09:14
Source: Botswana Daily News - Growing evidence suggests that climate change is worsening through droughts and other severe weather events such as cyclones, tornadoes, floods and wildfires, says University of Botswana Department of Environmental Science Lecturer, Mr David Lesolle.
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Should Endowments Divest Their Holdings in Fossil Fuels?

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 09:14
Source: Wall Street Journal - College and university endowments have roughly $22 billion, or 5% of their assets, invested in energy and natural resources, according to the National Association of College and University Business Officers.
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Climate Change Threatens to Strip the Identity of Glacier National Park

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 09:14
Source: NY Times - What will they call this place once the glaciers are gone? A century ago, this sweep of mountains on the Canadian border boasted some 150 ice sheets, many of them scores of feet thick, plastered across summits and tucked into rocky fissures high above parabolic valleys. Today, perhaps 25 survive.
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Xi's talks with Pacific leaders focus on climate and infrastructure

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 09:14
Source: Radio New Zealand International - Samoa's Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, says climate change formed a major part of talks with the Chinese President Xi Jin Ping at the weekend.
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World Bank warns of climate perils

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 09:14
Source: Financial Times - A “frightening world” of global instability lies ahead unless governments tackle the threat of man-made climate change, the president of the World Bank has warned.
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Ministers of Environment and Foreign Affairs: COP to bring investments to Peru

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 09:14
Source: Andina - The United Nation’s 20th Edition of the Conference on Climate Change (COP 20) will enable to attract more investments to Peru, forecasted the minister of Environment, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal.
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Top Chinese legislator holds talks with Peruvian president

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 09:14
Source: Xinhua - China's top legislator Zhang Dejiang held talks here Friday with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala on bilateral ties.
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Sun's finally shining on India's climate change fight

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 09:14
Source: Straits Times - In India, fighting climate change means turning to the sun. In Baramati in the western state of Maharashtra, construction is under way on a solar power plant that will generate 50 megawatts (MW), enough to power a small town.
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"Greening Silk Road Partnership” to address land degradation and climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:54
Source: People's Daily Online - A partnership to combatting land degration and climate change was officially announced today in Sydney jointly by the UNCCD and the China Elion Foundation at the 6th World Park Congress.
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Global Temperatures Are the Hottest on Record for a Fifth Month This Year

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:54
Source: TIME - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Thursday that the average global temperature for October was 58.43ºF (14.74ºC).
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AfDB to lend Kenya $133 mln to extend access to power

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:54
Source: Reuters - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $133 million loan to fund a project aimed at improving access to electricity among poor populations in Kenya's rural areas.
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EBRD unveils $350m financing facility for energy efficiency improvements in Turkey

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:54
Source: Clean Technology Business Review - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has unveiled a new $350m financing facility for energy efficiency improvements in Turkish homes.
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Countries agree to informal discussion on management of HFCs

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:54
Source: PTI - In a significant development, nations assembled here on a UN platform today agreed to a European Union proposal to have an informal discussion on the management of climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
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Cold snap caused by climate change-weakened jet stream, scientists suggest

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:54
Source: Al-Jazeera - Arctic conditions in eastern United States this week may have been the result of climate change-induced stressors on the jet stream that regulates weather over the northern hemisphere, according to meteorologists.
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