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Same natural forces as today triggered climate change 1.4 bn yrs ago

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 09:24
Source: Business Standard - A new study has revealed found geological evidence that some of the same forces as today caused the climate 1.4 billion years ago.
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Climate change threatens human rights, Kiribati president tells UN

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 09:24
Source: RTCC - Pacific leaders tell Human Rights Council they fear for the future of their civilisations as climate impacts intensify
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Smart energy solutions on the agenda at Cyprus conference

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 09:24
Source: The FINANCIAL - International and local experts discussed smart solutions to energy challenges in Cyprus, at a high-level conference in Nicosia.
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China's Chongqing cuts carbon permit supply

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 09:24
Source: Reuters - Companies obliged to reduce their carbon emissions in China's pilot carbon exchange in Chongqing will be allocated a smaller number of permits for 2014, with the government tightening its grip on the market to tackle climate change.
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Disaster damage expected to hit $300 billion yearly as events intensify

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 09:24
Source: Reuters - Investing in insurance programs for poor farmers today could save tens of billions of dollars in coming decades as climate change upsets growing patterns and makes harvests fail, U.N. officials said ahead of next week's conference in Japan on disaster preparedness
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Solar-powered plane lands in India on 2nd leg of world trip

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 09:24
Source: AP - A Swiss-made solar powered aircraft landed in western India on Tuesday night, completing the second leg — and its first sea crossing — of its historic round-the-world trip.
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Cardinal indicates themes of pope's climate change document

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 09:24
Source: AP - A Vatican official who helped write a first draft of Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on climate change acknowledged disagreement over the causes of global warming but said "what is not contested is that our planet is getting warmer" and Christians have a duty rooted in "ancient biblical teaching" to address the problem
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Twist on carbon footprinting ‘could unblock’ UN climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 09:24
Source: RTCC - Scientists have proposed a new way of counting countries’ carbon emissions that redraws the map of responsibility for climate change.
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Building power and water infrastructure capability in South Africa

REEEP - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 15:56

Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura has identified opportunities for the South African city of Durban to increase its use of renewable energy, while at the same time driving down water infrastructure operating costs. Entura received a grant from the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international non-profit organisation, to identify opportunities to install mini-hydro (100kW to 1MW) on existing water supply infrastructure. The opportunities identified would enable generation of energy from renewable sources without the need for large and costly new infrastructure.

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Boat schools bring classroom to Bangladesh's flood-hit children

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 09:24
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Anna Akter, a nine-year-old student at a floating school in Bangladesh's remote Natore district, says she might have missed out on her education during annual monsoon floods without her boat-based classroom.
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African ministers back 1.5C warming goal for Paris summit

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 09:24
Source: RTCC - African environment ministers have reaffirmed their commitment to limiting global warming to 1.5C above pre industrial levels, placing them on collision course with the US and EU.
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EU Nations to Discuss Carbon Market Reserve Proposal Tomorrow

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 09:24
Source: Bloomberg - European Union member states meet Tuesday to hold their first talks on a compromise proposal for carbon-market reform.
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What to watch for in U.S. climate plan for Paris

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 09:24
Source: Reuters - Obama administration will unveil how it plans to reduce carbon emissions by 26 percent to 28 percent below 2005 levels within a decade, the core of the negotiating position it will take to global climate talks Paris this December.
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Paris Fashion Week: bonkers scenes on the catwalk mark business as usual for Vivienne Westwood

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 09:04
Source: London Evening Standard - The fight against climate change cannot be halted - not even its leading campaigner Vivienne Westwood.
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The World Of Energy Is Getting Diversified (comment)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 09:04
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A changing climate could be destroying Chile's mummies

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 09:04
Source: Washington Post - Some seven millennia ago or more, a group of people called the Chinchorro lived along the coasts of northern Chile and southern Peru. Their lives revolved around fishing from the rich Pacific waters, even as a uniquely arid desert — the Atacama — lay inland behind them.
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Byron Bay first regional Australian city to commit to zero emissions

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 09:04
Source: Guardian - Byron shire says it aims to be a ‘zero emissions community’ within 10 years by upgrading public transport, improving agriculture and retrofitting buildings
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