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GOOD FOR EARTH? US, China leaders to meet on climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 09:14
Source: AFP - Barack Obama and Xi Jinping have few areas of common ground as they meet this week in Beijing, but could find themselves warming to each other on one longstanding sticking point: climate change.
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A Tricky Transition From Fossil Fuel

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 09:14
Source: NY Times - Denmark, a tiny country on the northern fringe of Europe, is pursuing the world’s most ambitious policy against climate change. It aims to end the burning of fossil fuels in any form by 2050 — not just in electricity production, as some other countries hope to do, but in transportation as well.
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UN official urges bracing for ramifications of climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:54
Source: Kuwait News Agency - Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Michel Jarraud on Monday said "Climate change is happening and will not wait for us to be prepared, especially the least equipped.
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Rich countries subsidising oil, gas and coal companies by $88bn a year

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:54
Source: Guardian - Rich countries are subsidising oil, gas and coal companies by about $88bn (£55.4bn) a year to explore for new reserves, despite evidence that most fossil fuels must be left in the ground if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change.
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Ahead of Global Talks, All Eyes on U.S. Contribution to Climate Fund

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:54
Source: InsideClimate News - Next month's climate talks in Peru are a pivotal point in the push for global action on climate change. But it's a far less publicized gathering in Berlin that holds the key to whether the Lima negotiations succeed—and whether a useful climate treaty might be possible in the end.
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Climate change inspires rise of 'cli-fi' flicks

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 09:04
Source: AP - The giant, inflatable whale in this Gulf Coast city signals not only the arrival of one of the world's biggest documentary festivals, but also the emergence of film as a way to tell the story of climate change.
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Don't cave in on climate policy, Senate leaders urge Obama

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 09:04
Source: Reuters - Four Senate leaders on Friday urged President Barack Obama not to retreat from promises of strong domestic carbon cutting goals and significant aid to developing countries to combat climate change given new Republican leadership in Congress, which is expected to be hostile to such policies.
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Review: 2071, Royal Court Theatre

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 09:04
Source: RTCC - It was heartening to see some interest in climate change in Sloane Square – one of London’s richest neighbourhoods, better known for Russian oligarchs than eco-warriors.
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Green energy 'creates more jobs than fossil fuels', study says

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 09:04
Source: BusinessGreen - Investing in renewables adds half a job per gigawatt hour of electricity generated, report claims, with around 10 jobs created for every £1m invested
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India Eyes $100 Billion Investment In Renewable Energy

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 09:04
Source: Cleantechnica - The new Indian government is taking serious initiatives to boost the power sector, which is in dire need of financial and structural reforms. A large number of these reforms will be implemented in the renewable energy sector.
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Why Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo are buying up wind energy

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 09:04
Source: NZ Herald - As of now, the top three most widely used search engines, by a considerable margin, are Google, Yahoo and Microsoft's Bing.
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Las potencias deben pagar la mitigación de daños al clima

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 09:04
Source: La Razón - El ministro de Medio Ambiente y Agua, José Antonio Zamora, pidió a los países desarrollados, a nombre de Bolivia, recursos económicos para afrontar los problemas del cambio climático en el mundo. La autoridad participó de la cumbre PreCOP en Venezuela.
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International conference on climate change kicks off in Kathmandu

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 09:04
Source: IANS - An international conference on "mountain people adapting to change" kicked off in Kathmandu Sunday, aiming at providing a platform to discuss best ways to help mountain communities to deal with adverse impacts of climate change.
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'India firming up stand it will present at Lima conference'

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 09:04
Source: Economic Times - India was firming up its stand which it will present in the crucial UN conference on climate change to be held in Peruvian capital Lima next month, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today.
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Philippine climate envoy to end epic walk at typhoon haiyan ground zero in Tacloban

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:04
Source: AFP - Philippine climate change envoy Naderev Sano will on Saturday reach ground zero of the strongest typhoon ever to hit land, completing an epic march he believes will help spur global warming action.
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SABIC wins CDM registration for innovative carbon reduction project; demonstrates commitment to low carbon economy

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:04
Source: Zawya - An innovative carbon reduction project initiated by SABIC at its manufacturing affiliate, Al-Jubail Fertilizer Company (Al-Bayroni), has been registeredby the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
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Arab stance on pollution sought

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:04
Source: Arab News - The undersecretary of Meteorology and Environment Protection for Environment and Sustainable Development Affairs, Abdul Bassette Al-Sairafi, has urged all Arab countries to take a unified stance against the high pollution rates and develop a clear strategy to face environment challenges.
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Study: Global warming will increase pollen and allergen exposure

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:04
Source: UPI - The icebergs are melting and the sea levels are rising. Studies show droughts could become longer and more frequent, coastal storms more damaging, and forest fires more expansive. Now, researchers say climate change is also likely to bring about more pollen-induced sneezing.
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Typhoon Haiyan: millions of lives still blighted one year on

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:04
Source: Guardian - A year after typhoon Haiyan devastated central areas of the Philippines, aid workers and officials are warning that millions of people are still living in temporary shelters and evacuation centres.
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