Source: Gulf Times - World Heritage sites are testimonies to and links between the past and present, as well as being places that contribute to a sustainable future.
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Source: UN News Centre - As the global farming community continues to curb climate change and food insecurity, the United Nations agriculture agency today spotlighted the best practices of its climate-smart approach to tackle those challenges and spark rural renewal.
Source: AFP - The clock is ticking for countries to lay the foundations of a 2015 deal to tackle dangerous climate change, ministers warned in Bonn yesterday.
Source: Bloomberg BNA - Private-sector carbon credit reduction donations have already offset 30 percent of the estimated carbon emissions to be generated by the upcoming 2014 World Cup soccer tournament, an Environment Ministry official told Bloomberg BNA.
Source: RTCC - Parliament agrees to target 80% emissions reduction by 2050 and promote use of renewable energy
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Source: BBC - Negotiators and campaigners have reacted angrily to the failure of many environment ministers to attend UN talks in Bonn.
Source: RTCC - Poland remains opposed to new goals, saying it would leave poorer nations compensating for over-ambition
Source: Reuters - China led calls by emerging economies on Friday for the rich to raise financial aid to the poor as a precondition for a United Nations deal to combat global warming.
Source: AlertNet - Bangladeshi parliamentarian Saber Hossain Chowdhury is no stranger to U.N. climate change negotiations - he was at the big summits in Copenhagen in 2009 and in Cancún the year after.
Source: Reuters - Rising sea levels have washed the remains of at least 26 Japanese World War Two soldiers from their graves on a low-lying Pacific archipelago, the foreign minister of the Marshall Islands said on Friday.
Source: ENS - Barbados, a small Caribbean island at the forefront of the fight against climate change, today hosted this years World Environment Day, leading United Nations-wide efforts to draw attention to the plight of the worlds small islands at risk of being lost to sea-level rise.
Source: Bloomberg - China is working on how to cap its greenhouse gas emissions for the first time, an effort that would spur the worldwide effort to hold back climate change.
Source: Standard - Kenya is the second largest investor in renewable energy in Africa. It is, however, a distant second, with the investment value standing at a modest Sh21 billion ($249m) last year compared to South Africa.
Source: SF Chronicle - Billionaire Tom Steyer, the leading financial underwriter of campaigns to combat climate change, says he is putting up $2 million to start a fund for victims of wildfires and other "extreme weather events."
Source: Busiiness Standard - Negotiators from 195 countries at Bonn are in the early stages of putting together a draft of a UN agreement that will guide climate change actions over the next decades
Source: Xinhua - Ian Somerhalder, an actor best known for his work on the international hit TV Series, "The Vampire Diaries," has a new role, which is of great importance not only to himself, but also to hundreds of thousands of others.
Source: Reuters - Global warming is causing trillions of dollars of damage to coral reefs, aggravating risks to tropical small island states threatened by rising sea levels, a U.N. report said on Thursday.