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Time for the Vatican to divest from fossil fuels? (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:44
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2015 presents historic opportunity to improve people's lives, says UN Assembly President

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:44
Source: New Kerala - The next several months will present a historic opportunity to agree on an "inspiring" agenda that will directly improve the lives of people around the world, United Nations General Assembly President Sam Kutesa said today as he outlined his objectives for 2015.
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Low-energy urbanisation 'can help climate goals'

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:44
Source: BBC - A study of 274 cities has helped shed light on energy consumption in urban areas and what can be done to make future urbanisation more efficient.
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Report: EU power sector emissions drop a ‘staggering' eight per cent

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:44
Source: BusinessGreen - Emissions from the EU power sector fell eight per cent in 2014, as a direct result of reduced energy demand and increased renewables output.
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European lawmakers torn over how early to begin carbon market reform

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:44
Source: Reuters - European politicians meeting on Wednesday ahead of a critical vote next week on reforming the European Carbon market were unable to agree on a single date, putting forward both 2017 and 2019 as deadlines to begin action.
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Polar bears migrate to Northwest Passages for longer lasting ice

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:19
Source: Reuters - Some polar bear clusters have slowly moved to islands north of Canada's mainland that are retaining the Arctic ice for longer, according to a new scientific study that predicts the migration, linked to climate change, would continue.
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Carbon pricing set to cover 80% of Canadian economy

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:19
Source: RTCC - Over 80% of Canada’s economy could be covered by a carbon tax by the end of 2015, after the province of Ontario announced it would release plans to price greenhouse gas emissions.
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Ban wants India to lead climate change fight

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:19
Source: The Hindu - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said here on Tuesday that India should lead the campaign to arrive at a “universal and meaningful agreement” at the U.N. Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris during the year-end.
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Obama to call for new methane regulation in State of the Union address

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:19
Source: Guardian - Methane emissions need to be reduced to meet Obama’s aggressive greenhouse gas benchmarks as the president moves to bolster his climate legacy
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Australia’s rising solar power ‘revolution’

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:19
Source: Al-Jazeera - Australian researchers broke the world's solar power efficiency record last month with their design of a novel commercial energy system, raising hopes the fossil-fuel dominated country may someday switch off its reliance on coal.
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Corporate Leaders Group demands urgent action to boost EU carbon price

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:19
Source: BusinessGreen - The Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change has today waded into the long-running debate over the future of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), calling on MEPs to back plans to reform the scheme and boost the bloc's carbon price.
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EU Carbon Jumps Most Since 2013 Amid Talks on Bolstering System

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:19
Source: Bloomberg Businessweel - European Union carbon permits advanced the most in 16 months as climate officials from member nations gathered to discuss a proposal to strengthen the bloc’s emissions-trading system.
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Obama Is Said to Be Planning New Rules on Oil and Gas Industry’s Methane Emissions

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:19
Source: NY Times - In President Obama’s latest move using executive authority to tackle climate change, administration officials will announce plans this week to impose new regulations on the oil and gas industry’s emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, according to a person familiar with Mr. Obama’s plans.
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All aboard? Paris climate deal must address aviation and shipping

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:19
Source: BusinessGreen - The latest round of climate talks concluded in Lima last month with a sense that some of the basics have been agreed to set the foundations of a global agreement in Paris next year.
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Senate Expected To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is Real, As Part Of Keystone Bill

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:19
Source: Huffington Post - The Senate agreed Tuesday to move to debate on amendments to legislation that would force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, another step toward the anticipated approval of the bill sometime next week.
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EU Nations to Discuss Latvia Bid to Strengthen Carbon Fix

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 09:09
Source: Bloomberg Businessweel - European Union nations will discuss today a proposal by the bloc’s presidency to strengthen a planned overhaul of its emissions-trading system by preventing the return to the market of permits delayed at auctions in 2014-2016.
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'Social cost' of carbon emissions significantly underestimated

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 09:09
Source: UPI - Economists trained in a wide range of traditions, from both ends of the political spectrum, agree that markets have failed to properly price carbon emissions. To account for the damage each ton of carbon dioxide does to the environment and atmosphere, economists and public policy makers suggest a tax on carbon -- a federally-backed market correction.
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Solar, nuclear, climate progress possible on Obama India visit

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 09:09
Source: Reuters - There could be progress on U.S.-India civil nuclear cooperation, solar power and climate change when U.S. President Barack Obama visits India in two weeks, U.S. officials said on Sunday.
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Indonesian indigenous groups look to tourists to protect forests

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 09:09
Source: Reuters - Indonesian indigenous communities launched a project on Friday to encourage foreign tourism in ancestral forests to slow the advance of logging operations and palm oil plantations.
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