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Countries Racing to Adopt Low-Carbon Technologies, UNFCCC Chief Says

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:54
Source: Latin American Herald Tribune - The countries taking part in the latest annual edition of the United Nations’ climate-change conference are in a race to adopt low-carbon technologies, according to the executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, who said their speed in making that switch will depend on the commitments they make under a new global accord.
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EXPLAINED: The biggest hurdles plaguing a global climate accord (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:34
Source: Business Spectator - It was not with starry-eyed optimism, but with fierce determination that global climate negotiators launched their treaty talks in Lima on Monday. Nobody is suggesting that it will be easy to draft a comprehensive pact to be signed in Paris next year.
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Ambition Meets Wariness as U.N. Climate Change Talks Begin in Lima

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:34
Source: Wall Street Journal - The U.S., Europe and China are about to confront the gulf between their carbon-cutting ambitions and those of less industrialized countries.
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UN carbon market fights for its future at Lima talks

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:34
Source: RTCC - Carbon markets are a cost-effective way to tackle climate change, say proponents, and should be supported by a deal next year in Paris. It is a hot topic in Lima, where negotiations are under way to produce a draft agreement.
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India makes a strong case for adaptation measures at Lima climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:34
Source: Economic Times - With the countries here negotiating crucial points in the run up to next year's global climate agreement, India on Wednesday made a strong pitch for giving more weight-age to adaptation measures in the new agreement at a time when rich nations are more obsessed with mitigation efforts and goals.
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Green Climate Fund to start funding projects in 2015

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:34
Source: RTCC - The UN’s green bank will start converting its $9.7 billion purse into real projects in by June 2015, it announced today.
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Lima climate talks “a matter of survival” for world’s poorest

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:34
Source: RTCC - The world’s 48 poorest countries have two or three people each at this week’s UN climate talks in Lima. Some of the wealthiest countries have delegations of 80-100 people. It is a struggle for poorer states, which are among the most vulnerable to climate change, to cover all 100-odd items on the agenda.
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Emissions targets are biggest challenge for Lima climate talks (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:34
Source: The Guardian - As this year’s UN climate change conference opens in Lima, Peru, a series of unexpected political developments in recent months has created a mood of surprising optimism. But dark clouds remain.
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US and EU Clash Over Emissions at COP 20

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:09
Source: teleSUR English - For the first time, a representative of the European Union has gone on record to say that mandatory emissions cuts should be adopted by all countries by 2015, and carried out by 2020.
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Will Rollout of Green Technologies Get a Boost at Lima Climate Summit?

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:09
Source: Inter Press Service - The road towards a green economy is paved with both reward and risk, and policymakers must seek to balance these out if the transition to low-carbon energy sources is to succeed on the required scale, climate experts say.
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Rich nations urged to lead emission cuts

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:09
Source: Global Times - Developed countries must not pass the buck when it comes to shouldering their fair share of the burden of cutting carbon emissions, China's foreign ministry said ahead of a crucial climate change summit in Lima, Peru.
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Lima climate talks: EU and US at odds over legally binding emissions targets

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:09
Source: The Guardian - The European Union (EU)’s delegation at the climate change conference in Lima has argued that legally binding cuts applying to all countries are necessary and should be adopted by 2015 and entered into force by 2020.
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Lima climate talks may lead to global deal - HSBC

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:09
Source: Financial Times - The latest round of climate change talks - which began yesterday in Lima, Peru - should provide the basis for a global climate agreement in Paris next year, according to HSBC analysts.
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Yeb Sano absence casts shadow over Lima climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:09
Source: RTCC - Mystery surrounds the absence of one of the most colourful and vocal climate diplomats from UN climate talks taking place in Lima, Peru.
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Cabinet clears India’s stance at climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:09
Source: Hindu Business Line - India’s stance at the ongoing 20th Conference of Parties on climate change received the stamp of approval from the Cabinet on Tuesday. India has been insisting on the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities to make a case for lower emission targets.
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Fossil fuel investors risk being stranded by tougher climate rules

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:09
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - A major threat to fossil fuel companies has suddenly moved from the fringe to centre stage with a dramatic announcement by Germany's biggest power company and an intriguing letter from the Bank of England.
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UN plans for 2015 climate deal favour rich, say developing countries

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:09
Source: RTCC - A tense atmosphere marked the beginning of today’s UN climate talks in Lima, as African countries accused co-chairs of driving an imbalanced process.
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Civil society returns to UN climate talks, but for how long?

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:54
Source: RTCC - Whisper it quietly, but civil society is back at the UN’s climate change negotiations. Last year Greenpeace, WWF, Oxfam and Friends of the Earth were among a coalition of NGOs to walk out of Poland’s national stadium in Warsaw, the scene of the main climate conference of 2013.
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GUIDE: The Status of Climate Finance at COP20, Lima

REEEP - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 15:49

A new briefing by the Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) highlights the key climate finance issues on the agenda of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) at their meeting in Lima Peru in December 2014. The CFAS Guide: The Status of Climate Finance at COP20, Lima is authored by David Eckstein and Alpha Kaloga (Germanwatch), Alix Mazounie (RAC-France), Sven Harmeling (CARE), Raju Chhetri (independent consultant) and Henriette Imelda (IESR), with support from Sönke Kreft (Germanwatch).

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IISD Reports on CKB Group COP20 Side Event

REEEP - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 15:27

The Climate Knowledge Brokers Group (CKB Group) held an official Side Event at the COP20 in Lima yesterday, Innovation and Collaboration for Transforming Knowledge into Climate Action. The ubiquitous reporting services of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) attended and reported some initial impressions of the event.

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