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Nigeria set to reduce emissions in new climate action plan

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 07:24
Source: The Guardian (Nigeria) - FUELLED by the need to prevent average global temperatures rising above two degrees Celsius and to reap the many opportunities that arise from a necessary global transformation to clean and sustainable development, the Federal Government last week began a process to formulate new climate action plan for the country.
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UN Urges Government Urged To Accelerate Contributions To Green Climate Fund

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 07:24
Source: Leadership (Nigeria) - Hela Cheikhrouhou, Executive Director, “The Green Climate Fund’’, said on Sunday in Seoul at the end of its conference that as of 30 April 2015, the fund has signed 4 billion dollars equivalent in contributions.
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Current carbon pledges won't stop dangerous global warming, says Lord Stern

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 07:24
Source: Guardian - Commitments already made by world governments to cut carbon emissions aren’t enough to keep global warming below the crucial 2C target – but a strong deal is still possible in Paris, says economist
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California governor orders country’s most aggressive emission cut goals

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 07:04
Source: Washington Post - California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is ordering his state to cut harmful carbon emission levels more aggressively than any other government in North America, as an historic drought grips the Western United States.
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Climate change will significantly affect Australians’ health, report finds

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 07:04
Source: Guardian - Climate change will have significant repercussions for Australians’ health as warming temperatures fuel extreme weather events, help spread disease and disrupt food and water supplies, according to a report backed by the country’s peak scientific and medical bodies.
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Charles Koch Admits Climate Change is Real

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 06:44
Source: Huffington Post - As the nation warily watches every Republican presidential candidate kiss the ring of billionaire donor Charles Koch for a shot at his network's $300,000,000 pool of presidential cash, Charles Koch did something unusual.
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Prospective Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Scores High In New 'Climate Hawk' Ranking

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 06:44
Source: Huffington Post - WASHINGTON -- A new ranking of U.S. senators based on their climate activism puts soon-to-be presidential candidate Bernie Sanders among the top "climate hawks."
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US State dept labels climate change “strategic priority”

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 06:44
Source: RTCC - Climate change will be one of four foreign policy priorities for the US up to the end of the decade, secretary of state John Kerry announced on Tuesday.
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Climate change is melting Arctic archaeological sites

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 06:44
Source: Grist - If you think about it — bear with us here — the Arctic is basically a huge freezer full of history’s leftovers. There’s a millennium worth of crusty villages, a bunch of gnawed-on beluga bones, and don’t forget the last of that takeout mammoth wayyyy at the back.
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In Paris, Ban discusses Mediterranean crisis and climate change with President Hollande

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 06:44
Source: UN News Centre - 29 April 2015 – During his visit to Paris, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday met with French President François Hollande, to discuss, among other issues the crisis in the Mediterranean, climate change and sustainable development.
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BRICS to push cooperation on climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 06:44
Source: Russia & India Report - BRICS environment ministers met in Moscow last week to deliberate on climate change. BRICS has emphasized the need for a just and fair global order based on multi-polarity and has sought urgent reform of international financial bodies. But, in a first, environment ministers from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) met to discuss the crisis of climate change.
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Court orders UK to cut NO2 air pollution

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 06:44
Source: BBC News - The UK's highest court has ruled that the government must take immediate action to cut air pollution. The ruling is a significant victory for campaigners, who began legal action after the UK breached EU limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the air.
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G20 to assess ‘carbon bubble’ threat – media reports

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 06:44
Source: RTCC - G20 countries are investigating the financial risks posed by investments in fossil fuels that cannot be burnt if the world is to avoid dangerous levels of warming.
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Mayors Banding Together To Fight Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 09:04
Source: Huffington Post - Momentum is building toward December's summit on climate change in Paris. Unlike the 2009 Copenhagen summit, where high hopes were dashed by low politics, this time the world's two biggest polluting countries (the U.S. and China) are onboard.
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Vatican, U.N. join forces against climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 09:04
Source: USA Today - Top officials from the Vatican, the head of the United Nations and leading scientists came together at a summit Tuesday in Vatican City to label the fight against man-made climate change as a "moral issue."
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Firefighters: climate change intensifying wildfires

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 09:04
Source: 9News - BOULDER - A documentary screened at the Sie FilmCenter in Denver Tuesday evening featured several veteran Colorado firefighters who pointed to climate change as a factor in the growing intensity of wildfires.
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Financing the transition to a green global economy

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 09:04
Source: G7-G20 - Investment in clean energy has risen substantially over recent years, but we are still not safe from the 2°C threshold for climate change. The world needs greater access to climate finance, explains Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
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Climate change, food shortage, conflict in Mali

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 09:04
Source: The Guardian Nigeria - LIFE has never been easy in Moussa Majga’s corner of northern Mali, a desert region of leafless trees, mud huts, and roaming gunmen.
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NREL Announces Participants for Executive Energy Leadership Program

NREL - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 08:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 21 leaders to participate in its 2015 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs), which empowers executives to integrate clean energy solutions in their communities.
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Nearly half of top pension funds gambling on climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:39
Source: Guardian - Index produced by thinktank shows just under 50% of investors take no measures to protect assets from expected climate-related market shifts
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