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China climate negotiator says Lima deal ‘balanced’

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:44
Source: Guardian - Chinese media coverage of the Lima climate change talks included comments by the country’s top climate negotiator who described the deal reached as “balanced”.
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Lima deal leaves ominous climate questions

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:44
Source: Politico - The U.S. and other nations were applauding this weekend’s climate change agreement on Monday, but the deal’s difficult negotiations showed all too clearly the major hurdles that lie ahead as officials try to reach a much more sweeping pact next year in Paris.
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New Climate Treaty Struggles to Reconcile Rich and Poor

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:44
Source: ClimateWire - They fought about money, categories and assessments. They skirmished over scopes and road maps and timetables.
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The long road from Lima to a global climate deal

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:44
Source: Financial Times - Just weeks after Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping breathed unexpected life back into the Paris climate change talks, unveiling a bilateral pact on reducing emissions, another slightly fainter puff has come from the direction of Lima.
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NREL Demonstrates 45.7% Efficiency for Concentrator Solar Cell

NREL - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:00
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has announced the demonstration of a 45.7 percent conversion efficiency for a four-junction solar cell at 234 suns concentration. This achievement represents one of the highest photovoltaic research cell efficiencies achieved across all types of solar cells.
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UN climate change deal in Peru attacked by environmental activists as 'weak' and 'ineffectual'

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:19
Source: The Independent - The UN climate deal agreed between nearly 200 countries in the early hours of Sunday morning was welcomed by politicians – but environmentalists and climate activists denounced it as both weak and ineffectual.
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Fossil-Fuel Limits in All Nations Closer After UN Deal

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:54
Source: Bloomberg - A plan to limit fossil-fuel pollution in all nations for the first time came a step closer as envoys from more than 190 countries agreed on the key parts of a deal they plan to adopt next year to fight global warming.
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Lima climate change talks avert a disaster

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:54
Source: Business Standard - It is so decided,” said Peruvian Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, his gavel hitting the table. And, the torturous 13 days of UN climate change negotiations ended with 196 countries adopting the ‘Lima call to climate action’ document at around 1 am on Sunday morning.
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Paris climate summit faces tougher job after modest Lima deal

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:54
Source: Reuters - A Paris summit in 2015 will face a tougher task to agree a U.N. deal to slow climate change after the hopes of many that cooperation between Washington and Beijing would be a magic key to end global gridlock dissolved in chaotic preparatory talks in Lima.
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Climate Talks Yield Plan to Spread Burden of Emission Cuts

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:54
Source: Wall Street Journal - The U.S. and other wealthy countries persuaded their developing-nation peers to advance a framework that for the first time would spread the burden of economically painful emission cuts across all nations.
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Late deal in Lima saves UN climate talks from collapse

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:54
Source: RTCC - UN talks in Peru have concluded with agreement on a pathway towards a deal to address climate change in Paris next December.
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COP20: Ban Ki-moon hails delegates for paving way to 'meaningful' climate agreement

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:54
Source: UN News Centre - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has hailed the outcome of a United Nations-backed climate conference recently concluded in Lima, Peru, praising delegates for setting the groundwork for a more conclusive agreement to be reached in 2015, a spokesperson for the Organization today announced.
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UN climate deal in Peru ends historic North-South split

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:54
Source: BBC - Unexpectedly, for a city that is in a desert area, rain drizzled from the night-time sky over Lima early on Sunday. Just as unexpectedly, the gavel came down on UN climate talks that had almost collapsed because of wide gaps between the positions held by rich and poor nations
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At UN climate talks, a crack in rich-poor barrier

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:54
Source: AP - A last-minute deal that salvaged U.N. climate talks from collapse early Sunday sends a signal the rich-poor divide that long held up progress can be overcome with a year to go before a landmark pact is supposed to be adopted in Paris.
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NREL Seeks National Executive Energy Leadership Academy Participants for 2015

NREL - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 08:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is accepting applications for its 2015 Executive Energy Leadership Academy. NREL’s Executive Energy Leadership Academy, also known as Energy Execs, is a program which enables decision-makers throughout the country to learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, analytical tools and financing. Leaders in the private sector, communities, non-profits and government are eligible to participate in the program.
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Lima climate talks: India, 189 UN members reach deal

UNFCCC headlines - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 23:54
Source: The Financial Express - Negotiators today adopted a compromise draft for national pledges to cut global carbon emissions at marathon UN climate talks here that addressed all of India’s concerns and paved way for a new ambitious and binding deal to be signed in Paris next year to combat climate change.
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COP20 Climate Forum: Lima UN talks agree on building blocks for 2015 climate deal

UNFCCC headlines - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 23:54
Source: Radio Australia - About 190 nations have agreed on the building blocks of a new-style global deal due in 2015 to combat climate change amid warnings that far tougher action will be needed to limit rising world temperatures.
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UN pushes ahead on 2015 climate deal after marathon

UNFCCC headlines - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 23:54
Source: AFP - UN members pressed ahead Sunday with a vision for a historic pact to defeat climate change by adopting a format for national pledges to cut Earth-warming greenhouse gases. At a marathon conference in Lima, they also approved a blueprint to guide negotiations for the deal due to be sealed in Paris in December 2015.
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Lima climate talks: India, 189 UN members reach deal

UNFCCC headlines - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 23:39
Source: The Financial Express - Negotiators today adopted a compromise draft for national pledges to cut global carbon emissions at marathon UN climate talks here that addressed all of India’s concerns and paved way for a new ambitious and binding deal to be signed in Paris next year to combat climate change.
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