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Indigenous carbon farming project still burning bright despite market uncertainty

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:54
Source: ABC Australia - One of the Northern Territory's longest running carbon farming projects is gearing up for another season, but for the first time it is not working with a fixed price on carbon.
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Failure in Paris would be grave, warns US climate envoy

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:54
Source: Financial Times - Failure to agree an international deal in Paris this year would have grave consequences for UN negotiations to counter global warming, the US special envoy for climate change has warned.
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Climate Finance Tops $35 Billion a Year, U.S. Envoy Says

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:54
Source: Bloomberg - Industrial nations are delivering more than a third of the $100 billion in annual aid they’ve pledged by 2020 for climate-related projects in developing nations, a senior U.S. State Department envoy said.
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European Parliament hopes to revive carbon market in 2019

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:19
Source: EurActv - The European Parliament's Environment Committee has called for the withdrawal of 1.7 billion carbon quotas in 2019. This proposal must be negotiated in the Council before being adopted.
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Polish PM says no case for early reform of EU carbon market

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:19
Source: Reuters - Poland's prime minister has asked the European Commission to stick to the original start date for reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), a day after members of the European Parliament backed earlier action.
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How Indigenous philosophy could help us understand climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:19
Source: Guardian - Cut the Sky, a new dance work premiering at the Perth festival, draws on Indigenous Australian traditions to help audiences apply emotion, rather than cold logic, to climate change
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What Do Apple, Citi and Shell Have in Common?

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:19
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Experts weigh in on Malaysia’s erratic weather – Bernama

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:19
Source: BERNAMA - Malaysia has been experiencing erratic weather patterns of late, some of which have never before been witnessed.
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Don’t take lightly climate change, global warming, warns Najib

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:19
Source: BERNAMA - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today warned that climate change and global warming could no longer be viewed lightly.
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French President Hollande in Philippines to promote fight against climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:19
Source: AFP - President Francois Hollande arrived in the Philippines on Thursday, accompanied by two of France's leading actresses, to promote the fight against climate change ahead of a crucial summit of world leaders.
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Europe releases vision for Paris climate change deal

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:19
Source: RTCC - Brussels climate chief Canete says US and China must follow EU and reveal commitments to a 2015 UN pact
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UN climate chief to visit PH

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:19
Source: Rappler - The head of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be in the Philippines to join French President Francois Hollande's call for global action in curbing climate change.
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The critical flaw in the EU's climate plan

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:19
Source: Guardian -
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NREL Refines Method to Convert Lignin to Nylon Precursor

NREL - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 08:00
A new study from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) demonstrates the conversion of lignin-derived compounds to adipic acid, an important industrial dicarboxylic acid produced for its use as a precursor to nylon, plasticizers, lubricants, polyesters, and other popular products and chemicals.
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Mobile technology helps Sri Lanka cope with climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:19
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Floods and landslides linked to climate change have battered parts of Sri Lanka in the past two years, disrupting food output, but scientists believe a new program to install low-cost weather stations based on open-source technology could help farmers adapt to increasingly wild weather.
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As sea levels rise, climate change threatens entire Pacific cultures

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:19
Source: RTCC - In the first of a series of columns, poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner reflects on the cultural dimensions of climate change
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EU “backtracks” on climate goals in UN pledge, say experts

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:19
Source: RTCC - Adding huge carbon sinks to UN climate pledge could let other sectors face lighter carbon cuts and weaken 2030 goal
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Artificial glacier could help Ladakh villagers adapt to climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:19
Source: Guardian - Engineers are creating giant pyramids of ice in the drought-hit Indian Himalayas to see if the melt water they release can help solve water shortages during the region’s dry season
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Top officials say UN development system must adapt to challenges posed by post-2015 agenda

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:19
Source: UN News Centre - Top United Nations officials today underlined the importance of ongoing review and reform of the Organization’s development system as Member States met to begin the UN Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) Operational Activities Segment.
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Eiffel Tower going green with two wind turbines

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:19
Source: CBS - The Eiffel Tower has gone green. As part of an ongoing facelift of the iconic structure, a New York company this month installed two wind turbines about 400 feet up on the tower, above the second level.
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