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Green Climate Fund hopes to raise billions in Berlin

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:14
Source: AFP - Hitting the initial financial goal for the so-called Green Climate Fund would be seen as a key step ahead of international talks in Peru next month, and in France a year later, on slashing worldwide carbon emissions
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UN official lauds China's steps on carbon emissions

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:14
Source: China Daily - China is ramping up efforts to curb domestic carbon emissions and to bridge differences in global negotiations, a welcome sign from a "constructive leader" in climate change, the United Nations' top climate official said on Tuesday.
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Green Queen signs up to UK carbon-cutting club

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:14
Source: RTCC - British monarchy joins National Trust carbon cutting club to make its palaces greener
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NREL Teams with SolarCity to Maximize Solar Power on Electrical Grids

NREL - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 08:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and SolarCity have entered into a cooperative research agreement to address the operational issues associated with large amounts of distributed solar energy on electrical grids. The work includes collaboration with the Hawaiian Electric Companies to analyze high penetration solar scenarios using advanced modeling and inverter testing at the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF). The project is funded in part through an Energy Department solar cost-share program.
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The moral issue of climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:14
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Poor can't be burdened with fight against climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:14
Source: Economic Times - In a strong message to the developed nations, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has said that sustainable development and a victory in the war against climate change cannot be attained on the backs of the poor.
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THE ROAD TO LIMA | Crunch time for climate finance, UN climate deal

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:14
Source: InterAksyon.com - In just two weeks, representatives of nearly 200 governments will gather in Lima, Peru for a major climate change summit with an ambitious goal: generate substantial initial fund pledges from rich countries and produce the draft of a global deal to cut emissions.
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Renewable energy as efficient as coal for Turkey, report

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:14
Source: TRENDNewsAgency - Renewable energy would not be more costly than coal power for Turkey, an analysis report released on Tuesday has revealed Anadolu Agency reported.
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2015 will be a year of global climate action, says Najib

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:14
Source: BERNAMA - Malaysia will continue working with other developing nations to prove that climate action towards a greener economy would bring about greater opportunities, rather than costs, for the people.
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US-China climate deal's ambition fails to impress India

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:14
Source: Guardian - Indian think tank says the US-China climate deal is neither historic nor ambitious, and would lead to dangerous temperature rises
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French and Australian leaders discuss climate

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:14
Source: AP - The French president told Australia's prime minister Wednesday that countries should make their own decisions on how to achieve any binding greenhouse gas reduction targets that emerge from a United Nations climate change conference in Paris next year.
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Australia stands firm against G20 pack on climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:14
Source: Reuters - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday warned that next year's landmark climate change summit in Paris will fail if world leaders decide to put cutting carbon emissions ahead of economic growth.
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India targets 500% increase in solar power generation

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:14
Source: RTCC - India’s energy minister promises 100 GW of solar power by 2022 across sunny India, but coal concerns remain
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Officials confident Green Fund will top $10bn target at Berlin meeting

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:14
Source: RTCC - Austria, Norway, Finland, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland and the UK are some of the countries expected to commit or increase their pledges to the UN’s Green Climate Fund in Berlin on Thursday.
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Viceprimer ministro chino se reúne con jefa de cambio climático de ONU

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 08:54
Source: CRI - El viceprimer ministro chino, Zhang Gaoli, se reunió este lunes en Beijing con Christiana Figueres, secretaria ejecutiva de la Convención Marco de Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático
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Vice premier: China backs global climate change effort

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 08:54
Source: xin - China is contributing to the global effort to address climate change, Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said in Beijing Monday
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French president to visit PH, climate change tops agenda

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 08:54
Source: ABS-CBNnews - French President François Hollande is scheduled to visit the Philippines next year and climate change will be on top of his agenda, the Embassy of France in Manila said.
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Germany debates programme to save 2020 climate target (analysis blog)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 08:54
Source: Carbon Brief - Germany plans to its cut emissions by 40 per cent by 2020. But three years of increasing emissions have raised questions about whether Germany can stick to its target.
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Rich countries 'backsliding' on climate finance

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 08:54
Source: Guardian - The $10bn (£6bn) in climate aid which Britain and other rich countries are expected to formally pledge this week represents a backsliding on earlier climate finance transfers, according to observers.
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Coal Rush in India Could Tip Balance on Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 08:54
Source: NY Times - Decades of strip mining have left this town in the heart of India’s coal fields a fiery moonscape, with mountains of black slag, sulfurous air and sickened residents.
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