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.
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.
Source: Guardian - Commitments already made by world governments to cut carbon emissions arent enough to keep global warming below the crucial 2C target but a strong deal is still possible in Paris, says economist
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.
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 countrys peak scientific and medical bodies.
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.
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."
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.
Source: Grist - If you think about it bear with us here the Arctic is basically a huge freezer full of historys leftovers. Theres a millennium worth of crusty villages, a bunch of gnawed-on beluga bones, and dont forget the last of that takeout mammoth wayyyy at the back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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
Source: The Guardian Nigeria - LIFE has never been easy in Moussa Majgas corner of northern Mali, a desert region of leafless trees, mud huts, and roaming gunmen.
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.
Source: Guardian - Index produced by thinktank shows just under 50% of investors take no measures to protect assets from expected climate-related market shifts