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Kerry calls on U.S. college graduates to face down climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 07:04
Source: Reuters - The rapidly changing climate poses a threat of sparking greater global conflict, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday told the graduating class of Boston College, urging the graduates to play a role in pushing for new energy policies
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‘Keep dirty energy out of Green Climate Fund’, demand activists

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:24
Source: Blue&Green Tomorrow - A coalition of around 300 civil society organisations have voiced concerns after it emerged the Green Climate Fund (GCF) could be used to develop nuclear, dams and other fossil fuels.
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Studies: Wildfires worse due to global warming

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:24
Source: AP - The devastating wildfires scorching Southern California offer a glimpse of a warmer and more fiery future, according to scientists and federal and international reports.
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Climate change will hit nations' creditworthiness -S&P

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:24
Source: Reuters - S&P said climate change will be the 21st Century's second global "mega-trend", after aging populations, to put downward pressure on sovereign ratings, which could harm economic growth and government coffers.
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Scientists unveil scenarios for 2070 in Wisconsin

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:24
Source: LaCrosse Tribune - A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers last week released a series of detailed science-based scenarios envisioning life in 2070 in the Madison area’s Yahara Watershed, aiming to help people envision the effects of climate change before it worsens.
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Rift Widening Between Energy And Insurance Industries Over Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:04
Source: Forbes - Being a big business, the insurance industry is a strong backer of free enterprise and its laissez-faire leaders
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Where Whale Oil Once Reigned, a Town Looks to Renewable Energy

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:04
Source: Wall Street Journal - Whale oil made New Bedford, Mass., America's energy capital in the early 19th century. Now the gritty fishing port is once again linking its future to energy—this time renewable.
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China aims for 70GW of solar in race to ditch coal

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:04
Source: BusinessGreen - New target aims to more than triple current installed capacity as China continues clean energy investment drive
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Laurence Tubiana : "Le plus grand ennemi de l’accord climat, c’est la crise économique."

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:04
Source: Sciences et avenir - La France accueillera et présidera l’an prochain la 21e conférence sur le climat. L’économiste Laurence Tubiana, qui vient d’être nommée représentante spéciale de Laurent Fabius
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Taming the floods, Dutch-style

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:04
Source: Guardian - What Britain can learn from the Netherlands about defending against floods and adapting to climate change
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PERU: RD participa en diálogo sobre cambio climático

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:04
Source: almomento.net - República Dominicana participó en el diálogo de los jefes de negociación sobre cambio climático que se realizó en esta capital con el objetivo de propiciar un espacio reflexivo y fortalecer la posición regional de América Latina y el Caribe.
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Winners for NREL’s 24th Solar and Lithium Ion Car Races

NREL - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 08:00
Indy-500-style checkered flags, high-tech neoprene rubber tracks, and of course, sponsor decals graced the site of today’s Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium Ion Battery car competitions for Colorado’s middle schoolers. Nearly 300 students on 74 teams from 21 Colorado schools converged on Dakota Ridge High School to vie for a spot in the final races using solar and lithium ion battery powered vehicles they designed and built themselves.
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Student-Made Solar and Lithium Ion Battery Cars Take to the Racetrack on Saturday

NREL - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 08:00
Nearly 300 middle school students from around Colorado will participate in the 24th Annual Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium Ion Battery car competitions on Saturday, May 17, at Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton. The competitions give students the opportunity to showcase their engineering skills by building and racing high-performance model solar and battery vehicles.
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Chile energy agenda aims to reduce prices, promote renewables

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 07:59
Source: BNamericas - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and energy minister Máximo Pacheco unveiled the 2014-18 energy agenda on Thursday during a ceremony in the presidential palace La Moneda.
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Eventual acuerdo sobre cambio climático podría dar resultados hacia 2050

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 07:59
Source: AFP - Uno de los desafíos de la Cumbre del COP20 en Lima en diciembre será sentar las bases de un nuevo acuerdo sobre cambio climático en 2015 que debería arrojar resultados hacia mitad de siglo, dijo a la AFP Christiana Figueres, representante de la ONU en el cónclave.
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Netherlands' largest offshore wind farm powers forward

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 07:59
Source: BusinessGreen - Plans for the biggest Dutch offshore wind farm to date have taken a major step forward after the consortium of developers behind the 600MW scheme signed €2.8bn worth of contracts.
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Europe’s renewable energy market boosted by €3bn wind farm deal

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 07:59
Source: Financial Times - A €3bn deal for what is expected to be one of the world’s biggest offshore wind farms has boosted Europe’s battered renewable energy market after more than a year of sagging investment.
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Ollanta Humala viajará a Alemania y EEUU para reuniones sobre cambio climático

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 07:34
Source: Peru21 - Esas citas forman parte de las actividades preparatorias para la Cumbre del Clima de la ONU, que se celebrará en Lima en diciembre.
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Christiana Figueres y ministro Pulgar-Vidal participaron en Diálogos con la Sociedad Civil Latinoamericana camino a la COP20

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 07:34
Source: Minam - Con la presencia del ministro del Ambiente, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, y de la Secretaria Ejecutiva de la Convención Marco de Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático, Christiana Figueres, ayer por la tarde se realizó la primera sesión de Diálogos con la Sociedad Civil Latinoamericana camino a la COP20.
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Dunedin becomes the first New Zealand city to dump its fossil fuel investments

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 07:34
Source: Guardian Sustainable Business - The council has committed to a policy of fossil fuel divestment to address the community impacts of climate change
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