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UN pushes ahead on 2015 climate deal after marathon

UNFCCC headlines - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 00:54
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 - 00:39
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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COP20 Climate Forum: Lima UN talks agree on building blocks for 2015 climate deal

UNFCCC headlines - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 00:39
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 - 00:39
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 - 00:19
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 - 00:19
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 - 00:19
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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Talks in gridlock, meet head says let’s not leave Lima empty handed

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:39
Source: The Indian Express - With the climate talks remaining deadlocked at the end of Thursday, the head of the Lima round of negotiations, Manuel Pulgar Vidal, lashed out at the delegations saying they had not come only to enjoy the city and must ensure that they do not go back empty handed from Peru.
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Lima climate talks agree on just one paragraph of deal with 24 hours left

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:39
Source: The Guardian - Negotiators working on a deal to fight climate change have agreed on just a single paragraph of text, casting a shadow over the prospects for a strong outcome in Lima.
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France climate chief admits Lima talks may not deliver clear result

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:39
Source: RTCC - France’s diplomatic machinery is starting to ramp up the gears, 12 months before countries are scheduled to sign off a UN climate deal in Paris.
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As Lima climate talks stutter, business remains positive

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:39
Source: RTCC - While delegates inside negotiating rooms at the UN climate talks in Lima crawl towards a conclusion, many business and civil society leaders attending the meet say they feel cautiously optimistic.
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Slow progress at Lima climate talks “costing lives” says Oxfam chief (interview)

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:39
Source: RTCC - “This slow progress is costing lives. It is not just the money they spend here and the carbon footprint flying round the world for meetings that don’t have solutions, it is lives are being lost.”
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Kerry feels heat on Keystone oil pipeline at U.N. climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:39
Source: Reuters - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday urged countries at U.N. climate talks in Lima to move away from using fossil fuels while demonstrators gathered outside the meeting urged him to reject the Keystone oil pipeline.
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International law stays silent on the responsibility for climate change (comment)

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:39
Source: The Guardian - The world of international law is behaving as though the problem of climate change does not exist.
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Dried Out Amazon Could Speed Up Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:19
Source: Nature World News - A new NASA-funded study has found that a dried out Amazon, which has experienced a decline in rainfall over the last decade, could speed up global climate change due to the subsequent drop in vegetation.
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Kerry to climate talks: No excuses, get to work

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:19
Source: Associated Press - Secretary of State John Kerry tried to spur slow-moving U.N. climate talks Thursday, telling nations to stop bickering over who is to blame for global warming and to shun the cheap route of high-polluting coal to grow their economies.
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Chefs promote sustainable cooking at COP20

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:19
Source: Andean Air Mail & Peruvian Times - As negotiations at the United Nations climate change summit run into their last stretch after nearly two weeks of deliberations, top world leaders took a brief pit stop to savor food prepared sustainably, by two of the country’s top chefs.
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Analysis: EU carbon market reforms heading for an early start

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:54
Source: Reuters - Reforms to reduce a glut of emissions in Europe's carbon market look increasingly likely to kick off in 2017, four years earlier than initially proposed, as support grows among lawmakers for an early start.
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Lima climate talks: 'Do the maths' on coal and oil, says John Kerry

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:39
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald - Lima: US Secretary of State John Kerry has attempted to break a deadlock at the Lima climate change talks by urging countries to avoid being "bogged down in abstract debates".
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Students to record effect of climate change via mobile app

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:39
Source: The Indian Express - Hundreds of students from the four cities of Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Hyderabad are coming together to document how climate change is impacting trees, birds and butterflies around them in urban areas. Using mobile applications as part of a citizen science project by Mumbai-based social enterprise Ladybird Environmental Consulting, they are trying to engage around 3,000 students across 40 schools in the cities.
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