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Clean tech primed to realise private equity promise

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 09:04
Source: BusinessGreen - Emerging clean tech companies have typically sought investments from venture capital funds comfortable with the high risk profile of immature technology markets.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to preside climate panel meet today

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 09:04
Source: Jagranpost.com - The first meeting of a reconstituted high-level climate panel, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is to begin soon where the PM will review the national action plan on climate change.
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Finance the missing piece in green growth puzzle: Achim Steiner

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 09:04
Source: eco-business.com - Achim Steiner, executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme, identifies the key requirement for achieving a global green economy and calls for strong political leadership for a successful agreement on climate change in Paris
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NREL Scientist Brian Gregg Named AAAS Fellow

NREL - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 08:00
Brian Gregg, a scientist at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS cited Gregg for “distinguished contributions to the field of solar photoconversion, particularly for developing a unified understanding of the photoconversion mechanism in the various cell types.”
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EDITORIAL from the Korea Herald

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 07:49
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Kenya: Tourism to Suffer in Dry Weather - UN

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 07:49
Source: The Star - TOURISM is expected to suffer a blow from climate change through diminished numbers of tourists, a new United Nations report says.
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Russia's forests overlooked in climate change fight

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 07:49
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Russia's forests may lose their power to help curb global warming without stronger domestic protection and a place in a new global climate change deal, scientists have warned.
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Pope on Climate Change: Man Has 'Slapped Nature in the Face'

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 07:49
Source: AP - Pope Francis said Thursday he is convinced that global warming is "mostly" man-made and that he hopes his upcoming encyclical on the environment will encourage negotiators at a climate change meeting in Paris to make "courageous" decisions to protect God's creation.
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Humans push planet beyond boundaries towards "danger zone" - study

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 07:49
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Human activity has pushed the planet across four of nine environmental boundaries, sending the world towards a "danger zone", according to a study published on Thursday in the journal Science.
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Climate change, extinctions signal Earth in danger zone: study

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 07:49
Source: Reuters - Climate change and high rates of extinctions of animals and plants are pushing the Earth into a danger zone for humanity, a scientific report card about mankind's impact on nature said on Thursday.
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Malala heads youth call for action on poverty and climate in 2015

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 07:49
Source: rtcc - In more than 50 countries across the world, 15-year-old activists will meet with political leaders today to demand action on climate change, poverty and inequality.
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EU plans diplomatic offensive ahead of Paris climate deal

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 07:49
Source: RTCC - The EU’s climate and foreign policy chiefs are planning a diplomatic blitz over the next three months to try and regain the bloc’s mantle as a global green leader.
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Does climate change exist? The Senate is about to let us know

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 07:49
Source: Guardian - An amendent to the Keystone XL pipeline bill hopes to force Republican climate change deniers to state whether they agree with the science or not
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Engaging with oil companies on climate change is futile, admits leading UK environmentalist

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 07:49
Source: Guardian - Engaging with major fossil fuel companies on climate change has become futile, according to one of the UK’s most esteemed environmentalists who spent years working on sustainability projects with BP and Shell.
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5 things to know about Obama's next climate move: methane

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:44
Source: AP - The Obama administration on Wednesday announced its latest move to combat global warming, this time trying to rein in heat-trapping methane gas that escapes from oil and gas fields.
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Sea level rise quickens more than thought in threat to coasts

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:44
Source: Reuters - Sea level rise in the past two decades has accelerated faster than previously thought in a sign of climate change threatening coasts from Florida to Bangladesh, a study said on Wednesday.
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How some corals recover from 'bleaching': climate study

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:44
Source: AFP - A sharp rise in sea temperature can inflict potentially catastrophic "bleaching" on corals, but research published Wednesday identified factors that may render some reefs more resilient than others.
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China and Kazakhstan compete for carbon neutral Olympics

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:44
Source: RTCC - The Winter Olympics in 2022 will be carbon neutral if China wins its bid to host them in the snowy mountainous regions of Yanqing and Zhangjiakou.
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Time for the Vatican to divest from fossil fuels? (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:44
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2015 presents historic opportunity to improve people's lives, says UN Assembly President

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:44
Source: New Kerala - The next several months will present a historic opportunity to agree on an "inspiring" agenda that will directly improve the lives of people around the world, United Nations General Assembly President Sam Kutesa said today as he outlined his objectives for 2015.
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