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Nations' climate laws key to global pact

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:24
Source: Straits Times - With the prospects for a comprehensive, global treaty carrying the required ambition remaining uncertain in 2015, there is growing consensus that a better and faster response to climate change is badly needed.
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India-US climate talks to focus on clean energy, tech R&D

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:24
Source: Economic Times - India and the United States are expected to announce a joint effort to tackle climate change with focus on clean energy and technology R&D during President Barack Obama's visit to the country in January.
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How to talk climate change in Paris

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:04
Source: The Hindu -
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2014 warmest year in Europe since 1500s

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:04
Source: Financial Times - Climate change is very likely to have helped make 2014 Europe’s warmest year since the 1500s, scientists have found.
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South African Brewer Tackles Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:04
Source: Voice of America - Governments failed to come to a breakthrough agreement at last week's climate summit in Peru. But South African mega-brewer SAB Miller sent delegates to the talks, and says it is one of many private companies taking their own steps to fight climate change.
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The new climate denialism: More carbon dioxide is a good thing (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:04
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Coal demand set to break 9bn tonne barrier this decade

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:04
Source: Guardian - Global coal use is on an upwards march despite calls to halt fossil fuels demand at a UN climate summit in Peru and will hit a record 9bn tonnes by 2019, according to the International Energy Agency.
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Developing states left in dark on 2020 climate finance goal

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:04
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Major questions persist over how rich countries will boost funding for poorer nations to tackle climate change in the next five years, after U.N. climate talks failed to decide on clear plans.
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Climat : une question de méthode (editorial)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:44
Source: Le Monde -
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‘Monsters’ line road to Paris climate deal with rich-poor divide

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:44
Source: Bloomberg - The path to a climate deal in Paris a year from now is littered with obstacles, foremost among them how to differentiate between what industrialized nations led by the U.S. will do to cut fossil-fuel pollution, and what commitments developing ones such as India, Brazil will take on.
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China climate negotiator says Lima deal ‘balanced’

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:44
Source: Guardian - Chinese media coverage of the Lima climate change talks included comments by the country’s top climate negotiator who described the deal reached as “balanced”.
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Lima deal leaves ominous climate questions

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:44
Source: Politico - The U.S. and other nations were applauding this weekend’s climate change agreement on Monday, but the deal’s difficult negotiations showed all too clearly the major hurdles that lie ahead as officials try to reach a much more sweeping pact next year in Paris.
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New Climate Treaty Struggles to Reconcile Rich and Poor

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:44
Source: ClimateWire - They fought about money, categories and assessments. They skirmished over scopes and road maps and timetables.
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The long road from Lima to a global climate deal

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:44
Source: Financial Times - Just weeks after Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping breathed unexpected life back into the Paris climate change talks, unveiling a bilateral pact on reducing emissions, another slightly fainter puff has come from the direction of Lima.
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NREL Demonstrates 45.7% Efficiency for Concentrator Solar Cell

NREL - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:00
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has announced the demonstration of a 45.7 percent conversion efficiency for a four-junction solar cell at 234 suns concentration. This achievement represents one of the highest photovoltaic research cell efficiencies achieved across all types of solar cells.
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UN climate change deal in Peru attacked by environmental activists as 'weak' and 'ineffectual'

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:19
Source: The Independent - The UN climate deal agreed between nearly 200 countries in the early hours of Sunday morning was welcomed by politicians – but environmentalists and climate activists denounced it as both weak and ineffectual.
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Fossil-Fuel Limits in All Nations Closer After UN Deal

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:54
Source: Bloomberg - A plan to limit fossil-fuel pollution in all nations for the first time came a step closer as envoys from more than 190 countries agreed on the key parts of a deal they plan to adopt next year to fight global warming.
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