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Heavy consumption puts planet in overdraft

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:54
Source: RTCC - Earth Overshoot Day arrives one day earlier than 2013, marking the date global consumption exceeds production
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Climate change to slash south Asian GDP, development bank warns

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:54
Source: Financial Times - South Asian economies will be badly squeezed by climate change within a few decades if no action is taken to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Asian Development Bank.
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Island States to Rally Donors at Samoa Meet

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:54
Source: IPS - Amid accelerating climate change and other challenges, a major international conference in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa next month represents a key chance for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean to turn the tide.
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Uganda to increase renewable energy access to 61 per cent

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:54
Source: SciDev.net - Uganda has put in place a policy aimed at increasing the share of renewable energy from four per cent in 2007 to 61 per cent by 2017, a government minister has said
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AfDB trust fund to support clean energy project in Mali

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:54
Source: African Review - Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), the bilateral trust fund of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has approved a US$530,000 grant to co-fund a renewable energy project in Mali
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Climate change should be on G20 agenda: CEDA

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:54
Source: Reneweconomy - One of Australia’s oldest economic and business policy think tanks has called for climate change to be put onto the agenda for the upcoming G20 Summit in Brisbane, as one of the key financial risks currently threatening global economic health.
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Workshop helps raise ASEAN climate negotiators’ capacity

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:54
Source: Vietnam+ - Strengthening ASEAN negotiators’ capacity for engaging in international climate change talks is the main focus of a workshop currently underway in Hanoi under sponsorship of the UN Development Programme and the UK Foreign Commonwealth Office.
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The butterfly affect: climate change ‘forced species to adapt’

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:54
Source: Independent - A British butterfly species has made climate-change history by becoming the first known animal of any kind to lose the ability to do something after global warming forced it to move to a new environment and adapt its behaviour.
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Peruvian Deforestation- A Paradise Lost

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: mongabay.com - In 1988, when British environmentalist Norman Myers first described the concept of a “biodiversity hotspot” – an area with at least 0.5 percent or 1,500 endemic plants that has lost 70 percent of its primary vegetation – he could have been painting a picture of the highly threatened Peruvian Andes mountain range.
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Guangdong adds 20 mln permits to China's biggest carbon market

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - Guangdong, the biggest of China's seven pilot carbon trading markets, will this year hand out around 6 percent more emission permits to companies than in 2013, potentially aggravating oversupply that sent prices tumbling earlier this year.
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Why the world's biggest companies are investing in recycling

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: GreenBiz - Interest in recycling is looping back around. That’s evident from the launch of the Closed Loop Fund, a budding $100 million effort by a group of large companies to invest in recycling infrastructure and, in the process, put more recycled materials into manufacturing supply chains.
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Kyocera, SPCG Mark Completion Of 257 MW Of Solar Power Projects In Thailand

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: Cleantechnica - A partnership between solar photovoltaic modules maker Kyocera and Thailand’s largest power utility has finally seen the completion of an ambitious project the companies undertook in 2010. The project’s completion marks an important milestone for the Southeast Asian country.
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How the Game of Golf Adapts to Global Warming

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: Scientific American - Hot weather combined with intense downpours – one of the signature signs of a changing climate – has flummoxed duffers and greenskeepers alike on East Coast golf courses. But don't handicap them yet
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Wind energy sets new record in the UK

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: Hydrogen Fuel News - Wind energy in the United Kingdom has set a new record, according to RenewableUK. The country has become a very strong supporter of wind power in recent years.
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In Ilocos Sur, farmers turn to organic farming

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: Philippine Information Agency - More than 200 farmers attended a training on making of organic fertilizers and pesticides from natural materials as part of the local government's climate change advocacy.
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Two reports warn Los Angeles County residents of how climate change can affect health

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: LA Times - Respiratory illnesses, water quality, and mosquito- and rodent-related diseases will worsen across Los Angeles County in the next few decades because of climate change, according to two reports released Monday by public health officials.
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Forest Service readies for new climate change system REDD+

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: Korea Herald - South Korea is to make an interim check on its progress in preventing forest degradation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions ― and gauge its readiness for the new climate change system.
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Kenya’s forests of the future

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: Independent Online - When 61-year old Mercy Joshua was young, the vast forests of southeastern Kenya teemed with wildlife, but decades of unchecked deforestation by locals have devastated the land.
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Economists Say South Asia Will Pay ‘Prohibitively High’ Price for Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: Wall Street Journal - South Asia—with so much of its population destitute and dependent on the land for their livelihoods—stands to suffer “severe” economic and physical consequences from climate change, according to a report released today by the Asian Development Bank.
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Climate change reflected in altered Missouri River flow, report says

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:34
Source: LA Times - The Missouri River's stream flow has changed significantly over the last 50 years, leading to serious water shortages in Montana and Wyoming and flooding in the Dakotas, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report released last month.
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