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U.N. chief tries to kick-start sagging enthusiasm for climate deal

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:49
Source: Reuters - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon this month hopes to reinvigorate the years-long effort to forge a global climate deal, even as concerns grow over whether the final pact will be rigorous enough to address threats to the environment.
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Strategy for Climate and Disaster Resilient Development in the Pacific

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:49
Source: Islands Business - The Pacific will be the first region in the world to fully integrate climate change and disaster risk management in a single regional strategy focused on resilient development.
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Carbon emissions from electricity grid rise after carbon price repeal

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:49
Source: Guardian - Figures show the largest two-month rise in eight years, though several factors as well as repeal may be involved
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Experts discuss investments in renewable energy to counter climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:49
Source: Arirang TV - More than 200 energy experts from Korea and around the world have gathered in Seoul to discuss new investment opportunities in the renewable energy sector.
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SAMOA: UN disaster risk chief calls for putting partnerships to work

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:49
Source: IBNS - The commitments made at the international conference on partnering with small island developing states must be prioritized and implemented as soon as possible, urged the top United Nations official on disaster risk reduction.
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Small island nations start "drum roll of action" for key UN Climate Summit

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:49
Source: Famagusta Gazette - Small island nations meeting in Samoa have started a "drum roll of action" ahead of a key UN climate summit in New York later this month
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UNEP releases Global Environment Outlook report

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:24
Source: Business Recorder - Facing rising sea levels, increasingly frequent natural disasters, major waste and pollution challenges and weakening family structures, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) around the globe require a fresh round of innovative solutions, ranging from economic diversification to island-based technological and cultural innovation to regional and global policy initiatives, stated a new Global Environment Outlook report released by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
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Small island conference leaves 'legacy with impact' - UN

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:24
Source: UN News Centre - With $1.9 billion pledged in sustainable development partnerships, the United Nations on Thursday wrapped up its small island developing state conference and kicked off a drum roll of action on climate change.
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CTI PFAN Bangalore event helps entrepreneurs prepare to present their ideas

REEEP - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:15

REEEP’s partner CTI PFAN organized a two-day event for entrepreneurs they support in South Asia to improve entrepreneurs’ ability to present their business models to investors. Nine entrepreneurs took part in the event, all of whom are seeking investment into clean energy – renewable energy or energy efficiency technology – as a service provider themselves, or for improving the efficiency of their own production processes.

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Kufuor launches Africa Agric Status Report

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:04
Source: tv3network.com - Former President John Agyekum Kufuor on Tuesday, September 2 joined other African leaders to launch the Africa Agriculture Status Report.
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Climate change relocation 'urgent'

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:04
Source: Radio New Zealand International - A significant proportion of Pacific Islanders affected by climate change would be accepted into New Zealand under policies drawn up by the Labour and Green parties.
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Peru to gain US$120mn return on COP 20's public investment

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:04
Source: Andina - Peruvian economy is set to receive an estimated return of over US$ 120 million from the organization of the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP 20), following a government spending of US$ 90 million, Peru’s Environment Ministry reported Tuesday.
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Malawi: Govt to Combat Climate Change Ills Through Nap

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:04
Source: Malawi News Agency (Lilongwe) - Government has launched a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process aimed at reducing vulnerability to the impacts of climate change.
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Stopping climate change is 'about people, about survival,' says UN envoy

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:04
Source: UN News Centre - World leaders have not sufficiently addressed climate issues, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change Mary Robinson said Tuesday highlighting the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building climate resilient communities.
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UN Climate Chief Says ‘Door Closing’ on Warming Fix

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:04
Source: AFP - UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres on Tuesday warned time was running out for meaningful action on global warming, citing the plight of low-lying Pacific nations facing ever rising seas.
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Chinese president Xi Jinping 'to skip Ban Ki-moon climate meeting'

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:04
Source: Guardian - Chinese president Xi Jinping has decided to skip a meeting of world leaders on climate change in New York, according to climate insiders, casting doubt on the summit’s potential to make progress ahead of next year’s major UN climate summit in Paris.
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Indian negotiators in the dark as informal climate summit approaches

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:04
Source: eco-business.com - The absence of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China’s President Xi Jinping from the informal climate summit convened by the UN Secretary General on September 23 is likely to cast its shadow on formal climate negotiations as well.
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Peru Env Min says financing should be key issue in COP20 draft text

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:04
Source: Andina - Peru's Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal encouraged COP 20 parties to pay special attention when discussing climate financing as it is important to included in the draft text of the 2015 agreement to be signed in Paris, France.
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5 reasons to watch NYC’s climate summit (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:04
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NREL Updates Cetane Data Used for Development of Energy Efficient Fuels and Engines

NREL - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a long-anticipated update to the source-of-record for cetane number data. This information is vital to the development of new, energy-efficient, low-carbon fuels and compatible engines. Researchers, as well as members of the engine, vehicle, and fuel industries, rely on these numbers to target compounds for development of new fuels capable of greater energy efficiency, cleaner emissions, and maximum performance in diesel engines.
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