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Researchers studying climate change adaptation among Tamil Nadu farmers

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 08:49
Source: Times of India - Researchers from Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) and Azim Premji University (APU) have initiated an 18-month study on climate change adaptation among farmers in the Manimutharu Irrigation area in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.
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AOSIS calls for a fair climate treaty amid reports that funding pledges have not been honoured

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 08:49
Source: Seychelles News Agency - Despite being hardest-hit by the devastating impacts of climate change, finding the funding to battle its effects remains one of the biggest headaches experienced by small island nations.
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India's UN resolution on Yoga gets backing of about 130 states

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 08:49
Source: PTI - In an overwhelming response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for commemorating an International Day of Yoga, about 130 countries have joined as co-sponsors to an India-led UN General Assembly resolution recognising yoga's benefits.
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Pope Francis and the G20 Agenda (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 08:49
Source: ABC Australia -
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Climate change may mean 50% more lightning by 2100

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 08:49
Source: AFP - Lightning has the power to spark wildfires and kill, and scientists said Thursday that climate change may lead to 50 percent more of it by century's end.
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After U.S.-China climate deal, focus on India to follow suit

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 08:49
Source: Reuters - After this week's carbon deal between the United States and China, No. 3 emitter India faces growing pressure to devise a clear strategy and step out of China's shadow during pivotal global climate talks.
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Netherlands pledges €100 million to Green Climate Fund

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 08:49
Source: RTCC - The Netherlands has pledged €100 million (US $125m) to the Green Climate Fund. Minister of foreign trade and development cooperation Lilianne Ploumen announced the contribution during a visit to Rwanda on Thursday.
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Climate conference calls for unified voice of mountain people

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:59
Source: Xinhua - The international conference on 'mountain people adapting to change: solutions beyond boundaries' concluded in Kathmandu on Wednesday, developing a list of actions urgently needed to help the residents of the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) deal with severe impacts of climate change
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China’s Climate Change Plan Raises Questions

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:59
Source: NY Times - When the presidents of China and the United States pledged on Wednesday to reduce or limit carbon dioxide emissions, analysts and policy advisers said, the two leaders sent an important signal: that the world’s largest economies were willing to work together on climate change.
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Business can save ecosystems and support economic development

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:59
Source: Guardian - Business has long been seen as a barrier to the sustainable use of natural resources but the example of Virunga National Park proves otherwise
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Peru's forests store more CO2 than US emits in a year, research shows

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:59
Source: Guardian - Carbon mapping by the Carnegie Institute for Science reveals nearly seven billion tonnes of carbon stored in Peru’s rainforests, in a technique that could help preserve such stores to reduce carbon emissions
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UN climate chief hails China-U.S. announcement on climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:59
Source: Xinhua - United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres on Wednesday hailed a joint announcement by China and the United States on climate change as providing momentum towards a new climate agreement in Paris in 2015.
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China-U.S. Move to Curb Global Warming Loosens Climate Logjam in Developing World

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:39
Source: Bloomberg - China’s decision to join with U.S. President Barack Obama in reining in greenhouse gases jump-starts the global fight against climate change, removing an excuse for inaction in developing nations.
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Scientists: US-China pact won't slow warming much

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:39
Source: AP - Don't expect the landmark U.S.-China climate change agreement to nudge the world's rising thermostat downward much on its own, scientists say.
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Republicans vow EPA fight as Obama touts China climate deal

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:39
Source: Reuters - Republican congressional leaders on Wednesday wasted no time in criticizing what they called President Barack Obama's "one-sided" climate deal with China, using the announcement to declare war on the administration's plan to use executive actions to combat carbon emissions.
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China-US climate pact 'heartening' but short of what's needed: IPCC

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:39
Source: Reuters - A deal between China and the United States to combat global warming is "heartening" although it falls short of the action needed to avert the worst impacts, the head of the U.N. panel of climate scientists said on Wednesday.
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California leads by example on climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:39
Source: AP - As the U.S. and China - the world's top two polluting nations - turn to implementing new rules aimed at curbing climate change, the countries can look to the most populous U.S. state as an example of the costs and challenges of fighting global warming.
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EU carbon prices hit 8-month high on market reform prospects

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:34
Source: Reuters - European carbon prices rose to an eight month high on Tuesday after the new European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy urged nations to agree speedy reforms of the bloc's carbon market.
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EXCLUSIVE: Leonardo DiCaprio confirmed to attend Lima UN Climate Conference

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:34
Source: Peru this Week - Leonardo DiCaprio will be attending COP 20, the Lima Climate Change Conference in December, diplomatic sources have told Peru this Week.
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Obama must deliver at climate fundraiser in Berlin

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:34
Source: RTCC - Next week’s Green Climate Fund pledging conference gives the US president a chance to show commitment on climate
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