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John Kerry: China, America and Our Warming Planet

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:34
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South Africa: SA Taking Bold Steps to Fight Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:34
Source: SAnews.gov.za (Tshwane) - South Africa has taken bold steps to fight climate change, says Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.
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US, China unveil ambitious climate change goals

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:34
Source: AP - The United States and China pledged Wednesday to take ambitious action to limit greenhouse gases, aiming to inject fresh momentum into the global fight against climate change ahead of high-stakes climate negotiations next year.
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China agrees CO2 peak by 2030, US to cut emissions by quarter

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:34
Source: Reuters - China will aim to cap greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, while the United States will cut total emissions by more than a quarter by 2025, the world's two biggest carbon polluters said in an unprecedented joint pledge at a summit in Beijing on Wednesday.
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Unite or drown, small island nations told at climate meeting

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:34
Source: AFP - The president of the Seychelles on Tuesday urged the planet's small island nations to unite for an unprecedented campaign against climate change or else drown.
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Faith leaders commit to Worship for WASH to save children and women

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:34
Source: ANI - Nine prominent leaders from the major faiths in India came together today to announce the launch of a globally unprecedented initiative to save millions of Indian children, the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA India)
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Kell: 'Climate change is bad for business'

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:34
Source: Deutsche Welle - One thousand companies as well as investment powerhouses such as BlackRock and BT Pension and the Rockefeller and Rothschild funds are pushing for a global carbon deal. UN Global Compact founder Georg Kell tells DW why.
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Chevrolet Buys Carbon Credits From Sustainable Universities

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 09:14
Source: JustMeans - ​Every year, colleges across the U.S. engage in ​an ​awareness-raising drive to promote clean energy and energy efficiency. As educational institutions, they play a key role in educating future professionals in their role to preserve the environment.
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The Climate Change Game: A Two-Minute Warming (blog)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 09:14
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Climate change: India to keep up pressure on first world

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 09:14
Source: The Hindu - India will remain firm on its demand for greater commitments by developed countries at the UN conference on Climate Change in Peru, in December.
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Climate Caravan shows the way

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 09:14
Source: New Internationalist - It’s no secret that Bangladesh is one of the countries most at risk from the ongoing consequences of climate change. Yet, while people in this region are acutely aware of this, the government is still at odds with its own population, announcing a new 1,320-megawatt coal-based power plant to be completed in 2019
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Coal versus climate in Australia

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 09:14
Source: Al-Jazeera - Australia continues to frustrate efforts by fellow G20 members to include climate change on the agenda at the upcoming leaders' summit in the eastern city of Brisbane this weekend.
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GOOD FOR EARTH? US, China leaders to meet on climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 09:14
Source: AFP - Barack Obama and Xi Jinping have few areas of common ground as they meet this week in Beijing, but could find themselves warming to each other on one longstanding sticking point: climate change.
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A Tricky Transition From Fossil Fuel

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 09:14
Source: NY Times - Denmark, a tiny country on the northern fringe of Europe, is pursuing the world’s most ambitious policy against climate change. It aims to end the burning of fossil fuels in any form by 2050 — not just in electricity production, as some other countries hope to do, but in transportation as well.
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UN official urges bracing for ramifications of climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:54
Source: Kuwait News Agency - Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Michel Jarraud on Monday said "Climate change is happening and will not wait for us to be prepared, especially the least equipped.
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Rich countries subsidising oil, gas and coal companies by $88bn a year

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:54
Source: Guardian - Rich countries are subsidising oil, gas and coal companies by about $88bn (£55.4bn) a year to explore for new reserves, despite evidence that most fossil fuels must be left in the ground if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change.
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Ahead of Global Talks, All Eyes on U.S. Contribution to Climate Fund

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:54
Source: InsideClimate News - Next month's climate talks in Peru are a pivotal point in the push for global action on climate change. But it's a far less publicized gathering in Berlin that holds the key to whether the Lima negotiations succeed—and whether a useful climate treaty might be possible in the end.
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Climate change inspires rise of 'cli-fi' flicks

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 09:04
Source: AP - The giant, inflatable whale in this Gulf Coast city signals not only the arrival of one of the world's biggest documentary festivals, but also the emergence of film as a way to tell the story of climate change.
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Don't cave in on climate policy, Senate leaders urge Obama

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 09:04
Source: Reuters - Four Senate leaders on Friday urged President Barack Obama not to retreat from promises of strong domestic carbon cutting goals and significant aid to developing countries to combat climate change given new Republican leadership in Congress, which is expected to be hostile to such policies.
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