Source: US News & World Report - The president's reported plan to seek a nonbinding climate agreement to address global warming meets expectations, experts say.
Source: Reuters - New roads long enough to girdle the Earth 600 times are expected to be built by 2050 and better planning is needed to protect the environment while also raising food production, a study showed on Wednesday.
Source: Solomon Star News - Small Island Developing States(SIDS) have been told that there is no time to waste sitting back and wait but to focus and press forward to make their voices heard in addressing their issues in the UNSIDS conference next week.
Source: Tonga Daily News - Around 3,000 delegates from around the world, including representatives from all Forum member countries, will meet in Samoa next week to discuss global efforts to address the unique challenges faced by small island developing states.
Source: Radio New Zealand International - A New Zealand academic is urging leaders of developing states in the Pacific to use a major United Nations conference in Samoa as an opportunity to address blatant inequalities in the region.
Source: AP - Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous - and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.
Source: UN News Centre - Ahead of a major United Nations conference in Samoa on small island developing countries, iTunes has teamed up with the UN to create a dedicated page on the popular site launched today featuring music from artists born and raised in some of the worlds smallest islands.
Source: Thanh Nien News - The World Bank (WB) will continue to support Vietnam in coping with climate change, boosting the green growth and developing a low-carbon economy, by bringing in both global knowledge and financing, a bank leader has said.
Source: Forbes - Much has been written in recent months about carbon-stranded assets investments in fossil fuel projects that may turn out to be worth far less than investors or companies currently think they will because of measures to cut carbon emissions such as emissions trading schemes and regulation.
Source: Xinhua - China's carbon emission has declined by 5 percent this year, the largest progress in recent years, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday.
Source: USA Today - Human influence on the planet's climate is clear and having "widespread and consequential impacts on human and natural systems," some of which may be irreversible, says a draft report out today from a United Nations science panel.
Source: NY Times - Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political efforts to deal with the problem, raising the risk of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts over the coming decades, according to a draft of a major new United Nations report.
Source: NY Times - The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress.
Source: BusinessGreen - Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has told India's new prime minister that he is keen to drive UK investment in India's emerging green economy to tackle climate change and other environmental challenges the country faces.
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Source: CCTV - Chinas State Council published on Monday a guideline to promote emissions trading. The pilot regions must set up rules for the purchase and trading of emissions rights by 2017 to roll out the scheme nationwide. The pilot began in 2007 in 11 regions from northeast coast to northeast inland and North China.
Source: IPS - An international conference on small island developing states (SIDS), scheduled to take place in Samoa next week, will bypass a politically sensitive issue: a proposal to create a new category of environmental refugees fleeing tiny island nations threatened by rising seas.
Source: Business Recorder - European carbon prices edged lower in thin trade on Monday ahead of an increase in supply from government sales of carbon allowances.
Source: El Peruano - El ministro del Ambiente, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, destacó que el reto de la 20ª Conferencia de las Partes de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre Cambio Climático (COP-20), que se celebrará en Lima, es generar un acuerdo climático que favorezca al mundo.
Source: El Peruano - Al diseñar las estrategias para lidiar con el cambio climático es común olvidarse de las niñas y los niños, a pesar de que tienen menos recursos para defenderse en situaciones problemáticas.