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Colombia set to draft new climate law by November

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:14
Source: RTCC - Latin American nation hopes tough environmental rules could assist its ambitions to gain OECD status
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In China, Ban urges young people to drive global action

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:14
Source: UN News Centre - At a special event on the occasion of the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged young people everywhere to get involved and engaged in driving global action at this critical time in history.
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China Confronts Its Coal Problem (editorial)

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:14
Source: NY Times -
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How Saurya EnerTech's purifier Swajal uses solar energy to give clean water at an affordable rate

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:14
Source: Economic Times - What if India was able to provide clean drinking water to its poorest citizens at truly affordable rates?
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Nouakchott faces perils of climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:14
Source: Al-Monitor - Nouakchott was simply a dream for the generation that participated in the establishment of the state of Mauritania.
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Should You Fear the Pizzly Bear?

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:54
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124 IP studes trained on basic Journ Writing; organized into climate change advocates

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:54
Source: Philippine Information Agency - A total of 124 indigenous people (IP) –students from all over the region benefited from the basic news writing training/workshop conducted by the Philippine Information Agency (NCIP)-9 in partnership with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)-9 and the US embassy.
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Heavy rain and floods: The 'new normal' with climate change?

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:54
Source: Christian Science Monitor - Torrential rains in the Midwest and along the Atlantic Coast this week provide a reality check on the ability of urban areas to cope with flooding from intense downpours in a warming climate
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UN-backed disaster resilience campaign tops 2,000 participating cities

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:34
Source: UN News Centre - With the addition of Aguas da Prata, Brazil, two thousand cities worldwide are now enrolled in a United Nations global campaign engaging as many local governments as possible to take on the challenge of integrating disaster risk management into their development processes.
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South Korea carbon market to go ahead as planned

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - South Korea decided on Thursday that its carbon trading market will go ahead as planned on Jan. 1 of next year, despite the finance minister's calls last month for it to be delayed.
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Investing In Africa Climate Adaptation Also Aids Development

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:34
Source: Cleantechnica - The United Nations Environment Programme released a report yesterday that responds to a 2013 report on the potentially crippling costs of climate change in Africa.
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Sambo inaugurates National Council on Power

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:34
Source: Nigerian Tribune - Sambo said the government was sourcing for various funding avenues, including opening an initial N33billion soft tremble credit line to enable the electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) acquire smart meters and making them more available to consumers.
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Norway Gives 60 Million for Climate-friendly Technology

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:34
Source: The Nordic Page - UN Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and the Norwegian Veritas (DNV GL) announced a strategic partnership to promote the development and diffusion of climate-friendly technologies to developing countries.
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Group therapy tackles climate change anxiety

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:34
Source: Deutsche Welle - Psychotherapist Rosemary Randall counsels people on their feelings of powerlessness and anxiety around climate change issues. In this interview with DW, she explains how this can contribute to a neccesary transformation.
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Renewable Energy Companies to Invest $7 Billion in Chile Power

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:34
Source: Bloomberg - Renewable-energy developers plan to invest $7 billion for wind and solar projects in Chile. The government awarded 70 concessions for solar power projects and six for wind farms, the country’s Energy Minister Maximo Pacheco told reporters today in Santiago. There were more than 30 recipients.
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Zambia: Scott Bemoans Climate Change Drawbacks

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:54
Source: Times of Zambia - VICE-PRESIDENT Guy Scott has said Zambia has failed to fully utilise funds provided by the European Union (EU) to support climate change programmes.
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Satellite imagery, the new weapon to fight forest fires

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:34
Source: Jakarta Post - As a senior expert at the newly-established Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Agency (BP REDD+), Erwinsyah is responsible for monitoring hot spots in the country’s forests and sending alerts to relevant agencies and local officials about possible land and forest fires.
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El Gobierno peruano aprueba crear un instituto de investigación de glaciares

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:34
Source: EFE - El Consejo de Ministros de Perú aprobó hoy el proyecto de ley que acoge la creación del Instituto Nacional de Investigación en Glaciares y Ecosistemas de Montaña (INIAGEM) para el diseño de políticas que defiendan su vulnerabilidad ante el cambio climático.
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Climate change adaptation can help promote sub-Saharan African livelihoods – UN report

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:34
Source: UN News Centre - Investing in ways to adapt to climate change will promote the livelihood of 65 per cent of Africans, the United Nations environmental agency reported, warning also that failing to address the phenomenon could reverse decades of development progress on the continent.
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Hot enough for you? See how ‘dramatic’ climate change is affecting your city

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:34
Source: Climate Central - “By the end of this century, summers in most of the 1,001 cities we analyzed will feel like summers now in Texas and Florida (in temperatures only, not humidity),” the report reads. “And in Texas, most cities are going to feel like the hottest cities now in the Lone Star State, or will feel more like Phoenix and Gilbert in Arizona, among the hottest summer cities in the U.S. today.”
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