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White House commits to powering up on renewables

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:19
Source: GreenBiz - The White House has revealed fresh support for the solar power sector, promising to promote the installation of new generation in federally subsidized housing and on military bases.
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Chinese lawmakers worried over energy efficiency, emissions

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:19
Source: Xinhua - Senior Chinese lawmakers on Wednesday expressed concerns over the country's low energy efficiency and high emissions, as a recent report suggested that China is lagging behind its energy conservation and emission reduction targets.
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Nearly 30 College Teams Meet at NREL for Sustainable Home Design Challenge

NREL - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:00
Twenty-eight teams from U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities will converge on the Energy Department’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., from April 26-28 to present their zero-energy ready home designs to panels of industry experts as part of the Energy Department’s Challenge Home Student Design Competition.
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Senate holds Miami Beach hearing on climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:44
Source: AP - South Florida officials testified Tuesday before a U.S. Senate subcommittee that they're already shouldering the burdens of rising sea levels and they need state and federal partners to do more to help adapt their coastline to the effects of climate change.
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Poll: One in Four ‘Solidly Skeptical’ of Global Warming

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:44
Source: TIME - A new Gallup poll that coincides with Earth Day finds the number of Americans with mixed opinions about global warming has declined from 49 percent in 2001 to 36 percent today, but many have joined the ranks of the skeptics
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Jimmy Carter urges US, China leadership on climate

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:44
Source: AFP - Former US president Jimmy Carter on Tuesday urged his country and China, two of the world's biggest fossil fuel polluters, to take the lead on halting climate change.
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EU to step up energy cooperation with Pacific islands

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:44
Source: Xinhua - The European Union (EU) announced on Tuesday it will strengthen cooperation with the Pacific island countries in supporting renewable energy and fighting climate change in the area.
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Tanzania: Better Climate Data Could Help Tanzania Curb Malaria

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:44
Source: AlertNet - Tanzania is enlisting climate data in a new approach to curbing malaria. Enhancing National Climate Services (ENACTS), a system established by the Tanzania Meteorological Agency in conjunction with the US-based International Research Institute for Climate and Society, is designed to identify long-term drivers of the disease by compiling historical climate data and making it available for analysis by health policy-makers
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UN releases ‘multiple choice’ of options for 2015 climate deal

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:29
Source: RTCC - Released document outlines various pathways towards global carbon cutting package due to be agreed in Paris
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On Mother Earth Day, UN urges protecting planet from ‘heavy hand of humankind’

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:29
Source: UN News Centre - On International Mother Earth Day, the United Nations is urging greater efforts to promote sustainable development and use of renewable energy sources, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealing for worldwide changes in attitude and practice to curb the negative impact of human activity on the planet.
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China carbon cash party over as U.N. credit stream dries up

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:29
Source: Reuters - Revenues for China's biggest sellers of U.N.-issued carbon credits shrunk last year to a tenth of 2012 values, choking off billions of dollars flowing to clean energy projects in the world's top carbon-emitter.
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ONU ubica a cuatro países andinos como vulnerables a cambio climático

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:29
Source: China Radio International - La oficina del Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) para América Latina y el Caribe, agencia especializada de la ONU, alertó ayer martes sobre la vulnerabilidad que enfrentan cuatro países andinos por el cambio climático. Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador y Perú están expuestos a desastres naturales y a amenazas en seguridad alimentaria, según el "Atlas de Seguridad Alimentaria, Desastres y Cambio Climático", presentado este martes por el PMA con motivo del Día Mundial de la Tierra".
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Draft climate change legislation to tighten carbon pledges

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:29
Source: Irish Times - Draft climate change legislation to be published today contains several key changes that will tighten the State’s obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Running Out of Time (editorial)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:59
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Climate Change Workshop Brings International Experts to Lima

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:59
Source: Peruvian Times - Local and international scientists will be meeting in Lima next week for a workshop on health in climate change, as well as water and air pollution.
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Sustainable growth is good business (By Connie Hedegaard)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:44
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China's new environment law submitted to parliament

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:44
Source: Reuters - Amendments to China's 1989 environmental protection law that will mean stiffer punishments for polluters have been submitted to the country's parliament for deliberation, official news agency Xinhua reported late on Monday.
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Nigeria: AfDB Boosts Climate Change Projects With N1 Billion Fund

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:44
Source: Vanguard - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has created a N1 billion fund to support climate change projects in African countries.
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On climate, business as usual (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:44
Source: Washington Post -
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